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NHL Rule Changes Solve Nothing

Today the NHL announced various rule changes that will be implemented during the 2015 NHL season. Many of these changes were proposed by the Competition Committee during the Stanley Cup […]

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The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

One of the hot topics in the NHL has been expansion, with rumors of Quebec, Seattle, Toronto and Las Vegas as potential cities. However, this thinking seems a bit too […]

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NHL: Most Competitive League in North America

It is a busy time for professional sports in North America. The race towards the playoffs in Major League Baseball is approaching as we near October. The National Football League […]


What Does Your NHL Expansion Team Look Like?

The Vancouver Province reported NHL expansion to Las Vegas and Seattle as a “done deal” early last week and the hockey world has been a buzz about the notion ever […]

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NHL Expansion in Las Vegas, Why it Can Work

According to reports the NHL will soon expand to Las Vegas, Nevada. This is big news as it would indicate that the league is being proactive in naming expansion franchises. […]

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BOOOOOO…Wait, Should You Really Be Booing Gary Bettman?

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia. The atmosphere was electric, fans packed every last row in Wells Fargo Center. The […]

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Don’t Blame Gary Bettman

Yes, we are going to discuss this. I want to clarify that I am not trying to defend Gary Bettman against the numerous things that he is criticized for but […]

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The NHL’s Advanced Stats Arms Race Heats Up

The sports world can be both incredibly competitive and incredibly insular, run by the twin mentalities of “What have you done for me lately?” and “Keeping up with the Joneses.” […]

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Looking Ahead To The 2022 NHL Lockout

The NHL’s free agent period began this past week with general managers scrambling to sign players to fit their individual needs. When the market opened on July 1, the signings […]

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The World Cup, Hockey & The American Way

A throng of casual fans tightly pack together and surround the television screens inside their local gastropub. As the pace of the game accelerates, so too do the heartbeats of the anxious […]

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The Saddledome’s Uncertain Future

When the Olympic Saddledome opened in Calgary’s Stampede Park in the winter of 1983, it was an optimistic time for the city. The local economy had begun to rebound after […]

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The Life and Death of the Abbotsford Heat

In April 2009, the Calgary Flames announced the transfer of their American Hockey League affiliate from the Quad Cities to Abbotsford, British Columbia. On April 15, 2014, the Flames announced […]