Dave Bolland suffered a lacerated leg during the Maple Leafs loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

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 […]

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

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 […]

The Scotiabank Saddledome (5of7/Flickr Creative Commons)

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 […]

Sven Baertschi (Ross Bonander/THW)

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 […]

(Ross Bonander / THW)

Time To Shake Up The Old Boys Club

After 8 years of non-playoff hockey the Edmonton Oilers are at a cross-roads with their future and changes must happen to the leadership for the betterment of the franchise. Dallas […]

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New Jersey Devils New Owners Committed to Continuing Winning Tradition

After several years of financial uncertainty, the New Jersey Devils were saved on August 15th, 2013 when Joshua Harris and David Blitzer, also co-owners of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, took […]

Backes may move back to the wing (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

St. Louis Blues Among NHL’s Most Well-Managed Teams

The St. Louis Blues have managed to resist the temptation of overspending while building a Stanley Cup contending team despite rampant dollar-flinging by other franchises around the NHL. It only […]

Tampa Bay's average attendance is high. Why does no one know? (Matthew Paulson)

The New Home of Hockey in the South

Can hockey ever become big in the south? It is a question that has been asked for decades. With the relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers, and other teams such as […]

Florida Panthers' BB&T Center on a quest to be filled in light of the team's attendance woes. (Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE)

Resurrecting the Florida Panthers: A Message from the President

The Florida Panthers of the Past and Present On October 6, 1993, history was made in South Florida as its first ever professional ice hockey team took the ice.  On […]

Putting Phoenix Coyotes Attendance Figures in Context

Putting Phoenix Coyotes Attendance Figures in Context

The Phoenix Coyotes attendance figures have been a constant point of contention between supporters and critics of Gary Bettman’s Southern strategy. It is undeniable that they are among the worst […]

by · October 28, 2013 · 10 comments · Arizona Coyotes, The Business of Hockey
Rob Davison with the European Trophy cup (RedBull/GEPA-pictures)

Hockey Champions League Not Worthwhile for NHL

There have been renewed rumblings about a hockey Champions League tournament in the vein of UEFA’s soccer Champions League. The idea is not new, having been discussed many times in […]

by · October 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · KHL, News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
The Scotiabank Saddledome (5of7/Flickr Creative Commons)

The Saddledome Turns 30 Amidst Flood Recovery

The fall of 2013 was always going to be a time of celebration for the Scotiabank Saddledome and its operators, the Calgary Flames. As fate would have it, the nature […]

by · October 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames, The Business of Hockey