Leafs GM Dave Nonis retained half of Daniel Winnik's salary in this week's trade with Pittsburgh (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

How Do Retained Salary Trades Work?

The 2013 CBA gave teams the flexibility to retain a percentage of salary and cap hits in trades. There are a few key limitations to keep in mind.

Tim Hortons and Gatorade featured as advertisers in NHL 15

Broadcast, Online & Emerging Hockey Advertising

In part one of our series on advertising in hockey we chronicled rinkside advertising, including rink board displays, on-ice ads and jersey and arena sponsorship.  We continue our journey through the […]

The Ringer: An Unexpected Conversation

The Ringer: An Unexpected Conversation

    The Ringer By definition, in its simplest form, the term “Ringer” means a cheat. However when it comes to hockey and the ever changing lingo/dressing room talk, a “Ringer” […]

by · February 21, 2015 · 0 comments · The Business of Hockey
Gary Bettman (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Escrow: A Tricky Dynamic

Escrow dynamics pit NHL stars against aging veterans in a battle for where the salary cap should be set next year.

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · The Business of Hockey
On-Ice ads in Finland (Ilari Savonen)

A Brief History of Rinkside Advertising

With it being expected that the NHL will feature ads on jerseys during the World Cup of Hockey, now is a great time to look at how the worlds of advertising […]

Will Clarence Campbell soon be announcing expansion of the NHL?

50 Years Ago in Hockey – NHL Plans Expansion

Committee appointed Nothing official has been announced yet, but the National Hockey League board of governors yesterday confirmed there will be an unprecedented meeting of team owners to set forth a […]

The winners of the Frozen CUp are greeted by Chase's parents.

Chaser’s Frozen Cup: St. Louis’ Own Winter Classic Benefits a Great Cause

Though the St. Louis Blues won’t be involved in a Winter Classic, or any outdoor game until at least 2016, there is some pretty exciting outdoor hockey going on around […]

Gary Bettman (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Salary Cap: Should It Be Abolished?

The NHL salary cap has been a hot topic of discussion since it was first initiated into the league after the 04-05 lockout, but is it time for a new […]

by · January 26, 2015 · 5 comments · The Business of Hockey
Oshie and the Blues' PK unit has been a point of concern as of late (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues May not get Stadium Series, but Should get Winter Classic

The St. Louis Blues are currently in the middle of the longest NHL All-Star break out of any team (over 9 days), and while fans reflect on how well the […]

The outdoor game has been a staple in the NHL schedule since 2008 (Credit: Krm500, Via Wikipedia Commons.)

NHL Continues Efforts to Lower Its Environmental Impact

Earlier this week, the NHL announced that they have named Constellation its official preferred energy provider. Together, the NHL and Constellation will conduct energy efficiency analyses and recommend energy management […]

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Dear Daryl Katz: Time To Clean House

Dear Mr. Katz, I hope this letter finds you well and I write with all due respect. It’s been almost seven seasons since you took over as the owner of […]

Hockey is doing pretty well in Nashville (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

Expanding the Beautiful Game: Hockey’s Southern Shift

Pay respect to your elders, they always say. Hockey’s history is as rich and respected as any major North American league. Its ultimate prize, Lord Stanley’s Cup, is covered with […]