Top 10 Players Likely to Receive a Compliance Buyout

Top 10 Players Likely to Receive a Compliance Buyout

The lockout is just about over with a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on the verge of ratification. And with this new CBA, we have compliance buyouts in order to get those big-market teams under the cap and some of those terrible contracts off the books. If you aren’t familiar with how [...]

by · January 8, 2013 · 0 comments ·
Gambling on Hockey in South Florida

Gambling on Hockey in South Florida

The Panthers could be on the verge of achieving the one thing no hockey fan wants to admit is possible in the sunny South Florida market: Success

by · November 21, 2012 · 0 comments ·
The Seeds of War . . . and the Prospects of Peace

The Seeds of War . . . and the Prospects of Peace

A popular historical precept holds that the seeds of a war are sown in the peace that ends the last conflict.  The onerous terms of the Treaty of Versailles signed at the end of World War I contributed in large part to the emergence of World War II, and the [...]

by · October 18, 2012 · 0 comments ·
The Polish trade union Solidarity in 1984 (Credit: Thomas Hedden)

Laboring Points: Between Prophets and Non-Prophets

A HOCKEY PROPHET In 1965– before league expansion and before the WHA, at a time when Clarence Campbell was still scoffing at the prospect of a league pool greater than six– Montreal Canadiens President J. David Molson got eerily prophetic for Sports Illustrated: Twenty or so years from now I [...]

by · September 8, 2012 · 0 comments ·
Why Limiting Contract Term Is A Bad Idea

Why Limiting Contract Term Is A Bad Idea

If parity is the foremost concern of the NHL, it should take a page from its MLB counterparts.

by · August 23, 2012 · 0 comments ·
Hope, Expectation and Despair — The Paradoxes of the NHL Off-Season

Hope, Expectation and Despair — The Paradoxes of the NHL Off-Season

Hope is one of those humanity-defining characteristics that has long inspired writers, poets, philosophers and other observers of the human condition to wax eloquently as to its meaning.

by · August 21, 2012 · 1 comment ·
Big Market Success Should Be Determinative

Big Market Success Should Be Determinative

Will Gary Bettman ride his best players through these negotiations or will he let the lesser organizations bring him down?

by · August 17, 2012 · 0 comments ·
The Calgary Flames and the Theory of Mediocrity

The Calgary Flames and the Theory of Mediocrity

“I never think of the future—it comes soon enough.” –Albert Einstein If he were born 80 years later, Albert Einstein would have been the perfect general manager for the Calgary Flames. After all, they have similar views on the future. It’s to the point that if the Calgary Flames didn’t [...]

by · August 3, 2012 · 6 comments ·