Post Tagged with: "Bill Daly"

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 […]

(Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

After the Winnipeg Jets, the Quebec Nordiques?

20 years ago today, on February 1st, 1993, Gary Bettman was named the commissioner of the National Hockey League. However, after yesterday’s announcement by Greg Jamison, a close friend of […]

by · February 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Phoenix Coyotes, The Business of Hockey
When the NHL Comes Back, So Will You

When the NHL Comes Back, So Will You

I err on the side of caution with almost everything so bear with me when I say this.

When the NHL comes back, whenever that might be, you will too. And so will you. And you. And you in the back there…you, too.

It’s been a long 104 days without the NHL in our lives. We’ve missed Opening Night, one of the greatest days of the year for hockey fans. We missed a 2011-12 Stanley Cup Championship banner raising in Los Angeles and the subsequent talks of a championship hangover when the Kings fail to go undefeated in the first month of the season. We missed what could have been the most bizarre 24/7 yet between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, filled with awkward Phil Kessel moments and more insight on why Pavel Datsyuk is utterly peculiar off the ice but a pure magician on the ice.

Most importantly, we missed a lot of hockey at the professional level in North America

by · December 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Based on prior history, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman probably expects the NHLPA to cave sooner or later. (Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE)

Top Negotiators of NHL’s CBA An Embarrassment

There comes a point when ridiculous becomes even more ridiculous. This seems to happen every week in the NHL CBA negotiations. There is no doubt plenty of blame to go […]

by · December 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Putting Pen To Paper Proved Pointless

Putting Pen To Paper Proved Pointless

There are two sides to every story. In this case, there are three sides to the same story. The NHLPA, the owners, and common sense. Gary Bettman addressed the media […]

by · December 7, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Media, News/Commentary
Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs (right) [cr: Delaware North PR]

NHL Will Never Completely Break Union

The NHL Players’ Association has long been considered one of the strongest unions not only in sports, but in any industry. They are a different type of monster. That’s why […]

by · December 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Gary Bettman (Kellen/Icon SMI)

NHL Mediation: Bad Idea For CBA Talks

The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association made big news today in agreeing to meet with United States federal mediators in hopes of reaching a new collective […]

by · November 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Gary Bettman will soon have to make a decision about the Coyotes (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

NHL’s ‘Best Shot’ Never Good Enough

It’s that eerily similar phrase we know we’ve heard somewhere before. When Gary Bettman comes out and says, “We’ve given it our best shot,” referring to the offer from himself […]

by · November 14, 2012 · 8 comments · News/Commentary
Floored By The Numbers — But Missing the Point

Floored By The Numbers — But Missing the Point

While the protagonists in the CBA docu-drama have taken an extended sabbatical from direct confrontation, their understudies — Steve Fehr and Bill Daly — have been holding back-channel discussions that […]

by · November 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly

Who Wants To Play Fantasy Hockey Lockout?

From the video above and the picture just below, one can kind of figure out what this article is going to be about. Right? Wrong! This is one that had […]

by · October 3, 2012 · 3 comments · News/Commentary
NHL Lockout: League Prevents Flyers Management from Attending Charity Event

NHL Lockout: League Prevents Flyers Management from Attending Charity Event

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and his fellow league executives want you to believe that they care about the fans. Their words, however, do not coincide with their actions.

by · September 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
(Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE)

The Show Must Go On for the New York Rangers

Players, owners and all the supporting cast of the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement have descended upon New York City to save the 2012-13 season. Welcome to town, boys. News hit […]