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Would a Lockout Hurt or Help the New York Rangers?

The New York Rangers will enter the 2012-13 season as one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Despite the optimism in New York, the quest for the organization’s […]

Relocation of Albany Devils Would Be Business as Usual in AHL

Relocation of Albany Devils Would Be Business as Usual in AHL

Increasing media attention is being paid to the precarious position of the AHL’s Albany Devils, and the question of whether or not they will have to relocate – perhaps to […]

by · July 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Minor League Report, New Jersey Devils, The Business of Hockey
Rick Nash (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

New York Rangers Go All In By Acquiring Rick Nash

Make no mistake about it, the New York Rangers are ‘all in’. The Rangers established their position by acquiring five-time all-star Rick Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday. […]

The American Hockey League is usually viewed as the last stop for a prospect before an NHL call-up.

How Much Canada is in the American Hockey League?

Considering that the American Hockey League has firmly established itself as the primary development league of the NHL, and knowing how rabid passionate Canadians are about hockey, what does the […]

Gary Bettman (Tom Turk/THW)

Don’t Fehr The Reaper

For once in his life, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr is not being looked at as the bad guy. The NHL threw the first stone in what now looks to […]

Gary Bettman (Tom Turk/THW)

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: Family Values Edition

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor Are NHLers passing the puck, er, buck to their better halves?  Let’s look at the tape… During a telephonic press conference on July Ninth, Sharks […]

by · July 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Gary Bettman’s Big Tobacco Playbook

Gary Bettman’s Big Tobacco Playbook

A big problem is brewing on Gary Bettman’s watch: how to deal with an apparent spike in brain trauma among hockey players. The owners hired him in February of 1993 […]

A Pledge From The Invisible Hockey Fan Collective

A Pledge From The Invisible Hockey Fan Collective

Despite the thousands of words uttered on this record by all parties about the glory of the sport of hockey and the grandeur of its superstars, the basic factors here […]

by · July 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Same Ol’ Chiarelli: Bruins Stay Conservative In Free Agency

Same Ol’ Chiarelli: Bruins Stay Conservative In Free Agency

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent When your team wins the Stanley Cup, you also receive a free pass for twelve months of bragging rights. Once those twelve months expire, […]

by · July 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Free Agents, The Business of Hockey
The American Hockey League is usually viewed as the last stop for a prospect before an NHL call-up.

What Happens to the AHL if the NHL Doesn’t Return in 2012?

Remember what happened to the AHL in 2004? The AHL certainly does – one doesn’t forget the sort of dramatic spikes in league attendance, national television coverage, and media interest […]

by · July 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Minor League Report, The Business of Hockey
Indisputable Number One: Martin Brodeur

Why Martin Brodeur Is Not Like the Modern-Day Athlete

Nothing that Martin Brodeur does on the ice is similar to another goalie in the National Hockey League today. The future Hall of Famer will be the last goalie to […]

Gary Bettman (Kellen/Icon SMI)

CBA 2012: The Quotable Labor Dispute

With word that talks have begun- strike that: With word that the two sides in hockey’s labor dispute have agreed that in fact they are both in New York City […]

by · July 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey