Will The NHL Use A Lottery To Determine The 2013 NHL Entry Draft?

Will The NHL Use A Lottery To Determine The 2013 NHL Entry Draft?

With the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire at it’s conclusion, the 2003-04 NHL season was played under a cloud of uncertainty. Throughout the season, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman […]

by · September 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
If Hockey Won’t Fight Cancer, Hockey Fans Will

If Hockey Won’t Fight Cancer, Hockey Fans Will

To Make a Donation you can go straight to our Livestrong page.      The other day I wrote “Who Fights Cancer in a Lockout?” at Overtime, noting that should […]

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NHL Lockout: Is Revenue Sharing The Answer?

With a new CBA looking more and more like a pipe dream, one wonders if the owners (who want the players to take less in order off-set costs) or the […]

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Insuring Sidney Crosby and NHL Players Abroad

Can any team outside of the NHL afford to insure Sidney Crosby?

Changing the Lockout’s Effect on the Future of NHL Fans

Changing the Lockout’s Effect on the Future of NHL Fans

The first piece of mail I ever received at my new home with my newlywed wife was a Flyers-themed plea for grandchildren. It was a small brown box that wasn’t […]

by · September 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
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Lockout Opportunity: Hits to the Head

The NHL has entered its third lockout in as many tries under Mr. Bettman’s commissionership. The fissure, and therefore the dominating storyline, centers on distribution of hockey related revenue, contract […]

by · September 21, 2012 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
Roberto Luongo: What Will The Asking Price Be?

Roberto Luongo: What Will The Asking Price Be?

With rumors surfacing that Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke is said to have contacted Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis about acquiring Roberto Luongo one wonders what the asking […]

Minnesota Wild: NHL Lockout Positives and Negatives

Minnesota Wild: NHL Lockout Positives and Negatives

You would expect the Minnesota Wild to be cursing their luck that an NHL lockout has hit the 2012-13 season. There remains reasonable optimism that 2012-13 will not be completely […]

by · September 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, News/Commentary
Trio Of Toronto Maple Leafs Included In The Hockey News’ Top 20

Trio Of Toronto Maple Leafs Included In The Hockey News’ Top 20

  Recently, The Hockey News magazine released their top 20 list by position. To the surprise of many, three members of the Toronto Maple Leafs were on the list, including […]

by · September 21, 2012 · 2 comments · News/Commentary, Toronto Maple Leafs
Is Fighting Dead In The NHL?

Is Fighting Dead In The NHL?

In light of the recent rule changes at the OHL level which will see players suspended for fighting more than ten times per season, one wonders if there will be […]

by · September 20, 2012 · 1 comment · News/Commentary
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Lockout Opportunity: Back to the Future

The NHL has entered its third lockout in as many tries under Mr. Bettman’s commissionership. The fissure, and therefore the dominating storyline, centers on distribution of hockey related revenue, contract […]

by · September 18, 2012 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
The American Hockey League is usually viewed as the last stop for a prospect before an NHL call-up.

The AHL Can Only Benefit from Infusion of NHL Talent

With an NHL lockout set to impact at least part of the 2012-13 season, teams are assigning several players on NHL deals to the American Hockey League. Players can also […]

by · September 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, News/Commentary