Sven Baertschi (Ross Bonander/THW)

The Life and Death of the Abbotsford Heat

In April 2009, the Calgary Flames announced the transfer of their American Hockey League affiliate from the Quad Cities to Abbotsford, British Columbia. On April 15, 2014, the Flames announced […]

(Ross Bonander / THW)

Time To Shake Up The Old Boys Club

After 8 years of non-playoff hockey the Edmonton Oilers are at a cross-roads with their future and changes must happen to the leadership for the betterment of the franchise. Dallas […]

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New Jersey Devils New Owners Committed to Continuing Winning Tradition

After several years of financial uncertainty, the New Jersey Devils were saved on August 15th, 2013 when Joshua Harris and David Blitzer, also co-owners of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, took […]

Backes is the Blues' leader in more ways than one  (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

St. Louis Blues Among NHL’s Most Well-Managed Teams

The St. Louis Blues have managed to resist the temptation of overspending while building a Stanley Cup contending team despite rampant dollar-flinging by other franchises around the NHL. It only […]

Tampa Bay's average attendance is high. Why does no one know? (Matthew Paulson)

The New Home of Hockey in the South

Can hockey ever become big in the south? It is a question that has been asked for decades. With the relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers, and other teams such as […]

Florida Panthers' BB&T Center on a quest to be filled in light of the team's attendance woes. (Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE)

Resurrecting the Florida Panthers: A Message from the President

The Florida Panthers of the Past and Present On October 6, 1993, history was made in South Florida as its first ever professional ice hockey team took the ice.  On […]

Putting Phoenix Coyotes Attendance Figures in Context

Putting Phoenix Coyotes Attendance Figures in Context

The Phoenix Coyotes attendance figures have been a constant point of contention between supporters and critics of Gary Bettman’s Southern strategy. It is undeniable that they are among the worst […]

by · October 28, 2013 · 10 comments · Phoenix Coyotes, The Business of Hockey
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 […]

The Scotiabank Saddledome (5of7/Flickr Creative Commons)

The Saddledome Turns 30 Amidst Flood Recovery

The fall of 2013 was always going to be a time of celebration for the Scotiabank Saddledome and its operators, the Calgary Flames. As fate would have it, the nature […]

Henrik Samuelsson (Slapshots Photography/THW)

Why Hockey in Arizona Can and Will Succeed

Thursday night was an emotional night for fans of the Phoenix Coyotes. NHL hockey in Arizona has been defined by four years of bankruptcy hearings, city council meetings, and popular […]

by · October 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Phoenix Coyotes, The Business of Hockey
How the Chicago Wolves and St. Louis Blues Will Operate

How the Chicago Wolves and St. Louis Blues Will Operate

For Blues fans, the idea of an independently owned AHL franchise may seem foreign. But they do exist. In fact, 17 of the 30 AHL franchises are independently owned. The […]

Nathan MacKinnon - the most explosive offensive force available in the 2013 NHL Draft won the 2013 Memorial Cup with the Halifax Mooseheads. [Photo: David Chan]

How the Lockout Affected the 2013 NHL Draft

The lockout is long gone and the Draft was almost two months ago. Free-agent frenzy is over and arbitration cases have, for the most part, been settled. It’s August… the […]