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HBO’s Phenomenal 24/7 Series Comes To A Close

Last night marked the series finale of HBO’s hockey version of “Hard Knocks,” and though the series did plenty of creative things visually and audibly, its true genius was much simpler; “24/7” exposed us to the outrageously entertaining players and personalities that comprise the NHL.
HBO’s Phenomenal 24/7 Series Comes To A Close
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What’s The Big Deal About A Playoff Team With A Losing Record?

[credit provider=”islandcasino.com” url=”http://blog.islandcasino.com/ic/wordpress/01/nfl-playoffs-washington-redskins-at-seattle-seahawks”] Much has been made of the Seattle Seahawks winning the NFC West and qualifying for the playoffs with a 7-9 record.It marked the first time ever that a team with a losing record made the playoffs in the NFL. But the outrage is curious because it is […]
What’s The Big Deal About A Playoff Team With A Losing Record?
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2011 Is The NHL’s Big Chance

Starting with the last year’s Winter Olympics bonanza and rolling through Saturday’s Winter Classic, people are actually talking about professional hockey for the first time in a long time.
2011 Is The NHL’s Big Chance
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Winning The Winter Classic Could Turn The Capitals Season Around

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] The Washington Capitals have long been considered the wimpy younger brother to the Penguins, but with Saturday’s convincing win over Pittsburgh, Washington may have finally turned the corner.Since Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby entered the league, their teams have ruled the Eastern Conference.  But for all the […]
Winning The Winter Classic Could Turn The Capitals Season Around
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How The NHL Standings Would Look If Shootouts Didn’t Exist

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] The shootout was implemented following the 2004-05 lockout so that games would no longer end in ties.  But since its inception, the shootout has been one of the most hotly debated topics among NHL fans and media.  Shootout critics feel that the shootout decides games via an […]
How The NHL Standings Would Look If Shootouts Didn’t Exist
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Where Should The 2012 Winter Classic Be Held?

[credit provider=”NHL” url=”http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=14&id=89016″] Excitement for Saturday’s Bridgestone Winter Classic is booming, thanks in large part to HBO’s mini-series, but some have already begun to worry about what the NHL can do with next year’s Winter Classic that could match this hype.By pitting its two most marketable stars against one another […]
Where Should The 2012 Winter Classic Be Held?
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The New Jersey Devils Have Already Been Eliminated From Playoff Contention

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] It may sound premature, after all the Devils are still months away from being “officially” eliminated from playoff contention, but the numbers say that the team has virtually no hope of extending its string of 13 straight postseason appearances.In the five years since the lockout, the 8th […]
The New Jersey Devils Have Already Been Eliminated From Playoff Contention
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NO ONE CARES ABOUT HOCKEY EITHER: NHL Attendance Down – Again

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Earlier today we saw that NBA attendance is down for the second straight season. But they are not alone. NHL fans are also staying home more.This season, the NHL is averaging 16,907 fans per game (through Monday). That is 160 less than a year ago and 569 […]
NO ONE CARES ABOUT HOCKEY EITHER: NHL Attendance Down – Again
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With Their GM Gone, What’s Next For The Calgary Flames?

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Calgary Flames fans finally got their wish as General Manager Darryl Sutter resigned today.  He’ll be replaced by Jay Feaster who will serve as acting GM for the rest of the season.This is a clear sign that the Flames are about ready to start a full rebuild.  […]
With Their GM Gone, What’s Next For The Calgary Flames?
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Does Chris Osgood Belong In Hockey The Hall Of Fame?

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Chris Osgood earned his 400th career win last night, a feat only nine other men have accomplished.Osgood could easily pass two of them and have the eighth most wins in NHL history by season’s end.
Does Chris Osgood Belong In Hockey The Hall Of Fame?
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New Jersey Devils Send $5 Million Player To The Minor Leagues

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Last week, the New Jersey Devils fired Coach John MacLean and replaced him with Jacques Lemaire.Today, the Devils will make another big change by sending Brian Rolston, 37, to their minor league affiliate, the Albany Devils.
New Jersey Devils Send $5 Million Player To The Minor Leagues
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NHL Referee Gives Taunting Fans The Finger

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] NHL referee Paul Devorski is drawing national attention for his questionable actions during last night’s game between the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets.  Apparently Devorski, a 21-year-veteran, got sick and tired of being heckled by Blue Jackets fans, who were understandably frustrated that there were seven […]
NHL Referee Gives Taunting Fans The Finger
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How The World Junior Championships Became Huge In Canada

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Last nights issue of The Globe and Mail reveals how TSN, the Canadian equivalent of ESPN, turned the IHF World Junior Hockey Championships ito a gold mine. Though many in the United States might not know it, the World Juniors began yesterday in Buffalo and will continue until […]
How The World Junior Championships Became Huge In Canada
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Florida Panthers Offer Refunds On Tickets If Customers Aren’t Satisfied

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] It sounds like a late-night infomercial, but the Florida Panthers are offering a money-back “Good Time Guarantee” if customers aren’t satisfied with the team’s product for any of its January home games.That doesn’t mean fans can get refunds just because the team loses, but if they’re unhappy […]
Florida Panthers Offer Refunds On Tickets If Customers Aren’t Satisfied
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Weather Now Threatening The NHL’s Winter Classic

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Bad weather in the eastern United States has already forced the NFL to stage its first Tuesday night game since 1946, and now it could interfere with Saturday’s Bridgestone Winter Classic.As the East Coast digs out from the Blizzard of 2010, unseasonably warm temperatures and rain showers […]
Weather Now Threatening The NHL’s Winter Classic
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Four Teams Have Contacted Evgeni Nabokov, Where Will He Sign?

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Former San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov, 35, returned to the United States earlier this month after a brief stint in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League this season. Apparently Nabokov wanted to return to the US for family reasons and his release was mutually consented by the player and […]
Four Teams Have Contacted Evgeni Nabokov, Where Will He Sign?
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VIDEO: Watch Two Goalies Square Off In The ECHL

It’s been a big season for hockey brawls around the world, but rarely do we see a goalie fight.  Sure enough, in last night’s ECHL game between the Florida Everblades and Gwinnett Gladiators, Bobby Goepfert (No. 41) and Billy Sauer (No. 36) squared off.
VIDEO: Watch Two Goalies Square Off In The ECHL
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New Jersey Devils Fire Coach John MacLean

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] After a dreadful 9-22-2 start the Devils fired Coach John MacLean this morning.  Jacques Lemaire will take over the team on an interim basis, but will not coach the Devils beyond this season. The Devils have been a model of consistency and had made the playoffs for 13 […]
New Jersey Devils Fire Coach John MacLean
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NHL Teams Lose More Games When Their Enforcers Fight

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Fighting has long been a hot-button issue for hockey, but it remains because the majority of fans are still entertained by fisticuffs and think they’re a necessary part of the game. There’s certainly something to be said for the momentum shift a team can experience when one of […]
NHL Teams Lose More Games When Their Enforcers Fight
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Former NHL Tough Guy Offers Edmonton $100,000 To Move A Suffering Elephant From Its Zoo

[credit provider=”Brett Terry” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett_terry/3754650174/”] Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque is offering $100,000 to the city of Edmonton if it will move a 35-year-old elephant from a zoo where he says it is “suffering from cold and isolation.”Laraque may not seem like a typical animal-lover, after all he racked up 1,126 […]
Former NHL Tough Guy Offers Edmonton $100,000 To Move A Suffering Elephant From Its Zoo
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HBO’s NHL Mini-Series Debuts To Rave Reviews From Hockey Fans

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] The first episode HBO’s new mini-series, “24/7 Penguins/Capitals Road To The Winter Classic”, exceeded expectations and then some. The show, modelled after HBO’s series “Hard Knocks,” which chronicles an NFL team through its training camp, provided similar behind-the-scenes looks at the two teams.
HBO’s NHL Mini-Series Debuts To Rave Reviews From Hockey Fans
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Will The Washington Capitals Fire Coach Bruce Boudreau?

The Washington Capitals were embarrassed by the New York Rangers last night, 7-0, and have now lost six games in a row.  The team is still in first place in the Southeast Division and is not in danger of missing the playoffs, but that’s no longer good enough in Washington. 
Will The Washington Capitals Fire Coach Bruce Boudreau?
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Radio DJ Throws His Islanders Tickets Into The Hudson River

It’s tough to be a New York Islanders fan these days.  Not only is the team in dead last place in the NHL and second-last in attendance, but a horde of 1,100 crazy Quebec hockey fans invaded the Islanders’ arena tonight in an effort to show NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman […]
Radio DJ Throws His Islanders Tickets Into The Hudson River
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Mario Lemieux To Play In Alumni Game Before The Winter Classic

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Mario Lemieux will headline an alumni game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals on New Year’s Eve Day prior to the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day between the present-day versions of the teams. Lemieux, who hasn’t played in the league since 2005, will be […]
Mario Lemieux To Play In Alumni Game Before The Winter Classic
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Quebec Fans Invade Long Island To Prove They Deserve An NHL Team

[credit provider=”New York Times” url=”http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/10/sports/hockey/10islanders.html?_r=2&src=tptw”] A group of 1,100 Quebec hockey fans will make the trip across the United States border tonight to attend tomorrow evening’s New York Islanders game.They aren’t hoping to steal the Islanders. Rather, they want this to be a demonstration to Commissioner Gary Bettman about the […]
Quebec Fans Invade Long Island To Prove They Deserve An NHL Team
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Did An Ottawa Senators Player Flick His Own Blood At Opponents?

The hockey world is abuzz today over an incident that occurred during last night’s game between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators.  In the first period, heavyweights Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and Matt Carkner of the Ottawa Senators engaged in a fight that ended with a […]
Did An Ottawa Senators Player Flick His Own Blood At Opponents?
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Colorado Avalanche Player Tries To Save Team Attendance With Twitter

[credit provider=”ap” url=”ap”] Colorado Avalanche sophomore Matt Duchene has been discouraged by the team’s sagging attendance — they’re 26th in the league — and decided to do something about it.Duchene, 19, created a Twitter account that he hopes will help fans connect with him and generate interest in the team.
Colorado Avalanche Player Tries To Save Team Attendance With Twitter
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VIDEO: Massive Bench-Clearing Hockey Brawl From The UK

Saturday night’s match between the Coventry Blaze and the Nottingham Panthers turned ugly when Coventry’s Brad Cruikshank took a detour on his way off the ice after being ejected and crashed into Nottingham goalie Craig Kowalski.
VIDEO: Massive Bench-Clearing Hockey Brawl From The UK
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Bump In NHL Salary Cap Will Put Pressure On Low Income Teams

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] All indications are that the NHL salary cap will increase by $2 million to $3 million this offseason because of an overall boost in league revenues.The increase will mean that big-market teams like New York, Chicago, and Detroit can spend more on players, but it will be […]
Bump In NHL Salary Cap Will Put Pressure On Low Income Teams
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Gary Bettman Says The Shootout Is Here To Stay

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] The commissioner has spoken, and the shootout isn’t going anywhere.We’ve written about it before, but today word came from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman who indicated that the shootout is here to stay.
Gary Bettman Says The Shootout Is Here To Stay
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Who Is Matthew Hulsizer And Why Does He Want To Buy The Phoenix Coyotes?

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Matthew Hulsizer met with the NHL’s Board of Governors for more than an hour on Monday and is confident that he’ll have a deal done to buy the Phoenix Coyotes by the end of the year.The Board declared its unanimous approval of Hulsizer following the meeting.
Who Is Matthew Hulsizer And Why Does He Want To Buy The Phoenix Coyotes?
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NHL’s Board Of Governors Discuss Team Sales, Salary Cap Hike

The potential sales of the Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Buffalo Sabres are a hot topic at the NHL Board of Governors meeting, being held today and tomorrow in Palm Beach, Florida.Matt Hulszier, a prospective buyer of the Coyotes, already met with the board today and hopes to complete […]
NHL’s Board Of Governors Discuss Team Sales, Salary Cap Hike
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Despite Rule Changes, NHL Concussion Rates Continue To Rise

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Despite rule changes aimed at reducing head injuries, NHL players are suffering concussions as frequently as last season’s alarming pace.There have been 33 concussions in the NHL as of December 1, which is on pace to match last year’s spike of 84.
Despite Rule Changes, NHL Concussion Rates Continue To Rise
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Salary Cap Creates Profitability Gap Among Teams

[credit provider=”AP”] The gap between the value of the most profitable and least profitable teams has been widening across the sports world, and Mike Ozanian of Forbes believes salary caps are to blame.Since cap numbers are generally derived by total league-wide revenue, it is set at a proportional level that […]
Salary Cap Creates Profitability Gap Among Teams
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Is The Game On? What To Watch On TV Thursday Night

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvgD9HNTMkM”] NBA (Full Schedule)8:00 Heat @ Cavaliers, TNT – You may have heard this game was tonight. How will the Cleveland fans react?  How will LeBron perform?  Will he do the powder toss?  Will anything outrageous happen?
Is The Game On? What To Watch On TV Thursday Night
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A Hated Player Returns To His Former Team Tonight — And His Name’s Not LeBron

[credit provider=”Ottawa Sun” url=”http://eedition.ottawasun.com/epaper/viewer.aspx”] A famous basketball player may be getting all the attention in the United States today, but there will be another controversial player returning to his former team tonight when Dany Heatley’s Sharks take on the Ottawa Senators.Heatley essentially forced his way out of Ottawa last summer, […]
A Hated Player Returns To His Former Team Tonight — And His Name’s Not LeBron
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Toronto Maple Leafs Top Forbes’ NHL Franchise Valuations

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Though half of all NHL clubs increased in value, just 14 of 30 NHL teams are profitable according to a Forbes report.The Toronto Maple Leafs are the most valuable team at $505 million while the Coyotes are the least at $134 million.
Toronto Maple Leafs Top Forbes’ NHL Franchise Valuations
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Atlanta Thrashers Show Other Small Market Teams How It’s Done

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] So how does a team go from 10th place in the East last season to sixth this year after losing the greatest player their franchise has ever had; a guy who has scored 40 goals six seasons in a row?By operating as a small market team should.  […]
Atlanta Thrashers Show Other Small Market Teams How It’s Done
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Rogers Communications In Talks To Buy The Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] On the heels of yesterday’s news that Richard Peddie, president and CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment will retire at the end of next year, there are reports that Roger Communications is in talks to purchase a majority share in the the monopoly of Toronto teams.Rogers […]
Rogers Communications In Talks To Buy The Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors
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Is The Game On? What To Watch On TV Tuesday Night

[credit provider=”AP Images”] NBA (Full Schedule)7:30 New Jersey Nets @ New York Knicks, MSG – The neighbouring teams have both enjoyed resurgent seasons — and ignited a budding rivalry — without the help of the free agent they coveted most.
Is The Game On? What To Watch On TV Tuesday Night
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Beloved NHL Coach Robbed At His Own Funeral

[credit provider=”Allen McInnis/Postmedia News” url=”http://sports.nationalpost.com/2010/11/30/pat-burns-wife-robbed-after-his-funeral/”] The life of former NHL coach Pat Burns was honored today in Montreal, but during the ceremony a robber broke into his widow’s car and stole Burns’ wallet.The thief also got away with jewelry, an iPod, and 30 jerseys autographed buy former players.
Beloved NHL Coach Robbed At His Own Funeral
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Who Is Terry Pegula and Why Is He Buying The Buffalo Sabres?

[credit provider=”Flickr/pennstatelive” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennstatelive/5060363148/”] So who is this mysterious man that has burst onto the hockey scene, first by bringing a Division I hockey team to Penn State, and now apparently purchasing the Buffalo Sabres?Terrence Pegula hails from Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and attended Penn State where he earned a degree in Petroleum […]
Who Is Terry Pegula and Why Is He Buying The Buffalo Sabres?
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Is Tom Golisano Looking To Sell The Sabres?

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Kevin Dupont of the Boston Globe believes that Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano is looking to sell the team. Golisano, who saved the team from a possible move by purchasing it in 2003, had a lengthy political career in New York, but moved to Florida in 2009 to […]
Is Tom Golisano Looking To Sell The Sabres?
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Connecticut Is Making A Push To Return To Major Professional Sports

[credit provider=”Intent to Blow” url=”http://intenttoblow.com/2010/10/hartford-whalers-winnipeg-jets-quietly-begin-claiming-waived-players/”] The New York Rangers’ minor league affiliate will play its first game as the Connecticut Whale tonight. Previously, the AHL club skated as the Hartford Wolf Pack.The name change is the first step in the arduous process of bringing the NHL back to Connecticut, according […]
Connecticut Is Making A Push To Return To Major Professional Sports
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Here’s Your Thanksgiving Weekend Sports Watching Guide

[credit provider=”Jason Pero/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonpero/2742793371/”] Ah, Thanksgiving. The most American holiday there is. It combines two of our favourite things, eating in excess and camping out in front of the television.From the traditional Turkey Day football to two bonus days of college football’s best rivalries to the Sunday showdowns of the […]
Here’s Your Thanksgiving Weekend Sports Watching Guide
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The Ultimate List Of Restaurants Owned By Professional Athletes

[credit provider=”Courtest of Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant”] They say that the night before Thanksgiving is the most popular night for eating out. The fridge is full of food you can’t eat yet and no one is in the mood to do dishes when you have to start stuffing birds at 4:00 […]
The Ultimate List Of Restaurants Owned By Professional Athletes
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Ontario Hockey League Outlaws “Staged” Fighting

[credit provider=”sashafatcat via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sashafatcat/2152725537/”] The Ontario Hockey League, a junior league whose players are often drafted by NHL teams, is taking a small step towards outlawing fighting in hockey.A new rule, which will take effect November 26, calls for an ejection and automatic one-game suspension for any fight that […]
Ontario Hockey League Outlaws “Staged” Fighting
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Canadian Finance Minister Demands National Policy On Public Funding Of Hockey Rinks

[credit provider=”commons.wikimedia.org” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org”] Quebec is asking the Canadian government for $175 million to help finance a new hockey arena that could be home to a new NHL team or a future Winter Olympics.But after the government denied Edmonton’s request for funding for the 2017 World Expo this week, many believe […]
Canadian Finance Minister Demands National Policy On Public Funding Of Hockey Rinks
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The Wooden Hockey Stick Is Dead

[credit provider=”Dan4th Nicholas” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan4th/3232513307/”] The slow-death of wood sticks in the NHL is complete, according to the Montreal Gazette, as the last holdouts finally switched over to composite sticks last season. Less than two decades ago, wood sticks were used universally in the NHL, but drastic changes in technology — and […]
The Wooden Hockey Stick Is Dead
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New York Islanders Get More Grief After Banning Writer Who criticised Team

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Last week, the New York Islanders took press credentials away from Chris Botta, who writes the popular blog NYI Point Blank and was once the vice president of media relations for the team.Botta was surprised and disappointed in the decision and has received nearly unanimous support from […]
New York Islanders Get More Grief After Banning Writer Who criticised Team
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Sponsorship Revenue Rises 7.6% For Four Major Sports

[credit provider=”video.google.com” url=”http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2511024690027582322#”] The NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB will collectively experience a 7.6 per cent increase in sponsorship revenue in 2010.Last year, those same leagues saw sponsorship revenue drop by 3.9 per cent. 
Sponsorship Revenue Rises 7.6% For Four Major Sports
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New York Islanders Take Away Media Credentials From Popular Blogger

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] The New York Islanders have taken away press credentials from popular blogger Chris Botta. Botta, who writes for  Islanders Point Blank and AOL Fanhouse, was one of many to criticise the firing of Islanders coach Scott Gordon on Monday, since most agree that Gordon was not the team’s […]
New York Islanders Take Away Media Credentials From Popular Blogger
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Leaked E-Mails Embarrass Top NHL Executive

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] The NHL is in damage control this week after a series of leaked emails that seem paint VP of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell as a biased and vindictive disciplinarian.The correspondence between Campbell and former Director of Officiating Stephen Walkom, shows Campbell attacking certain players and officials, and […]
Leaked E-Mails Embarrass Top NHL Executive
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Did The Boston Bruins Skate Around The Salary Cap With Their Prized Rookie?

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Tyler Seguin, the second overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft has signed an endorsement deal with Dunkin’ doughnuts — a company that just happens to be one of his team’s biggest sponsors.The Bruins have significant salary cap issues this season, leading some to speculate that teams […]
Did The Boston Bruins Skate Around The Salary Cap With Their Prized Rookie?
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Canadian Political manoeuvring May Bring Hockey Back To Québec City

A deal between Quebec’s secessionist party and the government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, could result in new federally funded hockey arenas in Quebec City and Edmonton.The two groups were publicly feuding just a year ago, but the Bloc Québécois party could through its support behind Harper in exchange […]
Canadian Political manoeuvring May Bring Hockey Back To Québec City
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NHL Teams Handing Out Big Mid-Season Extensions

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] The Philadelphia Flyers gave new contracts to two of their young stars this week.Claude Giroux signed for three-years, $11.25 million, while Jeff Carter was given an 11-year, $58 million deal on Sunday.
NHL Teams Handing Out Big Mid-Season Extensions
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Before The NBA Agrees To Limit Spending It Should Watch The Blackhawks

[credit provider=”AP Images”] When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last season with one of the youngest rosters in the league, many predicted it was the beginning of a dynasty. After all, most of their key players were 26 or younger.Not so fast. Thanks to the NHL’s hard salary […]
Before The NBA Agrees To Limit Spending It Should Watch The Blackhawks
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NHL Won’t Get Rid Of The Shootout Because Fans Love It

[credit provider=”Flickr/rubyswoon” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cubesbyamanda/2385913295/”] In addition to revising the All-Star Game, NHL GMs have considered abolishing the shootout, SI reports. They’ll make a decision when they reconvene in March.Hockey purists love to complain about the shootout, as it decides games without necessitating most of the skills required for 60 minutes of […]
NHL Won’t Get Rid Of The Shootout Because Fans Love It
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The Highest Paid Players In Each Major North American Team Sport

Much is made about the popularity of the various professional sports leagues in North America. And even more is made about the salaries of the athletes that play these sports. So let’s take a look at the highest paid player in each league and how those top earners compare to […]
The Highest Paid Players In Each Major North American Team Sport
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The 10 Most Expensive Defensive Units In The NHL

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Some GMs like to build their team with a lot of offensive punch (Washington Capitals), and others with a strong goalie tandem (Boston Bruins).But some GMs prefer to build their team with a very deep defensive corps. One month into the 2010-11 season, let’s have a look […]
The 10 Most Expensive Defensive Units In The NHL
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Why The New York Islanders Can Win In Queens

[credit provider=”Bridget Samuels and David Shankbone via Flickr”] Sunday, the New York Post’s Larry Brooks took the Islanders to task for just kind of wallowing in their failures.Brooks recommends the team move to Queens, where he says an arena is waiting for them.
Why The New York Islanders Can Win In Queens
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The NHL All-Star Game Has A New Format

[credit provider=”Dan4th Nicholas” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan4th/3232513307/”] The NHL will change the format of its annual All-Star Game this February, several news outlets report.Fans will still be asked to vote for the starters. But the remainder of the rosters will be selected by the NHL’s Hockey Operations department.
The NHL All-Star Game Has A New Format
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NHL’s Two Biggest Stars To Get HBO Documentary Treatment

[credit provider=”Dan4th Nicholas” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan4th/3232513307/”] HBO will air a new instalment of their behind-the-scenes 24/7 series that trails the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins as they prepare for the Winter Classic, hockey’s annual outdoor New Year’s Day game.The four-episode series will air for three weeks leading up to the game, […]
NHL’s Two Biggest Stars To Get HBO Documentary Treatment
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The 20 Most Overpaid NHL Players Making More Than $3.5M Per Year

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] One month into the 2010-11 NHL season, it’s time to have a look at the most overpaid NHLers that aren’t contributing as much as their teams’ would like.I have not included players whose contracts are buried in the AHL or overseas like Jeff Finger, Wade Redden, Sheldon […]
The 20 Most Overpaid NHL Players Making More Than $3.5M Per Year
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ESPN Is Finally Looking To Bring Back The NHL

[credit provider=”AP Images”] ESPN is considering striking a television deal that would bring the NHL to the network for the first time since the lockout, MediaWeek reports.However, the network may have to fight off a challenge from a merged NBC-Comcast conglomerate.
ESPN Is Finally Looking To Bring Back The NHL
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Will The NHL Be Next To Add The Replay Challenge Flag?

[credit provider=”Flickr/Sasky Saves” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/saskysaves/875406253/”] Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon will propose adding a coach’s challenge to the NHL’s replay rules at next week’s GM meetings, TSN’s Darren Dreger reports.Tallon’s envisions an instant replay system similar to that of the NFL. Coaches would have the ability to challenge within a […]
Will The NHL Be Next To Add The Replay Challenge Flag?
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Philadelphians Get Permission To Tear The Spectrum Apart

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Demolition of the Spectrum in Philadelphia will commence on November 8, but fans are being offered one last chance to visit the old home of the Flyers and 76ers.  Not only that, but they’ll have the chance to take a piece of it home with them. On Saturday, […]
Philadelphians Get Permission To Tear The Spectrum Apart
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