Last week, I wrote up a post on a 1972 pamphlet that Air Canada prepared for Canadian hockey fans heading to the USSR to watch the Summit Series. It was buried in more than 3,000 pages of government documents, news clippings, team and player itineraries and other files obtained from the Canadian government under the Access to … Read more…
It’s 1972 and you, Joe Canadian hoser, wants to travel to the USSR to watch the Summit Series. Lucky for you, Air Canada has created a brochure to make sure you didn’t so something really stupid overseas, like take pictures of military installations from the plane or throw stuff on the ice because you’re mad … Read more…
A lot of us kind of shook our heads when the National Hockey League started plopping teams down in the U.S. Sunbelt over the past couple of decades, but you have to believe it did more work studying those markets than it did the first time around. This diplomatic cable, obtained under the Access to Information … Read more…
It’s always tragic when a young athlete dies, but it was especially so in the case of former Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Dmitri Tertyshny. Tertyshny, who played 62 games for the Flyers during the 1998-1999 season, was already a married man at 22 years old, with a baby on the way. According to a report in the … Read more…
A few years out from the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, the organizers (and the federal government, presumably, since that’s where this comes from) a poll to gauge Canadians’ attitudes toward that event and others, including the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Olympics. Here are the particulars of the poll, obtained under the Access to Information Act.
One of the signature features of Winnipeg Jets playoff games — when they actually took place — was the Whiteout.
A quick look at the National Hockey League’s draft lottery odds.
News broke today that the National Hockey League rejected Steve Moore’s $220,000 disability claim because he wouldn’t drop his lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks.
When Bob Hartley finally hauls out his chequebook and scribbles down $25,000 (he has 10 days to pay his fine before even more discipline kicks in), it’ll probably sting a little. Even for NHL coaches making handsome salaries, that’s gotta suck.
You know that thing where an NHL team will give one of its legacy players like a painting or something when said player plays a legacy-ish number of games? There are actually a few rules around that.
Vaive files voluntary dismissal without prejudice.
Sometimes you’ll see references to the NHL Constitution in hockey coverage, mostly when commissioner Gary Bettman is meting out NHL justice.
Earlier this month, a sharp-eyed video game player found what he believed to be a leaked design for a Calgary Flames third jersey.
It would be tempting for National Hockey League teams to make life as miserable as possible for visiting opponents by offering shoddy locker room conditions and fitness facilities that offer little more than a couple Shake Weights and an Abdoer.
In honour of the Nazem Kadri contract situation, here’s the cost associated with acquiring a player via offer sheet.
Here’s a little cheat sheet if you ever need to know what the minimum compensation in the NHL is through the 2022 season.
This is from the league’s recently-released collective bargaining agreement. I just thought it was funny NHL players are prohibited from endorsing fancy alcohol, but beer’s cool.
NHL players make a ton of money, and so too does the man running the league. Here is the most recent tax filing for the National Hockey League, which shows the most recent publicly available information on salary for top league brass.
The National Hockey League’s new collective bargaining agreement has new rules for player per diems on road trips. And it’s all about the Benjamin.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the Winnipeg Jets.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the Washington Capitals.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the Vancouver Canucks.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the St. Louis Blues.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the San Jose Sharks.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the Philadelphia Flyers.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the New York Islanders.
Here’s a list of corporate names for NHL teams, including the Nashville Predators.