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.
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.
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.
As you probably know by now, the Phoenix Coyotes are staying in Glendale, but they’ll be changing their name to the Arizona Coyotes to reflect the fact they aren’t in Phoenix. Now anyone with a modicum of common sense knows that this is a venture that is almost certain to fail, given how much money … Read more…
The particulars of the NHL and NHLPA joint substance abuse program have, as far as I can tell, been confidential until very recently. Court filings associated with a lawsuit against by the league by the family of late enforcer Derek Boogaard lifted the veil this month, however. What services are available when your favourite player develops a problem with drugs or alcohol? Read away.
Yesterday I posted the NHL’s version of the SCAT2 test because, well, that’s all I had time to post. Here are more documents filed as part of that same court case: The NHL’s concussion protocol and the NHLPA’s consent form.
So your favourite National Hockey League player suffers a concussion, and suddenly you’re inundated with talk of concussion protocols and baseline tests and quiet rooms. And you are sad, on top of all that. Well, imagine you are said player trying to come back from a brain-rattling collision. Not only do you feel pretty awful, … Read more…
It looked, for a brief shining moment, like the Phoenix Coyotes’ sad saga in the desert was nearing an end last week. Darin Pastor of Capstone Affluent Strategies submitted a bid to the NHL to purchase the Coyotes for $277.5 million and pledged the keep the team in Glendale.
How much do Gary Bettman and Bill Daly and Colin Campbell make? How much do the league’s lawyers pull in? Why the National Hockey League a non-profit anyway? How many subsidiary companies does the league have? Find out all that and more in the NHL’s most recent filing with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Wednesday marks the National Hockey League’s trade deadline, and players everywhere will be nervously checking their smartphones to find out if they, or their buddies, have been dealt. Contrary to popular belief, professional athletes are real people, and they have to deal with some significant upheaval when said trades go down. So, imagine you’ve just … Read more…
And just like that, it’s over.
There were some rumblings earlier in this lockout that the NHL was considering playing games on Christmas Day. While would be a giant pain in the ass for everyone involved (and the NBA is already pretty established on Dec. 25), it could still happen whenever the league announces a new CBA. For now though, these … Read more…
Really quiet week on the sports trade mark front.
Nothing is more exciting for a prospect or marginal NHL player than being called up from the minors.
Last year, Dallas Stars chief financial officer Robert Hutson gave a 95-page declaration in support of the team’s Chapter 11 petition (the team was eventually sold out of bankruptcy to Vancouver businessman Tom Gagliardi).
One of the quirks of NHL lockouts is that minor league teams can wind up stacked — STACKED — with talent. That’s because players still on their entry-level contracts can still be assigned to the minors without having to clear waivers.
The NHL All-Star game means different things to different players. When a player is selected for the first time, it’s an exciting honour that suggests “you’ve really made it!”
After players and clubs in the National Hockey League file for salary arbitration, a list is drawn up and scheduling begins. This is more complicated than you’d expect.
Realignment was a hot NHL topic last season after the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg, because it opened the door to shifting teams around to make travel a little more equitable.
I’m sure most NHL players exiting their prime years have a vision of how they’ll go out. Maybe it’s lifting a Stanley Cup and exiting at the top. Maybe it’s a jersey-raising ceremony, with family and friends looking on. So imagine you sit down next to your agent and he slides this across the table.
Yesterday, I wrote a story for the Citizen about the Senators polling fans to find out what would get them to forgive and forget the whole lockout fiasco and maybe buy a ticket again (you can read the full story here). Here’s a screen capture of the actual poll (click to view larger).