How dumb is it that there’s an NHL team in Glendale? This economist counted the ways

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…

NHL substance abuse program

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.

NHL Trade deadline primer: You’ve been dealt, now what?

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…