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).