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NHL Labor Deadlock: Does Anyone Care?

The National Hockey League and their players have performed a magic trick that would leave David Copperfield speechless. They have taken a profitable and exciting 2011-2012 season that brought them increased attendance, television ratings and ...
Reports: NHL expansion could include Las Vegas, others

- 5 days ago @ cbssports.com: The odds of bringing a big-league franchise to the city of Las Vegas have always seemed long for a lot of reasons, but that may soon change and it might just be the NHL that brings top-level professional sports to Sin City. A recent report suggests ...

Is The NHL Expanding To 34 Teams? There's Little Reason To Believe It

- 5 days ago @ forbes.com: In it, Canadian sports business blogger Howard Bloom jumped out there by saying that the NHL was set to expand, not one, not two, but to four new markets citing Quebec City, Toronto, Seattle, and Las Vegas as the destinations by 2017. No sources cited.

Hartford Not Mentioned As NHL Expansion Rumors Swirl

- 5 days ago @ courant.com: Tony Gallagher, a columnist for the Vancouver Province, reported Tuesday that NHL expansion to Las Vegas was a "done deal" and that the league could also place franchises in Seattle and/or Quebec City. Later Tuesday, Howard Bloom of Sports Business ...

Ranking the 10 Worst-Managed Teams in the NHL

- 5 days ago @ bleacherreport.com: Several NHL teams currently bear the dubious honor of being among the league's worst managed. For a variety of reasons, these teams have struggled to either improve their overall performance or address glaring roster weaknesses. They've become a ...

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1 Star on Each NHL Team in Decline Ahead of 2014-15 Season

Bleacher Report: An old saying claims time and tide wait for no man. That phrase certainly rings true for NHL players. No matter how talented or well conditioned, no matter how brightly their star burns, at some point they all encounter the inevitable decline of their ...

Carol Vadnais, All-Star NHL Defenseman, Dies at 68

New York Times: Carol Vadnais, a six-time N.H.L. All-Star who played for Stanley Cup championship teams with the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins and who became a mainstay of the Rangers' defense in the 1970s and early '80s, died on Sunday in Laval, Quebec ...

Johnston believes Pouliot's ready for NHL

NBCSports.com: Pouliot was selected by Pittsburgh with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Since then he's shown off his offensive skills, scoring 17 goals and 70 points in 58 WHL contests in 2013-14, but Johnston feels that he's also smart defensively.

NHL rumors: KHL president hints at return to Russia for Ovechkin, Malkin

CBSSports.com: As a result, despite their playing in the NHL half a world away, they remain among the biggest sporting celebrities in their country. Naturally, their countrymen would prefer to see them playing on home soil. In the wake of Ilya Kovalchuk's shocking ...

It's still okay for an NHL team to draft goaltenders

NHL teams shouldn't give up on drafting goaltenders. For some time now, a number of people have been making the argument that it is a waste of resources for NHL teams to draft goaltenders, and to some extent defensemen, early in the draft. Some now believe that NHL teams should take very few goaltenders at all in the draft.

Former NHL defenseman Vadnais dies

Vadnais made his NHL debut in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens and played 17 NHL seasons, winning Stanley Cups in 1968 with Montreal and 1972 with Boston. He also played for the California Golden Seals and New Jersey Devils.

Six-time NHL All-Star defenseman Carol Vadnais dies at 68

Former NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais, a six-time All-Star, has died. He was 68.

Former NHL defenseman and six-time All-Star Carol Vadnais has died

Former NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais, a six-time All-Star, has died. He was 68.

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NHL expansion mock draft: Building Las Vegas and Seattle's teams

SportingNews.com: There are few topics that scream "late-August content fodder" than expansion rumors, and we got our fill this week. The NHL is adding four teams! OK, maybe not! But they still might! Unless they don't! Realistically, expansion is likely at some point ...

Half Of The NHL's Rumored Expansion Cities Don't Make Sense

News broke Wednesday that the NHL is close to finalizing plans to add new franchises in Las Vegas, Seattle, Quebec City and Toronto by the 2017-18 season. Whenever talk of NHL expansion crops up, there are concerns about how increasing the league's ...

Canzano: When the NHL is ready, Paul Allen is waiting in the 'Shark Tank'

That said, after poking around Allen's inner circle in the last 72 hours I've gone from thinking this might never happen in Portland because Allen hasn't ever expressed a love for hockey to believing today that if an NHL team came available in the ...

The life of an NHL grinder

Let's take a look at a player who has had to earn every minute of ice team he's received: Kyle Chipchura. Making the NHL is hard. With 24 days to go until the preseason, let's take a look at the career trajectory of one of those lucky few: Kyle Chipchura

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The NHL in Las Vegas: Three Reasons Phoenix Isn't Moving There

Howlin' Hockey: “Report: NHL Expansion Reportedly a Done Deal“. According to columnist Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Providence, the expansion of the NHL to Sin City was reportedly “already a done deal”. All the i's had been dotted, all the t's had been crossed, and ...

2014-15 NHL team previews: Philadelphia Flyers

Our take: Long known for making big splashes in the summer free-agent market, the Flyers were very quiet under new general manager Ron Hextall this offseason, mostly because their hands were tied by the NHL salary cap. The Flyers are currently $4.9 ...

Scioscia wants MLB to adopt NHL-inspired roster expansion rules

NBCSports.com: By contrast, the NHL limits team's non-emergency promotions after the trade deadline, but prior to the playoffs. However, once the postseason starts, teams can call up as many players as they want, but they still can only dress 20. That allows for ...

NHL rumors: Blue Jackets preparing for possible Ryan Johansen holdout

CBSSports.com: There's also the option of moving Boone Jenner from wing to his natural center position, but there's little evidence that he'd be able to handle a more substantial role at the NHL level. Additionally, moving him from the wing where he really started to ...

Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL September 1st, 2014

Schultz has a one year extension. Justin Schultz isn't a fully-formed No. 1 NHL defenceman just yet, so the Edmonton Oilers are giving him a chance to grow into one. The Oilers agreed to terms with the 24-year-old on a $3.675-million, one-year contract Friday that puts him in line to make him a restricted free agent again next off-season.

How Does Potential NHL Expansion Affect the Flames Roster?

It’s been a while since the NHL has had an expansion draft- roughly 15 years, if memory serves. Without knowing how many teams will possibly enter the league or when they might do so, trying to simulate an expansion draft is something of a fruitless exercise. While picking between the two has got to be tough, Calgary’s pretty high on its pairing of Karri Ramo and Jonas Hiller.

Intricacies of NHL schedule important in fantasy

Studying the NHL schedule is very important to any fantasy hockey owner. Fortunately, NHL.com will provide a weekly look at certain players who are entering a favorable stretch in their schedule. This NHL Fantasy All-Access column will spotlight the players who should be picked up or played for that week.

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Just who are these NHL expansion hopefuls? Breaking down the so-called

National Post: Two senior NHL executives have dismissed reports suggesting the league is on the verge of expanding into Las Vegas, among other markets in the United States and Canada. Tim Leiweke, the chief executive of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, said the ...

What an NHL expansion team in Las Vegas would look like

SI.com: And what's not to love? A new arena, flashy new jerseys and the one road trip every out-of-town fan would dream of making with his favorite team each season. While there are plenty of hurdles to be crossed before this supposed "done deal" hits the ice ...

Hartford Not Mentioned As NHL Expansion Rumors Swirl

Hartford Courant: Tony Gallagher, a columnist for the Vancouver Province, reported Tuesday that NHL expansion to Las Vegas was a "done deal" and that the league could also place franchises in Seattle and/or Quebec City. Later Tuesday, Howard Bloom of Sports Business ...

Reports: NHL expansion could include Las Vegas, others

CBSSports.com: The odds of bringing a big-league franchise to the city of Las Vegas have always seemed long for a lot of reasons, but that may soon change and it might just be the NHL that brings top-level professional sports to Sin City. A recent report suggests ...

What if NHL expansion is actually a really good idea? (Trending Topics)

So while it's really easy to be skeptical that the League — which has done little to earn the benefit of the doubt in the last few years, as far as fans are concerned — can handle this kind of thing, this theoretical expansion will, at the very least, not hurt the product. It might even help. But that obviously remains to be seen.

A note on NHL expansion rumors

A few thoughts about the most recent report regarding NHL expansion. NHL expansion seems more and more like a question of "when?" than "if." Recent reports have thrown gasoline on the steadily growing flame by suggesting that the NHL could be ready to expand to as many as 34 teams by 2017. Arizona Coyotes fans are likely more familiar than others with potential landing spots for new NHL ...

What if NHL expansion is actually a really good idea

It feels as though the NHL's maybe-maybe not plans to expand the league have been kicked around more or less since the 2004-05 lockout with various markets trotted out as possibilities here and there. Usually, though, you ...

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Man, These NHL 15 Trailers Are Weird

GameSpot: Electronic Arts today released a pair of new marketing videos for upcoming professional hockey game NHL 15 and, boy, they are...unique. Not quite as over-the-top as EA's Madden Season commercial, the videos--which will begin airing on TV come ...

EA Sports under fire for sexist selfies in NHL 15

Yahoo Sports (blog): Fun fact: The Entertainment Software Association recently revealed that more women over the age of 18 play video games than boys under the age of 18. They encompass 36 percent of all gamers in the U.S.. So one assumes one or two women will pick up ...

NHL 15 sets bar extremely high in demo

azcentral.com: From the jump, you are brought into an NHL on NBC broadcast - the familiar theme music perks your ears up and gets you ready for hockey. Doc Emrick sets the scene for you with a live shot of the city, a practice we've seen employed in 2K Sports games ...

EA Sports under fire for sexist selfies in NHL 15

This is obviously just a little slice of the overall game, and a facet of the fan depictions in “NHL 15.” But Rousselle is right: Who is this for? Does EA Sports think that women who buy the game, pick up a controller and play a season will see a reflection of themselves in “rulez are hard LOLZ?” To throw that in the trailer for the game seems more about showing off a bell and whistle than it ...

Man, These NHL 15 Trailers Are Weird

TV spots promoting this year's hockey game show off Boston Bruins players Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand reading poetry and singing songs.

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