NHL Considers Pre-Season Game in China

It should be no surprise that the number two man in the National Hockey League's executive suite, the Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, is doing...

Gordie was One of a Kind

Gordie Howe used to laugh about all the legendary stories, some true and some imagined about him as a hockey player including the Gordie...

Boy on Ice, the life of NHL player Derek Boogaard

Detailed in the recent book, Boy on Ice (Branch, 2014), Derek Boogaard died in his late 20s and played for the NHL from 2005-10...

Dollars, Loonies and Cents in NHL Expansion Bids

There seems to have been some movement towards expansion in the National Hockey League in that the owners will decide sometime in June whether...

NHL history before 1945

The sports book Joining the Clubs: The Business of the National Hockey League to 1945 (2015) discusses the business history of the sport, with...

Florida Sports Teams Get More Public Money

It has been a good holiday season for two Florida sports ownerships as Jacksonville and Broward County have given the NFL’s Jaguars and the...

Penguins and Blues: A Tale of Two Franchises

The Pittsburgh Penguins and champion player Sidney Crosby just won their second consecutive Stanley Cup and the fifth in franchise history. I’m a St....

Sports Is Nothing But Entertainment

There are some people, particularly among old time athletes and sports journalists that forget sports is little more than entertainment and competes with concerts,...

Why Glendale Said Yes to the NHL

To paraphrase one of the most important sports authors of the 20th century, Jim Bouton, the worst people in the world to analyze the...

IOC “Confident” in IIHF Finding Solution for NHL Participation at Pyeongchang 2018

Confidence has been expressed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that a solution will be found guaranteeing the participation of National Hockey League (NHL)...

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