August 8, 2013

NHL Will Reportedly Take Over Ownership And Operations Of New Jersey Devils

The NHL will likely take over the New Jersey Devils near the start of the 2013-14 season unless a serious buyer for the team steps up before then,according to Forbes. This morning we posted that Joshua Harris and the owners of the NBA’s 76ers had joined the bidding process alongside a group led by attorney [...]

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August 1, 2013

Billionaire Paul Allen Is “Intrigued” By The Idea Of Owning NHL Team In Portland

To expand upon what we posted earlier today about the NHL wanting to expand to Seattle, ProHockeyTalk is reporting that Chris McGowan, president/CEO of the NBA’s Trail Blazers, confirmed that Paul Allen is “intrigued” by the idea of owning an NHL club in Portland. The city of Portland was reportedly in the mix for the Coyotes if they [...]

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June 28, 2013

NHL Threatening To Relocate Phoenix Coyotes If City Deal Isn’t Done By July 2

The NHL is threatening to relocate the Phoenix Coyotes if Glendale city council doesn’t approve a new arena deal for the franchise by July 2. That was commissioner Gary Bettman‘s strong stance Thursday after a board of governors meeting that included an update on the Coyotes situation but not much else in the way of [...]

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May 25, 2013

NHL Approves Phoenix Coyotes Sale To Gosbee/LeBlanc Group

The NHL has approved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group of Canadian-led investors, but the deal is contingent on reaching a lease agreement with the city of Glendale. The NHL agreed to sell the team to Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, a group headed by George Gosbee, Anthony LeBlanc and Daryl Jones. They said NHL [...]

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May 9, 2013

Quick Hits: NHL/European Transfer Agreement, Pekka Rinne, Buffalo Sabres

The NHL may be getting closer to a new transfer agreement for players International leagues.”We’ve reached a framework for a new transfer agreement,” Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told TSN during Canada’s 3-0 win over Sweden at the World Championship. Nashville Predators GM David Poile said Thursday that number one netminder Pekka Rinne underwent arthroscopic surgery on [...]

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March 29, 2013

Canadian Financier George Gosbee Looks To Purchase Phoenix Coyotes

Canadian financier George Gosbee emerged Thursday as part of a group of fellow Canadian investors who hope to close a deal to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes from the NHL for $170 million as early as next week, a source told ESPN.com. The news, from a source familiar with the sale process, is a welcome change [...]

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March 27, 2013

Quick Hits: Jarome Iginla, Boston Bruins, Kaspars Daugavins, 2014 Winter Olympics

With the word that four teams are deemed as suitable destinations for Calgary Flames free-agent-to-be right winger Jarome Iginla, Scott Cullen at TSN.ca takes a look at Iginla’s value and what that could mean for each of the teams named. Boston Bruins have claimed Kaspars Daugavins off waivers from the Ottawa Senators. The move comes two weeks after Daugavins caused [...]

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March 20, 2013

General Managers One Day Meeting In Toronto

All 30 of the NHL’s general managers will be in Toronto today to discuss diving/embellishment calls, Olympics and coaches challenges, according to NHL.com. Diving/Embellishment Calls: The amount of diving/embellishment calls is up this season after select players, coaches, GMs, officials and League personnel stressed the importance of calling the minor penalty during a two-day summit on [...]

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March 13, 2013

Talks Continue Between NHL, Sochi Organizing Committee And IIHF

Meetings this week in Sochi, Russia are advancing the process on possible NHL participation in next February’s Olympics. “We had two productive days of meetings in Sochi,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN.com via email from the Moscow airport. “Saw and visited all the hockey venues, the Olympic Village and other key Olympics-related infrastructure. We met [...]

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March 7, 2013

NHLPA Consents To Realignment Plan, Board of Governors Vote Up Next

The National Hockey League will present its proposed realignment plan to the Board of Governors after receiving consent from the National Hockey League Players Association on Thursday. If approved, the League’s new realignment plan will go into effect starting with the 2013-14 season. “The NHL Players’ Association confirmed to us today that it has consented [...]

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