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 5, 2013

NHL Finalizes Sale Of The Phoenix Coyotes

The NHL announced Monday afternoon the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group headed by George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc. The transaction, which closed Monday, was approved by the League’s Board of Governors – terminating League ownership of the club. “The National Hockey League believes in Arizona as an NHL market and that these new owners [...]

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August 1, 2013

NHL Interested In Adding Team In Seattle

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is reportedly pushing to put an expansion team in Seattle. If true, the Seattle team could start playing as early as the 2014-15 campaign. The timing would make some sense. The situation with the Phoenix Coyotes has been resolved for the time being, the new CBA has given the NHL owners [...]

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July 2, 2013

NHL Pushing Closer To Deal With Union, IIHF To Send Players To Sochi

NHL players are close to returning to the Olympics next year. While a deal hasn’t been reached yet between the NHL, the union and the International Ice Hockey Federation, to send the league’s players to Sochi, a long meeting Monday pushed the sides much closer to an agreement. “Things are moving along,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman [...]

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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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April 12, 2013

Palms Hotel And Casino Owners Looking To Bring NHL Team To Las Vegas

According to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee, the Maloof family owners of the Palms hotel and casino in Las Vegas and the NBA’s Sacramento Kings are hoping to bring NHL hockey to Las Vegas. The Maloofs are on the verge of selling the basketball team “and they want to pursue another professional sports franchise [...]

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April 8, 2013

NHL Aims To Keep Coyotes In Phoenix

Speaking at the league’s announcement of the 2014 Winter Classic on Sunday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league’s focus is to leave the Coyotes in the desert. “We’re not planning on moving Phoenix as we stand here today,” he said. The Phoenix Coyotes have been run by the NHL since 2009, when former owner Jerry [...]

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April 7, 2013

Detroit Red Wings And Toronto Maple Leafs To Play In 2014 Winter Classic

In an announcement Sunday morning at Joe Louis Arena, Commissioner Gary Bettman formally confirmed that the 2014 Bridgetone NHL Winter Classic will be played at Michigan Stadium between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1, 2014. If that sounds familiar, it’s because that was the plan for the 2013 Winter Classic [...]

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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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