June 28, 2013

2013 NHL Draft Information

2013 NHL Draft The 2013 NHL Draft will be held Sunday, June 30th, with all seven rounds being conducted on the same day for the first time since 2006. As previously announced, the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center will host the event, the first NHL Draft ever held in the New York City metropolitan area. The [...]

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June 28, 2013

Important Upcoming NHL Dates

As the NHL regular season comes to an end, here are some of the important upcoming dates in the NHL: April 28: Last day of regular season April 29: NHL Draft Lottery April 30: Stanley Cup Playoffs begin May 3-19: World Championship -Sweden/Finland June 30: NHL Draft in Newark, NJ July 5: Free agency period [...]

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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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June 5, 2013

NHL News: Dallas Stars, Mike Modano, Jim Nill, Glen Gulutzan, Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Eakins

The Dallas Stars are going green something closer to the Minnesota green they wore before the NHL team moved to Texas 20 years ago. The Stars unveiled a new logo on Tuesday with a redesigned jersey heavy on the green that retired franchise icon Mike Modano donned after the Minnesota North Stars made him the top overall draft pick in [...]

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May 28, 2013

NHL, Potential Phoenix Coyotes Buyers Meet With Glendale City Officials

NHL executives and potential buyers of the Phoenix Coyotes met with officials of the city of Glendale, Arizona, on Tuesday to lay out their plans for the team. The group of investors, led by Canadian businessmen George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc, are negotiating with the League to purchase the team with the intent of keeping it in [...]

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May 16, 2013

NBA Reject Bid To Relocate Sacramento Kings, Hurts Chances For NHL Team In Seattle

Sportsnet’s John Shannon points out, the decision by the NBA to reject the bid to relocate the Sacramento Kings also hurts the Seattle’s shot at getting an NHL franchise. No new SuperSonics means no rush to build a new arena. “Lost in the NBA decision not to leave Sacramento for Seattle, is the new arena won’t be built [...]

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May 16, 2013

Matt Moulson, Patrick Kane, Martin St. Louis Are Lady Byng Trophy Finalists

New York Islanders forward Matt Moulson, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane and Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis are the three finalists for the NHL’s Lady Byng Trophy, the league’s sportsmanship award. St. Louis has already won the award twice (2010 and ’11), and was a finalist two other times. The 37-year-old ranked second among NHL forwards in total time on ice, but [...]

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May 16, 2013

Hockey News: City Councilors, Edmonton Oilers Agree To Split Cost Of New Downtown Arena

City councilors and the Edmonton Oilers agreed Wednesday to split the cost of the final $30 million needed to green light the wavy-shaped steel-and-glass structure in the city’s downtown in time for the 2016-17 NHL season. “This has been a long and difficult process,” Mayor Stephen Mandel told councillors. “We need to make sure that we build [...]

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May 15, 2013

Hockey News: Roman Cervenka, Phil Kessel, Pavel Datsyuk, 2014 Out Door Games

Daily hockey news from around the league: The relationship between the Calgary Flames and forward Roman Cervenka has apparently come to an end. According to Igor Eronko of Sports.ru, Cervenka has signed a three-year deal with a Kontinental Hockey League squad. “Cervenka signed 3 year contract with #SKA of #KHL as per club official release ” Cervenka inked a one-year, $3.775-million [...]

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May 15, 2013

Edmonton City To Meet About New Proposed Downtown Arena

Edmonton’s mayor says he’s optimistic about a special council meeting on the proposed downtown arena, according to TSN.ca. Stephen Mandel won’t give any details, saying councilors need to hear about and discuss the issues at the meeting Wednesday afternoon. Councillors don’t know what exactly the arena update will be, but Don Iveson thinks it must be something [...]

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