July 19, 2013

NHL, IIHF, IOC Come To An Olympic Agreement

The NHL and players union have reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation to allow for NHL players to participate in the 2014 Winter Games. This announcement has been expected for a while now, but we can finally say with certainty that the best players in the world […]

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April 12, 2013

NHL, International Olympic Committee Continue To Work Towards Agreement

There is still no deal to send NHL players to Sochi next February for the Olympics, but another meeting Friday advanced the process, according to ESPN.com. Officials from the NHL, NHL Players Association, International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation met in New York City to try and resolve the outstanding issues that […]

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April 11, 2013

International Olympic Committee And NHL To Meet, Discuss Sochi Winter Olympics

The NHL has another Olympic meeting on tap for Friday as the parties involved try to continue to make progress. Sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the league will meet in New York City with the International Olympic Committee, the International Ice Hockey Federation and NHL Players Association as all four parties continue to reach […]

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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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February 21, 2013

NHL Demands Sochi Olympic Concessions

The NHL is interested in allowing its stars to play at next year’s Sochi Olympics but is demanding TV rights concessions and rule changes, the Russian Hockey Federation president and three-time gold medalist Vladislav Tretiak told R-Sport. Negotiations between the NHL, the International Olympic Committee and hockey’s global governing body, the IIHF, were held last […]

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February 11, 2013

Meeting To Discuss NHL’s Involvement In Olympic Games Scheduled For This Thursday & Friday

The NHL‘s continued involvement in the Olympic Games will be discussed later this week when the league meets with the IOC, the International Ice Hockey Federation and the NHL Players Association. The meetings are scheduled for Thursday and Friday in New York City, sources with both the NHL and NHLPA confirmed. The NHL has sent […]

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May 18, 2012

Quick Hits: Ryan Suter, Zach Parise, Daniel Alfredsson

Quick Hits from around the NHL: According to the Tennessean’s Josh Cooper, fans of the Nashville Predators could get a good sense of Ryan Suter‘s future sometime next week. According to Newsday’s Arthur Staple, the elder Parise implied his youngest boy Zach Parise has an affection for New York’s current head coach, John Tortorella. “Zach likes Torts a lot,” J.P. said. […]

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April 16, 2012

Quick Hits: Nail Yakupov, Mark Giordano, Dallas AHL Coaches

Quick Hits from around the NHL: The Edmonton Sun reports that Nail Yakupov is hoping the Edmonton Oilers take him with the top overall pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft. “I definitely want to go to Edmonton and play for the Oilers, for sure,” said Yakupov. “I’ve played in Canada, in Sarnia, for the last two years. […]

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April 13, 2012

Quick Hits: Cam Ward, New Jersey Devils, Canada’s World U18 Roster

Quick Hit from around the NHL: Raleigh News & Observer reports that Cam Ward is expected to play for Team Canada in the 2012 IIHF World Championships. Ward would like to play for Canada in the 2014 Winter Olympics, assuming that the NHL agrees to let their players participate in that event. New Jersey Online reports that New Jersey Devils owner […]

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April 9, 2012

Stefan Matteau Ineligible For World Men’s Under 18 Championship

The International Ice Hockey Federation ruled Thursday that Chicago native Stefan Matteau is ineligible to participate for U.S. at the upcoming World Men’s Under-18 Championship. Matteau, who is regarded as one of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2012 NHL Draft, is the son of former NHL player Stephane Matteau. According to Kevin Allen of USA […]

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