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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May 11, 2013

NHL, IIHF Move Towards Agreement For Participation In 2014 Sochi Olympics

The NHL continues to work toward an agreement for participation in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, with a tentative two-week period slated for February. According to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s website, the NHL would take its break from February 9-24, 2014, assuming NHL players participate. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed those dates via email […]

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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 20, 2013

John Tortorella Favorite To Coach Team USA In Winter Games?

ESPN hockey analyst Barry Melrose believes New York Rangers taskmaster John Tortorella is the odds-on favorite to step behind Team USA’s bench at the 2014 Winter Games, assuming NHL players participate as expected. “Tortorella is a natural choice to lead Team USA at the Sochi Olympics,” Melrose, said of the Boston native on Tuesday night. “The guy has won […]

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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 7, 2012

Quick Hits: Scott Clemmensen, Carey Price, Mike Babcock, Jonathan Quick

The Los Angeles Kings are the first team since the current postseason format started in 1994 to successfully eliminated the first and second seed teams as an eighth seed. More quick hits from around the NHL: Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon tells the Sun Sentinel’s Harvey Fialkov he’s “got nothing but admiration” for Scott Clemmensen, […]

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March 5, 2012

Hockey Canada Introduces 2014 Management Team

Hockey Canada introduced the Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman as executive director for Team Canada the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which will take place in Sochi, Russia. Joining Yzerman’s management group are St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong, General Manager Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers president Kevin Lowe,  Bruins General Manager […]

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