| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:21 AM
The NHL had a chance to send a message about the unacceptability of head-hunting hits such as the one Boston’s Johnny Boychuk delivered to Jonathan Toews in the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, and in fact the league did send a...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 11:04 AM
In 2010, it was Brian Burke leading the way in assembling Team USA for the Olympics in Vancouver and then-Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson behind the bench.
This time, the tandem at the top for Sochi, Russia, in 2014 will be Nashville President and GM David...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 6:13 AM
The New York Post reports Monday that Gov Dannel P. Malloy has formed a group that will attempt to bring the NHL back to Connecticut.
According to The Post, Malloy has approached a least one potential owner. The story also says the prospective owner was...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he is talking to investors seeking to bring an NHL franchise to Hartford, but he emphasized the return of hockey remains a remote possibility.
"I have spoken to individuals who have expressed a desire to bring a team...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Now, where was I before Gary Bettman unanimously captured the “Moron of the Millenium’’ championship?
Oh yeah, Patrick Kane, second-line center. And Patrick Kane, trade bait.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman contends that...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:42 AM
NHL muckamuck and Gary Bettman sock puppet Bill Daly said last week he was out of ideas for saving this locked-out season.
Excuse me, but when exactly did you or the NHL have even one idea?
Besides making the players indentured servants, I mean?
| Nov 28, 2012
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman locked out the players on Sept. 15. Since then, he has decided to hold his breath until he turns blue. No NHL hockey. No hope, either. This made hockey fans sad, even those in Columbus. Then Stevie Sunshine had an idea: If we...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:13 AM
The NHL and the players association are going to federal mediation. Forget them.
We’re going to the Federal League, and you’re invited.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman locked out the players in September. Since then, the house elf for Boston...
| Nov 21, 2012
Look, I’m as bummed by the NHL lockout as you are. You hockey fans, anyway.
I’m sure we’re all getting tired of watching online highlights of Traktor Chelyabinsk scoring on Bars Astana in the Kontinental Hockey League, and while the...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:11 PM
The NHL on Tuesday made a new proposal to the players’ association that should provide a basis for accelerated negotiations and is centered on a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenues, contingent on a full, 82-game schedule being played starting...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 12:59 AM
NEW YORK -- The dribs and drabs -- almost like an annoying dripping faucet -- have taken a sizable toll.
All has proved quite costly in terms of the pocketbooks of the players, owners and arena workers.
For some perspective, the last hockey game...
| Oct 19, 2012
As expected the NHL has cancelled games through Nov. 1. That doesn't necessarily rule out the season beginning on Nov. 2 as Commissioner Gary Bettman and the owners have outlined in their latest proposal. By now you now the players aren't buying into this...