Arizona Coyotes Controversy Disappointing For Fans

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A recent article in The Athletic written by Katie Strang (subscription required) has caused some Arizona Coyotes controversy. Strang has detailed the inner workings of the franchise’s organization and she didn’t hold any punches in her reporting. Arizona Coyotes Controversy Hits Fans Let’s face it, the Arizona Coyotes’ hockey team is sort of accustomed to […] READ MORE


The NHL Must Have a 2020-21 Season Or Face Irrelevancy

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We are about a month removed from the Tampa Bay Lightning winning the Stanley Cup inside the Edmonton bubble. But as free agency marches on, the focus is being shifted to when the 2020-21 NHL season will begin. The NHL and NHLPA have stated they have a target date of January 1st. However, that could […] READ MORE


Gary Bettman CTE Denial Drawing Congressional Attention

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In July, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman maintained his stance on concussions and their link to the neurological disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. “From a medical science standpoint, there is no evidence yet that one necessarily leads to the other. I know there are a lot of theories, but if you ask people who […] READ MORE


2016-17 NHL Salary Cap Set

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The NHL and NHLPA announced the salary cap for the 2016-17 season earlier today. The upper limit of the cap will be set at $73 million, up $1.6 million from last year.  The lower limit of the cap will be set at $54 million.  This is up from $52.8 million in 2014-15. The mid-point is […] READ MORE


Report: NHL Chooses Las Vegas For NHL Expansion

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An anonymous AP source with direct knowledge of the situation has reported that the NHL has decided to expand to Las Vegas allegedly for the 2017-18 season. Meanwhile the bid from Quebec City is out of the running. The NHL expands to another western market in the United States and denies another team to Canada, […] READ MORE




Bettman upholds Wideman Suspension

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Gary Bettman has released his ruling on Dennis Wideman’s appeal of his twenty game suspension following his incident with linesman Don Henderson on January 27th, 2016.  Wideman has the option to further appeal the suspension to an independent third-party arbitrator if he so chooses. The following is the press release from the National Hockey League. […] READ MORE


The NHL is Snubbing the Leafs Centennial

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With the announcement on Thursday that the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will be held in Chicago, one more NHL event in that year has been officially handed to a city not in Toronto. In 2014, then-MLSE president Tim Leiweke announced that the Maple Leafs were already making plans for the 2016-17 season, which will be recognized as the Leafs centennial. It was rumoured in that year that the team had asked the NHL for—among other things—the draft, the All-Star game, and the Winter Classic. READ MORE


OTPP: Drouin Suspended, NHL Emails, John Scott and More

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. On this week’s edition: After being sent down to the AHL […] READ MORE