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  • Patrick Kane Won't Be Prosecuted on Rape Allegations After Police Investigation

    11/05/2015 9:44:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 11/5/2015 | Tim Daniels
    Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane will not face criminal charges after a woman claimed she was raped by the NHL player at his home near Buffalo in early August. Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III released the findings Thursday morning: The Town of Hamburg Police Department and the Office of the Erie County District Attorney have conducted an exhaustive investigation over the course of the past three months regarding allegations made by a 21 year-old woman that 26 year-old Patrick Kane raped her on his bed. The investigative findings include the following:
  • Lawyer for (Blackhawks Patrick) Kane accuser abruptly quits over evidence bag

    09/24/2015 8:41:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | 9/24/2015
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The lawyer of a woman accusing Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of sexual assault abruptly quit the case Thursday night, saying he's no longer comfortable representing the woman because of how her mother reported finding an evidence bag they believed once held the woman's rape kit. Thomas Eoannou told reporters he doesn't believe the story he was told about how the bag was found. But he said he's still confident in the woman's allegations against Kane. "I don't know how that reflects, and I don't think it does, on the night in question," Eoannou said of...

    08/28/2015 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    ABC7 NYC ^ | 8/28/15
    UNIONDALE -- Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbour was battling Parkinson's Disease and dementia. He had been living in Florida. Arbour transitioned from a successful 14-season NHL playing career as a defenseman to become one of the league's all-time best coaches. Beginning in 1973-74, Arbour led the Isles to 15 playoff appearances and won 119 playoff games - an NHL record with one team - over 19...
  • Stan Mikita’s brain disorder blocking his hockey memories

    06/15/2015 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Borges · 38 replies
    WGN ^ | 6/15/2015
    CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks are one win away from winning another Stanley Cup championship. But one of the team’s ambassadors can’t enjoy it, because he doesn’t know its happening. Hall of Famer Stan Mikita spent his entire 22-year NHL career in Chicago. He’s now 75 and suffers from a brain disorder called Lewy body. The disorder can lead to dementia, hallucinations, and memory loss. Mikita’s wife, Jill, tells the Chicago Tribune, “His mind is completely gone. I don’t like to use that term, but there’s no other way to describe it.” “He doesn’t know he’s missing out. He has...

    06/15/2015 6:36:06 PM PDT · by Notforprophet · 60 replies
    Yours Truly ^ | 06/15/2015 | Notforprophet
    Ahem. Let's GO BLACKHAWKS. Finish this thing! That's all. NFP
  • Blackhawks Rally to Stun Tampa Bay 2-1 in Final Opener

    06/04/2015 12:03:21 AM PDT · by dr_lew · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 4, 2015 | GREG BEACHAM
    Teravainen and Antoine Vermette scored 1:58 apart late in the third period, and the Blackhawks rallied to stun the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Wednesday night.
  • Lightning in Cup Final, to play Ducks or Blackhawks

    05/29/2015 8:44:50 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 41 replies
    NHL.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | David Satriano
    The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time. The Lightning, who won the best-of-7 series 4-3, either will host the Chicago Blackhawks, who have won the Stanley Cup twice in the past five seasons, or visit the Anaheim Ducks, who won it in 2007, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBC). Tampa Bay defeated the Calgary Flames in seven games to win the 2004 Stanley Cup.
  • This NFL ‘investigation’ of Tom Brady looks more like a total hose job with every passing day

    05/15/2015 12:13:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 60 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Pre-ordained findings: Endeavor to get to the bottom of this, Brady will be totally vindicated. The same can't be said for Roger Goodell and Ted Wells, who appear to have been motivated here by anything, everything except the truth I know a lot of you are absolutely convinced that Tom Brady cheated his way to the Super Bowl by flagrantly directing the illegal deflation of footballs that were used in the AFC Championship Game against the Colts, and that the Patriots’ 45-7 win in that game was tainted by Brady’s better grip on the balls as a result of the...
  • Marcel Pronovost, Hall of Famer on 5 Stanley cup winners, dies at 84

    04/27/2015 8:02:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    AP via Fox Sports ^ | April 27, 2015
    Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost, who spent 15 years with the Detroit Red Wings before capping his playing career with a five-year run in Toronto, has died. He was 84. Pronovost won the Stanley Cup five times as a player and recorded 88 goals and 257 assists in 1,206 regular-season games. He moved into coaching after his retirement and had served as a scout for the New Jersey Devils since 1990.
  • Lindros files lawsuit against former referee

    02/25/2015 2:31:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    TSN ^ | February 25, 2015 | Rick Westhead
    Eric Lindros has launched a $250,000 defamation lawsuit against former NHL referee Paul Stewart and the Huffington Post, after Stewart wrote a column for the online news website that allegedly made the former Philadelphia Flyers star forward look like a "dickhead." In documents filed in an Ontario court, Lindros says his reputation has been sullied after Stewart wrote about his poor on-ice relationship with Lindros, which was capped by an incident when Lindros allegedly tore up posters he was asked by Stewart to autograph for a charity.
  • Former NHLer Steve Montador passes away at 35

    02/15/2015 2:04:48 PM PST · by massmike · 16 replies
    http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/ ^ | 02/15/2015 | James O'Brien
    Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador died at age 35, as first reported by TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. The Mississauga News reports that he was found dead at his home at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Police do not suspect foul play. Montador last performed in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011-12. He played 571 regular season games spread out between the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins and Blackhawks. Many may remember him most from his time when the Flames, as he appeared in 20 postseason games during Calgary’s memorable run to the 2004 Stanley...
  • Legendary Montreal Canadiens star Jean Beliveau dead

    12/02/2014 10:08:25 PM PST · by xp38 · 31 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | December 2 2014 | Mike Zeisberger
    Jean Beliveau, one of the greatest legends to ever play in the National Hockey League, has passed away. He was 83. Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972, Beliveau scored 507 goals and 712 assists in 1,125 games over parts of 20 seasons, all as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Beliveau was the first player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as Stanley Cup playoffs MVP, winning the award in the Canadiens’ 1965 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. In the end, Beliveau won the Stanley Cup 10 times with the Canadiens. Along with being the captain of...
  • Canucks pay tribute to Pat Quinn

    11/26/2014 12:33:52 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11-25-14 | AP
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks honored late coach Pat Quinn in a pregame ceremony on Tuesday night. A moment of silence was held for Quinn before the Canucks hosted the New Jersey Devils. A video tribute was played while Mark Donnelly sang "Danny Boy." Canucks players wore "PQ" decals on their helmets that will remain for the rest of the season. Quinn, who died Sunday at 71 following a long illness, was a defenseman with the original Canucks team that entered the NHL in the 1970-71 season.
  • Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs gather at National War Memorial

    11/09/2014 1:38:23 PM PST · by RitchieAprile · 8 replies
    CBC ^ | Nov 09, 2014 1:31 PM ET| | CBC News
    The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs gathered at the National War Memorial on Sunday to pay their respects to fallen soldiers, including Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was shot and killed while guarding the memorial last month. The teams came together late on Sunday morning ahead of their game at 6 p.m. ET at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.
  • Fracking dollars help save a sports icon in fracking-free New York (NFL's Buffalo Bills)

    09/12/2014 1:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Barrel ^ | September 12, 2014 | John Kingston
    Another chapter in the never-ending love/hate relationship between New York and fracking. The former has banned the latter, as we’re sure you know. First, let’s go back to 2010. East Resources, which is a privately held independent oil and gas company operating in the Marcellus, among other areas, sells a vast amount of acreage in the Marcellus and other areas to Royal Dutch Shell for $4.7 billion. Then go back to earlier this year. Ralph Wilson, the only man who ever owned the Buffalo Bills, dies in March. So his heirs put the Bills–who haven’t made the NFL playoffs since...
  • Bob Suter, member of 'Miracle on Ice' team, dies at 57

    09/09/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    NHL.com ^ | September 9, 2014
    Bob Suter, a member of the 1980 U.S. "Miracle on Ice" team and father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, died Tuesday. He was 57. "We are very saddened by today's news that Minnesota Wild scout Bob Suter suddenly passed away," the Wild said in a statement. "The Wild organization sends its condolences to the entire Suter family during this difficult time. Not only was Bob a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed by all of us." The cause of death was not given.
  • Man Indicted on Charges of Selling Prescription Pills to Derek Boogaard

    09/09/2014 1:02:24 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9-9-14 | JOHN BRANCH and BENJAMIN WEISER
    Two weeks before he died of an overdose in 2011, the New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard was excused from his substance-abuse rehabilitation in California and returned to New York. He drove to Long Island, as he had done many times in the months before, and paid a man for illegally obtained prescription painkillers. This time, rather than cash, Boogaard paid with a personal check.
  • Major sports annoyances.

    06/07/2014 7:20:05 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 32 replies
    06.07.2014 | self
    Trying to watch top sports events I find it very annoying to be subjected to: 1. World soccer cup in South Africa were being "cheered" by screaming vuvuzelas - buzzing non stop during the games. 2. NHL Stanley Cup finals. The best of the best games are being interfered with by jerks banging on the glass barriers. Very annoying. Can't the announcer at the games ask the jerks to refrain from banging on the glass as a courtesy to TV viewers who provide the revenue for the NHL? What are the jerks trying to achieve with banging? Scare the players?...

    04/15/2014 8:23:59 AM PDT · by airborne · 678 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 4/15/14 | various
  • Florida Panthers ask for $86 million bailout to help pay for rent at BB&T Center

    02/19/2014 4:14:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 2/18/14
    The Florida Panthers faced some high stakes Tuesday; not on the ice, but at Broward County Hall. With opposition building against the Florida Panthers' request for $86 million for free rent at the county-owned BB&T Center in Sunrise, a majority of county commissioners made it clear at a workshop meeting Tuesday that they’re in favor of a major public giveaway to the hockey team. New Florida Panthers hockey team owner Doug Cifu said he has no plans to move the team with or without the $86 million bailout he's asking from public, but that didn't stop Broward County Commissioner Marty...
  • USA-NHL Stars Choose Olympic Village Over Posh Lodgings

    02/11/2014 1:05:27 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 31 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/11/2014 | AP
  • Ducks Triumph at Dodger Stadium as Volleyballs and Frisbees Fly

    01/26/2014 11:27:02 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 26, 2014 | Karen Crouse
    ...The temperature at the start of the history-making game at Dodger Stadium between the Kings and the visiting Anaheim Ducks, rivals separated by 31 miles of interstate, was 61 degrees with a slight breeze. The balmy weather notwithstanding, it was easy to get the chills during the first regular-season outdoor hockey game in California, won by the Ducks in a 3-0 shutout. ... By the time the game started, the crowd of 54,099 was in full roar, with “Go Kings Go” cries followed by chants of “Beat L.A.” ...

    01/25/2014 9:28:31 AM PST · by airborne · 29 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 1/25/14 | Various
    Anaheim Ducks vs. LA Kings @ Dodger Stadium - Saturday Jan. 25 @ 9:30 PM (Eastern) on NBCSN NY Rangers vs. NJ Devils @ Yankee Stadium - Sunday Jan. 26 @ 12:30 PM (Eastern) on NBC NY Rangers vs. NY Islanders @ Yankee Stadium - Wednesday Jan. 29 @ 7:30 PM (Eastern) on NBCSN
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann argues with 13-year-old girl on Twitter

    01/16/2014 5:48:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | January 16, 2014
    Keith Olbermann of ESPN recently named former Flyer and current Vancouver Canuck Tom Sestito the "World's Worst Person In Sports," which is a reoccurring segment on his talk show "Olbermann." Sestito jokingly thanked Olbermann for the recognition on Twitter.
  • Hockey, Dodger Stadium, Wayne Gretzky, Vin Scully—how Great is that?

    01/13/2014 2:30:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2014 | Helene Elliott
    Wayne Gretzky will end his four-year separation from the NHL to take part in Kings-Ducks game Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium. Vinny will be there too. Perfect.
  • Florida Panthers seeking public funds to offset losses of $20 million

    01/10/2014 10:01:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 10. 2014 | Chris Peters
    The Florida Panthers claim they are losing $20 million to $30 million a year while operating out of Broward County's Sunrise, Fla., based BB&T Center. In order to offset those costs, the team hopes to rework its contract with the county in order to collect $70 million in tourism tax revenue to cover the costs the Panthers are paying on their arena.
  • Obama salutes hockey's Blackhawks at White House

    11/04/2013 4:36:38 PM PST · by mikrofon · 18 replies
    The Charlotte Observer. ^ | Monday, Nov. 04, 2013 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON -- A beaming President Barack Obama saluted the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks at the White House on Monday — a rare moment for a president hungry to see more victorious teams from his hometown.</p> <p>The Blackhawks have been the only Chicago team to win championships during Obama's presidency. They also won in 2010.</p>
  • Allegations Accuse The Chicago “Blackhawks” Name To Be Racist

    10/09/2013 7:35:59 AM PDT · by rface · 75 replies
    BlackhawksUp ^ | Oct 09, 2013 | Skylar Peters
    Recent reports surfacing about a particular NFL franchise, the Washington Redskins, created a minor stir throughout the sports world, bringing the Chicago Blackhawks in the argument as well. What unites the two teams, you might ask? It is the name, which is suggestive of a native group. Not only are the Redskins and Blackhawks involved, but another NFL franchise, the Kansas City Cheifs, and the Cleavland Indians of the MLB. Besides those four main teams, are over 150 other clubs in various sports across North America. Many activist groups for indigenous people have called out these clubs on occasion, with...
  • Freeper Fantasy Hockey League ***VANITY***

    09/25/2013 6:16:03 PM PDT · by freedombird · 8 replies
    Need a few more teams to round out our Freeper league!! Anyone interested?? If so....freepmail me with your e-mail address and I will send you an invite!! Have been running a Freeper League for several years....it's been a blast!
  • Most Broke, Liberal City Spending Half Billion on Hockey Arena

    08/01/2013 12:27:33 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 7/30/13 | James Daniels
    We’ve all heard about Detroit’s bankruptcy as bleeding-heart “economists” plead for a bailout from Uncle Sam. Yet, the city of Detroit intends to move forward with its contribution to the Redwings’ new hockey arena. According to CNN, the city plans to spend $444 million of Michigan taxpayers’ money on the facility, despite hour-long police delays and shutting off 40 percent of its street lights to save money. To borrow from The Simpsons character Mr. Burns, Detroit plans to use taxpayer funds to help a billionaire build a private playground for millionaires. Team owner Mike Ilitch is only worth $2.4 billion...

    07/23/2013 6:27:19 AM PDT · by airborne · 21 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 7/23/2013 | various
    For all of us hockey fans who are tired of NFL murder stories and MLB drug stories, I offer some off season hockey news. Here are some of the team rosters of the countries who look to be contending for Winter Olympic medals.
  • Plano's Seth Jones becomes highest-selected Texas-born player (4th) in the history of NHL Draft

    06/30/2013 6:35:12 PM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 06/30/13 | MIKE HEIKA
    Seth Jones, the hockey-playing son of former NBA forward Ronald “Popeye” Jones, a Maverick from 1993-96 and again in 2002-03, was selected fourth overall by the Nashville Predators. Jones, ranked No. 1 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, surprised many by slipping down and going fourth to the Nashville Predators. "First of all, I’m going to worry about myself and trying to get better and try to make Nashville next year, and then second of all, I’m going to try to make -- in a good way, though -- those teams regret not taking me," Jones told TSN....
  • Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup

    06/24/2013 8:54:06 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 59 replies
    Yahoo! Sports/AP ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jimmy Golen
    BOSTON (AP) -- An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season. Three straight victories to clinch the title. From beginning to end, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away from the rest of the league. Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final minutes and the Blackhawks rallied to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 on Monday night to clinch their second NHL championship in four seasons. < snip >
  • Bruins lead 2-1, late in the 3rd (Bruins - Blackhawks)

    06/24/2013 7:37:01 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 45 replies
    Blackhawks defense determined to keep east coast freepers up all night ... Bruins finally score
  • Sarah McLachlan sings US and Canadian National Anthems

    05/20/2013 2:33:25 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | hgfdsaalk
    This shows one of the very best renditions of both the Canadian and American National Anthems. At a hockey game. In Vancouver. No mangling allowed.
  • Pilot asks if crying baby on plane is Sidney Crosby

    06/04/2013 12:01:38 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    QMI AGENCY ^ | June 4, 2013
    How bad are things going for Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby? Not only do the Penguins trail the Boston Bruins 2-0 in the Eastern Conference final, in part because Crosby’s high-octane game has been stuck in neutral, but now the young star is being openly mocked by people outside the hockey industry. The pilot of the JetBlue flight transporting members of the Boston media from Pittsburgh to Boston got into the act Tuesday, asking if “Sidney Crosby is in the back of the plane” after hearing a baby crying on the flight. The pilot’s comment was tweeted by a couple...
  • Singer performs 'Star-Mangled Banner' at hockey game in Canada

    05/20/2013 7:50:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2013 | Fox News Staff
    Halifax Mooseheads goaltender Zachary Fucale turns away a shot with the help of defenseman Austyn Hardie as Portland Winterhawks center Brendan Leipsic presses sduring the first period of a junior hockey Memorial Cup game Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards) Jazz singer Alexis Normand garnered a penalty before a Saturday hockey game in Canada after slashing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” SI.com reports. Normand delivered an unforgettable version of America’s national anthem during a Memorial Cup round-robin game between the Halifax Mooseheads and the Portland Winterhawks in Saskatoon. According to SI.com, Normand made it through...
  • Family of Derek Boogaard (NY Ranger hockey player) files wrongful-death lawsuit against NHL

    05/13/2013 12:18:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 12, 2013 | Brian Stubits
    The family of the late Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL. The former enforcer for the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers died in May 2011 from a lethal mix of alcohol and oxycodone. He had become addicted to painkillers while dealing with concussions and other injury issues during his six-year NHL career. From the New York Times: "To distill this to one sentence," said William Gibbs, a lawyer for the Boogaards, "you take a young man, you subject him to trauma, you give him pills for that trauma, he becomes addicted to those pills,...
  • NHL 2013 PLAYOFFS - NHL Announces Stanley Cup Schedule

    04/29/2013 12:23:15 PM PDT · by airborne · 343 replies
    nhl WEB SITE ^ | 4/2913 | VARIOUS
    NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League today announced the dates, times and national broadcast information for the 2013 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinal round, which begins Tuesday, April 30th. Information on the U.S. broadcast networks for games later in the round will be released as it is determined.
  • Red Wings honor Gordie Howe

    04/01/2013 10:30:47 AM PDT · by shove_it · 34 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1 Apr 2013
    The Detroit Red Wings honored Gordie Howe on his 85th birthday Sunday as players wore jerseys with Howe's retired No. 9 during warm-ups and "Mr. Hockey" was on hand at Joe Louis Arena signing autographs. [...] Former Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who won seven Norris Trophies, was in from Sweden for the occasion. Also on hand were Red Wings Hall of Famers Ted Lindsay and Alex Delvecchio...
  • NHL, union reach tentative agreement

    01/06/2013 2:05:19 PM PST · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season. After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence. Ending a bitter dispute that wiped out a large part of the hockey season for the third time in less than two decades, the league and its union agreed to the framework of a 10-year labor contract that will allow a delayed schedule to start later this month.
  • NHL, NHLPA agree to framework of new CBA

    01/06/2013 7:29:04 AM PST · by airborne · 26 replies
    NHL website ^ | 1/6/13 | Shawn P. Rourke
    The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association reached agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement early Sunday morning. After a marathon 16-plus hour negotiating session at the Sofitel Hotel that began Saturday afternoon, the sides announced an agreement in principle shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday. The League did not announce the start date of the season or the number of games each team will play. Those details will be announced soon. The deal, agreed to at approximately 4:40 a.m., was announced jointly by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr...
  • NHL lockout is over; players, owners reach tentative CBA deal after 16-hour talks

    01/06/2013 2:57:13 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 1/6/13 | Greg Wyshynski
    It took 16 hours of talks in New York on Saturday, with concessions from both sides. It took 113 days. A total of 625 regular-season games were sacrificed, or over half the 2012-13 season. It took months of bitter sniping, petty politics, false hope and broken hearts.
  • Not even U.S. green card can lure investors

    12/28/2012 4:07:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | December 27, 2012 | David Shoalts
    Greg Jamison says he hopes to close the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes in January, and while the usual doubters point out this is simply the latest in a long line of such predictions, they are giving him full marks for creativity in his hunt for investors. This is due to Jamison’s novel but failed attempt to find investors through the Immigrant Investor Program of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Two sources familiar with his investment plans said Jamison, the former president of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, tried to raise at least some of the $170-million (all currency...
  • NHL cancels all games through Jan. 14

    12/21/2012 12:16:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 20, 2012 5:06 PM EST | Ira Podell
    The NHL could be one step away from canceling another hockey season because of a labor fight with the players. In the latest round of cancellations, the NHL on Thursday wiped out all games through Jan. 14. More than 50 percent of the schedule has been lost, and the rest is now in great danger, too. “I don’t want to characterize what today’s cancellations mean or don't mean,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press in an email. “I will stand on the announcement that was made.” So far, 625 regular-season games have been called off, including nearly...
  • 2012 Year in Review: Puck Daddy’s 10 most memorable hockey images of 2012

    12/19/2012 5:58:36 AM PST · by shove_it · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 18 Dec 2012 | Greg Wyshynski
    Through New Year's Eve, your friends at Puck Daddy fondly recall the Year in Hockey for 2012, such as it wasn't. The NHL All-Star Game's Breakaway Challenge competition has become the League's home for prop comedy, and Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane didn't disappoint. With Eminem's "Superman" playing over the ScotiaBank Place speakers, Kane put on a cape and Clark Kent glasses (in complete violation of the character's rules, mind you) during one of his shootout attempts — a concept he came up with 24 hours before the event in Ottawa. Yet when it comes to the Top 10 most...
  • Cancelled NHL Season Would Have Canada Missing Goals

    10/03/2012 11:04:11 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 3, 2012, 9:29 AM ET | By Karen Johnson
    For many Canadians, the prospect of a lost–or even delayed–National Hockey League season is heartbreak enough. Now it turns out, it also might high-stick the country’s economy. Associated Press Montreal Canadiens’ Colby Armstrong, left, and Ryan White take a break during an informal training session last month at the team’s training facility in Brossard, Quebec.From his desk at one of Canada’s big banks, economist and hockey fan Doug Porter has been crunching numbers, as labor strife between players and owners threatens to scupper the NHL season. Mr. Porter, deputy chief economist at BMO Capital Markets, figures a canceled season would...
  • NHL lockout: Edmonton Oilers eye Seattle for talks about possible relocation

    09/25/2012 8:12:16 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 21 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 9/25/2012 | Dean Bennett
    EDMONTON—With a deadline looming to complete a deal to build the Edmonton Oilers a new arena, the team’s brass turned up the heat on city councillors by paying a visit to Seattle. Oilers owner Daryl Katz, team president Patrick LaForge and president of hockey operations Kevin Lowe were in Seattle on Monday for meetings about a possible relocation to the city, the Oilers said in a statement. “The Katz Group has been listening to proposals from a number of potential NHL markets for some time,” the statement read. “After more than four years of trying to secure an arena deal...
  • National Hockey League locks out its players

    09/15/2012 11:41:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    FOX ^ | 16 September 2012 | AP Story
    NEW YORK – The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business. Unable to reach agreement on a new labor deal, the National Hockey League locked out its players at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, the third major pro sport to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months, behind the NFL and NBA. The action also marks the fourth shutdown for the NHL since 1992, including a year-long dispute that forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season when the league successfully held out for a salary cap. That fight ended with the latest...
  • NHL disagrees with NHLPA labor filings in Canada

    09/11/2012 7:27:12 AM PDT · by airborne · 7 replies
    NHL website ^ | 9/10/12 | By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer
    Members of three Canadian-based teams are attempting to use provincial law to contest the legality of a potential lockout by the National Hockey League owners. The National Hockey League Players' Association believes that laws in the provinces of both Alberta and Quebec would make the potential lockout unlawful. "The filings are intended to interfere with the broader labor negotiating process," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Monday. "They will have absolutely zero impact on the broader negotiation, or on the deal we ultimately agree on." According to the NHLPA, the fact that the Union is not recognized by the Quebec...