Gary Bettman

NHL, Worry About Rigid Racial Lines Before Climate Change

Rachel Décoste | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Many are wondering when Gary Bettman and his League will finally dig their heads out of the sand and start reading the demographic tea leaves. Ignoring the plural roots of hockey and misdiagnosing the threats to the game's future could be fatal mistakes. This strategic miscalculation could leave the next generation of hockey fans out in the col

Climate Change Threatens Future Of Hockey, NHL Warns

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Business

The National Hockey League has issued what it calls the first sustainability report ever released by a North American major sports league, and the rep...

NHL Commish: $2 Billion For L.A. Clippers? That's Nothing

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says if the Los Angeles Clippers sell for US$2 billion, he has franchises worth more.The estranged...

Rogers Deal Set To Be Approved At NHL Board Meeting

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Business

Things are going great for the NHL from a business perspective.How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting...

What'll Happen To Don Cherry?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Don Cherry knows as much about his future on "Hockey Night in Canada," as his fans — nothing.The high-profile hockey commentator's employm...

Rogers Buys Rights To Broadcast NHL For 12 Years

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canada's hockey TV landscape underwent a seismic shift Tuesday as Rogers Communications wrested control of NHL multimedia rights with a bloc...

Looking Forward to a Short and Sweet Hockey Season

Andy Juniper | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Perhaps not everyone north of the border is altogether enamoured with the return of hockey. Some Canadian fans will surely refuse to forgive the league and the players for the absurd, avaricious four-month disruption to their puck fix. But I suppose we rejoice. Hockey's back. With a brand-new season. Sweet -- and short.

The NHL Still Deserves to Pay for This Lockout

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

I know the NHL is really happy with itself right now, and I can't stand for that. The Lockout may be ending -- pending approval and some seriously important paperwork -- but the NHL still has to answer for the past few months, and the years before that. The league betrayed its product and millions of its own fans.

Gary Bettman 'Saved The Season'

CBC | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Business

Grapes is handing out top marks to the NHL commissioner following Sunday's tentative end to the lockout. Coach's Corner star Don Cherry w...

Fans React To NHL News

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Business

As the end to the NHL lockout came into view Sunday, fans, reporters, celebrities and players took to Twitter to celebrate. The league and players...

'Some Progress'

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL's labour talks remained on track after a marathon day of negotiating ended with the NHL Players' Association electing to let ...

Will the NHL Reach a Deal Before the World Ends?

Andy Juniper | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

In an irony as ripe as weird Uncle Willard's bedside denture jar and nuttier than old Auntie Jean's inedible fruitcake, there are whispers that the National Hockey League and its players union are inching toward an agreement to truncate their age-old lockout, and allow a new season to finally begin... right around the time the world is scheduled to end.

Taken For Granted

CBC | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Business

The NHL is totally mismanaging its connection with hockey fans, according to a McMaster University communications expert. “Fans don't a...

The Meeting That Could End the NHL's Union

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

On Tuesday in New York, the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) is meeting with players to "facilitate dialogue." The entire union is irrelevant, if this works. The players and owners are finally bringing it on home, and the PC'ness that we've been thrown and tossed is out the window.

NHL Talks To Resume Tuesday

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - There will be fresh faces and a new approach when the NHL's collective bargaining talks resume.A select group of owners and players are sche...

Sex Toys: Helping You Score During the NHL Lockout

Andy Juniper | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Living
Andy Juniper

We've lost our past-time. Now we are in danger of losing our marbles. But our great (and apparently resilient and creative) country have apparently decided to fill the mighty void with...sex toys. They're flying out the door like there's no tomorrow -- or, at very least, like there's no hockey today. Talk about good vibrations.

Another Brick In The Wall

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada

The NHL's labour talks have entered a dark period. When that will lift is anyone's guess.Rather than working towards progress on a new collective barg...

Full NHL Offer Released

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - As the NHL's labour dispute went on display for public viewing, it underscored the importance of the next week in negotiations.The league's ...

NHL Makes Offer To NHLPA

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Business

The National Hockey League has proposed a new offer to the players' union that would see hockey-related revenue split 50-50. It would also see an 82-g...

What to Do if the NHL Lockout Continues

Andy Juniper | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada
Andy Juniper

There are three types of people in this world: those who don't give a hoot about hockey, those who are peripheral fans of the great game, and those who are hockey fanatics. The first types naturally don't care about the work stoppage. The second types have easily, painlessly moved on to other sports, and other forms of entertainment: who knew that darts or Dancing With The Stars could be so doggone riveting? However, it's the third type -- the hockey fanatics -- that I'm truly worried about.

NHL Talks Secretly Resume

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The NHL's collective bargaining talks resumed unexpectedly and the sides are committed to staying in touch through the weekend.An unannounce...

UPDATED: Getting Closer?

CP | Ira Podell, The Associated Press | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The best that can be said about back-to-back days of negotiations between the NHL and the locked out players' association is that the...

You Know You're a Canadian When..

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

Let's face it, if the world is ending in a few months, Canadians had best acknowledge that the year 2012 has given us a unique national identity before we (and the Earth's seven billion inhabitants) are unable to throw another curling rock over the hog line. Without waiting for the world to end or the NHL season to start, let's begin.

Break Out the Ice Cream, Hockey Fans: You Just Got Dumped

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Of all four NHL lockouts in the past 21 years, this one seems the laziest. This just seems like it's been a long summer and your kid doesn't want to wake up before 8 a.m. for the first time in two months. This lockout is the snooze button on a season that was coming too fast, especially since it's clear negotiations didn't "start" until the 11th hour, or not at all.

LOCKED OUT

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.15.2012 | Canada

When the moment of truth arrived, the NHL and NHL Players' Association were nowhere near the bargaining table.The sides remained so far apart in negot...