National Hockey League

The World Cup Is Out To Ruin Hockey's Underdogs

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

But the fact is, if I'm a Swiss hockey player, I don't really care if I'm not going to win a gold medal. Same if I'm Latvian or Slovenian, or anything else. I'm proud to play for my country -- I'm proud to lose with my country.

Oilers Fire Coach

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish sacked head coach Dallas Eakins on Monday, saying while Eakins is taking the fall for mounting losse...

Why Canadian Hockey Fans Should Be Cheering For The Loonie

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Fans and executives of teams that can spend up to the salary cap should put their rivalries aside to root for the Canadian dollar.T...

Hockey Legend Dies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada

MONTREAL - Former Montreal forward Gilles Tremblay, who won four Stanley Cups with the Canadiens in the 1960s, has died at age 75.The Canadiens report...


Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada

A fixture of the hockey universe has died. Pat Quinn, a former player and legendary coach, succumbed Sunday at Vancouver General Hospital to a leng...

Ads On NHL Jerseys 'Coming,' League Exec Says

CBC | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Business

Ads could soon appear on NHL teams' jerseys. NHL chief operating officer John Collins said in an interview posted Thursday by Sports Business ...

The Best Things From Opening Night

CBC | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada

Hockey is officially back. The NHL’s opening night featured four games highlighted by the storied rivalry between the Canadiens and Toronto Maple ...

A New Captain In Ottawa

CP | Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators are once again turning to a young Swede to lead the organization.The Senators named star defenceman Erik Karlsson as the ...

Return Of NHL Just What Canada's Economy Needs: Moody's

CBC | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Business

NHL training camps open across North America this week, but no matter who makes that last round of cuts, the Canadian economy is poised to be a winner...

The Best Location For Toronto's Second NHL Team?

CBC | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Business

The NHL can deny it but the league can’t stop the talk. In building on the report from the Vancouver Province that the NHL would expand to Las ...

NHL, Worry About Rigid Racial Lines Before Climate Change

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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...


CP | Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - Lightning coach Jon Cooper wouldn't let his team go down without a fight.Trailing 3-1 after 40 minutes in Game 4 and staring elimination in...

What Are The Prospects For More Canadian NHL Teams?

CP | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL -- The Conference Board of Canada says the economic conditions are favourable enough to have three more National Hockey League franchises in ...

Why The NHL's Bottom Line Is Taking A Beating

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Rock 'em-sock 'em hockey may give many fans a thrill, but researchers estimate that resulting player injuries cost the NHL more than $200 mi...

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...

Players Suing NHL Over Concussions

CP | Frederic J. Frommer, The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

WASHINGTON - Ten former National Hockey League players, including all-star forward Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn...

And The Most Valuable NHL Team Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Business

A Canadian team may not have won the Stanley Cup in 20 years, but Canadian teams dominate the league all the same when it comes to money. Three of ...

If Dion Phaneuf Is Asking for $50M, He Is Not the Right Leaf's Leader

Philip Plante-Ajah | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada
Philip Plante-Ajah

While I have noticed that there weren't too many sports related posts on HuffPo, I also noticed that The Sports Network's flagship show SportsCentre h...

NHL Players Are Sochi-Bound

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada

Sidney Crosby waited along with everyone else for an agreement to send NHL players to the 2014 Winter Olympics. It had been almost three years and fiv...

Young Hockey Star RETIRES

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada

Ilya Kovalchuk considered staying in Russia when the NHL lockout ended in January. Ultimately he returned to play the 2013 season with the New Jersey ...

Young Hockey Star Retires

CBC | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada

New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday. Kovalchuk played 11 seasons in the league, including the...

And The First Pick In The NHL Draft Goes To..

CP | Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Finishing last in the Western Conference standings and out of the NHL playoffs paid huge dividends for the Colorado Avalanche on Monday.Colo...

The Buds Are Back

CP | Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada

After a truncated 48-game regular season, the NHL post-season has arrived. Here's a look at five storylines to watch as the quest for the Stanley Cup ...

Fans Make Oilers The NHL's Hottest Draw | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada Travel

Story by Karen Evenden Writer EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- If you happen to visit Edmonton this week, one of the first things you will notice is the...