The NBC Sports Group announced this morning that it will carry 103 regular-season NHL games in 2014–15, with 14 on the main network and 89 on NBCSN.
An interactive guide to ice-hockey: the rules, the stars, the history, the gear, the lingo.
A good primer for those getting into the game, from down under.
- 1 month ago
Anne Schleper never considered moving to Boston a hardship. After winning an NCAA championship as a senior at Minnesota, she dreamed of playing for the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team. If that’s what it took to face better competition and improve her game, so be it. Move she would.
One season with the Boston Blades — the only American team in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League — helped land Schleper, a St. Cloud, Minnesota native, on the 2014 Olympic roster for Sochi. But not every potential Olympian from the Midwest had that flexibility.
That’s why Schleper applauds the CWHL’s plan to expand from five to six teams by adding a second American franchise, possibly in the Midwest. CWHL commissioner Brenda Andress said bids from Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit and New York City will be considered at a league Board of Directors meeting later this month.
so apparently there is a bid from chicago for a team and the thing is, i’m not actually sure that makes sense in terms of travel expenses and the available market, but even though i know that intellectually my whole body is like
CHICAGO FRANCHISE CHICAGO FRANCHISE CHICAGO FRANCHISE I WILL BUY TICKETS TO FILL THE WHOLE GODDAMN STADIUM IF I HAVE TO BECOME HOMELESS TO DO IT
A Chicago CWHL team would complete me.
But let’s highlight the part of this article that actually would have the biggest impact on women’s hockey:
By expanding in the U.S., Andress hopes the league can attract more American corporate support. Her goal is to raise $3.2 million over the next 18 months, which would cover all league expenses plus pay players $15,000 per season.
The CWHL is making plans to PAY THEIR PLAYERS. WOMEN MAY FINALLY BE ABLE TO MAKE SOMETHING PLAYING HOCKEY. Granted, it’s not a lot and certainly isn’t a live-able wage, but it’s a huge first step.
(via pittsburghpengwins)Source: speakslow13
- 1 month ago
We love hockey for many reasons but perhaps the greatest aspect of hockey is its fans.
For a few months now the Rangers subreddit has been collecting donations to Dominic Moore’s foundation for cancer, the Katie Moore Foundation. He’s a center for the New York Rangers who lost his wife. See his moving story here (x),
Usually on reddit, fans have a friendly wager that changes the design of the subreddit to the winning team’s colours but this time the Kings subreddit decided to change it up.
They are battling the Rangers subreddit for who can get the most money donated to the Katie Moore Foundation. Hockey teams fans, foes during the stanley cup final, coming together for something that is much greater than hockey.
Awesome movement and awesome graphic by KnightTheLamp
Gotta love hockey.
- 1 month ago
From SI.com - My team doesn’t always win the Stanley Cup, but when it does, I sell it to the highest bidder.
Didn’t realize he hadn’t sold it yet. http://nhl.si.com/2014/06/05/report-los-angeles-kings-owner-considers-sale-of-stanley-cup-finalist/Source: 48gamemisconduct
- 2 months ago
The New York Islanders are scheduled to move to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the 2015-16 season. They could do so with a new owner, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN. On …
There is joy in Mudville if it’s true