Thursday, January 18, 2007

Around the NHL

Here are some good articles from issues around the NHL. Read, rate, and discuss.

  1. Everyone is talking about the state of the Pittsburgh Penguins and their talk of relocating the franchise. But there is another franchise that arguably is worse shape, the Florida Panthers. An ESPN article by Damien Cox describes their troubles.
  2. The Edmonton Oilers are in involved in talks for a new arena to replace the aging Rexall Place. They have seven years remaining on their current lease and would like to move into a new downtown arena at that time.
  3. Sean Burke has a new home after being claimed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings.
  4. The highly debated Rail Cam will be used during the NHL All-Star game, and will be available in HD.
  5. Speaking of the All-Star game, Joe Sakic and Brendan Shanahan were named All-Star captains.
  6. The AHL All-Star game will be broadcast to over 100 million homes throughout the US and Canada.
  7. The American Conference defeated the National Conference 6-3 in the ECHL All-Star game last night. The game was available free of charge via b2networks.
  8. I refuse to come to a conclusion about the new uniforms until a see more about them. But here's an article on what Gary Bettman has to say about them.
  9. A nice article on the Hershey Bears recapping their first half of the season. It also announces that Coach Bruce Boudreau will return next season to the Bears as the Capitals have picked up their option in his contract.

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