Oil Change Must Start At The Top

Last March, I did a piece for Bleacher Report observing it was 30 years since hockey last two great dynasties, the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders, clashed in the 1984 Stanley Cup Final. In that piece, I noted how far both clubs had fallen in the three decades...

NHL Week That Was: December 1-7, 2014

A look back at some of the notable NHL news and notes of the past week which caught my attention. Lots of folks were dumping on Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish for his “state of the franchise” press conference on Dec. 5. Sure, it was bizarre to stage a...

Some Painful Truths About the NHL Salary Cap

Recent reports forecasting the possible stagnation of the NHL salary cap for 2015-16 serves as a potentially stark lesson of how it could handcuff teams with limited cap space.  Here’s a look at some painful truths we’ve learned over the years about the...

NHL Expansion Inevitable

Like it or not, NHL fans, it appears another expansion is on the horizon. Sure, the league officials deny it, but the NHL is in business to make money, and there are opportunities to do so in several locations which currently lack NHL franchises. Kansas City has an...