Killing the NHL Draft Resolves Nothing

Given the embarrassing appearance of a handful of NHL clubs seemingly “tanking the season” to improve their odds of winning the draft lottery, some observers suggest doing away with the draft. Here’s why that’s a bad idea. First, there’s the...

The Incredible Shrinking NHL Salary Cap.

The ongoing decline in the value of the Canadian dollar continues to have an effect upon the NHL’s salary-cap projections for 2015-16. During the NHL Board of Governors’ meeting last December, league commissioner Gary Bettman projected next season’s...

Hope A Rare Commodity for Some NHL Fans.

If you’re a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers or Carolina Hurricanes, you can’t wait for this season to end. For the Leafs, it’s the ninth time in ten seasons they’ll miss the playoffs. It’s now nine straight seasons for the...

Bruins Shouldn’t Rush to Fire Chiarelli

With the once-mighty Boston Bruins desperately clinging to the final wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference, there’s open speculation over the future of general manager Peter Chiarelli. The Boston Globe‘s Fluto Shinzawa suggests Bruins CEO Charlie...