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NHL Postpones Buffalo Sabres Games Due To COVID-19

NHL Postpones Buffalo Sabres Games Due To COVID-19

Just when ice hockey games are heating up, the NHL announced that all games from the Buffalo Sabres are postponed this week due to the league’s new COVID-19 protocol. A total of four games, including their respective NHL odds, will be on pause through February 8, Monday. Taylor Hall, the team’s left-winger, and Rasmus Ristolainen, […]

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NHL Suspends Player Tracking Using Microchipped Pucks

NHL Suspends Player Tracking Using Microchipped Pucks

Six days before the official start of the season, the NHL announced that it’s temporarily canceling the use of microchipped pucks due to concerns about their effectiveness and performance. The microchipped tracking was introduced in 2019 to gather real-time data from players while the game is on. The league partnered with German company Jogmo World […]

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NHL Reports 27 Positive COVID Tests, 22 Unavailable Players

NHL Reports 27 Positive COVID Tests, 22 Unavailable Players

In preparation for the season opening, NHL teams from the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Conferences are conducting training camps. Unfortunately, the league reported yesterday that 27 people across nine different clubs have tested positive during training. “The NHL concluded its 2020-21 formal training camps for the 31 teams with a total of 27 Players […]

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NHL, NBC Sports Group Announces 2020-21 US TV Schedule

NHL, NBC Sports Group Announces 2020-21 US TV Schedule

The NHL and NBC Sports Group finally announced their full 2020-21 US national television schedule. This partnership marks the league’s first appearance on the network during the regular season. The league’s shortened 2021 season officially returns this month. Fans can watch all their favorites through public and exclusive broadcasts and place bets on the hottest […]

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Canadian Officials Show Support For NHL's 2020-21 Season

Canadian Officials Show Support For NHL’s 2020-21 Season

Despite the threats of COVID-19, the NHL successfully concluded its last season in two hub cities in Canada. The league attempts to repeat the same feat this year with the help of Canada’s baseball community. Top officials from Quebec and Manitoba recently voiced out their support for the NHL 2020-21 season. Francois Legault, a Canadian […]

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NHL Struggles With Season Restart, Targets January 13 Opening

NHL Struggles With Season Restart, Targets January 13 Opening

The NHL was praised by the public for successfully completing the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs inside two hub cities, Edmonton and Toronto, while regulating over 33,000 COVID-19 tests without a single positive case. After two months, however, it seems like the league is struggling to get back on track. The COVID-19 pandemic is still a […]

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Commissioner Bettman Denies CBA Renegotiations

Commissioner Bettman Denies CBA Renegotiations

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman denies rumors that the league plans to back out of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the NHLPA. Recently, news that owners are trying to renegotiate the CBA signed five months ago started to circulate. Bettman addressed the issue in the recent Sports Business Journal’s “Dealmakers in Sport” panel. According […]

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Time Runs Short For NHL January 1 Start Date

Time Runs Short For NHL January 1 Start Date

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and last season’s irregular schedule, the NHL heads to December without a concrete plan announced for next season. There’s uncertainty in the air, so it’s safe to assume that the league is running out of time to start the 2021 season on January 1 as previously planned. The league […]

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NHL 2020-21 Season

NHL 2020-21 Season: Plans, Timeline, Struggles

The NHL is in the middle of its offseason, and the 2020 draft and free agency period with some of the league’s top picks are about to get underway. Here’s everything you need to know about the league and team executives’ plans for the 2020-21 season as of early November: Progress Report According to Yahoo! […]

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NHL's Daly: 2020-21 Season Could Take On A Different Form

NHL’s Daly: 2020-21 Season Could Take On A Different Form

The start date for the 2020-21 NHL season remains fluid as the COVID-19 situation remains unpredictable. The league owners, however, are hoping to play a full 82-game schedule in “different form” with January 1 as a start date. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly, via NHL’s official news site, admitted that the next season could take on […]

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