Sep 29, 2015

NHL expansion bids inching closer

Las Vegas and Quebec City are moving closer in their bids to land a NHL franchise. A Bill Foley-led group and Montreal-based communications giant Quebecor are in the third and final stage of a process to potentially bring the world’s top hockey league to ...

Jun 25, 2015

NHL begins exploring expansion

The NHL is officially exploring expansion. The league is opening a formal expansion review process to consider adding new franchises to its 30-team league, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. Las Vegas, Seattle and Quebec City are the markets that have expressed the most serious ...

Jun 24, 2015

NHL expected to switch to 3-on-3 overtime format next season

The NHL plans to play three-on-three in overtime next season. The league’s general managers and players agreed Tuesday to change the regular-season overtime period from five minutes of four-on-four hockey to three-on-three. The Board of Governors still must approve the change Wednesday when it ...

Next NHL expansion may cost $500 million

Apr 25, 2015

Next NHL expansion may cost $500 million

NHL NHL commissioner Gary Bettman might not yet have anything definitive to say about expansion, though he does have a fee in mind. How’s $500 million sound? Without committing to what the price might be, Bettman told a meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors ...

Oct 11, 2014

Pronger takes up NHL safety role

Former All-Star defenseman Chris Pronger has joined the National Hockey League’s department of player safety. NHL senior vice president for player safety Stephane Quintal made the announcement Friday. Pronger hasn’t technically retired. The former NHL MVP is still being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers ...

NHL says expansion still in discussion stage

Aug 28, 2014

NHL says expansion still in discussion stage

The NHL insists expansion is not imminent. “Nothing has happened to change the status quo,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a telephone interview Wednesday with AP. “There continues to be interest from some markets, and we continue to be interested in discussing ...

Bettman mulls NHL fighting debate

Nov 12, 2013

Bettman mulls NHL fighting debate

When Gary Bettman approached Ray Emery during the Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup celebration at the White House, many wondered what would happen. The Philadelphia Flyers goaltender had drawn leaguewide attention a few days earlier for skating the length of the ice to fight an ...