It’s beginning to look more and more likely that NHL players will indeed participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In a recent article on NHL.com, league deputy commissioner Bill Daly was quoted as saying “We are proceeding under the assumption that the NHL will participate in Sochi”. This is good news for a number of reasons. Of course, most obviously, hockey fans around the world will have the opportunity to watch the best of the best in the world of hockey playing against each other. This is also good for hockey analysts around the world, because now the wild speculation and arm-chair general managing can commense in earnest!
With Reynolds globetrotting, Greener and Leth sit down this week to discuss the week that was in the NHL playoffs. Some series are over, while others are going strong. Get the run down on this week’s episode!
Now for a slight change of pace, here’s just some of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the Eastern Conference so far this post-season.
Warning: GIFs after the jump!
The first week of the 2013 NHL playoffs is just about over, and this week the boys convene to discuss what they think of each series so far. There have been some great games, some upsets, and some blowouts, tune in and see what they think of it all!
In the last installment of this series I examined how Seattle had potential to be an NHL market in the future. Part of this was contingent on an agreement to move the Sacremento Kings and return the NBA to the emerald city. Well, the hopes of the two hopeful franchise owners, Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer, have been dashed after an NBA ownership committee voted against moving the franchise. Both remain committed to building a world-class facility but without a professional sports franchise as tenant. Continue reading