This past week, Snoop Dogg confirmed that he is part of a group of bidders seeking to purchase the Ottawa Senators. Further, he intends to grow the game of hockey by providing opportunities to kids who otherwise would not have the chance to play. In November 2022, it was announced that the Melnyk family had... Continue Reading →
Phoenix vs. The Coyotes
The Arizona Coyotes situation has been one of the most criticized in professional sports. They lost their arena, the Desert Diamond Arena, in Glendale, last year, and announced a partnership with Arizona State to play at Mullett Arena, a venue of only 5,000 (The average across the league is 18,230 seats). There have been numerous... Continue Reading →
Western Hockey League Suspensions Highlight Lack of Agency for Major Junior Players
The Western Hockey League (“WHL”) announced in a short statement on their website on February 11, 2023 that the league was suspending four Moose Jaw Warriors players - Connor Ungar, 21, Max Wanner, 19, Lynden Lakovic, 16, and Marek Howell, 16 – indefinitely pending an investigation into possible violations of team rules and WHL Standard... Continue Reading →
Double the Funds, Double the Fun for PHF
(Image via Premier Hockey Federation) The battle for a stable women’s pro hockey league in North America just got a bit easier. Last month, the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) announced that its salary cap will double from $750,000 to $1.5 million, beginning with the 2023-24 season. This is the third straight season in which the... Continue Reading →
Ryan Reynolds: Ottawa Senators Owner?
(Photo via: Justin Tang/The Canadian Press) The Ottawa Senators franchise has experienced a tumultuous past few years. From reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017, to a remarkably steep drop-off into the basement of the NHL’s standings, the ongoing rumors of the team being for sale, and the often-controversial actions and eventual death of owner... Continue Reading →
Habs’ Logan Mailloux: A Deserved Second Chance or One Chance Too Many?
(Photo via Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada) Lost among several recent, unfortunate stories of sexual misconduct throughout the hockey world, Logan Mailloux signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens earlier this month. The Habs controversially selected Mailloux 31st overall in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, after Mailloux withdrew his name from the Draft. Mailloux was convicted... Continue Reading →
Hockey Canada CEO and Board of Directors to Step Down Amidst Sexual Assault Scandal
Hockey Canada’s Board of Directors and CEO Scott Smith have stepped down amidst criticism over how they have handled sexual assault allegations . The organization announced the resignations today after numerous major sponsors of the program pulled out last week and vowed to not support Hockey Canada until changes are made to the culture... Continue Reading →
“O (No) Canada”: Hockey Canada in Crisis Over Poor Handling of Sexual Assault Allegations
In the last 24 hours, Hockey Canada has lost multiple major sponsors, at least one of which is permanent, ahead of the 2022-2023 season due to continued concerns from the companies regarding the federations handling of recent sexual assault allegations. In May 2022, it was reported that Hockey Canada, the governing body of... Continue Reading →
Canucks Owner Francesco Aquilini Denies Disturbing Child Abuse Allegations
(Photo via The Canuck Way) Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini is facing severe allegations of child abuse. The accusations were levelled against Aquilini by his four estranged children in affidavits submitted to British Columbia Supreme Court. Each of the four children claims that their father physically and psychologically abused them when they were younger. A... Continue Reading →
What Does the Nathan MacKinnon Contract Mean for NHL Superstars (and their Teams)?
(Photo via Sporting News) Colorado Avalanche superstar forward, and now-Stanley Cup champion, Nathan MacKinnon signed an eight-year, $100.8 million extension to remain with the club last Tuesday. This contract makes MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL at an average annual value (AAV) of $12.6 million. MacKinnon will be paid a whopping $89.3 million in... Continue Reading →