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The NHL is testing player- and puck-tracking technology during All-Star weekend.
This technology could revolutionize data collection -- and how fans view the game on TV -- as it will be able to track where the players/puck are on the ice, the speed both are traveling, the trajectory of the puck and players' ice time. The league is partnering with Sportvision to insert tracking chips inside pucks and the back of players’ jerseys. Saturday night these devices interacted with 10 infrared cameras throughout Nationwide Arena, and the NHL will expand on it Sunday. From commissioner Gary Bettman: "This is, if I can coin a phrase, in the embryonic stages of a work in progress, but ultimately we are hoping to deliver the kind of data that will create insights and tell stories that avid and casual hockey fans will enjoy. In short, we are attempting to embark upon a journey that hopefully will enable us to create and then maintain a digital record of everything in our game and compile a complete digital history." Jan 24 - 9:41 PM

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While the dropping Canadian dollar could still conceivably alter things even more, Gary Bettman said that he doesn't expect the situation to be as dire as some anticipate.

Bettman expects the cap to fall somewhere in the $72 million range ($71.7 million to $73 million). This is good news for GM's and could help spur movement at the trade deadline.
Jan 24 - 1:57 PM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that the league's involvement in a 2016 World Cup of Hockey has "no bearing" on possible Olympic participation in 2018.

The event could be every four years, much like the Olympics. It's difficult to imagine the NHL and NHLPA hopping into international competition every two years, but we'll need to wait an see.
Jan 24 - 1:38 PM

Commissioner Gary Bettman and the head of the NHLPA Donald Fehr are expected to hold a news conference Saturday to announce the 2016 World Cup.

The event is expected to be held in September 2016 with Canada, the United States, Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic participating as well as a team from the rest of Europe as well as a team of 23-and-under Canadians and Americans.
Source: LA Times
Jan 24 - 7:32 AM

According to reports Monday, the 2016 Winter Classic will take place at Gillette Stadium with the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins as the participants.

The NHL is expected to make an official announcement about the game during the All-Star weekend festivities.
Jan 20 - 9:56 AM

Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that the NHL is going to put cameras in the goal posts to help with video replay.

Sometimes it is tough to tell when the goalie has the puck in his glove, if the whole puck is over the goal line and the new technology will help determine that. The NHL is hoping that all the bugs will be out of the system by the start of the playoffs and if so, it should provide some more answers if a goal goes to the Situation Room in Toronto.
Jan 18 - 8:49 AM

The 2015 Winter Classic might not start at 1:00 p.m. ET on Thursday as currently scheduled.

The glare from the sun is a potential factor that might cause the contest to be delayed. The players have been advised to be prepared for the game being pushed back.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Forbes has released their valuations of the 30 NHL franchises and the average team's value has increased 18.6% over the last year.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are once again leading the charge with a valuation of $1.3 billion, but the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens are also worth over a billion dollars. The Florida Panthers finished at the bottom of the pack with a value of $190 million.
Source: Forbes
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 12:23:00 PM

Pat Quinn, 71, has passed away.

Quinn was one of the most prolific coaches in NHL history, serving as the bench boss for Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton over the span of three decades. He ranks fifth on the NHL's all-time wins list for head coaches with 684 in 1,400 career games. Our condolences go out to his family.
Source: TSN
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:58:00 AM

The Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers game that was supposed to be played tonight has been moved to Feb. 20.

Buffalo has endured a major snowstorm in recent days, which is the reason why the contest has been postponed. Buffalo was supposed to play against the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 20, but that contest has been moved to Dec. 15 instead.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Friday's game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center has been postponed.

The NHL made the announcement on Thursday because of weather-related issues in the Greater Buffalo area. It's been bombarded with snow over the past couple of days. A makeup date hasn't been set yet.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Billionaire William Foley is reportedly interested in putting an NHL team in Las Vegas.

Based on the report, Foley's goal is to have the team established for the NHL's 100th anniversary in 2017-18. It's believed that Foley might achieve that by purchasing the Arizona Coyotes. Andrew Barroway recently reached a deal to gain a controlling stake in the team, but is reportedly willing to flip the team. The NHL won't comment on whether they've had discussions with Foley, but they did deny any reports suggesting that Foley has plans to buy the Coyotes and move them to Las Vegas. Another possibility is that the NHL will expand and Vegas will get a team that way.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 01:13:00 PM

The Ottawa Senators will host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 9 to make up for Wednesday's contest.

The game was rescheduled because of shooting incidents in Canada's capital that claimed the life of a soldier at the National War Memorial. The game will have a 6:00 p.m. EST start time.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 12:24:00 PM

The NHL has postponed Wednesday's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators.

The game was scheduled to be played at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game hasn't been rescheduled yet. This is in light of the multiple shooting incidents in Ottawa that have occurred Wednesday. One incident involved the shooting of a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Whether or not the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators is played tonight is still undetermined.

The game in Ottawa is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. A Canadian soldier was shot and wounded at the National War Memorial, there has been other shooting incidents, and Parliament Hill is under lockdown. The NHL said it will follow the lead of the local authorities.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 12:32:00 PM

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