Chicago Signs Michael Leighton to One Year Contract

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one year contract. It’s a two-way contract, which means that he’s likely to start the season in the AHL with the Rockford IceHogs. Chicago has Corey Crawford and Antti Raanta as the number one and number two goaltenders respectively, but Leighton is hoping he canContinue reading “Chicago Signs Michael Leighton to One Year Contract”

NHLPA Approves Proposed Realignment

The players have granted their approval to the NHL’s proposal for league realignment. “After discussions with the executive board, the NHLPA has given consent to realignment, to be re-evaluated following the 2014-15 season,” said NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. The league has proposed a somewhat lopsided yet perfectly even schematic for realigning the NHL, offeringContinue reading “NHLPA Approves Proposed Realignment”

Hey Look, Hockey’s Back: New CBA Finalized

The National Hockey League is officially back in business. For those of us who enjoy a good NHL game, that’s good news. For those of us who enjoy sanctimonious posturing and splaying ourselves on the altar of simplicity, it’s also good news because we can regale our friends with stories about how many games we’reContinue reading “Hey Look, Hockey’s Back: New CBA Finalized”

Gary Bettman Apologizes for NHL Lockout

The new collective bargaining agreement has been ratified and the commissioner of the National Hockey League is sorry that the lockout ever happened. Gary Bettman held a news conference on Wednesday to confirm that the NHL owners voted in favour of the new CBA. He also hinted at plans in the works to make thingsContinue reading “Gary Bettman Apologizes for NHL Lockout”

Opinion: What if they held a hockey game and NOBODY came?

The National Hockey League is setting January 19 as the puck-drop date on its abbreviated season. The intention right now is to roll out a 48-game season – or a 45-game season for you pious types. The NHL sent out a memo on Sunday night confirming the details of the shortened season and said thatContinue reading “Opinion: What if they held a hockey game and NOBODY came?”