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NHL's Bettman 'very comfortable' with decision to skip Olympics

The NHL has no regrets about not sending its players to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, says commissioner Gary Bettman. “We’ve very comfortable with the decision we made as a league,” Bettman said Wednesday. The NHL announced last April it would not participate in the Pyeongchang Games. It was the first time in five Winter Olympics where the world’s best hockey ...

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Why the Red Wings are the biggest loser at the NHL's trade deadline

Ken Holland has put the Detroit Red Wings in a precarious situation. The worst thing that can happen to a team is wallowing in mediocrity for years on end. All he needs to do is ask the Detroit Pistons, who he shares an arena with, about that. However, Holland doesn’t believe in full rebuilds, and he never has. With that ...

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U.S. being hit hardest by NHL's absence at PyeongChang 2018

It will take another “Miracle on Ice” for the United States to revive its chances of medaling in PyeongChang. The U.S. was completely outmatched during a 4-0 loss to the Olympic Athletes from Russia on Saturday night. In fact, the scoreline may have flattered the Americans, considering how disorganized, disinterested, and overwhelmed they looked for the vast majority of the ...

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Boeser's All-Star arrival proves he truly belongs among the NHL's elite

If there was any doubt that Brock Boeser is already a bona fide NHL superstar, his performances throughout All-Star weekend showed he truly deserves to be mentioned among the game’s best and brightest. The 20-year-old rookie left an indelible mark on the All-Star festivities in Tampa Bay all weekend, first by winning the Accuracy Shooting event in the Skills Competition ...

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5 predictions for the NHL's unofficial 2nd half

It’s the NHL All-Star break, and while the official midway point of the season is long gone, the annual festivities – held this year in Tampa Bay – usually signifies the start of the real stretch run, otherwise deemed the unofficial second half of the schedule. As the NHL’s best head south, let’s take a peek into the crystal ball ...

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Seattle mayor meets with NHL's Gary Bettman, is 'thrilled' about expansion team

Seattle has not yet submitted an official application to become the NHL’s next expansion team, but all signs point toward that being inevitable. On Tuesday, the city’s mayor, Jenny Durkan, met with league commissioner Gary Bettman to discuss Seattle’s interest in acquiring a team in the near future. Apparently, that meeting went pretty well, as… NHL Headlines

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