Business of Hockey

Report: Possibly post-Olympic NHL expansion

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The Pacific Northwest appears to be a destination for a 31st NHL team according to a report out of Seattle.

Hockey arena annoyances

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Some of the things that annoy you while sitting in the stands annoys others, too.

After 15 years, NHLFA shutting down

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A long-tenured organization that wished to represent the voice of National Hockey League fans goes the way of so many fan-representative groups before.

How to resurrect a hockey franchise in 402 days

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More than four years ago, a chart by James Mirtle showed (through attendance) how the situation in Tampa was on a torrid decline. Four years later, we revisit that chart to reflect how things have...

Seeking civic support for NHL marquee events

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It wouldn't be wrong for Tampa Bay civic leaders to step up and show support for a Tampa Bay Lightning bid to host the NHL All-Star game or Draft.

Opinion: Everyone's to blame

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As the saying goes, you can't fire 23 guys so you fire the coach. Of course, you can't fire an entire organization, either.

Expansion if done by a successful business

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With the uneven conferences in the new NHL realignment scenario, the league is obviously looking at expansion. If they were a successful company, this is probably how they would likely go about...

NHL / NHLPA close on realignment

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This new plan appears TV friendly and could boost the ratings locally and nationally.

Lightning attendance among league best

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The 2013 season has seen every Lightning home game announced as a sellout and puts the Bolts near the top of the NHL in attendance.

2013 NHL season opener: A splash of cold water

Not everyone is absolutely thrilled that the NHL is back. Some of us just aren't able to muster up the same kind of enthusiasm as others.

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Vinik addresses the fans

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Continuing a trend of NHL owners addressing fans on Monday, the Tampa Bay Lightning released a statement from team owner Jeff Vinik.

Mixed feelings as NHL hockey resumes

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It's your thing. Do what you want to do.

Resolution

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You'll see hype, you'll see collective sighs of relief, you'll see rejoicing... But don't get caught up in the revelry. The NHL has aggrieved you, the fans, and an end to the lockout doesn't even...

Tampa Bay Lightning contracts / salary cap situation at the moment

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With the revelations that have leaked out this morning regarding the 2013 NHL CBA negotiations and the potential for two amnesty buyouts (which have not been detailed to clarify the rules of such buyouts), here's the current status of the Lightning against the NHL salary cap for this season.

2012 NHL Lockout Diary: Day 1,415,893*: Implosion

Talks collapse and so does the hockey world.

An open letter to Jeff Vinik

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A respectful plea for compromise, for reconciliation, and an end to the 2012 NHL lockout.

The lockout is sapping morale

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The best way tod iscribe fans continuing displeasure is to site the fact the ongoing labor strife has rid the NHL fanbase of any positive morale.

NHL lockout grievances

This is purely my own opinion, but...wow, do we all suck at this NHL lockout thing or what?

Another day, another 2012 NHL Lockout diary

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What if the NHL and NHLPA threw a party and I went and watched the Syracuse Crunch instead?

Winter Classic cancellation sparks apathy

The NHL may have lost the Winter Classic but it doesn't mean as much as you might think.

Vinik drops Channelside bid

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The Tampa Bay Lightning owner and his partners walk away from Anglo-Irish Bank, who controls the foreclosed property.

What Changed?

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Months of posturing and rhetoric and hard-line stances have given away to what should have been a starting point in labor negotiation talks between the NHL and NHLPA. So what changed that led to...

2012 NHL Lockout: Searching for signs of hope

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Searching for a sign that the 2012 NHL lockout will cease sooner rather than later,

2012 NHL CBA: Ownership wants more, revisited

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Between a New York Post report and an anonymous owner's suggestion the league is losing money, the notion NHL owners are out to simply dominate labor and the NHL Players Association rings true once...

2012 NHL CBA: Passion without unity

While fan discontent is bubbling over at the threat of a NHL work stoppage, the discontent lacks teeth because fans lack unity and organization.

2012 NHL CBA: Arguing against an oft talked about subject

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Though it's been thrown out by idle fans over the years, contract restructuring and renegotiation in the 2012 NHL labor negotiations does not seem like it a discussed subject.

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