Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Owners Box 2014-15

Our Archive of items regarding ownership of NHL franchises, highlighting the moves in the structure of team ownership and other newsworthy notes surrounding the NHL's 30 Franchises and Administration.

NHL Issues and Events


February 24 -- EPIX completes journey with Sharks, Kings at game
February 22 -- Analytics, not statistics driving NHL evolution
February 21 -- NBC to celebrate 'Hockey Weekend' with tripleheader
February 21 -- Sharks and Kings take playoff battle outdoors
February 20 -- New stats on provide wealth of insight
February 20 -- NHL, SAP announce multi-year partnership; unveil new statistics platform ...
February 20 -- 2015 NHL Stadium Series at Levi's Stadium Sold Out
February 20 -- 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series by the numbers
February 20 -- American hockey has grown ups since Miracle on Ice
February 19 -- Ice surface at Levi's Stadium ready for big test
February 19 -- Where Are they now? A look at Canada's 1980 Olympic men's team
February 19 -- Outdoor hockey game at Levi's Stadium rekindles childhood memories for 49ers owner York
February 19 -- Levi's Stadium to evoke Northern California landscape
February 18 -- John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Kris Allen and Symphony Silicon Valley to perform at 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
February 18 -- Celebration for the 2-15 NHL Stadium Series at Levi's Stadium will being at Spectator Plaza on game day
February 17 -- EPIX episode 3: Opposite extremes for Kings, Sharks
February 17 -- Preparations for Stadium Series game are on schedule
February 17 -- NHL Network,, NHL Social unveil programming plans for 2015 NHL Stadium Series
February 13 -- Stadium Series site 'very unique',  ready for ice
February 13 -- 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series fan experience extended through Levi's Stadium app
February 12 -- NHL unveils architectural rendering of 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
February 12 -- Las Vegas already halfway to goal of 10,000 season ticket deposits
February 12 -- Theo Fleury rocks Halifax for Hockey Day in Canada
February 11 -- The Science behind Outdoor Rinks
February 11 -- Winnipeg's 'Drive to 13,000' is gold standard for Las Vegas season-ticket drive
February 10 -- Commissioner attends Las Vegas ticket launch
February 9 -- Stadium Series rink construction set to get underway
February 9 -- NHL's refrigeration truck arrives in Santa Clara for outdoor game between Sharks, Kings
February 9 -- Las Vegas gets to roll the dive and prove it wants NHL expansion team with season-ticket drive
February 9 -- EPIX crew works around clock for quick turnaround
February 3 -- Sharks, Kings display rivalry in episode one on EPIX
February 3 -- EPIX debuts four part Stadium Series show Tuesday


January 30 -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says ads on World Cup jerseys a possibility
January 29 -- AHL realignment to send 5 teams to California, for proximity to NHL parent clubs
January 29 -- AHL to feature five California teams for 2015-16
January 29 -- President Obama to honor Kings at White House
January 25 -- AHL's experiments with overtime get mixed reviews
January 25 -- Blue Jackets fans favour hometown player by voting Ryan Johansen NHL All Star Game MVP
January 25 -- Ovehckin finally gets car, donates it special cause
January 24 -- Players' talent humour on display at Skills Competition
January 24 -- Weber wins Hardest Shot competition for first time
January 24 -- Columbus' Johansen wins breakaway, Nashville's Weber hottest shot at NHL skills Challenge
January 24 -- With Lightning's Johnson injured, Flames' Gaudreau added to the all start game
January 24 -- Johnasen plays to crowd in Breakaway Challenge
January 24 -- Predators' Shea Weber shows off 108.8 mph shot at all-star skills competition
January 24 -- Team Foligno survives shootout, wins competition
January 24 -- 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition results
January 24 -- Weber wins Hardest Shot competition
January 24 -- Team Foligno extends lead in Skills Challenge Relay
January 24 -- NHL, Sportvision test program to track players, puck
January 24 -- Kane tops Toews, wins Shooting Accuracy contest
January 24 -- Johansen lifts Team Foligno in Breakaway Challenge
January 24 -- Team Foligno sweeps Fastest Skater Competition
January 24 -- predicts Team Europe, Youngstars rosters
January 24 -- Current players motivated by World Cup legacy
January 24 -- World Cup of Hockey set to return in 2016
January 24 -- NHL participation in Olympics still to be decided
January 24 -- NHL unveils slate of 2016 outdoor games
January 24 -- Captains revel in opportunity to assign Skills roles
January 23 -- Kessel, Seguin traded (again) in Fantasy Draft
January 23 -- Edmonton's Nugent-Hopkins and Nashville's Filip Forsberg picked last in NHL All-Star Draft
January 23 -- Top pick in draft puts Blue Jackets together for game
January 23 -- Laughs, first-ever trade make for exciting All-Star draft
January 23 -- Ovechkin has fun trying for new car at All-Star draft
January 23 -- Jackets' Johansen top pick at All-Star Fantasy Draft
January 23 -- Blues goalie Elliot ends vacation for All-Star shot
January 23 -- 2015 NHL All-Staf Fantasy Draft commentary
January 23 -- Kessel-Seguin trade, Ovechkin at centre of laugh fest at all-star draft
January 23 -- All stars find it 'fun to hang out with' competition
January 23 -- NHL Fan Fair attracts all kinds of allegiances
January 23 -- Despite no Crosby, Malkin, Red Wing or Avalanche at All-Star game, 9 US-born players present
January 23 -- Nash, Voracek return to city where NHL careers began
January 23 -- Columbus' Foligno, Johansen proud to show off city
January 23 -- Florida's Ekblad added to All-Star Game roster
January 23 -- Tree house to serve as All-Star legacy in Columbus
January 23 -- Injured Crosby, Malkin out of All-Star Game
January 23 -- All-Star Captains not stressed by NHL Fantasy Draft
January 23 -- Stamkos, Ovechkin took tough road to All-Star Game
January 23 -- Columbus' Johansen voted into Breakaway Challenge
January 23 -- Top NHL prospects fill out AHL All-Star roster
January 23 -- NHL, Blue Jackets unveil hockey-themed treehouse for All-Star Legacy initiative
January 23 -- NHL, NHLPA partner with GoPro to deliver hockey fans unique perspectives of the game
January 23 -- NHL adds Predators rookie Forsberg to All-Star Game with Sidney Crosby, Evegni Malkin now out
January 23 -- Jo Dee Messina, Leo Welsh to sing national anthems at 2015 Honda All-Star Game
January 23 -- Sabres' Girgensons looks forward to All-Star Weekend
January 23 -- Undrafted All-Stars add shine to game
January 22 -- McDavid, line mates excel in Top Prospects Game


November 20-- 2015 NHL All Star Fan Vote presented by Sirius XM opens worldwide
November 20-- 2015 NHL All Star Game roster projections
November 20-- Projecting 42 participants for 2015 All-Star Game
November 20-- 2015 NHL Fan Fair hours, attractions and ticket info
November 18-- Dry scrape scrapped by GMs, other topics put on hold
November 17-- World Cup top International Priority for NHL
November 17-- Overtime procedures a focal point for GMs at meeting
November 17-- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman downplays expansion, ads on Jerseys
November 14-- Honda to sponsor NHL All-Star Weekend as part of expanded relationship
November 10-- NHL announces partnership with DraftKings
November 7-- Top administrator Nicholson predicts NHL players will return to Winter Games
November 6-- NHL COO John Collins Talks League's Revenue growth, plans for World Cup of Hockey
November 3-- NHL tests virtual ads for dasher boards


October 17-- Nashville to host 2016 NHL All-Star weekend
October 17-- Predators to host 2016 NHL All-Star festivities
October 13-- Buffalo Sabres to host 2016 NHL Draft
October 10-- Pronger joins NHL Department of Player Safety
October 8-- Gary Bettmann on outdoor games, expansion and more
October 8-- NHL Network US unveils new programming
October 7-- NHL Face-Off party headlined by the Tragically Hip
October 6-- NHL and Rogers announce media sales partnership
October 2-- Select Stadium Series tickets on sale Oct. 2
October 2-- NHL hosting Stadium Series event at Santa Clara's Levi Stadium

Team by Team Developments

Boston Bruins

November 2-- Bruins sign coach Julien to contract extension

Buffalo Sabres

November 21-- Postponed Rangers-Sabres game rescheduled for Feb 20; Feb 20 Senators-Sabres game moved to Dec. 15
November 20-- NHL postpones Sabres home game against Rangers due to snowstorm


February 22 -- Calgary Flames forced onto the road by Brier at crucial point in season


November 5-- Blackhawks unveil NHL Winter Classic Jersey


November 5-- Christopher Illitch to discuss Red Wings arena district plans at "Investing in Detroit" talk


February 6 -- Former Flyers President Luukko hired as executive chairman of Florida Panthers' parent company


November 7-- Guy Lapointe to have Canadiens Jersey retired on Saturday night

New Jersey

January 29 -- Brodeur will return for '95 Cup celebration
November 17-- Lamoriello says Burns made players accountable

New York Islanders

October 22-- New Islanders owners, Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin, speak of bright future for team
October 22-- Incoming Islander owners to continue Wang's vision
September 30 -- Board of Governors approves sale of Islanders

New York Rangers

January 25 -- With potential for historic blizzard on the horizon, Rangers shift practice to Long Island


January 23 -- Murray could leave Ottawa GM job after season: report
January 28 -- Alfredsson to receive key to City of Ottawa
November 18-- Bryan Murray raising awareness through Cancer fight
November 14-- Bryan Murray reveals he has Stage 4 colon cancer

Phoenix Coyotes

October 10-- Barroway to become majority owner of Coyotes
October 3-- Coyotes owners to sell controlling share of NHL team: reports
October 2-- Coyotes confirm talks with potential investor

San Jose

February 22 -- Loss stings, but Sharks enjoy outdoor experience
February 11 -- Evgeni Nabokov announces retirement from NHL

St. Louis

January 31 -- Brodeur learning on the fly in Blue front office
January 29 -- Brodeur retires, named senior adviser to Blues GM
January 29 -- Retired Brodeur joins Blues as adviser, won't rule out return to Devils
January 27 -- Martin Brodeur to retire, join Blues front office

Toronto Maple Leafs

October 7-- Restructured management impacting Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

February 13 -- Tortorella felt firing by Canucks was justified: report

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