The Winter Classic is dead this year, but as the NHL buries its most popular regular-season event there is hope that the lockout won’t wipe out the entire season.
The news came a day after a league-imposed deadline passed for a deal with the players’ association that would allow for a full season.
A large part of Bettman’s role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He’s failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.
The NHL wiped out the third week of the regular season on Friday as the lockout dragged on, leaving no more wiggle room if the league hopes to play a full 82-game schedule.
The NHL has made a new offer to the players’ association that proposes a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue and a full 82-game season starting Nov. 2.
Rangers head coach John Tortorella is one of three candidates for the NHL’s Jack Adams Trophy that goes to the best head coach in the league. It is not the award he wanted to receive.
Rangers head coach John Tortorella was fined $20,000 from the NHL on Friday for his postgame comments after New York’s loss to the Penguins on Thursday.
Dennis Veteri, 32, of Glassboro, is facing assault and conspiracy charges in the attack which occurred outside Geno’s, a popular South Philadelphia cheesesteak shop, after the Jan. 2 Rangers-Flyers game.
The Detroit Red Wings will face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium, a matchup of two Original Six teams at the iconic college football facility that drew more than 104,000 fans for a college hockey game in 2010.
The Rangers continued their dominance over the Philadelphia Flyers as they won 5-2 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon.
The New Jersey man has posted bail stemming from charges over a street fight that left another hockey fan unconscious outside a Philadelphia cheesesteak shop following the NHL Winter Classic.
Thirty-two-year-old Dennis Veteri was held on $400,000 bail following Wednesday’s hearing.
Police in Philadelphia have made an arrest in a brutal videotaped beating of a New York Rangers fan after the NHL’s Winter Classic on Jan. 2.
No matter what shape or form, the Rangers continue to find different ways to win every night. The one constant has been the sensational goaltending of Henrik Lundqvist.
The video shows a man in a Flyers jersey throwing the first punch seen on tape. When one of the Rangers fans tries to intervene, he’s thrown to the ground and surrounded by the three Flyers fans who pummel him.