The National Hockey League is a North American professional hockey league that has franchises in both the U.S. and Canada. Hockey is the national sport of Canada, so it is no surprise that the league was formed in Montreal in 1917. The first 25 years of the league were marred by financial difficulties, and the league that was 10 teams was reduced to six by 1942. The next 25 years became known as the “Original Six” era and was the most important time in the league’s history.

Now the NHL is comprised of 30 teams, 24 in the U.S. and six in Canada. The league is often viewed as the fourth most popular sport in North America behind the NBA, MLB and the NFL. Despite that, teams in major cities and Canada are among the best selling tickets on the secondary market especially during playoff time. Like any other sport, NHL’s championship round, the Stanley Cup, is the most popular event in hockey.

Construction On NHL Seattle Arena Ongoing Despite Virus Concerns
The coronavirus pandemic may have temporarily halted all sports teams from competing, but is not slowing down construction of new venues. NHL Seattle, the league’s newest expansion team, is seeing its future home arena continue to undergo planning despite its location in one of the most infected areas of... Read more
NHL Draft, Awards Postponed Amid Suspended Season
With hockey season suspended for the time being as the country grapples with the coronavirus crisis, the NHL draft, combine and awards have all been postponed in response. The league announced Wednesday that the June events will now take place at a later date, which are yet to be... Read more
NHL Lays Out Information, Options Regarding Season’s Return
The NHL does not yet have a definitive answer for when, or how, it will resume its now-suspended season. However, the league is beginning to roll out its options for resuming play. A new Q&A form was released March 23 to offer some insight into the league’s paused operations,... Read more
NHL Seattle Delays Name Announcement Amid Pandemic
Up until recently, the biggest mystery in the NHL surrounded the league’s newest expansion team in Seattle. Now, the team is holding off announcing major details as the NHL deals with a suspended season in response to the coronavirus pandemic. NHL Seattle was on track to reveal its official... Read more
Sidelined Sports Stars Contribute To Arena Workers’ Wages
The coronavirus pandemic may have put an abrupt halt on major sports leagues’ schedules, however, athletes and teams are finding a way to give back. Several high-profile stars and organizations are donating funds to aid workers who now find themselves without pay as arenas across the country are suspending... Read more
Predators Plan Relief Efforts Following Nashville Tornadoes
The Nashville Predators are ready to give back to their community after powerful tornadoes swept through the city last week, claiming over two dozen lives and leaving devastation throughout the area. The team has unveiled an immediate course of action as Nashville recovers from the disaster, including several fundraising efforts... Read more
NHL’s Islanders To Relocate Back To Long Island Earlier Than Expected
The New York Islanders are on pace to call Long Island their home again earlier than expected. The NHL team, which has invaded Brooklyn’s Barclays Center as a part-time home, will exclusively play home games on Long Island next season at Nassau Coliseum putting their relocation plan a year... Read more
Sabres Season Ticket Owners Fume Over Price Increases
Amid a particularly dismal season, no one expected the Buffalo Sabres to introduce higher ticket prices. But that’s exactly what the NHL team did. Now, season ticket owners are lashing out over the decision. The Sabres introduced a change in their pricing structure for the 2020-21 season that puts... Read more
NHL Seattle To Pay For Fans’ Transit To Home Games
When the NHL’s newest expansion team debuts in Seattle next year, local hockey fans will be able to get to and from the games free of charge. NHL Seattle announced an ambitious plan to provide free transit options for ticket holders in an effort to enhance fan experience and... Read more
Minnesota Wild To Host St. Louis Blues In 2021 NHL Winter Classic
The 2021 NHL Winter Classic is set. The NHL announced that the current Stanley Cup champions St. Louis Blues will take on host team Minnesota Wild in the annual match-up on January 1, 2021. Minnesota was revealed to be the host of the game last month, though fans had... Read more