NHL

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.

By Tim Fraser On New Year’s Day 2008, the NHL will be taking their game back to where it all began: outdoors. The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres will square off at Buffalo’s Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, in only the second regular season... Read more
The National Hockey League’s 2007-2008 schedule has been released exclusively on NHL.com. The league will open its season in London, England as the Anaheim Ducks take on the Los Angeles Kings in a two game Series September 29th and 30th. Read more
Without a binding agreement between Nashville Predators owner Craig Leipold and Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie, talk of the team relocating to Canada is strictly premature. That was NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s stern message Wednesday after a meeting of the league’s board of governors. Leipold and Balsillie, the co-CEO of... Read more
HAMILTON (CP) – There’s no guarantee that the NHL will be coming to Hamilton but hockey fans already have the option of reserving their seats at Copps Coliseum. Ticketmaster began taking deposits for Hamilton Predators season tickets on Thursday even though Jim Balsillie’s purchase of the NHL team in... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 5/21/07 – 5/27/07. OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 American Idols Live! 2 2 Boston Red Sox 3 3 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Ottawa Senators 4 n/a... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews.com releases its exclusive weekly Top Tens today. Read on for a sneak peek of this week’s hot events. Yesterday marked the unofficial start of summer. Folks are digging their shorts out of storage, purchasing new swimsuits, packing their beach bags, and, strangely enough, buying hockey... Read more

Save the NHL

NHL November 21, 2006

By Scott Timpano Before the National Hockey League melts away from the American sports scene, please go see a game. The NHL’s lack of popularity lately is really troubling for me. We’re the same country that doesn’t like soccer because it’s too slow, loves football for the violence, and... Read more