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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Carolina Hurricanes’ many attempts to host an outdoor NHL game are now finally paying off. The team announced Saturday that it will host the 2021 NHL Stadium Series, making them the first Southeastern team to hold an outdoor game. NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium will host the February 20,... Read more
The punk-rock group Green Day performed during NHL’s All Star Weekend game in St. Louis over the weekend amid their recently-announced partnership with the league, but fans who traveled hours to the gig were unaware that the billed concert was only supposed to be a brief set. The outdoor... Read more
World Series, Hamilton and Elton John Lead Lists That Highlight Top-Selling U.S. Events Across Sports, Music and Theatre SAN FRANCISCO – December 10, 2019 – StubHub, the world’s most trusted ticket marketplace, today released its fifth annual Year in Live Experiences report, highlighting the best-selling events of the year.... Read more