Posts Tagged ‘NHL’

NHL, NHLPA approve realignment for 2013-2014 season

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

NHL fans tired of seeing the same divisional teams over and over again will likely welcome the latest plan to re-align the league’s 30 teams. The league’s Board of Governors approved the new 4-division format today and we will see the new divisions come into effect next season. Each team will play in all 30 cities at least once, so fans will get to see inter-conference play that was omitted from this season.

The new alignment will place 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 in the Western Conference. Post-season play will still include 16 teams, eight from each conference with wild-card provisions in place.

The new divisions will consist of the following teams:

NHL 2012/2013 Regular Season Schedule Released

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

By Jon

The National Hockey League’s 2012-13 season will face off with four games on Oct. 11, followed by raising the first Stanley Cup championship banner in Los Angeles one night later.

Opening night will feature nationally televised doubleheaders in both the United States and Canada. In the U.S., NBC Sports will air the Boston Bruins visiting the Philadelphia Flyers, followed by the St. Louis Blues at the Colorado Avalanche. In Canada, CBC will televise the Montreal Canadiens playing host to the Ottawa Senators, followed by the Calgary Flames hosting the Vancouver Canucks.

Here are the schedules for all 30 NHL teams for the 2012-13 season (crossing our fingers that a new CBA gets worked out, that is):

Anaheim Ducks Nashville Predators
Boston Bruins New Jersey Devils
Buffalo Sabres New York Islanders
Calgary Flames New York Rangers
Carolina Hurricanes Ottawa Senators
Chicago Blackhawks Philadelphia Flyers
Colorado Avalanche Phoenix Coyotes
Columbus Blue Jackets Pittsburgh Penguins
Dallas Stars San Jose Sharks
Detroit Red Wings St. Louis Blues
Edmonton Oilers Tampa Bay Lightning
Florida Panthers Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings Vancouver Canucks
Minnesota Wild Washington Capitals
Montreal Canadiens Winnipeg Jets


My Top 5: NHL Jerseys

Monday, April 30th, 2012

By Clinton

With 30 teams, the NHL has had its interesting share of jerseys over the past few decades. There have been the classics (think Original Six), and then there have been the downright awful (think The Flying V, Nashville’s Mustards, Wild Wing, LA’s 1996 alternates…..the list goes on and on).

Thankfully, there are always a few gems that stand out as good representatives of what the hockey sweater can be. Here are my top five NHL jerseys for the 2011-2012 season.