Suffice to say, the NHL would have very little interest in redefining hockey-related revenue — especially at this stage of negotiations (cue Bill Daly running screaming into the streets of Manhattan) — to include any expansion/relocation windfall. Campbell’s $600 million estimate may actually be on the low side, with potential new markets including Quebec City, Southern Ontario, and Seattle.
Fortunately for all those hoping for an end to the lockout (pretty much everyone except lawyers and possibly David Stern), David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail reports that Campbell’s information is incorrect.
Just told NHLPA never considered or even discussed asking owners for a share of future expansion or relocation money.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger