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While Canadian teams will start the Stanley Cup Playoffs competing against each other, Canadian border issues could become an issue for the NHL in later rounds. (Image: Julian Avram/Icon/Getty)

NHL Wants Answers on Canadian Border, Playoff Implications by June 1

The NHL organized its 2020-2021 season in deference to the COVID-19 pandemic, isolating its Canadian teams in their own division to avoid cross-border travel. But one of those teams will have to compete against its American counterparts during the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the NHL says it needs answers on […]

The long list of Stanley Cup Champions includes the Tampa Bay Lightning, who won the trophy in 2020. (Image: Andy Devlin/NHLI/Getty)Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 2-0 in Game Six of the NHL Stanley Cup Final to win the best of seven game series 4-2 at Rogers Place on September 28, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

OG’s Complete List of Stanley Cup Champions

When Lord Stanley of Preston donated the Stanley Cup – which he inscribed as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup – he couldn’t have known that he was creating the longest-running professional sports trophy in North America. Yet, the NHL still awards the trophy to this day, with each winner adding […]

The Vancouver Canucks have stopped playing and practicing as the team deals with the worst NHL COVID-19 outbreak yet this season. (Image: Rich Lam/Getty)

Canucks Pause Season After Majority of Roster Lands on COVID Protocol List

For most of the NHL season, the North Division – made up of only the seven Canadian teams in the league – avoided COVID-19-related issues far better than its American counterparts. But that situation changed dramatically over the past two weeks, and now the Vancouver Canucks have stopped playing indefinitely […]

The NHL has postponed the next four Montreal Canadiens games after two players on the team entered the COVID-19 protocol. (Image: Jean-Yves Ahern/USA Today Sports)

NHL COVID Issues Spill Into Canada as Montreal Canadiens Postpone Four Games

The Montreal Canadiens became the first Canadian team to postpone games in the NHL this season, as the team has shut down all activities through Sunday. The NHL announced that two Canadiens players are currently in the league’s COVID-19 protocol. Canadiens face hectic schedule after postponements On Monday, the Canadiens […]

ESPN and the NHL have agreed to a seven-year broadcasting deal that includes the rights to four Stanley Cup Finals. (Image: AP)

NHL Returning to ESPN Thanks to New Seven-Year Broadcast Deal

It’s been more than 15 years since ESPN last broadcast NHL games on its family of networks, but that will change in 2022, thanks to a new seven-year deal that includes the rights to four Stanley Cup Finals. Multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday that ESPN and the NHL reached […]

The Vegas Golden Knights promptly cancelled a partnership with tour service UpickTrade.com after just three days. (Image: David Zalubowski/AP)

Vegas Golden Knights Quickly Make, Break Partnership with Mexican Tout Service

When the Vegas Golden Knights announced they were partnering with Mexican sports betting pick service UpickTrade, it didn’t take long for social media to roundly criticize the deal. Within a matter of days, the NHL franchise took that criticism to heart, ending the relationship before it ever really began. On […]