by Jason Kay - October 30, 2009 10:10 AM UTC
It's spelled out right there in the rulebook, the Maple Leafs tough guy should sit for three or 10 games.
The lack of a suspension to Colton Orr for shoving a linesman is wrong on so many levels, it’s tough to know where to begin. OK, it’s not that difficult.
by Jason Kay - October 23, 2009 10:43 AM UTC
After being honored for his past 20 years of service at The Hockey News, editor Jason Kay reflects on some of the most memorable stories.
I had the honor the other day of being recognized by our company for 20 years served at The Hockey News. The celebration gave me reason to pause and count my many professional blessings.
by Jason Kay - October 16, 2009 10:35 AM UTC
Toronto's slow start only amplifies why acquiring the young sniper from Boston was made from a position of impatience.
It’s enough to make Maple Leaf haters everywhere rejoice. Fans of the most beloved and reviled NHL franchise are in a hellacious panic over the team’s horrid start.
by Jason Kay - October 9, 2009 9:53 AM UTC
All's well in Mizzou... a great year for hockey books... Buffalo ownership blues... Koivu's new duds... and more.
Random thoughts on a random Friday in October… • Chicago, Boston, Montreal, the Rangers, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have had their turns in recent years to the be the feel-good story among the NHL’s “Original 12”TM.
by Jason Kay - October 2, 2009 10:10 AM UTC
Of course not, but the Avs recent struggles on the ice and in the stands shows the importance of winning when it comes to capturing fans.
After a dreadful off-season, opening night was a welcome respite for the NHL, stocked with compelling storylines, entertaining matches, a bounty of goals, hits and highlight-reel saves.
by Jason Kay - September 18, 2009 9:20 AM UTC
They're fun to read, but not easy to make, so who did the editor of THN pick to win the Cup, the Art Ross and more?
We were busy working on our season preview issue when the dreaded email appeared in my inbox. From: Sam McCaig. Subject: THN predictions – please take a minute and prognosticate.
by Jason Kay - September 11, 2009 11:35 AM UTC
When news broke that the union was parting ways with its executive director, a lot of pundits jumped to conclusions without knowing all the facts.
When the NHL Players’ Association mysteriously fired Paul Kelly last week, we were left with a cliff-hanger of “Who Shot J.R.?” proportions.
by Jason Kay - September 4, 2009 11:44 AM UTC
If the union decides public opinion is important, they will opt for a new leader similar to Paul Kelly; if not, a leader similar to Bob Goodenow could be hired.
A smoking gun or a smokescreen? After several days of mysterious silence in the wake of Paul Kelly’s firing, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday the former NHL Players’ Association executive director had allegedly been caught reading the transcript of a confidential meeting between the union’s advisory board and its executive committee that addressed Kelly’s leadership.
by Jason Kay - August 29, 2009 9:26 AM UTC
Even though hockey is great how it is, it's our duty to look out for its future and continue to improve the product.
I’ve got a confession. I actually like the NHL brand of hockey pretty much the way it is. No foolin’. This epiphany came to me as I started to inventory the various changes I’ve advocated during my nearly eight years as editor-in-chief of The Hockey News.
by Jason Kay - August 21, 2009 10:15 AM UTC
What happens when you mix hockey, music and a virtual awards ceremony? A fun summer blog looking at some of the best and worst of the world on ice.
Due to popular demand, a.k.a. a deadline, we bring you the Fannies, online version. What are the Fannies, you ask? Why, they’re my off-the-beaten-track honors for remarkable/dubious distinctions, named for popular musicians and songs, of course.
by Jason Kay - August 1, 2009 9:15 AM UTC
A new bid to buy the Coyotes doesn't include moving the team, but it does involve them playing a few home games abroad.
As ideas go, it’s creative, somewhat provocative, for some even emotive. For many in the hockey world, though, it’s simply a negative.
by Jason Kay - July 25, 2009 10:32 AM UTC
With a little more than three months between final whistle and puck drop, there's lots to do both in the NHL and THN worlds.
It may be a stretch to call it an anniversary, but it is noteworthy that 45 years ago, the NHL, for the final time, concluded its season in April.