Vancouver Canucks president Trevor Linden gave an interesting interview the other day on the heels of an avalanche of hockey punditry that consistently placed his team near or at the bottom of the NHL this season. He told the Vancouver Province’s Iain MacIntyre that doomsday predictions were more about “shock factor” than reality.
Usually, when a usually-competent national team embarrasses itself a supposedly big tournament, there is much consternation and hand-wringing. When the United States face-planted out of the World Cup of Hockey this week though, it was met with little more than a shrug and a few quips here and there.
Sometimes you’ll see references to the NHL Constitution in hockey coverage, mostly when commissioner Gary Bettman is meting out NHL justice. If you’ve ever wanted to take a gander at the sections people are referring to, here’s the full NHL Constitution, which was filed a while back in a court case between the league and former Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes.
It’s 1972 and you, Joe Canadian hoser, wants to travel to the USSR to watch the Summit Series. Lucky for you, Air Canada has created a brochure to make sure you didn’t so something really stupid overseas, like take pictures of military installations from the plane or throw stuff on the ice because you’re mad about a penalty.
The National Hockey League’s collective bargaining agreement sets the per diem for players when they’re on the road, and it’s all about the Benjamin.
This is from the league’s collective bargaining agreement. I just thought it was funny NHL players are prohibited from endorsing fancy alcohol, but beer’s cool. The league’s sponsorship agreements (at different times) with Labatt’s and Molson might have something to do with it – as does the fact the Montreal Canadiens are owned by the … …