Author Archives: Shawn Taggart

NHL Expansion Coming: Here’s What You Need to Know

Sketch of potential arena in Las Vegas (Credit: vegaswantshockey.com)

Sketch of potential arena in Las Vegas. (Credit: vegaswantshockey.com)

With an application cost of a million dollars, your city who has denied you of a NHL franchise for so long, can put its hat in contention to have a team join the league.

You just have to remind them that a cost to own a NHL franchise is now up to five hundred million, and you may have just lost your chance to have a team come to your city. Read more

New Jersey to Have a Devil of a Time in Youthful Metropolitan Division

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The New Jersey Devils, whose teams average age is 31.5, is the oldest in the Metropolitan division. Philadelphia is second at 29.75, nearly 2 years younger. Jersey’s biggest offensive threat from last season is now 42 years old, and their top two defenseman are two guys who are on 35+ deals. Read more

Senators Make Two Announcements in One Day: Future Looking Brighter?

Ottawa Senators new captain Erik Karlsson tries on his jersey at a news conference Thursday, Oct.2, 2014 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Ottawa Senators new captain Erik Karlsson tries on his jersey at a news conference Thursday, Oct.2, 2014 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

The Ottawa Senators announced two big changes to their organization today as Team Owner Eugene Melnyk and General Manager Bryan Murray were on hand to make the announcement. Read more

Canadiens To Go Without A Captain: Will it Work?

This is still what comes up when you Google: Montreal Canadiens Captain

This is still what comes up when you Google: Montreal Canadiens Captain

It was announced last week that the Montreal Canaidens will not name a captain for this upcoming season, instead naming four alternates: defensemen Andrei Markov and PK Subban with forwards Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty. Read more