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2009-10 NHL Season Video Recap

Recap the 2009-2010 NHL season set to Saosin's Finding Home.

Can the NHL find a way to make ticket sales a win-win situation for both the league and fans?

It's summer, which for hockey fans means a lot of things: the draft, prospect camps, and the anxiety of hearing about trades and re-signings for one's favorite teams. Beyond the nuts-n-bolts of team organizational points, however, is the other main issue that fans deal with over the summer break: season ticket renewal. The Blackhawks were not the only team to announce price increases over past years' rates. In perhaps one of the most interesting announcements, the Florida Panthers announced new tiered seat pricing, similar to what you see with most airlines these days.  The earlier you buy your tickets, the better the price. Most games will start at "bronze" level pricing. If a...

2009-10 NHL Season Recap

As you sit there in your favorite team jersey waiting for it to be October, let's recap and vote on our favorite moments on the season that was. The 2009-10 NHL season was one of the most thrilling ever, featuring a Stanley Cup playoff race that was wide open. The 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs smashed many ratings records on the way to crowning the Chicago Blackhawks as Stanley Cup champions. Most, if not all, of the twitter tending topics that night were NHL related. Hockey is definitely on an upswing. Some of the points below I didn't go into as much detail as I would like to have. However, I already wrote about most of it in previous columns, so sometimes it's hard to re-write. There's a l...

Is Kovalchuk Worth The Price?

As we sit here waiting for the Kovalchuk sweepstakes to end, the rumors continue to circulate the NHL. Once he is signed, the dominoes are expected to begin falling. Teams will be trading and signing free agents again, filling up the roster with any unused cap space. For now, General Managers are sitting still, waiting for someone to sign the Russian forward. How much is Kovalchuk actually worth? Signing a long term contract is a huge risk for any team. The Islanders singed Rick DiPietro to a 15 year contract, but we have yet to see that pay off at all. DiPietro has started 12 games in the past two years, but still has plenty of time to live up to his contract. Being the first overa...

Leafs Acquire Versteeg, Many Deals Heading Into Free Agency, LIVE CHAT!

June 30th traditionally brings one major deal to kick off the free agent proceedings of the next day. After the Montreal Canadiens acquired Scott Gomez last year, the Leafs took their stab at the pre-Free Agency deal by trading with the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. The deal will send forward Kris Versteeg as well as Bill Sweatt in exchange for Viktor Stalberg, Chris DiDomenico and Philippe Paradis, all forwards. Further details on the trade can be found here. There were plenty more deals and signings throughout the day. Of course, all the details will be discussed thoroughly in tomorrow's Free Agent Frenzy coverage, but here are a few of the more significant transactio...

List of 2010-11 NHL Home Openers

The full schedule for the 2010-11 regular season will be announced later today, but the NHL has already made available the dates for the home openers of all 30 teams. As we already know, the season will officially kick off with the annual Montreal-Toronto game at the Air Canada Center on Thursday, October 7th. The NHL's opening night will also see three other matches, including the Avalanche hosting the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks, a battle of Alberta in Edmonton vs. Calgary, and a battle of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia. The Carolina Hurricanes will have the latest home opener on October 27th versus the Washington Capitals, but of course, they start their season...

TCL Top Ten 2010 Stanley Cup Moments

The 2009-10 season in the NHL was a memorable one for fans, playoffs, and the league itself. An outstanding playoffs brought us upsets, Cinderella runs, record-breaking games and series, and moments that will forever live on in history, and in infamy in the minds of many fans. We all have our favourite moments, our favourite games and stories that will be passed on throughout the years, but what were the top 10 moments of these past playoffs? What were the best games, the best stories to come out of the league over the last couple of months? With the Stanley Cup Finals finally over, and with a couple of weeks gone by for all of us to decompress and look back at what was an outstand...