Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The Owner's Box 2013-14

Our Archive of items regarding ownership of NHL franchises, highlighting the moves in the structure of team ownership and other newsworthy notes surrounding the NHL's 30 franchises and Administration.

NHL Issues

December 10-- BOG Talk: Expansion, Olympics, Heritage Classic
December 10-- BOG told players adapting to Safety changes
December 10-- Bettman says there are no formal expansion plans, but NHL is listening
December 10-- NHL to host free fan festival to celebrate 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
December 10-- HBO's '24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs' debuts Dec. 14
December 9-- Bettman tells BOG that cap will increase for 2014-15
December 9-- BOG approves Canadian TV Rights agreement
December 9-- HBO Sports, NHL join forces for '24/7 series

October 1-- Guide to 2013-14 NHL realignment
September 30-- Hybrid icing tops list of rule changes for 2013-14
September 26-- NHL announces Kings-Ducks at Dodger Stadium
September 23-- Board discusses icing, international hockey

Team by Team developments

Anaheim Ducks

November 21-- Ducks hire Steve Tambellini as part-time pro scout
November 11-- Ducks sign Steckel to two-way contract

Buffalo Sabres

January 10-- Sabres GM says Nolan to lose interim tag soon
January 9-- Sabres name Tim Murray new General Manager
November 27-- Sabres hire former Oilers assistant GM Kevin Prendergast to scouting staff
November 14-- Sabres call on LaFontaine and Nolan to turn around dire situation
November 2-- Buffalo Sabres place Patrick Kaleta on waivers

Calgary Flames

Dec 12-- Flames' Burke talks front office moves on NHL Live
Dec 12-- Burke made necessary move in Calgary
Dec 12-- Brian Burke's slightly dishevelled look generates plenty of Twitter buzz
Dec 12-- Flames players surprised by Feaster firing
Dec 12-- Flames fire GM Feaster, assistant GM Weisbrod
Sept. 5-- Burke/Feaster tandem can work in Calgary
Sept. 5-- Burke/Feaster dynamic faces unique test with Flames
Sept. 5-- Flames hire Burke as President of Operations

Colorado Avalanche

Oct 30-- Avs' Varlamov arrested on domestic violence charges

Chicago Blackhawks

Sept. 11-- Blackhawks give Bowman two-year extension

Colorado Avalanche

November 22-- Avalanche Goalie Varlamov charged with assault
October 3-- Avalanche Coach Patrick Roy fined $10,000

Edmonton Oilers

November 8-- Ilya Bryzgalov reaches agreement with Oilers

Florida Panthers

November 8-- Sunset for Dineen and staff at Sunrise
Sept. 27-- Viola's 'intuition' led him to Panthers ownership

Montreal Canadiens

November 27-- Canadiens sign assistant GM Dudley to extension
November 27-- Montreal Canadiens agree to contract extension with assistant general manager Rick Dudley 

Ottawa Senators

November 1-- Senators hire former TFC vice-president Beirne for front office job

Philadelphia Flyers

December 2-- Lukko, president of Flyers' parent company, resigns

Phoenix Coyotes

December 10-- New NHL TV Deal could be a 'grand slam' for the Coyotes
Sept. 5- "Here to Stay," Coyotes ready to market vigorously

St. Louis Blues

Sept. 9-- Blues name Brett Hull executive vice president
Sept. 4-- Blues name Armstrong President of hockey operations

Toronto Maple Leafs

Sept. 6-- Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO resigns

Washington Capitals

Sept. 21-- Capitals owner fulfills dream of Winter Classic
Sept. 21-- Capitals to host 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

Winnipeg Jets

Sept. 18-- Jets sign GM Cheveldayoff to contract extension

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