Highlights / Gary Bettman

International, Society

NHL and its players move forward with anti-racism initiatives

In the wake of last week’s two-game players’ boycott that led to the postponement of two playoff games, the National Hockey League announced a series of anti-racism initiatives on Thursday. They include mandatory inclusion and diversity training for all players »

Economy

NHL gives closer look at hub cities before play resumes

The National Hockey League detailed what the hub cities, Toronto and Edmonton, will look like under their return to play plan in a video presentation on Thursday. The NHL’s bubble in Edmonton will consist of four hotels and amenities for »

International, Society

Ex-NHL coach Montgomery describes dismissal as ‘wake-up call’

Many, many years ago, I broke into the newspaper business under a city editor named Brodie Snyder, whose lessons remain with me today. One of them: complete the story from start to finish, no matter how long it takes. Which »

International, Society

Another NHL coach leaves under a cloud

Things are not getting any better for the National Hockey League. A day after Commissioner Gary Bettman delivered a stiff warning about abusive behaviour, the coach of the Dallas Stars, Jim Montgomery, was fired Tuesday for what the team called »

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Bettman vows to get tough on abusive personal conduct

Facing what could become a wider public relations nightmare, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league plans to take action to do a better job of dealing with personal conduct issues. Speaking in Pebble Beach California while attending »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Showdown over Calgary’s NHL arena is ruffling lots of feathers in the prairie city

It might work if it were a cable television show. Maybe. Despite winning just one Stanley Cup (in 1989), the Flames are adored by their loyal fans. © cbc.ca But a controversy riling a lot of people in the prairie city »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

It’s Stanley Cup playoff season, everybody take a deep breath

Let the games begin, let the drama unfold, let the toothpicks be inserted into the bleary eyes of Canadians across the country, all of them up way to late with their eyes glued to their television sets. Penguins captain and »