The NHL made an announcement this year as they will revive the NHL International Series with games in Sweden and China as they look to gain a foothold in other markets.
The NHL took a backseat to a bigger story this week as a dispute over the pay received by Women’s hockey players in the USA brought attention to an issue in international hockey.
The NHL’s expansion team made their first big move signing their first player but as the NHL prepares for expansion they might want to focus on the struggling teams in their league.
The NHL free agency era came into full focus this week when a fan favourite player returned to his former home in a scene that is only going to be more common.
The NHL Trade Deadline approaches but this year the deadline day might not be as active as in the past with high prices and teams not willing to give up much as the playoff race begins.
The NHL is getting to the point where teams figure out that they might not be making the playoffs and so changes are made but the two biggest changes in the league had nothing to do with teams likely not making the playoffs.
The NHL salaries may be rising every year but their main feeder system is another story as the CHL is in the midst of a lawsuit regarding player pay.
The NHL continues to see teams shift and the latest could be the Islanders who may not have a place to play when the next season begins.
The NHL All-Star weekend is the same as every other league as they all look to showcase the best of the best but fall short despite the multiple changes that leagues look to make.
Playing in the NHL is not an easy thing as it usually takes a special mental strength especially for goaltenders which has shown with the struggles of Henrik Lundqvist.