NHL in Europe, Hockey Night in Canada in U.S.

From the NY Times.com Slap Slot blog:

Once again this season for the fourth straight year, some N.H.L.
teams are opening in Europe, with six teams — Carolina, Minnesota,
Boston, San Jose, Columbus and Phoenix — beginning their schedule
overseas. The first game on the regular season schedule (this Thursday
at noon Eastern time) features the Hurricanes and the Wild from

Those six teams are also playing preseason games in Europe, including
two against K.H.L. teams, one of which, Carolina vs. SKA St.
, goes today.

“The N.H.L. has seen a swell of business in Europe, both in terms of
merchandise sales and Internet traffic,” writes Aaron
Portzline in The Columbus Dispatch
. “Roughly 20 percent of visitors
to NHL.com, the league says, are from Europe. That only makes sense, as
26 percent of the N.H.L.’s players – more than 225 players – are from
outside North America.”

These international games also satisfy provisions in the
N.H.L.-N.H.L.P.A. Collective Bargaining agreement on international
competition and the two parties split the revenue from these games.

In a blog post today, David
Pollok of the San Jose Mercury News
asked N.H.L Deputy Commissioner
Bill Daly the question most often popsed in connection with these
European adventures: Is this leading to N.H.L. expansion to Europe?

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  1. Everlasting1 says:

    They don’t give a damn about hockey, they’ll stick with the hookers, blow, and ammo.


    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  2. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    How about hockey in Mexico? I’m sure all those drug lords need something to spend their money on.

  3. SeriousFan09 says:

    A game misconduct sort of counts as a game to the NHL so when Cammy got booted that counted as game 1, so this by their standards, a 2-game suspension.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  4. Rudy says:

    Hmmm, I bet this puts a wrench in the introduction festivities planned for Oct 7.

  5. Mr.Hazard says:

    Pretty light suspension if you ask me!

  6. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cammalleri out for the opener, but back in time to help raise Fleury’s jock to the rafters of the Pen’s new arena.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

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