November 28 2013 09:42AM
On Monday ten former NHL players filed a class action lawsuit against the NHL for concussions they suffered while playing hockey. One more player has since joined. If you haven’t seen it in its entirety, you can check it out here.
I have no idea what the gentleman that played the game in the decades before me went through. I don't know what the medical protocols were for guys concussed or how medically informed they were, way back when.
I don’t even know if the NHL knew. That’s the biggest question in all of this.
November 28 2013 08:58AM
We've already seen the Vancouver Millionaires throwbacks last season, but the Vancouver Canucks today announced at a joint press conference in Ottawa this morning that they'd resurrect the sweaters for the Heritage Classic, while the Senators will wear a white version of their black "heritage" third jerseys.
For you hockey history buffs, the significance of the Vancouver-Ottawa matchup is the first East-West Stanley Cup matchup in Canadian history, playing in the spring of 1915 at Vancouver's old Denman Arena. They'll attempt to re-create that March 2nd for the final NHL Stadium Series game of the 2013-2014 season, played March 2nd at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.
November 27 2013 10:50PM
Kesler cries blood. I just wish he could cry goals with that shot of his when he shoots 1-on-3.
Well, folks. It's time for Headshots with your old pal Mitch. I can assure you that I've tucked my shirt AND balls in so I could bring you tonight's edition of Headshots. There's more after the jump. Shall we?
November 27 2013 03:27PM
Welcome to this week's version of the Canucks Prospect Report. We are a day early this week, but with the Canucks having some time off on their schedule, we figured we'd help fill the time with some prospect talk.
There's lots of good news for the prospects with Utica winning two games this weekend and plenty of positive news out of the NCAA. As always, follow me @nuckprospects on Twitter for the latest in prospect news and feed free to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish me to cover.
Let's get to it right past the jump.
November 27 2013 07:47AM
With the news yesterday that Rogers and the NHL had agreed on a 12-year, $5.232 billion Canadian television deal, the overwhelming reaction was uncertainty. We don’t know how this will effect TSN or CBC, we don’t know how Rogers will cover the game, and we don’t know if the hockey-watching experience will be better a year from now than it is today.
What we know for sure is that NHL hockey is going to be on Rogers. What we also know, with barely less certainty, is that it’s going to cost more to watch.