The Anaheim Ducks -- who own the best record in the Western Conference -- start their chase for the Stanley Cup Wednesday night against the Dallas Stars, while the Pittsburgh Penguins kick off their playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Also, Carey Price, trying to add more hardware to his mantle after winning a gold medal in Sochi, prepares for his series against the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday night.
David Beckham met with Florida governor Rick Scott looking to garner support for a new stadium in Miami's waterfront for his new Major League Soccer (MLS) team. Beckham and his investors, Simon Fuller and Brightstar Corporation CEO Marcelo Claure, are hoping to gain the same tax benefits that Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), and National Hockey League (NHL) have received in the past.
With the Wednesday National Hockey League having come and gone, names such as Thomas Vanek, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Callahan, Martin St. Louis, and Ilya Bryzgalov have all found new homes while future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur will stay with the New Jersey Devils despite rumors he was on the trade block.
After weeks of speculation, the New York Rangers finally pulled the trigger on a trade, sending team captain Ryan Callahan and two draft picks to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Martin St. Louis and a conditional draft pick. GM Glen Sather traded Callahan after both sides failed to agree on a contract extension for the Olympic forward.
The quarterfinals begin Wednesday with Team USA, Canada, Sweden, and the home favorite Russians all vying to advance into the medal round of the 2014 Sochi Olympics hockey tournament.
After needing a shoot-out win over Slovakia and having their hearts broken by American T.J. Oshie in front of their home crowd over the weekend, Russia takes on Norway in the qualification playoffs of the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament.
Renewing a rivalry that goes back to the Cold War days, the United States men's hockey team prepares to face the Russians in front of their rabid home crowd, with Russian President Vladimir Putin expected to be in attendance, in a preliminary round Pool A match-up that may determine a bye in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Sochi Olympic men's hockey tournament.
U.S. mens hockey teammates forward Ryan Callahan and goaltender Ryan Miller, may have new homes after the 2014 Olympic, with their respective teams - the New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres - looking at the possibly trading them as they approach free agency and no new deals in sight for either player. The National Hockey League (NHL) trade deadline is March 5, with rosters currently frozen until players participating in the 2014 Olympics return from Sochi.
With the Sochi Olympics right around the corner, the National Hockey League (NHL) looks to make changes prior to the Olympic break.
SportsBusinessDaily.com reports that the National Hockey League (NHL) netted a $20 million profit from the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Part of the money goes to the league's pool of hockey-related revenue that is later used to set the salary cap.
Former Major League Baseball (MLB) utility player Ryan Freel is the first baseball player to be diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease mostly seen in former football and hockey players, and may be linked to the 36-year-old's suicide last December. The discovery comes on the heels of MLB officials looking to ban collisions at home plate as early as the upcoming 2014 MLB season.
The National Hockey League (NHL) has teamed up with HBO, NBC, and Canada's CBC to produce a duo of series, "24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road to the NHL Winter Classic" & "NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other", to help market their sport, with the series focusing on "Winter Classic", the 2014 Stadium Series outdoor games, the NHL Heritage Classic in Vancouver, and culminating with the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
A group of ten players have sued the National Hockey League claiming the league did not do enough to protect players from head injuries and promoted a "culture of violence" in their sport, just three months after the National Football League (NFL) settled their case with retired NFL players.
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The superhero movie "Deadpool" has crushed box-office records despite the restricted rating (Rated R) given to the film.
This was the first time in their 52 years in the industry to reveal three cover girls.