The Myth of the Unmovable NHL Contract

The limitations of the salary cap and no-movement clauses were thought to make the trading of expensive, long-term NHL contracts almost impossible. But in recent years, general managers found clever ways to deal with seemingly unmovable contracts. A prime example is...

Ovechkin and the 2018 Winter Olympics

The NHL recently announced all players under league contracts cannot participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. That could force Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin to choose between continuing his NHL career or pursuing Olympic gold...

The Overhyped 2017 NHL Offseason

Nearly two months ago, there was speculation the summer of 2017 could become one of the busiest in NHL history. The combination of the expansion draft, a modest increase in the salary-cap ceiling and the mention of several notable stars in trade speculation sparked...

NHL CBA Musings

Concerns over a potentially deteriorating relationship between the NHL and the NHL Players Association could lead to another lockout, perhaps as early as September 2020. The league and the PA each have the choice to opt out of the current collective bargaining...

Thoughts on the McDavid Contract

Connor McDavid made headlines this week by inking an eight-year, $100-million contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers. While this deal ensures the 20-year-old center’s long-term future in Edmonton, it will have an effect upon the Oilers and the league for...