November 28 2012 08:44PM
Andrey and I go through the hottest NHL Headlines... Sort of.
November 28 2012 03:10PM
The latest Forbes valuations of the various NHL teams was released today. Coming in at #12 was the Calgary Flames at $245M - a 11% bump over their previous evaluation by Forbes a year ago.
Before we get into the details, it's important to note that all of the Forbes numbers are estimates based on what they can find through publically available means. The Flames are a private company and therefore not compelled to open up their books to external entities. Call the Forbes valuation, at best, "an educated" guess.
November 28 2012 02:28PM
If you’ve had difficulty getting your head around the numbers being tossed around during the NHL lockout regarding the financial situations the league’s 30 teams find themselves in, there’s good reason – at least if you look at the numbers published in Forbes Magazine today.
November 28 2012 12:29PM
Forbes annual look at the business of hockey was released on Wednesday, and if their estimates are accurate Canadian NHL teams are far and away the healthiest group of franchises in the game.
November 28 2012 12:01PM
1. Mediation means nothing
There were two things I didn't know or had forgotten about the federal mediation process: 1) The league and PA used it last time to little effect, and 2) nothing the mediators say or decide is in any way binding.
That leads me to believe that, much like the NHLPA's threat of decertifying, there's nothing that will ultimately come of all this. Even leaving aside that whole Twitter flap, this thing seems like a pretty transparent move by the league to agree to it. For one thing, the whole point of decertification — again, it is something of which the league is absolutely terrified — is because the PA feels that the NHL is not bargaining in good faith.