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Columbus Blue Jackets See Increase in Season Ticket Sales

After a red-hot finish to the 2013 NHL regular season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have seen an increase in season ticket sales over the past several weeks. According to the team, season ticket sales are up 13 percent from one year ago when the Blue Jackets had one of their worst season’s in franchise history….

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Vancouver Canucks Fire Alain Vigneault After Another Early Playoff Exit

After suffering a first-round defeat for the second consecutive season, Vancouver Canucks’ general manager Mike Gillis announced on Wednesday that he had fired head coach Alain Vigneault and two of his assistants, Rick Bowness and Newell Brown. Vigneault was hired on as the team’s head coach in 2006, and when Gillis stepped in for former…

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NHL Alive and Well Post Lockout

Six months ago, the National Hockey League was receiving last rites. Entrenched in their third lockout in 19 years, the consensus in the sports media was that the NHL would go the way of VHS tapes. “Fans are fed up.” “Nobody will come to the arenas, or watch the games.” Even Detroit Red Wings coach,…

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Revenue Sharing: Can the NHL Support it?

The NHL has come a long way since its early years with only six teams.  It has become one of the largest and most talented leagues in all of sports.  With this growth, came the introduction of numerous expansion teams popping up all over Canada and the United States.  Some of these teams have proven…

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NHL Twitter Analysis: ‘Follower’ Standings

No one can deny the impact that social media has made on the digital age. When you are trying to keep your fan base informed about the latest promotion, need to get the word out on a scheduling update or just want to rev up their engines with new ice girls pictures, social media outlets…

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NHL Facebook Analysis: ‘Like’ Standings

All 30 NHL teams maintain Facebook pages that gives them a platform to announce news, encourage discussion, occasionally hold competitions and generally attempt to create a fan community. Every team maintains their Facebook presence in a slightly different way, and every team seems to place a different value on Facebook’s role in their social strategy….

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Post-2012 Lockout NHL Faces Serious Challenges

Rewind the calendar back to a little over seven years ago. The NHL and NHLPA signed a new collective bargaining agreement in July 2005. That agreement ended a lockout that had already vaporized a full season of hockey. The 2005 Stanley Cup would go unclaimed as the entire 2004-05 NHL season was lost. That lockout…

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Sports Social Media: Shnarped Hockey App

Have you ever dreamed of giving a fist bump or a tap on the shinpads to your favorite hockey players such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Quick or Logan Couture after they make a mind-boggling play on the ice via sports social media? Well, that dream is now a reality thanks to the sports social media…

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NHL: Young, Rich Superstars

Modern day NHL has developed into a business more focused on dollars and cents, than it is hockey. In the past decade alone, we have seen several lockouts as a result of a couple million dollars. Both players and owners have become so engulfed in greed that they forget how lucky they are to be…

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Social Media, The NHL Lockout and the New Jersey Devils

The NHL Lockout is finally over and we want to highlight a team who has kept their fans engaged this whole time. When 2013 hit, and half the hockey season had gone by with no games, no one was actually sure if there would be an NHL hockey game played in 2013. NHL teams have…

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POLL: With The NHL Lockout Over, Has The League Won You Back?

On Sunday, January 6, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and  NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr announced a tentative collective bargaining agreement to end the NHL lockout. After over 100 days, fans across North America and the rest of the world began to lose hope that they’d see hockey this season. Some even were indifferent to seeing NHL…

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Why Fans Should Buy the NHL Post-Lockout

The National Hockey League has this work stoppage thing down to a science… That and being the butt of all non-New York Jets related sports jokes. During the 113-day lockout, one head coach said that the NHL’s brand was in danger of becoming as irrelevant as bowling, to which reporters snickered back with “at least…

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