Clubs drop gloves with varying frequency.
A quick-paced video on Seattle’s rich hockey history. From the downtown arena on 5th and University in 1915 to possibly a new arena in SoDo; from the Stanley Cup champion Metropolitans in 1917 to today’s major junior Thunderbirds, Seattle celebrates nearly 100 years of great hockey. I hope you enjoy it. To learn more about Seattle’s hockey history visit www.seattlehockey.net, www.sportspressnw.com and www.seattletotems.org
Nate Silver of the New York Times wrote a great piece about hockey recently that starts with the question of why Canadian NHL teams haven’t won the Stanley Cup in the last two decades. One reason is simply that there aren’t that many Canadian teams anymore, with various franchises having relocated from the Great White North to the southern and western United States. Silver, by estimating the approximate number of hockey fans in various markets, makes a strong case that the NHL would be better off financially to abandon its American expansion and return to being a more strongly Canadian league. Below is a visualization of his recommendations.
There’s a lot more interesting stuff in Silver’s article here.