Latest Bill Daly News

Bettman: NHL board approves Coyotes sale, new arena needed

Jun. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Meruelo was approved as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL's Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman also reaffirmed the league's belief that the Coyotes need a downtown arena for the long-troubled franchise to have a future in...

Escrow tops NHL players' list of concerns ahead of CBA talks

Jun. 16, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is withheld in escrow to...

NHL clears Capitals' Kuznetsov over video showing powder

May. 31, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NHL said Friday it has closed its review of Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov and a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of white powder on a table in front of him. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league interviewed Kuznetsov...

The Latest: Boston defensemen lead charge in Game 1

May. 27, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 11 p.m. Forty-nine years after Boston's Bobby Orr flew through the air following his Stanley Cup-clinching goal against St. Louis, Bruins defensemen Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy played a huge role in a Game 1 win over the Blues. Both...

Bettman says NHL will consider expanding video review

May. 27, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the league will consider expanded video review after some high-profile missed calls during the playoffs. During his annual speech prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said general managers will discuss potential expansion of video review...

Capitals investigating Kuznetsov video showing white powder

May. 27, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

The Washington Capitals said Monday they have confirmed star Evgeny Kuznetsov is shown in a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of white powder on a table in front of him. In a statement sent to The Associated Press by spokesman Sergey Kocharov, the team says it...

Pegula relinquishes control of NWHL Buffalo team

May. 8, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kim Pegula's desire to grow women's professional hockey will no longer involve a relationship with North America's remaining professional league. The owner of the Buffalo Beauts announced Wednesday she's relinquishing control of the team in a move that could further jeopardize the...

Parity party: 2019 NHL playoffs showcase Bettman's vision

May. 5, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a P-word on players' and coaches lips this playoffs, and it has nothing to do with getting pucks in deep. "Parity in the league, it's insanely tight," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. This has been the postseason of parity with all four division champions gone and the potential...

Women's players hope NHL steps in to create new league

May. 3, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

Meghan Duggan need only look around sports to get excited about what an NHL-run women's hockey league might look like. The NBA did it with the WNBA. Soccer leagues in Europe and the U.S. have done it. And that was enough for the 2018 U.S. Olympic gold-medal winning captain and more than 200 fellow players to take...

NHL says Seattle still in mix to host 2021 draft

May. 3, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says Seattle remains in contention to host the 2021 draft despite arena construction delays. Daly told The Associated Press on Friday that the league would like to decide on the host at least a year out. Seattle officials have been hoping the city's new...