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Hux
03-26-2015, 12:35 PM
And it will be an actual pro league, paying its players. (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nwhl--new-women-s-hockey-league--promises-to-pay-players-145034940.html) This should be interesting to see unfold.

Article from The Hockey News, which includes a promo video from the NWHL. (http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/national-womens-hockey-league-set-to-begin-in-2015-16-will-pay-players/)


And speaking of pro leagues....looks like one is on the horizon in Russia courtesy of the KHL. (http://www.hockeyvips.com/2015/03/khl-boss-plans-womens-league/)

OnMAA
03-26-2015, 12:43 PM
And it will be an actual pro league, paying its players. (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nwhl--new-women-s-hockey-league--promises-to-pay-players-145034940.html) This should be interesting to see unfold.

Did I read that right, is Puck Daddy one of the funders, or was that simply an add on the Web page. ?

Hux
03-26-2015, 12:48 PM
Did I read that right, is Puck Daddy one of the funders, or was that simply an add on the Web page. ?

Looks like it is a sidebar for the blogs.

west
03-26-2015, 03:46 PM
Didn't the CWHL start with basically the same promises? While the league is slowly moving along, it is still a ways away from lofty goals like this. Who's paying for it?

A quick look at the Chelsea Piers Connecticut Arenas where one of the teams will play suggests it is no bigger than the Joan Snyder rink at Winsport (only 200 seats), so it clearly isn't 9 games worth of gate revenue that is coming up with $270K per team in salaries. Without people watching it, sponsor money isn't going to be there either. So who is the deep pocketed individual who's decided to give their money to this, but not to the CWHL?

wwhyte
03-27-2015, 07:55 AM
Very positive statement from the WCHA commissioner: http://www.wcha.com/women/pres1415/201503/mar26wcw.php

pokechecker
03-27-2015, 03:57 PM
Boston Pride

Miller as coach?

Hux
03-27-2015, 08:06 PM
Boston Pride

Miller as coach?

I doubt that the job would pay enough to even entice her to fly in for games, let alone move. My bet is the Boston Blades fold and Coach Murphy moves to the Pride.

ICEBOX
03-27-2015, 09:32 PM
I doubt that the job would pay enough to even entice her to fly in for games, let alone move. My bet is the Boston Blades fold and Coach Murphy moves to the Pride.

This is great for women's hockey but there are a lot of questions still to be answered. The biggest thing people should be talking about is this: The best of the best in women's hockey is playing a game tomorrow and we can't get any coverage in the U.S. TSN is covering the game in Canada. We have a major problem with the popularity of the sport still here in the U.S. When the gold medal game was played last February, The ratings were off the charts for NBC. The popularity was hot. Same two teams going at it again in the worlds and we can't even get a computer feed. Can anyone explain that to me?

Timothy A
03-28-2015, 06:55 AM
Just another half hearted attempt that does not do the sport any justice.

pokechecker
03-28-2015, 11:58 AM
This is great for women's hockey but there are a lot of questions still to be answered. The biggest thing people should be talking about is this: The best of the best in women's hockey is playing a game tomorrow and we can't get any coverage in the U.S. TSN is covering the game in Canada. We have a major problem with the popularity of the sport still here in the U.S. When the gold medal game was played last February, The ratings were off the charts for NBC. The popularity was hot. Same two teams going at it again in the worlds and we can't even get a computer feed. Can anyone explain that to me?

FWIW, there is a large lunch spot in downtown Minneapolis that has a huge TV people can watch as they eat lunch, it was not tuned to the Canada-US game, nor could I find any TV on at lunchtime tuned to the game. State of Hockey my azz

Blackbeard
03-28-2015, 04:41 PM
FWIW, there is a large lunch spot in downtown Minneapolis that has a huge TV people can watch as they eat lunch, it was not tuned to the Canada-US game, nor could I find any TV on at lunchtime tuned to the game. State of Hockey my azz

Why didn't you ask them to turn it on?

Often what they are tuned to is not the result of a customer's request and they will gladly change it if asked.

Hux
03-28-2015, 05:24 PM
Why didn't you ask them to turn it on?

Often what they are tuned to is not the result of a customer's request and they will gladly change it if asked.

True. A group of us were at a sports bar in Manchester, NH in '09 and we asked if they would turnn on the US-Canada game. They put it on two screens at the end of the bar and by the end of the game they had half the screens in the placed tuned in.

TonyTheTiger20
03-28-2015, 05:26 PM
True. A group of us were at a sports bar in Manchester, NH in '09 and we asked if they would turnn on the US-Canada game. They put it on two screens at the end of the bar and by the end of the game they had half the screens I the placed tuned in.
The popularity of women's hockey in the Olympics is remarkable. The gold medal game got better ratings than the Stanley Cup.

wwhyte
03-28-2015, 08:01 PM
FWIW, there is a large lunch spot in downtown Minneapolis that has a huge TV people can watch as they eat lunch, it was not tuned to the Canada-US game, nor could I find any TV on at lunchtime tuned to the game. State of Hockey my azz

Does it get TSN? If not, there's nothing they could tune it to that would show the game, so it's not entirely their fault.

OnMAA
03-28-2015, 11:39 PM
State of Hockey my azz

Well you can always move to Canada. On second thought.....ahh neva mind.....

SeymoreHockey
03-29-2015, 06:25 AM
Well you can always move to Canada. On second thought.....ahh neva mind.....

:D You made me giggle!

ARM
04-25-2015, 09:55 AM
USCHO story on the NWHL:
http://www.uscho.com/2015/04/24/64785/

EastFan1
12-11-2015, 12:07 PM
Take look at the video at the bottom. What do you have to do to get a 2 game suspension?

http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/12/10/nwhl-molly-engstrom-earns-first-suspension

Timothy A
12-11-2015, 12:20 PM
Take look at the video at the bottom. What do you have to do to get a 2 game suspension?

http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/12/10/nwhl-molly-engstrom-earns-first-suspension

Considering how prone the gals are to concussions, that should be a season ending punch. What she did was totally irresponsible as a hockey player.

PuckRush
12-11-2015, 12:23 PM
Take look at the video at the bottom. What do you have to do to get a 2 game suspension?

http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/12/10/nwhl-molly-engstrom-earns-first-suspension

Is that even a suspension in the NHL?

But I get your point, and IMO, it has no place in either league. Set the tone and make that a 6 game suspension, even if it is one-third of the season. That will end it.