John Shannon
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John Shannon has seen it, done it and been there when it comes to all things sports broadcasting. The 36-year sports media veteran brings extensive experience from both behind and in front of the camera to his role as an insider and analyst for the NHL on Sportsnet.
Why the NHL doesn't need the Olympics to succeed in China
John Shannon
HNIC. Hockey Night in China. Yup, you read that correctly. The announcement earlier this week that two pre-season games between Vancouver and Los Angeles will take place this fall in Beijing and Shanghai, constitutes the NHL’s official sojourn into the world’s most populous country.
Breaking down key points of the NHL Olympic question
John Shannon
Looking back at Miracle on Ice, friendship with Herb Brooks
John Shannon
I learned over those last few years of Herb Brooks' life, how much he loved the game. And how he loved to teach the game. I probably should have listened a bit more.
Mike Ilitch will be remembered as an icon many times over
John Shannon
From the sports world to the retail world, the late Mike Ilitch was a beloved figure in Michigan and will be remembered as an icon many times over.
Why choosing the NHL's top 100 was a difficult task
John Shannon
John Shannon's Top 25 NHL Power Brokers 2017
John Shannon
How will Connor McDavid's second contract alter the balance of power in the NHL? John Shannon answers that question—and many more—in his second annual list of the NHL's top 25 power brokers.
NHL Coaches Confidential: What it's like to get fired
John Shannon
It’s not fun getting fired. Despite the reasons and the rationale, and whether you deserved it or not, it is embarrassing, both for you and your family. It’s tough on friends too. Should they call to give you support? And when is a good time to call?
A look at new arena hurdles facing Calgary, Ottawa, Arizona
John Shannon
Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what's best for hockey?
John Shannon
John Shannon looks at the good news from Monday that the IIHF will help cover some of the costs the NHL is seeking for 2018 Olympic participation and wonders if that really is what's best for hockey.