John Shannon
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.
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
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Why choosing the NHL's top 100 was a difficult task
John Shannon
The Top 100 is a remarkable group of stars and winners, and quite frankly it wasn’t big enough, which is what made the selection process a huge challenge.
John Shannon's Top 25 NHL Power Brokers 2017
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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
A look at new arena hurdles facing Calgary, Ottawa, Arizona
John Shannon
There was a time when discussions about new NHL arenas were all tied to re-location, or the threat of it. Not any more, but challenges do persist.
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.
Pat Quinn loved hockey and all the people around it
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Katz interview reveals different side to private Oilers owner
John Shannon
John Shannon's interview with Oilers owner Daryl Katz turned into almost an hour of trying to get inside the head of someone who did something that every hockey fan could only dream about: He bought the team he loved as a teenager.