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.
Houston's NHL bid changes relocation, expansion landscape
John Shannon
With a market the size of Houston publicly and warmly opening its arms to NHL hockey, it is a relocation and expansion option that is not going to go away anytime soon.
Houston interest makes future NHL expansion even more likely
John Shannon
NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games
John Shannon
At Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting, it was deemed important to talk about how to handle potential protests by players, as well as the place of anthems themselves.
NHL must keep investing in China beyond pre-season games
John Shannon
Investing in China has to be consistent and aggressive and, for the foreseeable future, should grow with the market’s interest in hockey. More games, more teams, more players.
Seattle NHL talks far too premature until arena issue solved
John Shannon
Pegulas the latest owners to fall victim of being fans
John Shannon
It probably isn’t in the best interest of the franchise, if the whim of a fan becomes team policy. It is a recipe for disaster.
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.