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.
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
Seattle NHL talks far too premature until arena issue solved
John Shannon
Seattle is an attractive market and the NHL has considered putting a team there in the past. But until the city can get a suitable arena, there's no sense in getting fans worked up about the potential of having a team.
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
Breaking down key points of the NHL Olympic question
John Shannon
With Gary Bettman saying people should assume the NHL will not go to the Olympics, does that mean the league is for sure out? Not so fast: the key negotiations are just beginning. John Shannon hits on some key points.
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
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.