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.
Gordie Howe and Muhammad Ali defined the first 'TV Generation'
John Shannon
Television made it possible for stars like Gordie Howe and Muhammad Ali to reach more people than ever before, but John Shannon writes that those two stars made television more than it made them.
Five unheralded players to watch for in the NHL playoffs
John Shannon
Ed Snider was a visionary for the Flyers and NHL
John Shannon
Fans in Philadelphia knew Ed Snider wanted to win. The players knew he wanted to win. The rest of the league knew he wanted to win. He will be missed.
Rexall Place was the former centre of the hockey universe
John Shannon
John Shannon looks back on past personal memories from Rexall Place and what made the stadium so special.
The difference between an all-star and playing in the All-Star Game
John Shannon
John Shannon's Top 25 NHL Power Brokers
John Shannon
Since John Collins left the NHL has the balance of power shifted? Our John Shannon answers that question and many others in his first Top 25 NHL Power Brokers.
Glen Sather's Edmonton-New York ties run deep
John Shannon
Glen Sather will be honoured by the Oilers with a banner raising at Rexall Place on Friday ahead of Edmonton's game against the Rangers. Here's a look at his career from Edmonton to New York and all the connections in between.
Looks like the Coyotes are moving, just not where you'd think
John Shannon
NHL needs to grow game in China in time for Olympics
John Shannon
Just as the league did in the mid 1990’s with games in Japan prior to the first Olympic participation in Nagano, you would have to think regular season games Beijing, Shanghai, or in the south in Hong Kong or Guangzhou would not be out of the question.