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.
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
John Shannon
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
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
Pat Quinn loved hockey and all the people around it
John Shannon
Pat Quinn will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Monday, but it's a shame he won't be there to enjoy it. He loved the game, but even more so, he loved all the people around it.
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.
Top 10 NHL off-ice storylines for 2016-17
John Shannon
Writing has been on the wall for Quebec City non-expansion
John Shannon
The reports of the NHL’s Executive Committee unanimously approving Las Vegas and not Quebec City should be no surprise to anyone.