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.
It's time the Hockey Hall of Fame welcomed Ron MacLean and Dave Hodge
John Shannon
Watching Hockey Night in Canada this past Saturday and the discussion between hosts Ron MacLean and Dave Hodge was some of the most enjoyable and gratifying television I have seen recent years.
Hockey Night in Canada's baby blue blazer was a uniform like no other
John Shannon
Player data will be hot topic as NHL enters sports betting arena
John Shannon
The reality of sports gambling is simple. It's found money. And for the league, the owners and the players, it isn’t a gamble.
Ziegler’s NHL tenure had lasting impact in Canada
John Shannon
When John Ziegler was president of the NHL, the landscape of the league was far different than it is today. In fact, it was Ziegler – an American executive – who helped Canada become a bigger part of the league.
Ottawa Senators sale rumour latest distraction team doesn’t need
John Shannon
NHL's road to gambling revenue lengthy despite Supreme Court ruling
John Shannon
It goes to reason that Monday’s United States Supreme Court ruling on sports gambling would be a great way of giving North American leagues more revenue opportunities. Not so fast.
Why you shouldn't expect Bettman to slow down anytime soon
John Shannon
Could Gary Bettman one day become the longest-serving commissioner in pro sports hisory? Without a doubt, and he will do it with almost little or no fanfare. Just the way he likes it.
John Shannon's Top 25 NHL Power Brokers 2018
John Shannon
What recent NHL franchise news means for Seattle, Quebec City and Houston
John Shannon
With the recent news that the NHL is allowing Seattle to apply for an expansion team, and the arrival of Houston on to the scene, John Shannon looks at what this means for those two destinations, plus Quebec City.