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'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
John Shannon's Top 25 NHL Power Brokers 2018
John Shannon
How does the Golden Knights' success impact plans to add a 32nd team? John Shannon answers that question — and many more — in his third annual list of the NHL's top 25 power brokers.
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.
Houston's NHL bid changes relocation, expansion landscape
John Shannon
Houston interest makes future NHL expansion even more likely
John Shannon
So while it may be true that the NHL is not currently in expansion mode, it is almost a given, that it will be again and sooner rather than later.
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.