Tags: National Hockey League

N.H.L. Preview: Five Story Lines to Watch This Season

The N.H.L. season begins Wednesday, when the last two champions — the St. Louis Blues and the Washington Capitals — square off in St. Louis. The most exciting developments of a season are seldom predictable. An expansion team from Las Vegas reached the finals two years ago. St. Louis went from last-place malaise to Stanley…

Russ Conway, 70, Dies; His Reporting Led to a Hockey Boss’s Downfall

Russ Conway, whose exposés in a Massachusetts newspaper uncovered corruption by the leader of the National Hockey League’s players’ union and led to his convictions for fraud, died on Tuesday at his home in Haverhill, Mass. He was 70. His lawyer, Peter Caruso, confirmed the death. He said Mr. Conway received a diagnosis of heart…

Seattle’s New N.H.L. Team Chooses Ron Francis as G.M.

SEATTLE — Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in N.H.L. history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and fifth in career points. When chief executive Tod Leiweke and the ownership group of the Seattle N.H.L. expansion team looked…