Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Max Pacioretty got off to a slow start. • Former NHL player Kevin Stevens entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to sell Oxycodone in a Boston court.
Last night, we passed along news that the Vegas Golden Knights trademark had been denied by the U.S. government, based on a “likelihood of confusion” with the NCAA’s College of St. Rose Golden Knights. Today, the NHL has responded with a statement from deputy commissioner Bill Daly: “We are currently reviewing the Trademark Office’s letter and will prepare a detailed response demonstrating why we continue strongly to believe the Vegas Golden Knights mark should be registered in co-existence with the college registration, just as a number of other nicknames currently co-exist in professional and college sports (particularly where there is no overlap as to the sport for which the nickname is being
Peter Holland skates in the warm-ups prior to play against the New York Rangers in an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on February 18, 2016, in Toronto. Peter Holland wanted out of Toronto and on Friday he finally got his wish. The Maple Leafs have traded the center to the Arizona Coyotes.