In Berlin, Ice Hockey Discovers the Price of Profits

It was a cold, overcast evening in Berlin, one of many in any given December in Der Hauptstadt.  But unlike many other Thursday nights, dozens gathered near the Mercedes-Benz Arena for a discussion.  Thursdays are typically free for fans of Eisbären Berlin, the local hockey team playing in Germany’s version of the NHL. Games are typically …

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Nate Silver’s NHL Expansion Analysis Is Weak At Best (AKA Why Las Vegas Isn’t A Bad NHL Option)

In a post on FiveThirtyEight yesterday, noted political pundit and Sabrematrician Nate Silver posited that “Las Vegas Is A a Terrible Place For An NHL Team” based upon his robust analysis….   Built upon Google searching habits.   That’s right. One of the most respected data analysts in the blogosphere simplified a metric of “fans …

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The Big Ice Report: Your European and Minor League Hockey Roundup for April 12 2016

Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with …

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The Big Ice Report – Your Weekly European/Minor League Hockey Roundup – Week of 4/5

Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with …

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The Big Ice Report – Your Weekly European & Minor League Hockey Roundup, Week of 3/29

Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with …

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The Big Ice Report – Your Weekly European Hockey Roundup For 3/22

Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with …

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Big Ice Report: Your r/hockey International Hockey Roundup

Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with …

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Big Ice Report: Your weekly roundup of international hockey, week of 3/8

Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with …

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Big Ice Report: Your International Hockey Roundup, Week of 2/29

Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with …

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The Big Ice Report: Your Weekly r/hockey European Hockey League Update

Editor note: This is the first of a series of weekly updates on varying European hockey leagues and North American leagues that don’t get much coverage in the media put together by some of the members of Reddit’s r/hockey subreddit.  Want to contribute? Contact us, and tell us what league you’re interested in writing about.  …

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