Introducing Snap Shots from Snap.com!

Hello NHL Business Blog Readers!

In my never ending quest to ensure that you have the best possible experience on my site, I decided to install a nice little tool called Snap Shots. It enhances links with visual previews of the destination sites, interactive excerpts of Wikipedia articles, display inline videos, RSS, MP3s, photos, stock charts and more.

Sometimes Snap Shots bring you the information you need, without your having to leave the site, while other times it lets you "look ahead," before deciding if you want to follow a link or not.

Should you decide this is not for you, just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and opt-out.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, concerns or anything else you would like to share with me, fire up an email and contact me at: nhlblogger@gmail.com!

Friday, March 21, 2008

NY Rangers Anti-Trust Appeal gets tossed

The New York Rangers got their appeal thrown out of court for their anti-trust law suit against the NHL. Personally, I think this whole lawsuit is pretty ridiculous. By creating 30 "cookie-cutter" websites that allow each individual team to control their own content, the NHL is not hampering the Rangers ability to compete within their own market at all. It simply gives a uniform design, and smaller-market teams who don't have the resources to have certain content (e.g. video, other multimedia, advertisments), a chance to improve their website. In fact, if you consider the competition to be other sports leagues and forms of entertainment, this move likely helps the Rangers and the NHL compete. The Rangers however, seem to see other NHL teams as the competition. I tend to agree with the former line of thinking. Whose ever heard of a Rangers fan switching to the Islanders or Devils because they have a better website? The competition is with other websites such as ESPN.com.

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