The National Hockey League was sued by an insurer seeking to limit its duty to defend the league in lawsuits alleging it concealed the long-term effects of concussions and failed to warn players of the risks.
The worst showing by Canadian hockey teams in 41 years isn’t just a downer for fans. It means lost revenue for BCE Inc. and other media companies that are spending at least C$6.5 billion ($5.9 billion) on teams and broadcast rights to profit from the country’s national obsession.
The Chicago Blackhawks had the hottest start to a season in National Hockey League history, recording a point in a record 24 straight games. They ended it with a second Stanley Cup title in four years.