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October 2020

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Wolski/Duhamel are “Unstoppable”

Meagan Duhamel and Wojtek Wolski perform to ‘Unstoppable’ by The Score on 22-Oct-20, Episode 1 of Battle of the Blades. They are competing on behalf of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation and for The Hospital for Sick Children. Click the link below to see their skate!

Battle of the Blades

Player Spotlight

Tyler Toffoli, Montreal Canadiens

This month’s player spotlight is on Montreal Canadiens’ forward, Tyler Toffoli. In 2010, the Ottawa 67 sniper was selected in the second round by the LA Kings. Tyler made the jump to the NHL just two seasons later before playing a large part in the King’s 2014, Stanley Cup Championship. Following an acquisition by the Vancouver Canucks prior to February’s trade deadline...

This month’s player spotlight is on Montreal Canadiens’ forward, Tyler Toffoli. In 2010, the Ottawa 67 sniper was selected in the second round by the LA Kings. Tyler made the jump to the NHL just two seasons later before playing a large part in the King’s 2014, Stanley Cup Championship. Following an acquisition by the Vancouver Canucks prior to February’s trade deadline, Tyler hit free agency for the first time in his career. On 12-Oct-20, The Montreal Canadiens signed Tyler to a four-year, US$17-million contract. Check out the article below to hear why Tyler and his family felt Montreal was the best fit.

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FAQs about Salary Arbitration

The 2020 salary arbitration hearings are being held from 20-Oct-20 to 08-Nov-20.  Most players that file settle on contract terms in the days preceding their scheduled hearing.  Nevertheless, in attached exhibit we summarize the process for our readers.

Understanding Salary Arbitration

September 2020

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Reliving the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup Champions, having defeated the Dallas Stars in game six on Monday evening. This will be remembered as one of the most unusual and memorable playoffs of all time. Click the link below to look back at the entire tournament.

The Hockey World Congratulates Tampa Bay

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The Problem of Pain

Playing through injury, sacrificing your body, blocking a shot, fighting to stand up for a teammate. Hockey players are praised for their courage and willingness to withstand pain. Click the link below to view this fantastic short documentary recently released by TSN.

TSN Original: The Problem of Pain

Player Spotlight

Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas Stars

This month’s player spotlight is on Dallas Stars’ defensemen, Jamie Oleksiak. In 2011, the NCAA freshman was selected fourteenth overall by the Stars in the NHL Entry Draft. Just over a year later, Jamie turned pro and spent more than five season in the Stars’ organization, which included a Calder Cup Championship in 2014. Jamie was then traded to the Pittsburgh Penguin...

This month’s player spotlight is on Dallas Stars’ defensemen, Jamie Oleksiak. In 2011, the NCAA freshman was selected fourteenth overall by the Stars in the NHL Entry Draft. Just over a year later, Jamie turned pro and spent more than five season in the Stars’ organization, which included a Calder Cup Championship in 2014. Jamie was then traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a fourth-round pick in December 2017, and re-acquired for the same pick, two years later. Since re-joining the Stars, Jamie has made his mark on the blue line as a reliable and offensive, defensemen. Click the link below to see some of Jamie’s highlights throughout the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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August 2020

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A Tribute To Dale Hawerchuk

On 18-Aug-20, Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Dale Hawerchuk passed away following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. From his humble roots in Oshawa, Ontario, to becoming a junior hockey, Team Canada and NHL legend. Click the link below for a fantastic biography provided by the Winnipeg Jets.

Video: Dale Hawerchuk Biography (1963-2020)

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Black Lives Matter

On 26-Aug-20, the NBA community took a remarkable stance to protest against police brutality and violence against Black Lives. Without question, the players have shown they want to do more and they want the league to join them. Click the link below to review the hectic hours around a historic night.

The Hectic Hours Leading Up to the Boycott

Player Spotlight

Dillon Dube, Calgary Flames

This month’s player spotlight is on Calgary Flames’ forward, Dillon Dube. Dillon just completed is second full professional season in the Flames’ organization. Despite being eliminated by the high-powered Dallas Stars, Dillon’s NHL playoff debut was personally successful as he finished second on his team in goals. Before entering the NHL, Dillon represented Canada...

This month’s player spotlight is on Calgary Flames’ forward, Dillon Dube. Dillon just completed is second full professional season in the Flames’ organization. Despite being eliminated by the high-powered Dallas Stars, Dillon’s NHL playoff debut was personally successful as he finished second on his team in goals. Before entering the NHL, Dillon represented Canada twice at the World Junior Hockey Championships, including being the captain of the gold medal team in 2018. Check out the video link below, as Dillon reflects on his growth over the last season.

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