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May 2018

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CHL Team of the Century

In celebration of the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup Championship, the Canadian Hockey League is asking the hockey community to cast their vote for the Team of the Century. After a preliminary voting stage, one team from each league, plus a wild card team have advanced to the finals. The final voting stage will take place between May 1st and will end on May 15th. Click the link belo...

In celebration of the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup Championship, the Canadian Hockey League is asking the hockey community to cast their vote for the Team of the Century. After a preliminary voting stage, one team from each league, plus a wild card team have advanced to the finals. The final voting stage will take place between May 1st and will end on May 15th. Click the link below to cast your vote to select the CHL Team of the Century!

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Playoff Bonuses in Major Sports

Most professional athletes are paid salary only during the regular season.  Accordingly, their pay cheques stop when the playoffs begin.   Further, team and individual bonuses that are earned during the regular season are generally paid in the off-season.  Similarly, league bonuses that are contingent on post-season success are not distributed until well after the championship trop...

Most professional athletes are paid salary only during the regular season.  Accordingly, their pay cheques stop when the playoffs begin.   Further, team and individual bonuses that are earned during the regular season are generally paid in the off-season.  Similarly, league bonuses that are contingent on post-season success are not distributed until well after the championship trophy is awarded. Check out the link below learn how much other pro sport leagues reward their winners.

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Player Spotlight

Jamie Oleksiak, Pittsburgh Penguins

This month’s player spotlight is on Pittsburgh Penguins’ defensemen, Jamie Oleksiak. In 2011, the NCAA freshman was selected fourteenth overall by the Dallas Stars in the NHL Entry Draft.  In 2011-12, Jamie opted to join the Ontario Hockey League, sharing time between the Saginaw Spirit and the Niagara IceDogs.  He also represented Canada at the 2012 World Junior Champi...

This month’s player spotlight is on Pittsburgh Penguins’ defensemen, Jamie Oleksiak. In 2011, the NCAA freshman was selected fourteenth overall by the Dallas Stars in the NHL Entry Draft.  In 2011-12, Jamie opted to join the Ontario Hockey League, sharing time between the Saginaw Spirit and the Niagara IceDogs.  He also represented Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships. Jamie turned pro in 2012-13 and spent more than five season in the Stars’ organization, which included a Calder Cup Championship in 2014. On 19-Dec-17, the 6’7″ defensemen was acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins.  After successfully defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Jamie and the Penguins are now battling long-time playoff rivals, the Washington Capitals. Check out the article below as Jamie discusses his excitement ahead of the Penguins playoff push.

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March 2018

Player Spotlight

James van Riemsdyk, Toronto Maple Leafs

This month’s player spotlight is on Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward, James van Riemsdyk. In 2007, James was selected second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL Entry Draft. The following season, James attended the University of New Hampshire for two years before joining the Flyers in 2009. After a successful three seasons in Philadelphia, James was a cornerstone ...

This month’s player spotlight is on Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward, James van Riemsdyk. In 2007, James was selected second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL Entry Draft. The following season, James attended the University of New Hampshire for two years before joining the Flyers in 2009. After a successful three seasons in Philadelphia, James was a cornerstone piece of a trade that would bring him to Toronto. James recently eclipsed 600 NHL regular season games and recorded his 200th goal. Heading into the 2017-18 season, James was the topic of much speculation surrounding his unrestricted free-agent status effective 01-Jul-18.  Amid the pressures, James has set a career high in goals (35) and continues to prove his remarkable consistency and scoring proficiency.  James will be a coveted free-agent this summer, undoubtedly drawing the interest of numerous general managers. Check out the link below to read about some of his suitors and the possibility of a return to Toronto.

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Era Adjusted: The Greatest Goal Scoring Season of All-Time

Any hockey enthusiast could tell you that Wayne Gretzky holds the record for the most goals in a single hockey season, but does that make him the best goal-scorer of all time? With better goaltending and bigger defensemen, it is understandable many consider Gretzky’s record of 92 goals “unbreakable” in today’s game. Click the link below to view the era-adjus...

Any hockey enthusiast could tell you that Wayne Gretzky holds the record for the most goals in a single hockey season, but does that make him the best goal-scorer of all time? With better goaltending and bigger defensemen, it is understandable many consider Gretzky’s record of 92 goals “unbreakable” in today’s game. Click the link below to view the era-adjusted numbers of the greatest goal-scorers of all-time.

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NCAA Posts $1.1 Billion in Revenue and Pays No Federal Tax

Earlier this month, the NCAA announced that in 2017 the organization had an annual revenue figure of $1.1 billion dollars! This astonishing figure is headlined by the over $817 million dollars earned in television and marketing rights alone. What makes the NCAA even more impressive is the lack of tax the organization has to pay. Click below to see how one of the world’s most ...

Earlier this month, the NCAA announced that in 2017 the organization had an annual revenue figure of $1.1 billion dollars! This astonishing figure is headlined by the over $817 million dollars earned in television and marketing rights alone. What makes the NCAA even more impressive is the lack of tax the organization has to pay. Click below to see how one of the world’s most successful sports organizations is run.

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February 2018

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The Best Trade-Deadline Adds in NHL History

By the NHL trade deadline, GM’s around the league have likely already decided if they will be “buyers or sellers” at this season’s trade deadline. The busy day is typically highlighted by one or two blockbusters by teams looking to help their Stanley Cup push. Click the link below to revisit some of hockey’s most memorable and valuable trades.

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Player Spotlight

Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings

This month’s player spotlight is on Los Angeles Kings’ forward, Jeff Carter. After two seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, the Philadelphia Flyers selected Jeff 11th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Jeff returned to the OHL for two more seasons, before joining the Flyers in 2005. Jeff has since played over 880 NHL games, amassing over 650 points. Now in hi...

This month’s player spotlight is on Los Angeles Kings’ forward, Jeff Carter. After two seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, the Philadelphia Flyers selected Jeff 11th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Jeff returned to the OHL for two more seasons, before joining the Flyers in 2005. Jeff has since played over 880 NHL games, amassing over 650 points. Now in his 13th NHL season, the decorated forward has two Stanley Cup Championships, a Calder Cup Championship, and an Olympic Gold Medal.  In 2012, Jeff was the cornerstone piece of a deadline deal between the Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets. Three months later, the Kings would win their first ever Stanley Cup Championship, making them the first eighth seeded team to win the Stanley Cup in NHL history. Most recently, Jeff has returned the King’s lineup after a lengthy injury. Check out the article below as the King’s discuss their excitement for Jeff’s return.

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Stoneman Douglas HS Wins State Championship

Only 11 days after a horrific mass shooting, Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. won the Florida State Hockey Championship. Ideally this inspirational story will provide some encouragement as students return to school this week after the Valentine’s Day massacre. Check out the link below to watch the players describe their inspirational run.

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