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October 2021

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Squid & The Ultimate Leafs Fan Podcast

Mike and Rick are joined by former Leafs forward and 13-year NHL veteran, Stew Gavin! He shares stories from his career and talks about his post-hockey career as a financial advisor to players, being part of the Minnesota North Stars’ improbable run to the 1990-91 Stanley Cup Final, and much more. Click the link to listen!

Stew Gavin visits with Mike & Rick

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Nate Thompson on “Showbound – The Podcast”

The Showbound Boys spend some time talking to current Philadelphia Flyer and 15-year NHL veteran, Nate Thompson. Nate talks about growing up in Alaska, establishing himself in the NHL, playing in the ECHL, his struggles with substance abuse, and lots more. Click the link below to listen to the Podcast.

Showbound Episode 49

Player Spotlight

Ryan Ellis, Philadelphia Flyers

This month’s player spotlight is on Philadelphia Flyers’ defensemen, Ryan Ellis. At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the Hamilton, Ontario native was selected 11th overall by the Nashville Predators. Now in his 11th NHL season, the reliable defenseman is believed to be the consistent defensemen the Flyers have been missing. Before becoming an NHL star, Ryan put together one of the g...

This month’s player spotlight is on Philadelphia Flyers’ defensemen, Ryan Ellis. At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the Hamilton, Ontario native was selected 11th overall by the Nashville Predators. Now in his 11th NHL season, the reliable defenseman is believed to be the consistent defensemen the Flyers have been missing. Before becoming an NHL star, Ryan put together one of the greatest junior careers of all time. Ryan still holds the record for the most points by a defenseman in the World Junior Championships and sits second in all-time points with the Windsor Spitfires. Click the link below to see how Ryan handles his money, (ha!).

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September 2021

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Odds to Win the Stanley Cup in 2022

Every team is undefeated, and until the regular schedule begins, it is difficult to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Given where teams finished last season and the roster changes, the levels of optimism are vastly different. Click the link below to see the 2021/22 Stanley Cup betting odds.

Betting Odds for the 2021-22 Season

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Most Expensive NHL Cities for Rent

Although most players have their accommodations set, a select few await their housing assignments for the upcoming season. Accordingly, check out our “NHL City Lifestyle Rankings Tool”. Sort by “Rent” to identify the least and most expensive cities for rental housing.

NHL City Rent Rankings

Player Spotlight

Ryan McLeod, Edmonton Oilers

This month’s player spotlight is on Edmonton Oilers’ forward, Ryan McLeod. At the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Mississauga, Ontario native was selected 40th overall by the Oilers. Ryan registered more than 200 points during his OHL career, before turning pro in 2019-20. During the shutdown, Ryan played briefly for EV Zug in Switzerland. He made his NHL debut in April 2021 after ...

This month’s player spotlight is on Edmonton Oilers’ forward, Ryan McLeod. At the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Mississauga, Ontario native was selected 40th overall by the Oilers. Ryan registered more than 200 points during his OHL career, before turning pro in 2019-20. During the shutdown, Ryan played briefly for EV Zug in Switzerland. He made his NHL debut in April 2021 after scoring a point-per-game for Bakersfield in the AHL. Click the link below to see more about Ryan and his development within the Oilers’ organization.

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2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship

It has been over two years since Canada and the USA faced each other in the Women’s World Hockey Championship. As usual, this amazing rivalry did not disappoint. Click the link below to see highlights from the Gold Medal Game, in addition to our March 2020 interview with Milton, Ontario native, Victoria Bach.

Gold Medal Highlights

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Highest Paid Athletes in the Past Year

From major sporting events being cancelled to playing in empty stadiums, sports have looked very different over the last two years. Even as the pandemic hindered events and left professional sports leagues scrambling, the worlds 50 highest paid athletes still turned a record settings year. Click below to see how much these athletes earned.

Who are the highest paid athletes?

Player Spotlight

Nick Ritchie, Toronto Maple Leafs

This month’s player spotlight is on Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward, Nick Ritchie. Nick was drafted tenth overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2014 and went on to make his NHL debut in 2016. After nearly five successful seasons in Anaheim, Nick was traded to the Boston Bruins in 2019. This summer, Nick was afforded the opportunity to enter free agency as an unrestricted free agent. A...

This month’s player spotlight is on Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward, Nick Ritchie. Nick was drafted tenth overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2014 and went on to make his NHL debut in 2016. After nearly five successful seasons in Anaheim, Nick was traded to the Boston Bruins in 2019. This summer, Nick was afforded the opportunity to enter free agency as an unrestricted free agent. After hearing the pitches of numerous suitors, Nick decided on a two-year contract in his hometown of Toronto. Click the link below as Nick talks about the process and his excitement to be joining the Leafs.

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August 2021

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Jamie Oleksiak, Seattle Kraken

This month’s player spotlight is on Seattle Kraken defensemen, Jamie Oleksiak. In 2011, the NCAA freshman was selected fourteenth overall by the Dallas Stars in the NHL Entry Draft. Just over a year later, Jamie turned pro and has spent nine of his eleven NHL seasons in Dallas. On 21-Jul-21, Jamie inked a five-year contract with the NHL’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken....

This month’s player spotlight is on Seattle Kraken defensemen, Jamie Oleksiak. In 2011, the NCAA freshman was selected fourteenth overall by the Dallas Stars in the NHL Entry Draft. Just over a year later, Jamie turned pro and has spent nine of his eleven NHL seasons in Dallas. On 21-Jul-21, Jamie inked a five-year contract with the NHL’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken. Click the link below to hear Jamie discuss his move to Seattle, along with the Olympic success of his sister, Penny.

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Olympic Medal Payouts

While the International Olympic Committee does not pay prize money to medalists, many countries offer monetary rewards to their athletes. Click the link below to see what these athletes earn for their Olympic success, and most notably, the gratitude offered to the Philippines first ever gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz.

Olympic Medal Bonuses By Country

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GAVIN Joins Focus Financial

On 23-Jul-21, our partnership with Focus Financial Partners was announced. As stressed to our clients, there will be no changes to staff or the personalized service offered by our group. This collaboration will bring many benefits behind the scenes and provide more time and resources for our team. Click the link below to learn more.

Focus Financial continues expansion into Canada
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