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The Business Of Hockey

2017

NHL, NHLPA Support NCAA Growth

  Industry Growth Fund to finance feasibility studies for potential programs, starting at U. of Illinois Gary Bettman, Mathieu Schneider, John McDonough, Josh Whitman, Terry Pegula and Pat Kelleher spoke at Friday’s announcement.   The NHL and NHLPA are committed…

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2017

Letter to My Younger Self

  By Mike Bossy, Hall of Famer / New York Islanders   Dear 14-year-old Mike, I write to you today as a 60-year-old man, and I have some news from the future that you probably aren’t going to believe. There…

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2017

The Rise of “De-Commitments” in NCAA Hockey Recruiting

  From The Neutral Zone Web Site . Posted on April 14, 2017     Words themselves can take on different meanings, it’s the context that gives the word its place. The term “commitment” can be an obligation; I can’t…

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2017

Penguins sign coveted college free agent Zach Aston-Reese to two-year deal

By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Billie Weiss/Getty Images Northeastern’s Zach Aston-Reese celebrates after a goal against Harvard during the Beanpot Tournament in February 2016. Aston-Reese signed with the Penguins on Tuesday.   PHILADELPHIA — With his classes at Northeastern…

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2017

‘It never stops’: Life as a head coach in college hockey

On the tail end of his team’s first full NCAA season, ASU hockey head coach Greg Powers describes his job’s demands Photo by Celisse Jones | The State Press Greg Powers, head coach of ASU’s NCAA Division I Hockey program,…

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2017

Leaving home to pursue hockey tough on families

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Jonathan Toews still remembers the conversation with his mother well. Just a few weeks after leaving home at the age of 15 to attend school and play hockey at prestigious Shattuck St. Mary’s in Minneapolis,…

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2017

More NHL prospects are electing to play in college

By Steven Goldstein, Chicago Tribune Why are more hockey prospects opting for college instead of major junior hockey? Michigan’s Tyler Motte — a fourth-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2013 — tries to score on Michigan State in the second…

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2017

Inside College Hockey’s Fierce Recruiting War

By: Ryan Kennedy   Competition in the college ranks begins long before teams hit the ice. The initial battles are fought in the increasingly-competitive recruiting war. There has never been a more competitive time to attract talent in the NCAA….

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2016

CHL minimum-wage lawsuit involves 351 current and former players

By Rick Westhead, TSN, December 2nd 2016 Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Getty Images   A lawyer representing current and former major-junior hockey players says 351 players have registered as participants in a proposed class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey League. Details of…

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2016

But What Do The Numbers Really Say About The Educational Benefits?

  By David MacDonald A couple of years ago during the Memorial Cup Series…., I heard a very interesting comment that made me think and do a bit of research, at that time….. and it is a very important bit…

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