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The Bottom Line On Gambling

from Paul Wiecek of the Winnipeg Free Press,

They’ve yet to play a meaningful game, but already the New Jersey Devils and Las Vegas Golden Knights are the big winners of the 2018-19 NHL season.

The Devils and Knights both announced this week they have gone where no NHL team had before — signing lucrative sponsorship deals with companies that specialize in sports gambling....

So what happens now if we see American-based teams swimming in new gambling money, while Canada’s seven franchises continue to be shut out at the windows because of this country's ban on single-proposition sports betting?

On the one hand, the NHL salary cap serves as the great equalizer. No matter how much money your franchise generates, the existence of a cap means you can only spend so much of it on hockey players before you reach the limit.

In other words, while all this new gambling money will make a team such as the Knights more profitable off the ice, it won’t necessarily help make it any better on the ice.


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Name This Product

from Emily Kaplan of ESPN,

When NHL players were sent down to AHL affiliates, Sandler found the minor league trainers calling him for shipments.

There's also team-to-team marketing. In 2013, the Ducks felt good after going up 3-2 on the Detroit Red Wings in the first round, so they put in an express order for 60 cases to be delivered to Detroit. But when Detroit won back-to-back games to clinch the series, Ducks trainers didn't know what to do with the remaining 30 cases. The Red Wings trainers offered to buy them, but the Ducks gave them as a gift. A year later, the Red Wings became clients.

find out what this product is...

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Video- Max Domi With A Sucker Punch

Match penalty.


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Video- The San Jose Sharks Introduce Erik Karlsson

16 1/2 minutes long.


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The TSN Insiders Tonight

The Insiders have the latest on the continuing negotiations between William Nylander and the Maple Leafs and the other remaining RFA's and how close they might be to a new deal. They also discuss whether Erik Karlsson will sign long-term in San Jose and the future of Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky in Columbus.

Watch at TSN.

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Afternoon Line- Pete DeBoer

“He’s a world class player. When you add players with skill and speed like that to our group, it energizes the group, too. Good players want to play with good players.

“I thought the energy level of the whole group today was up because of his presence, and he came as advertised.”

-Pete DeBoer, head coach of the San Jose Sharks after Erik Karlsson's first practice.  Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News has more.

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Jake Dotchin Had One Job Over The Summer - Stay In Shape

from TSN,

The Tampa Bay Lightning made a rare move last week when they placed defenceman Jake Dotchin on waivers to terminate his contract after a material breach.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie shed some light on the situation Wednesday, revealing that Dotchin showed up weighing significantly heavier than his 2017-18 playing weight.

"I know that there have been reports out there that suggested his body fat was as high as 25 per cent. I don't know if those numbers are accurate," McKenzie told First Up on TSN 1050 Toronto. "What I can tell you, and what I do believe is accurate, is that he was a good 30 to 35 pounds above his playing weight. So I don't know what percentage body fat he was, but I can tell you that the relative expectations of what the Lightning expect him to play at versus what he showed up as, it was a good 30 pounds."


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David Quinn Is The Voice The New York Rangers Needed

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Four days into training camp, David Quinn is losing his voice. This is not a particularly good thing because this coach uses it quite a lot. On the ice, behind the bench, in meetings.

“Very vocal,” says Kevin Hayes. “Always teaching.”

“Constant communication,” says Brady Skjei. “He talks to us all the time, but he listens, too, if you know what I mean.”

“Communication,” says Chris Kreider. “A lot of teaching moments. Nothing is assumed.”

These are not Alain Vigneault’s Rangers anymore, and before tap-dancing in celebration, you may want to consider that Lester Patrick is the only coach in franchise history to preside over more playoff-round victories than the one who was dismissed in the immediate aftermath of last season’s crash. Patrick’s teams won 14 rounds (and two Cups) from 1928 through 1937, while Vigneault’s squads won six in his first three years behind the bench.


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Video- A Tribute To Henrik Zetterberg


YouTube version is below.

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Vegas Golden Knights Announce A Partnership With A Sports Book

VEGAS (September 18, 2018) – William Hill US, the world’s leading sports book operator, and the Vegas Golden Knights today announced a landmark, multi-year partnership, the first-ever between an NHL team in North America and a sports book.

“We could not be more excited to partner with the Golden Knights.  We are headquartered in Las Vegas and have seen first-hand what this team has done for our community,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US. “William Hill is the leader in the U.S sports betting market and we are proud of the fact that this is the first sponsorship agreement between a sports book and an NHL team in the country.  We appreciate the leadership of Bill Foley and his Golden Knights management team in bringing a winning franchise to Las Vegas and always working to make the in-game experience the best anywhere.”

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