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NEW YORK (Sept. 28, 2016) – In support of the continued growth and momentum of the National Hockey League’s national business, Heidi Browning has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the NHL, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced today. Ms. Browning, who joins the League after leading digital marketing strategies and solutions for companies including Fox Interactive Media, Universal McCann and, most recently, Pandora, will assume her duties Oct. 10.
Browning will place a particular focus on digital and social initiatives and developments. She will be responsible for executing the League’s marketing campaigns, including strategy, creative development, production and distribution. Browning also will help identify and incorporate new marketing technologies and strategies to promote the NHL and broaden its reach across traditional and digital channels.
In addition, Browning will oversee the League’s environmental initiatives as well as its public affairs efforts. She will work with MLBAM across the League’s social platforms to devise distribution strategies and content initiatives.
Commissioner Bettman also announced a series of NHL Enterprises changes pertaining to the business and media functions:
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today agreed to terms with defenseman Kyle Quincey on a one-year, one-way $1,250,000 contract. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Quincy, 31, enters his ninth full NHL season after spending the last four-plus seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He came to Detroit from Colorado, via Tampa Bay, when he was traded twice in the same day, February 21, 2012. Quincey spent three years in Colorado (2009-10 through 2011-12) and skated for Los Angeles during the 2008-09 season. He spent his first three professional seasons (2005-06 through 2007-08) with Detroit and the club's AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.
In 495 career regular-season NHL games, he scored 30 goals and notched 110 assists for 140 points while accumulating 469 penalty minutes. The left-shooting rearguard has added eight assists and 38 PIM in 54 Stanley Cup Playoff Games. Quincey was originally Detroit's second pick (fourth round) and the 132nd overall selection in the 2003 NHL Draft.
Playoff Odds (In Alphabetical Order)
Anaheim Ducks - To make the Playoffs?
Yes -180 (5/9)
No +150 (3/2)
Arizona Coyotes - To make the Playoffs?
Yes +400 (4/1)
No -600 (1/6)
Boston Bruins - To make the Playoffs?
Yes -165 (20/33)
No +135 (27/20)
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
Nobody wants to see MacArthur risk hurting his head again. If, after taking almost a full year off to recover from the last one, he couldn’t make it through a training camp scrimmage without having his eggs scrambled (a term he would use), MacArthur needs to make the most difficult decision of his life. He has to hang up his blades for good.
Forgive the pun, but it’s a no-brainer. He’s had nine good seasons in the NHL. With his hockey knowledge and winning personality, he could easily get another, safer job in the game.
I don’t say suggest this lightly. I know how competitive he is and how much he’ll miss the game. But I care more about the man and his health than the Senators won-loss record.
MacArthur suffered his latest concucssion in a squad scrimmage, watch the hit below if you missed it earler.
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
The Blues haven’t confirmed a statement by Vladimir Sobotka’s Russian team that he will report to the Kontinental Hockey League on Wednesday. But they are making plans to move on without the forward, who apparently has failed in his efforts to be released from his contract overseas.
The KHL tweeted a comment from Avangard president Vladimir Shalaev on Tuesday that said Sobotka will honor the final season of his three-year, $12 million contract and not be rejoining the Blues.
“The situation with Sobotka (is) developing exactly as we expected,” Shalaev said in a statement. “In the summer, we talked about the fact that Vladimir — our team player because he has a valid contract with the ‘Vanguard’ for another year. Rumors about leaving Sobotka in the ‘St. Louis’ remained rumors ...”
After the report surfaced on Avangard’s website Tuesday morning, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong told the Post-Dispatch that he is “still waiting to hear” definitive word from Sobotka’s camp.
from the CP at Sportsnet,
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Tuesday afternoon that little progress had been made with respect to the league’s participation in the 2018 Games. Daly said the league was recently updated on talks between the International Ice Hockey Federation and International Olympic Committee, and those talks didn’t look good.
“I’m not going to handicap it, but what I’d say is I think time is very short to make a decision and I’m not sure there’s been a lot of progress made in the past six months,” Daly said ahead of the World Cup of Hockey final between Canada and Europe. “And I’m not sure there’s any prospect of progress being made.
“So on the basis of that I would say I’m more negative today than I was two weeks ago.”
from Nick Butler of inside the game,
It is hoped the two parties will meet again in November ahead of a January deadline for a final decision.
"I think it is [a] 50-50 chance," Fasel told Associated Press.
"Our job at the IIHF is find solution.
"I will go everywhere and anywhere to beg for the money.
"That is my job."...
In total, the IOC were thought to have contributed around $14 million (£10 million/€13 million) for Sochi 2014.
Around half of this amount was on transportation.
This comes alongside around $18 million (£12.5 million/€16 million) contributed by the IIHF for Sochi.
Fasel is confident they can reduce the transportation and insurance costs for Pyeongchang 2018 and estimates the total figure will come to around $10 million (£7 million/€9 million) this time around.
Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun have the latest on the Jacob Trouba sweepstakes, Brent Burns' contract negotiations with the Sharks, contract talks between Johnny Gaudreau and the Flames and more.
watch the segment at TSN...
The brand new season of the NHL gets up and running very soon, with the fans now getting themselves ready to start following their teams – at the matches or by watching on television. As well as this, a lot of fans also enjoy placing NHL bets – both on individual game results and on the possible title winners. It is that type of bet that this article will focus on, examining the chances of a few teams competing for NHL glory in 2016/17.
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