Last week, I wrote up a post on a 1972 pamphlet that Air Canada prepared for Canadian hockey fans heading to the USSR to watch the Summit Series. It was buried in more than 3,000 pages of government documents, news clippings, team and player itineraries and other files obtained from the Canadian government under the Access to … Read more…
Have you ever been out on the links on a beautiful summer morn and thought, “I have a whole bag here to carry golf stuff, but what if I had some footwear on which I could hang more golf stuff?” Well, one New York inventor has you covered. Behold the Golf Boots, one of many … Read more…
A lot of us kind of shook our heads when the National Hockey League started plopping teams down in the U.S. Sunbelt over the past couple of decades, but you have to believe it did more work studying those markets than it did the first time around. This diplomatic cable, obtained under the Access to Information … Read more…
It’s always tragic when a young athlete dies, but it was especially so in the case of former Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Dmitri Tertyshny. Tertyshny, who played 62 games for the Flyers during the 1998-1999 season, was already a married man at 22 years old, with a baby on the way. According to a report in the … Read more…
In documents, officials discuss ways Canada could pump up its medal count at the Olympics and Paralympics. A proposed strategy for the latter event is sure to raise some eyebrows.
A few years out from the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, the organizers (and the federal government, presumably, since that’s where this comes from) a poll to gauge Canadians’ attitudes toward that event and others, including the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Olympics. Here are the particulars of the poll, obtained under the Access to Information Act.
One of the signature features of Winnipeg Jets playoff games — when they actually took place — was the Whiteout.
A quick look at the National Hockey League’s draft lottery odds.
Being an NFL player is a pretty nice gig if you can get it, even if you’re just a third-string scrub.
Much as I receive a complimentary copy of the Ottawa Citizen newspaper because I write for it, National Hockey League players receive perks from their employer as well.
News broke today that the National Hockey League rejected Steve Moore’s $220,000 disability claim because he wouldn’t drop his lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks.
When Bob Hartley finally hauls out his chequebook and scribbles down $25,000 (he has 10 days to pay his fine before even more discipline kicks in), it’ll probably sting a little. Even for NHL coaches making handsome salaries, that’s gotta suck.
You know that thing where an NHL team will give one of its legacy players like a painting or something when said player plays a legacy-ish number of games? There are actually a few rules around that.
The most beloved players in sports are the ones who excel when it matters most: Playoff time, baby.
Vaive files voluntary dismissal without prejudice.
How much do the men and women running USA Hockey make? Here are the reported salaries from the organization’s most recent tax filing (in 2012, for the year 2011). MORE FROM SPORTSDOCUMENTS.COM How much extra money do players make for winning (or losing) the World Series? NHL Draft Lottery odds NHL offer sheet compensation NFL … Read more…
Here is the full concussion complaint filed in U.S. court this week by former players against the National Hockey League. None of the allegations have been proven in court. The NHL hasn’t filed a statement of defence yet. … Read more…
Sometimes you’ll see references to the NHL Constitution in hockey coverage, mostly when commissioner Gary Bettman is meting out NHL justice.
Earlier this month, a sharp-eyed video game player found what he believed to be a leaked design for a Calgary Flames third jersey.
It would be tempting for National Hockey League teams to make life as miserable as possible for visiting opponents by offering shoddy locker room conditions and fitness facilities that offer little more than a couple Shake Weights and an Abdoer.
Making it to a wild card game in Major League Baseball can be a nice little feather in a team’s cap, especially for one that wasn’t expected to be there (hello Cleveland Indians). It’s a nice little boost at the gate, too, at least for one playoff contest. Of course, in terms of glory and … Read more…
The best things in life are free. Other NHL teams’ castaways start at $125.
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In honour of the Nazem Kadri contract situation, here’s the cost associated with acquiring a player via offer sheet.
Here’s a little cheat sheet if you ever need to know what the minimum compensation in the NHL is through the 2022 season.
Or, at the very least, there will be one soon (see item 4).
This is from the league’s recently-released collective bargaining agreement. I just thought it was funny NHL players are prohibited from endorsing fancy alcohol, but beer’s cool.
How much does it cost to run one of the most popular sports leagues in the world?
The following is from the most recent tax filing (2011 tax year, filed in 2012) by the National Football League, which is actually a non-profit entity under the law — which means they have to report these kinds of things to the U.S. government.
You know it’s been a bad summer when the lawsuit filed against you accusing you of shooting your friend in the face is the least of your problems.