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Nike Nearly Cut Ties With Kaepernick in 2017

Nike Nearly Cut Ties With Kaepernick in 2017

Colin Kaepernick was named the face of Nike’s “Just Do It” 30th-anniversary campaign earlier in September, but the company nearly let him go back in 2017. Last summer Nike executives contemplated whether or not to cut ties with the quarterback due to potential bad press, but ultimately decided to allow his contract to expire in [...]

September 27, 2018 admin Headlines, NHL 0

Flyers’ Jori Lehtera Investigated For His Role in Cocaine Ring

Flyers’ Jori Lehtera Investigated For His Role in Cocaine Ring

Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera is being investigated as a possible suspect in a Finnish cocaine ring. According a Finnish news, Lehtera was questioned by police in Finland about his involvement in the cocaine ring. Seven people are already behind bars in connection to a couple of kilograms of cocaine that began spreading around Finland [...]

September 27, 2018 admin Headlines, NHL 0

Max Domi Sucker Punched Aaron Ekblad

Max Domi Sucker Punched Aaron Ekblad

During last nights preseason game between the Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens, Max Domi was ejected for sucker-punching Aaron Ekblad. Roberto Luongo was unimpressed with Domi and didn’t hesitate to make his feelings known. “It was a bit of a gutless play. You don’t do those types of things,” Luongo told reporters. “I’m sure the [...]

September 20, 2018 admin Headlines, NHL 0

Habs Deslauriers Taken to Hospital After Fight

Habs Deslauriers Taken to Hospital After Fight

Montreal Canadiens forward Nicolas Deslauriers was taken to hospital as a precaution and for further testing following a fight that took place during Mondays’ preseason game against New Jersey Devils Brandon Baddock. Deslauriers dropped the gloves with Baddock in the first period of the Canadiens’ 3-1 win on Monday. Baddock landed a hard right hook [...]

September 18, 2018 admin Headlines, NHL 0

Predators’ Austin Watson Suspended 27 Games

Predators’ Austin Watson Suspended 27 Games

The NHL has suspended Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson for the entire preseason and the first 27 games of the regular season for “unacceptable off-ice conduct.” The suspension comes after a league investigation into an off-season incident involving Watson and his girlfriend. In June, Watson was arrested at a gas station outside of Nashville after [...]

September 13, 2018 admin Headlines, NHL 0

Blue Jackets Sign John Tortorella to 2-Year Extension

Blue Jackets Sign John Tortorella to 2-Year Extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed head coach John Tortorella to a two-year contract extension. Tortorella, who won the Jack Adams trophy awarded to the league’s best coach, has led the Blue Jackets to two of their most successful seasons, one of which was a franchise best of 50 wins and 108 points. “Our team [...]

September 12, 2018 admin Headlines, NHL 0

NHL In Talks to Resolve Former Players’ Concussion Lawsuits

NHL In Talks to Resolve Former Players’ Concussion Lawsuits

The NHL is looking into meeting with former players who claim the league didn’t warn them about the dangers of multiple concussions and other head traumas. Although you wouldn’t want to bet at legal sports betting sites on the league taking overly precautious steps, they certainly will do more than the NFL thus far. In [...]

September 6, 2018 admin Headlines, NHL 0

Martin Brodeur Resigns from Blues in Search of New Opportunities

Martin Brodeur Resigns from Blues in Search of New Opportunities

Retired NHL goaltender Martin Brodeur has resigned as assistant general manager of the St. Louis Blues. “I want to thank Tom Stillman, Doug Armstrong, Chris Zimmerman, and the Blues organization for giving me the opportunity to continue my playing career and begin my career off the ice in hockey operations,” Brodeur said in a statement. [...]

August 28, 2018 admin Headlines, NHL 0

Bryan Berard Sues NHL Over Brain Injuries

Bryan Berard Sues NHL Over Brain Injuries

Another player is suing the NHL over head injuries. Former defenseman Bryan Berard is taking legal action against the NHL, claiming that it failed to protect him from repetitive brain injuries throughout his career, and that he now has serious medical problems as a result. “The time has come for the NHL to not only [...]

August 17, 2018 admin Headlines, NHL 0

Predators Sign Ryan Ellis to 8-Year, $50M Extension

Predators Sign Ryan Ellis to 8-Year, $50M Extension

The Nashville Predators and defenseman Ryan Ellis have agreed to an eight-year, $50-million contract extension. Ellis was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the upcoming season, but the extension will now keep him under contract through the 2026-27 campaign. He will earn $6.25 million annually starting in 2019-20 and has [...]

August 15, 2018 admin Headlines, NHL 0