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Implications of the largest broadcast deal in NHL history

The NHL recently announced the largest media rights deal in its history; a multi-billion dollar broadcasting deal with Rogers Communications. While approval is pending, it will be one of the easiest unanimous votes at the executive meeting this December; after … Continue reading

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Racism in the Delivery of Professional Sport – Critical Response Blog

Chapter 9, “I’m not your child” in the text highlights the prevalence of racism in professional sport. The chapter opens with a fallacy: “the sport sector is considered one of the ‘least racist sectors in our society”. Throughout the chapter, … Continue reading

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Head Contact Suspensions in the NHL

John Scott’s hit on Boston’s Loui Eriksson sparks yet another violent head check debate. In recent years, the NHL has prided itself on enacting stiffer sentences for violent offenses. A recent example includes Patrick Kaleta’s 10 games suspension for his … Continue reading

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