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Relocation, Monopolies, and Headshots: the NHL According to Dave Naylor

With the NHL coming close to its final stretch in the regular season, you’d think the fans and the media would be anticipating the playoffs. But that’s not entirely the case this year it seems, for the drama in Glendale, Arizona is ever-present.

Hockey fans keep one eye on the playoff chase, while the other is fixated on Gary Bettman and what his army of suits plan to do with the failing Phoenix Coyote franchise.

“The league owns the team. They don’t want to own it anymore because they’re losing $40M a year,” said TSN reporter Dave Naylor in front of a class of journalism students at Centennial College Wednesday. Naylor spent several weeks in Phoenix covering the debacle.

“[The league has] a deal on the table that is threatened by a lawsuit, (…) time is becoming an issue for next year, I believe if that deal crumbles that they will be in Winnipeg very, very soon.” Continue reading

Canadian Sports Broadcaster Basks in American Success

ESPN’s award winning broadcaster, Dan Shulman, represents the epitome of Canadian talent, quietly climbing the ranks behind the microphone over the last two decades.

Shulman’s special talent for play-by-play announcing is much more recognized south of the 49, however, due to his knack for calling baseball and basketball games. In fact his efforts were enough for Sports Illustrated to grant him the award for announcer of the decade.

Shulman remains modest in his success, considering himself a hard worker who doesn’t get caught up in his achievements.

“I say this to a lot of people, ‘this is not who I am, it’s what I do for a living,’” Shulman said in front of a class full of students last Wednesday at Scarborough’s Centennial College.

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