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Why Fans Should Buy the NHL Post-Lockout

The National Hockey League has this work stoppage thing down to a science… That and being the butt of all non-New York Jets related sports jokes. During the 113-day lockout, one head coach said that the NHL’s brand was in danger of becoming as irrelevant as bowling, to which reporters snickered back with “at least…

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NHL on Twitter

Top 5 Most Followed NHL Twitter Accounts

Each of the 30 teams in the NHL have Twitter accounts on which they post team transactions, ticket offers, player information, injury updates, team events and live tweets throughout the team’s games and so much more. Following any NHL team on Twitter gives fans an inside look at all of the goings throughout the year….

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The Top 5 Sports Commentary Moments

A week ago, a British sports commentator was fired because of a sexist comment made when he believed the microphone to be off. The story was widely covered around the world and shows that being a sports commentator comes with its own set of challenges and responsibilities. Fortunately the profession also offers some very unique…

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3 Ways To Guarantee Your Sports Job Success in 2011

If your goal for 2011 is to break into the sports industry, there are three things that will guarantee your success. (And it won’t cost you a dime!)

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Sports and Social Media in 2010

2010 was a big year in the world of sports and social media, as leagues, teams, individual athletes, and sports fans alike began to truly understand and harness the power of social platforms. For me, 2010 was the year when social media went mainstream in the world of sports. There were many highlights, too many…

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Meet Paul Bissonnette – Twitter Superstar

Phoenix Coyotes hockey enforcer Paul Bissonnette is a popular guy these days. Although he doesn’t lead his team in scoring or play in hockey hotbed like Toronto or Boston, Bissonnette has a legion of loyal fans following his every move this season. In fact, Bissonnette’s fan club currently has more than 22,000 fans – on…

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Interview with Martine Yen on Sports and Technology

I had the pleasure of meeting Martine at a local sports tweetup where I first heard about the Hockey Community. Along with her two roommates, they have used their passion for sports and technology to create an online social community where hockey players of all levels can find open rinks and players to play with….

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Interview with NHL Sports Agent Scott Norton on Social Media, Twitter Campaigns

Sports agent Scott Norton represents some of the top players and prospects in the National Hockey League today including current Los Angeles Kings captain and 2010 U.S. Olympian Dustin Brown.

While Scott is used to his clients making headlines with their on-ice play, Norton made headlines of his own for a charity campaign that he started on Twitter called ‘Make My Day Mondays’.

I recently got to chat with Scott one on one about the movement he started, why he joined Twitter and what he sees as the future of social media use in the sports industry. Here is what he had to say:

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Analysis of a Hockey Captain

Joe Thornton was recently named as the eighth captain of the San Jose Sharks, and there have already been questions raised as to whether or not he is the right person for the job. It’s an interesting concept, that fans and sports analysts can tell whether or not specific players would be a good leader for a specific team. But what are the requirements of a hockey captain?

Surprisingly, not much, at least officially.

The main role of captains on the ice is to be the go-to person to talk to referees about rule discrepancies, but even that is fairly unimportant since the Canucks did so for the last two years with their goaltender as the ‘captain’. But we all know it is about the intangibles. The referee chatter is just something logical to put in the NHL rulebook. This is what a captain actually does:

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Hockey Nets Food Across Canada

Communication student Richard Loat has decided to embark on a journey across Canada to play ball hockey while raising money for local food banks along the way. The event, dubbed Five Hole for Food in honor of the most glorious way to score a goal in hockey, is fueled by sponsors Molson Canadian, Boston Pizza, and Marketwire, along with support from teams in the National Hockey League, American Hockey League, Canadian Hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League, and has relied solely on social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube to promote the event.

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PLAYOFFS?! Yes, I’m Talking About the Playoffs!

I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a fan of hockey. While I absolutely love most sports (e.g. basketball, baseball, football, golf, tennis), hockey is one sport I’ve never been able to get into. However, last Saturday during Game One of the second round Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers, you wouldn’t have known the…

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Hockey Hall of Fame Great: Luc Robitaille

An interview with hockey hall of fame great Luc Robitaille. Gregg Miller met up with Luc, who now is President of Business Operations for the Los Angeles Kings at their facility in El Segundo, CA.  Luc talks openly about his transitions in hockey.  He played most of his career with The Kings, yet got traded somewhere…

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