Monthly archives: September, 2012

The NHL and Seattle: The History and Market

Sports fans in the Pacific Northwest have been desperate for a professional basketball team to return after the Sonics were ripped away to Oklahoma City a few years ago. While hockey isn’t as popular as basketball in Seattle or its surrounding areas, there are a lot of diehard hockey fans in the Seattle area.




The NHL in Seattle: The Financial Risks

There are a lot of risks related to the construction of a facility home to a professional sports team (or two). Financially, the city the facility is located in and its associated taxpayers are often footed with the bill, while the team’s owner can minimize or avoid losses and the local politicians who signed off


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WHL: Cain Franson’s Breakout Continues with the Giants

With three goals in the first three games of the season, Vancouver Giants forward Cain Franson is already reaping the rewards of another summer of hard work. The third-year forward has gone from a frequent healthy scratch to a vital part of the Giants roster in less than two years. What makes Franson relevant to



Jason Garrison’s Rise from Obscurity

It isn’t often that a forward playing Junior B hockey at the age of 17 develops into a top four NHL defenseman. Don’t tell that to Jason Garrison, though. Most hockey fans had little idea who he was before the 2011-12 season, unless they were a fan of the Florida Panthers or happened to stumble




An interview with Philadelphia Flyers trainer Jim McCrossin

Jim McCrossin has been with the Philadelphia Flyers organization for over a decade, and a member of the organization for almost two. He’s the team’s Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), as well as a member of the National




Training with a Sprained Ankle

(Not my actual ankle.)