Tag: NHL

Sidney Crosby

The Third Annual Top 50 NHL Players

Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia is a town of just over 25,000 people. Yet somehow it has produced the greatest hockey player on the planet as well as the greatest teenage hockey player on the planet. Is there something in the water? Sidney Crosby maintains his spot as the top hockey player on the planet after capturing…




A Behind the Scenes Look at the NHL Salary Arbitration Process

I was invited to take part in a mock NHL salary arbitration for the National Academy of Arbitrators’ annual convention (which was held in Vancouver this year) earlier this month. It was a week long conference that featured speakers on a broad number of topics, and this included sports arbitration. I played the part of…




Tom Gaglardi and the Rebirth of the Dallas Stars

One commonality among successful professional sports organizations is strong ownership. Take a look at the most respected and well-regarded teams in the major sports, and a loyal and dedicated owner or ownership group is not far behind. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 10 NBA titles since Jerry Buss bought the team in 1979. Robert…