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In conversation with Winnipeg Jets’ Assistant Coach Jamie Kompon

However, a long Stanley Cup-winning NHL career was never a given. Kompon first pursued  a professional career, moving to Germany and competing in the ECHL. He eventually gave up his playing career to put his McGill education degree to use to teach high school mathematics at Loyola high school. He combined this with coaching the McGill Redmen hockey team–first as an assistant, then as co-head coach. Keep Reading

Zack Kassian
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The NHL has a character crisis

“Character” and “leadership” are terms thrown around a lot in professional hockey. Hockey culture expects players to fit into a specific mold of physical and mental toughness, applauding those who play through pain and injuries. Unfortunately, these expectations can condone violent, harmful behaviour while castigating players for things outside of their control. It’s becoming increasingly… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Defunct sports franchises

1) Montreal Expos The Montreal Expos, named after the Expo ’67 World's Fair, began play in 1969 as the first Major League Baseball franchise outside the United States. After posting 10 straight losing seasons, the Expos enjoyed moderate success in the early ’80s and the early ’90s, capped by their league-leading record in the strike-shortened… Keep Reading

Blackhawks during a shootout
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Behind the Bench: Just don’t let it be a tie

The very last tied game in NHL history was played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers on April 4, 2004. It was anything but slow. The Hurricanes took an impressive 4-0 lead in the first period before allowing six unanswered goals to start out the third. Carolina recovered when Eric Staal and Brad… Keep Reading

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NHL Stanley Cup 2015 Preview

Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews is the ideal player to pick if someone were starting an NHL franchise from scratch. Sidney Crosby is a hard hit away from a career-ending concussion. John Tavares is a special talent but he has hasn’t proven himself quite yet. Steven Stamkos would be a fine choice, but Toews is the… Keep Reading

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