Jun
30

Recap: SMWW 2015 NHL Career Conference

Rick Curran (NHL Agent) & Dr. Lynn Lashbrook (SMWW Founder)

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Sports Management Worldwide annual NHL Career Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Attendees got the opportunity to hear from everyone involved in the hockey business from media to general managers and then attended the actual NHL Draft in Sunrise, Florida. There were two agent panels, one…
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Jun
12

SMWW 2015 NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference

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What: SMWW 2015 NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference When: June 25-27, 2015 Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida & BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida Description Per SMWW website, join Sports Management Worldwide for the SMWW Hockey Conference at the 2015 NHL Draft as BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida,   home of the Florida Panthers, becomes the center of…
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Oct
21

Junior Hockey Players Launch Class Action Lawsuit Against Canadian Hockey League

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The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League, is facing legal scrutiny as the subject of an unprecedented class action lawsuit alleging that the organization and its…
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Sep
30

NHL Player Jack Johnson Initiates Legal Battle

Pittsburg Penguins center Adam Payerl (45) looks to pass as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) defends during the first period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. Jack Johnson, an assistant captain with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, is suing his business manager and real estate broker for allegedly orchestrating a lending arrangement where Johnson’s $30.5 million player contract was…
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Sep
22

The Puck Will Drop In Sin City Before It Drops In Quebec

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According to several media outlets, hockey may be coming to Sin City real soon.  Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports says all that remains is deciding which owner gets to take credit for bringing the first major sports franchise to Las Vegas. At first look, it would seem that Las Vegas would be a great place to have…
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Sep
16

‘I’d Like To Thank The Fans’ – Or Would I? How Sports Franchises Deal With The Modern Fan

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No country is more synonymous with hockey than Canada. However, Canada hasn’t brought home hockey’s greatest trophy, the Stanley Cup, since Montreal beat the L.A. Kings in 1993. Some have blamed an insufficient number of hockey teams in Canada and the economic structure of the NHL. Others chalk the drought up to plain bad luck.…
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Aug
27

Roc Nation Sports Ready To Drop The Mitts And Fight For Clients In The NHL

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The following is a guest contribution from Matt Tympanick, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law Class of 2015. Salve Regina University Class of 2012. According to Sports Business Journal, Roc Nation Sports, a full service Sports Management Agency founded by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is likely about dive into the final big four sport, hockey.…
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Jul
22

On To The Next One: Max Pacioretty

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) battles for the puck with Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) during the first period in game four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes when star athletes have breakout seasons, those individuals jump ship to bigger sports agencies that can offer a heightened level of services.  Similarly, those more well-known agencies — more times than not — have a larger footprint in their respective sport, and as a result, can leverage not only their name but also their…
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May
28

SMWW Conference Hits The City Of Brotherly Love For 2014 NHL Draft

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The Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference makes its way to the City of Brotherly Love for the 2014 NHL Draft as Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home of the Philadelphia Flyers, becomes the center of the hockey universe June 26–28, 2014. The conference will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown…
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Feb
05

On To The Next One: Jake Gardiner

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) in action against the New Jersey Devils at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Devils 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman, Jake Gardiner, is in the final year of his three-year entry-level deal.  It should thus come as no surprise that the former Wisconsin Badger recently swapped agents as he nears a new contract this upcoming off-season.  Whether it is the NHL, NFL, or any of the other major professional leagues, it…
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