Sep
12

Hockey Agent Prefers That His Clients Choose The NHL Over The KHL

Igor Larionov is now an agent representing professional hockey players.

Last week I focused the discussion on an agent’s fiduciary duties to his/her clients in the Sport Agency Management course I teach at Indiana University.  Part of that discussion highlighted the fact that an agent must put his/her interests behind those of the clients, and sometimes, that means forfeiting potential commissions based on a client’s…
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Jul
31

On To The Next One: Roberto Luongo

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Veteran NHL goalie Roberto Luongo is on to the next one.  He recently terminated his agency contract with Gilles Lupien and signed with J.P. Barry and Pat Brisson of CAA Hockey. The timing of the switch of agents (and the fact that Luongo changed agents at all prior to eventual retirement — he is 34-years-old) has…
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Jul
18

Op-Ed: Cross-Checking Self-Entitlement In The Face

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The following guest post is by Allain Roy, CMG Sports President & CEO Any experienced coach will tell you that the most difficult area to navigate in coaching youth sports is the parents. Having been a part of the hockey world for almost 39 of my 43 years, I can attest to that quote.  Most…
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Jun
29

2013 NHL Entry Draft Overview And Picks

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The following is a guest contribution from Niko de Jonge. The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is taking place this coming Sunday at the Devils home rink in Newark, New Jersey.  The NHL draft usually is split up between two days, with the first round taking place on prime time television on day 1, while the…
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Jul
05

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur Switched Agents, But Not Teams

NHL: Stanley Cup Finals-Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils

No goalie, in the history of the NHL, has won as many hockey games as goalie Martin Brodeur.  The 40-year-old goalie has played in the NHL for half of his life (a total of 20 years) and recently signed a deal that will allow him to play at least 2 more seasons in the league…
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Jul
02

Lagardère Unlimited Creates a Hockey Division Led By Terry Bross

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Los Angeles Kings at Phoenix Coyotes

Terry Bross has been Lagardère Unlimited’s Vice President of Baseball since the company he formerly worked at (Gaylord Sports Management) was acquired.  By way of adding Bross as an employee, Lagardère picked up star baseball clients such as Dan Uggla and Bronson Arroyo.  Now, Lagardère also has the opportunity to start a hockey division thanks to Bross, who was recently certified by the…
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Jun
13

Duquesne University School of Law’s NHL Discussion

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What: Networking and Panel Discussion with NHL lawyers at Duquesne University School of Law When: June 21, 2012 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Where: Duquesne University School of Law, Edward J. Hanley Hall 900 Locust Street Pittsburgh, PA 15282 NHL lawyers Jessica Berman and Daniel Ages will be speaking. The NHL Entry Draft is being held on June…
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Jun
05

2012 NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference

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What: 2012 NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference When: June 21 – 23, 2012 Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown and Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) The 2012 NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference is an opportunity to network and gain valuable insight into a variety of sports business careers from those working at the highest level in hockey. This…
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Jun
29

On To The Next One: Andrew Brunette

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In May I wrote that Todd Reynolds will not be representing any homosexual hockey players after his outlandish Tweets regarding Sean Avery’s support of same-gender marriage.  Reynolds, the Vice President of Uptown Sports Management, sad that it was very sad for him to read Avery’s “misguided support of same-gender ‘marriage.’”  In the same Tweet, Reynolds…
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May
10

Todd Reynolds Will Not Be Representing Any Homosexual Hockey Players

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Todd Reynolds is Vice President of hockey agency Uptown Sports Management.  Todd Reynolds is rightfully getting blasted by the media for his Tweets regarding Sean Avery’s support of same-gender marriage. Usually we cover athletes using social media for wrong reasons.  This time it is an agency Tweeting without care about how those Tweets will affect its…
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