ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called “integrity fee” payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday it is “extortion” for the leagues to demand money in return for hosting honest games after
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The Montreal Canadiens absolutely don’t need Antti Niemi. Nevertheless, it’s hard to fault general manager Marc Bergevin for re-signing the goalie, as he just did to a 1-year, $950,000 deal. Think of Niemi as that extra insurance policy you have, because, “Hey, why not?” There really isn’t a reason. Price vs. Niemi To be clear,
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Gord Downie, the powerful, enigmatic and wonderfully quirky Canadian singer-songwriter passed away in late 2017. It wasn’t a surprise to anyone. He chose to make his brain cancer diagnosis public in May 2016. That summer, he underwent an emotional and exhausting tour with his band The Tragically Hip. The finale in Kingston, Ontario was described by the New
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  Rod Gilbert and the New York Rangers were a perfect match. It’s been over half a century since Gilbert made his debut at the old Madison Square Garden (located on Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets), yet many of the franchise records he set during his tenure still stand. But it almost didn’t
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At first glance, the title may seem dramatic, especially from a financial standpoint. The Montreal Canadiens are the third most valuable franchise in the NHL, with a valuation of $1.25 billion. From a business operations standpoint, the Canadiens are 2nd in the NHL in both revenue ($236 million) and operating income ($92 million). Geoff Molson,
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It’s going to be a very long summer for Chicago Blackhawks fans. For the first time in 10 years, the Hawks aren’t participating in the postseason festivities. It’s a tough pill to swallow for a fanbase that’s watched their favorite team win the Stanley Cup three times in a span of six years. We’re told
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The Royal wedding took place on Saturday morning in jolly old England. The celebration was filled with the pageantry and splendor that one would expect. As an ode to this momentous occasion, I reckon that we crown the best all-time blokes…err…Los Angeles Kings from each country, shall we? Brilliant. Well, let us carry on, then.
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2:14 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston University coach David Quinn has informed school officials that he intends to leave for the vacant New York Rangers head-coaching position, sources have told ESPN’s John Buccigross. Quinn, 51, would replace Alain Vigneault, who was fired after amassing a 226-147-37 record over five seasons. Quinn and the Rangers, according
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