A weekly digest of the top Canadian sports business news, tweets, and more. All links are curated by hand by the Sports Business Canada team. Posted every Sunday/Monday. Submit your links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brendan Shanahan Headlines UTSB Sports Industry Conference
University of Toronto Sports and Business recently hosted their annual sports industry conference. Brendan Shanahan headlined as an influencer in the #sportsbiz space.
— UofT Sports&Business (@UofTsportsbiz) February 11, 2017
Katherine Henderson Chats Brier 2017
We were lucky to get an exclusive chat with Katherine Henderson, CEO of Curling Canada, about the upcoming Brier in St. John’s NL.
— #Sportsbiz Canada (@sportsbizcanada) February 10, 2017
Roughriders Load Up Their Saddle Bags
The Saskatchewan Roughriders started the process of moving out of old Mosaic Stadium to the new one. Great times ahead for fans and players of this healthy CFL franchise.
— Paulo Senra (@paulosenra) February 11, 2017
Raptors Hope For a Late Serge
Terrance Ross and a 1st round pick was the price of doing business to bring in Serge Ibaka in on an expiring contract. Following in the wake of the Blue Jays, the Raptors are the second Toronto team of late to consider themselves serious enough for a playoff push. If the Raps can sign him to an extension they may find themselves in luxury tax purgatory next season.
Even figuring conservatively, TOR potentially looking at $130M+ payroll next season–well over tax. Either something gives, or MLSE pays up.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) February 14, 2017
Julien In, Therrien Out. Cue the Hot Takes
Claude Julien was out of work for about a week before regaining gainful employment as coach of the Montreal Canadiens. With Therrien getting replaced on Valentine’s Day, the Twitter reaction was priceless… and harsh.
— theScore (@theScore) February 14, 2017
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