🏒 Naming names
The 2018 World Juniors team players facing sexual assault allegations have been revealed
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The five players at the center of an investigation into sexual assault allegations against members of Canada’s gold medal–winning 2018 World Juniors team have been revealed.
January 31, 2024
🏒 Sick and tired of being sick and tired
Five players from Canada’s gold medal–winning 2018 World Juniors team are reportedly facing sexual assault charges
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Five players from Canada’s gold medal–winning 2018 World Juniors team are reportedly facing sexual assault charges and have been ordered to surrender to authorities in London, Ontario.
January 26, 2024
🤑 Putting all the chips on the table
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed William Nylander to an eight-year $92M extension
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The rumors were, in fact, true. Longtime Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander scored the biggest total value payday in Leafs history on Monday, signing an eight-year, $92M contract extension — with an average annual value (AAV) of $11.5M — that will begin next season.
January 10, 2024
🏒 A new hope
The PWHL is already seeing early ROI for its inaugural season
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The PWHL dropped its first puck on New Year’s Day, and the new women’s pro hockey league is already seeing early ROI thanks to fans, sponsors, and media partners showing up for its inaugural season.
January 03, 2024
The inaugural PWHL season kicks off on New Year's Day
The inaugural PWHL season kicks off on New Year's Day
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The Professional Women’s Hockey League’s (PWHL) first season kicks off today when the puck drops at 12:30 p.m. ET in Toronto.
January 01, 2024
The Chicago Blackhawks terminated Corey Perry’s contract due to “unacceptable conduct”
The Chicago Blackhawks terminated Corey Perry’s contract due to “unacceptable conduct”
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The Chicago Blackhawks terminated longtime NHLer Corey Perry’s contract due to “unacceptable conduct” yesterday, the latest in a drama-filled story that’s gripped hockey fans from coast to coast.
November 29, 2023
The fourth edition of the Rivalry Series is back
The fourth edition of the Rivalry Series is back
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Before women’s hockey’s brightest stars take the ice for PWHL training camp on November 15th, Team Canada and Team USA’s best drop the puck on the fourth edition of the Rivalry Series, a seven-game exhibition matchup between these bitter foes.
November 08, 2023
Highlights from the NHL's Frozen Frenzy
Highlights from the NHL's Frozen Frenzy
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October 25, 2023
With all 32 teams in action last night for the first-ever Frozen Frenzy — NHL’s RedZone-style hockey show that sadly wasn’t available in the Great White North — here are all the highs and lows from a wild day at the rink.
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 An Athletes Unlimited and Formula One preview
Ep #344

An Athletes Unlimited and Formula One preview

February 29, 2024

Hey there!

Today’s episode of The GIST of It is a season preview doubleheader, with co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz breaking down the need-to-know storylines from the upcoming Athletes Unlimited Pro Basketball and Formula 1 campaigns.

First, the gals dive into the wild world of Athletes Unlimited, a unique pro sports league that operates under a fantasy-style system, crowning an individual champion at the end of each short season. Will your favorite WNBA superstar win it all this year?

And start your engines because part two is all about F1, the high-intensity, elite racing league loved by celebs and GISTers alike. And with just as much drama off the track as on it, this season is a must-watch, whether or not you’ve binged all six seasons of Drive to Survive.

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Get ready for the NBA and NHL free agency frenzy
Get ready for the NBA and NHL free agency frenzy
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Turn on your Shams, Woj, and Friedge tweet notifications because NBA and NHL free agency — the wildest stretch of the offseason — open tonight at 6 p.m. ET and tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET, respectively.
June 30, 2023
The PWHPA acquires the PHF to form a joint North American league
The PWHPA acquires the PHF to form a joint North American league
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News broke yesterday that the Mark Walter Group and Billie Jean King Enterprises, already a formal partner of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), have acquired the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF).
June 30, 2023
The NHL launches a Player Inclusion Coalition to bring much-needed change
The NHL launches a Player Inclusion Coalition to bring much-needed change
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Shortly following last week’s news that they were doing away with specialty warm-up jerseys, the NHL could be doing something right for once, with yesterday’s launch of a Player Inclusion Coalition in partnership with the NHL Players Association.
June 28, 2023
The Vegas Golden Knights are the Stanley Cup champions
The Vegas Golden Knights are the Stanley Cup champions
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One day after the Denver Nuggets won their first-ever NBA title, the Vegas Golden Knights joined the ’ship party last night, becoming Stanley Cup champions in just their sixth season, the fastest an expansion team has ever done it.
June 14, 2023
The Florida Panthers earn first-ever Stanley Cup Final victory
The Florida Panthers earn first-ever Stanley Cup Final victory
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The championship trophy tussles are heating up, with history being made in both the NHL and NBA finals series.
June 09, 2023