This course serves as an introduction and overview of hockey operations with the prime focus on teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). The centerpiece of the course is the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and the NHL, which describes the rules and regulations governing both the business behind and the playing of professional hockey for NHL teams. As would be expected, the CBA is highly detailed and covers many topics. To help summarize and focus the key ideas, the course is arranged by topic from the CBA. These topics are supplemented by other topics related to the hockey operations side of a hockey franchise.
|Reading 19: Seppa, T. (Ed.). (2016). 2016-17 Prospect guidebook. Quinnipiac, CT: Hockey Prospectus.|
Reading 22: McCurdy, B. (2015, January 4). Did Edmonton Oilers management mess up in not sending Leon Draisaitl back to junior earlier? Edmonton Journal. Retrieved from http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/nhl/cult-of-hockey/edmonton-oilers-reassign-leon-draisaitl-back-to-junior-although-destination-unknown-as-yet
|Reading 50: Paul, R. (2017). CBA entry level compensation [PowerPoint slides].|
Reading 51: Morris, B. (2013, January 11). Why your team is going to keep 'burning' entry level contract years (so stop complaining about it already). NHL Numbers.com. Retrieved from http://nhlnumbers.com/2013/1/11/why-your-team-is-going-to-keep-burning-entry-level-contract-years-so-stop-complaining-about-it-already
|Note for students: To view European sites in English, search site address in Google and use the Google Translate feature or download the Chrome browser|
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|There are no supplementary readings this week.|