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Catching up with Scott Moore

This week I interviewed television executive Scott Moore. Scott has held roles as Director of CBC sports, Head of Production for Sportsnet and President of Broadcasting for Rogers Media. He has been a trailblazer in the industry...

A Timeline of what went wrong for Chiarelli in Edmonton

It wasn't a matter of if, but a matter of when. Chiarelli has finally been relieved of his duties as General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers and the city can breathe a long-awaited sigh of relief. For all his good intentions in trying to bring the Oilers back to their...

Catching up with Paul “The Ultimate” Vaden

This week I interviewed former World Champion boxer, Paul "The Ultimate" Vaden. Born and raised in San Diego, Paul had a dominant amateur career before turning pro. As a pro, Paul put together a record of 29 wins (16 by knockout) and 3 losses. His career was...

Catching Up With Chase Coffman

This week I interviewed Chase Coffman. Chase is a former NFL tight end who spent 7 seasons in the league and was a consensus All-American for the Missouri Tigers. He is currently a motivational speaker and was kind enough to share his thoughts on football and his...

Taylor Hall Finally Vindicated With Hart Trophy Win

His Devil’s may have lost in the first round of the playoffs but Taylor Hall has every reason to smile. After years of criticism, injuries, missed opportunities and more criticism, he has finally silenced his doubters. He was the first in Edmonton’s wave of high draft...

State of the Industry: Hockey Cards and Why Competition Matters

2014 marked a massive shift in the hockey trading card industry. The most significant impact came with Upper Deck’s successful agreement with the NHL and NHLPA to secure exclusive licensing rights to produce NHL trading cards. Secondly, In The Game Trading Cards (ITG)...

Catching Up With David Singer

This week I interviewed David Singer. David is the founder of hockeyfights.com, which is the number one resource for information, videos, statistics and news regarding fighting in hockey. He was also an executive producer on the award nominated documentary, Ice...

Catching Up With Rick Peterson

This week I interviewed Rick Peterson. Rick is a former pitcher and pitching coach. He coached with Major League organizations for over 30 years. He was kind enough to share some amazing stories about his career, approach to working with pitchers and what it was like...

Scott Foster: Hero For A Night

On March 29th, 2018 Scott Foster woke up a 36 year old accountant and ended the day as a goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks, celebrating a flawless performance in a win over the Winnipeg Jets. Scott has become one of the most unique pieces of NHL history and...

Why Damian Lillard Gives Me Nightmares

It’s 2014 and I’ve just declared for the NBA draft. All the training, all the practice, all the work, it’s about to pay off when I hear my name announced and put on that NBA jersey. This is my moment.  I’ve worked for it,  I’m ready, I’ve earned it. Before I go any...
Catching Up With Chase Coffman

Catching Up With Chase Coffman

This week I interviewed Chase Coffman. Chase is a former NFL tight end who spent 7 seasons in the league and was a consensus All-American for the Missouri Tigers. He is currently a motivational speaker and was kind enough to share his thoughts on football and his...

Taylor Hall Finally Vindicated With Hart Trophy Win

Taylor Hall Finally Vindicated With Hart Trophy Win

His Devil’s may have lost in the first round of the playoffs but Taylor Hall has every reason to smile. After years of criticism, injuries, missed opportunities and more criticism, he has finally silenced his doubters. He was the first in Edmonton’s wave of high draft...

State of the Industry: Hockey Cards and Why Competition Matters

State of the Industry: Hockey Cards and Why Competition Matters

2014 marked a massive shift in the hockey trading card industry. The most significant impact came with Upper Deck’s successful agreement with the NHL and NHLPA to secure exclusive licensing rights to produce NHL trading cards. Secondly, In The Game Trading Cards (ITG)...

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Josh Wahler