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All-Decade Draft: Highlighting the best first-rounders of the past 10 years – Sportsnet.ca

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Draft season is (finally!) upon us, and as we look ahead at the next class of NHL hopefuls it’s also a good time to look back at those drafted before them in recent history — and examine the compelling, comparative questions that emerge by doing so.

Who was the best No. 1 overall pick over the last decade? The best fifth-overall selection? No. 23? Just for fun, we’ve reflected on the first-round picks since the 2010 draft — and highlighted the best players drafted at each first-round slot during that timespan.

For each draft spot, from No. 1 to 30 (we didn’t count 31, as the sample size is simply too small just yet) we picked one player who’s proven to be the best of his peers from that draft slot throughout the last 10 years.

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For picks one through 10, we also included the full list of fellow picks for added context, which doubles as a good glimpse of the kind of talent that has landed in those top spots over the past 10 years.

While some choices proved tough to assess — most of the first-rounders taken just last year, for example, have yet to make their mark on the league, complicating their ranking — others stand out as both early-pick slam dunks and late first-round steals. Keep in mind, this is a current ranking — meaning, a few years from now, this list could look a lot different. (Spoiler alert: That 2015 draft class? Turns out, it really was really good.)

Let’s dig in.

No. 1 overall: Connor McDavid | 2015, Edmonton Oilers
General manager: Peter Chiarelli

The first 10 years of the 2000’s brought more first-overall franchise-changers and future Hall of Famers than not – Marc-Andre Fleury (2003), Alex Ovechkin (2004), Sidney Crosby (2005), Patrick Kane (2007), Steven Stamkos (2008), and John Tavares (2009) among them.

The second decade of the century looks like it’s on track for much of the same, highlighted by some of today’s best young stars and no-brainer No. 1 picks. It’s no surprise Connor McDavid, who was also Edmonton’s fourth first-overall pick of the decade, is the cream of this crop. The two-time Art Ross Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award winner and 2016-17 MVP still hasn’t yet hit his prime.

It’ll be fun to see how soon-to-be first overall pick Alexis Lafreniere sets the tone for the next decade of No. 1s.

Full list of No. 1 overall picks of the last decade: Taylor Hall (2010 Oilers), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011 Oilers), Nail Yakupov (2012, Oilers), Nathan MacKinnon (2013, Avalanche), Aaron Ekblad (2014, Panthers), Connor McDavid (2015, Oilers), Auston Matthews (2016, Maple Leafs), Nico Hischier (2017, Devils), Rasmus Dahlin (2018, Sabres), Jack Hughes (2019, Devils)

No. 2 overall: Jack Eichel | 2015, Buffalo Sabres
General manager: Tim Murray

The slot that gave us Evgeni Malkin in 2004 (Penguins), Drew Doughty in 2008 (Kings) and newly-crowned Cup champ and reigning Conn Smythe winner Victor Hedman (2009, Lightning) in the first decade of the 2000’s also brought us Jack Eichel in 2015, who since landing in Buffalo hasn’t been able to come close to the promised land that those listed before him have.

He’ll forever be compared to McDavid, the lone 2015 prospect drafted ahead of him, which puts him in an unenviable position. His elite skill, strong leadership, and dynamic playmaking as one of the finest players in the game today would’ve seen him taken first overall in most other draft classes.

Full list of No. 2 overall picks of the last decade: Tyler Seguin (2010, Bruins), Gabriel Landeskog (2011, Avalanche), Ryan Murray (2012, Blue Jackets), Aleksander Barkov (2013, Panthers), Sam Reinhart (2014, Sabres), Jack Eichel (2015, Sabres), Patrik Laine (2016, Jets), Nolan Patrick (2017 Flyers), Andrei Svechnikov (2018 Hurricanes), Kaapo Kakko (2019 Rangers)

No. 3 overall: Leon Draisaitl | 2014, Edmonton Oilers
General manager: Craig MacTavish

With back-to-back seasons surpassing 100 points and a trophy cabinet that’s already filling up nicely, Draisaitl would be the top pick of a 2014 redraft (though, David Pastrnak might have something to say about that).

Full list of No. 3 overall picks of the last decade: Erik Gudbranson (2010, Panthers), Jonathan Huberdeau (2011, Panthers), Alex Galchenyuk (2012, Canadiens), Jonathan Drouin (2013, Lightning), Leon Draisaitl (2014, Oilers), Dylan Strome (2015, Coyotes), Pierre-Luc Dubois (2016, Blue Jackets), Miro Heiskanen (2017, Stars), Jesperi Kotkaniemi (2018, Canadiens), Kirby Dach (2019, Blackhawks)

No. 4 overall: Cale Makar | 2017, Colorado Avalanche
General manager: Joe Sakic

How much do you value an offensive weapon (a.k.a Mitch Marner) versus an elite lockdown defender (hello, Seth Jones)? Okay, now how about we take both? That’s where Makar comes in.

Of the three fourth-overall picks we’ve highlighted here, he’s got the smallest sample size to look at, but this year’s Calder Memorial Trophy winner has wasted no time making his mark on the league and will no doubt be one of the best blue liners in the game in the next few years — if he’s not there already.

Fun fact: Just last year, the Avalanche again had the fourth-overall pick thanks to a trade with the Ottawa Senators — and again picked up another elite defenceman, this time in Bowen Byram. Bright days ahead for Colorado’s blue line.

Full list of No. 4 overall picks of the last decade: Ryan Johansen (2010, Columbus), Adam Larsson (2011, Devils), Griffin Reinhart (2012, Islanders), Seth Jones (2013, Predators), Sam Bennett (2014, Flames), Mitch Marner (2015, Maple Leafs), Jesse Puljujarvi (2016, Oilers), Cale Makar (2017, Avalanche), Brady Tkachuk (2018, Senators), Bowen Byram (2019, Avalanche)

No. 5 overall: Elias Pettersson | 2017, Vancouver Canucks
General manager: Jim Benning

In Pettersson, Benning got first-overall talent at a fifth-overall draft spot. When you look at that 2017 draft, which featured Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick at the top two spots, it’s picks three through five (Miro Heiskanen, Makar, Pettersson) who would be vying for that top spot in a redraft.

Full list of No. 5 overall picks of the last decade: Nino Niederreiter (2010, Islanders), Ryan Strome (2011, Islanders), Morgan Rielly (2012, Maple Leafs), Elias Lindholm (2013, Hurricanes), Michael Dal Colle (2014, Islanders), Noah Hanifin (2015, Hurricanes), Olli Juolevi (2016, Canucks), Elias Pettersson (2017, Canucks), Barrett Hayton (2018, Coyotes), Alex Turcotte (2019, Kings)

No. 6 overall: Matthew Tkachuk | 2016, Calgary Flames
General manager: Brad Treliving

In a star-studded class that saw Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine taken one-two, the Flames picked up a real gem at sixth overall in Tkachuk — and in doing so, landed their future leading score, top agitator, and fan favourite in Calgary.

Full list of No. 6 overall picks of the last decade: Brett Connolly (Lightning, 2010), Mika Zibanejad (2011, Senators), Hampus Lindholm (2012, Ducks), Sean Monahan (2013, Flames), Jake Virtanen (2014, Canucks), Pavel Zacha (2015, Devils), Matthew Tkachuk (2016, Flames) Cody Glass (2017, Golden Knights), Filip Zadina (2018, Red Wings), Moritz Seider (2019, Red Wings)

No. 7 overall: Quinn Hughes | 2018, Vancouver Canucks
General manager: Jim Benning

Before this season, we probably would’ve said this slot belongs to Mark Scheifele (2011, Jets) — he is, after all, one of the most valuable, smartest, and most complete centres in the game. But what Quinn Hughes did for Vancouver’s blue line this year, instantly becoming their top rearguard and challenging Makar for the Calder all year, makes GM Jim Benning’s seventh-overall selection in 2018 one of his all-time best selections.

Full list of No. 7 overall picks of the last decade: Jeff Skinner (2010, Hurricanes), Mark Scheifele (2011, Jets), Mathew Dumba (2012, Wild), Darnell Nurse (2013, Oilers), Haydn Fleury (2014, Hurricanes), Ivan Provarov (2015, Flyers), Clayton Keller (2016, Coyotes), Lias Andersson (2017, Rangers), Quinn Hughes (2018, Canucks), Dylan Cozens (2019, Sabres)

No. 8 overall: Zach Werenski | 2015, Columbus Blue Jackets
General manager: Jarmo Kekalainen

A stacked 2015 draft class on offence (McDavid, Eichel, Strome, Marner) pushed Werenski back, and he wasn’t even the first defenceman taken — Noah Hanifin and Ivan Provorov went before him that year.

Full list of No. 8 overall picks of the last decade: Alexander Burmistrov (2010, Thrashers), Sean Couturier (2011, Flyers), Derrick Pouliot (2012, Penguins) Rasmus Ristolainen (2013, Sabres), William Nylander (2014, Maple Leafs), Zach Werenski (2015, Blue Jackets), Alexander Nylander (2016, Sabres), Casey Mittelstadt (2017, Sabres), Adam Boqvist (2018, Blackhawks), Philip Broberg (2019, Oilers)

No. 9 overall: Dougie Hamilton | 2011, Boston Bruins
General manager: Peter Chiarelli

Hamilton is two teams removed from the one that took him ninth overall, but there’s no doubt he’s found his fit in Carolina as one of the premier puck-movers in the league.

Full list of No. 9 overall picks of the last decade: Mikael Granlund (2010, Wild), Dougie Hamilton (2011, Bruins), Jacob Trouba (2012, Jets), Bo Horvat (2013, Canucks), Nikolaj Ehlers (2014, Jets), Timo Meier (2015, Sharks), Mikhail Sergachev (2016, Canadiens), Michael Rasmussen (2017, Red Wings), Vitali Kravtsov (2018, Rangers), Trevor Zegras (2019, Ducks)

No. 10 overall: Mikko Rantanen | 2015, Colorado Avalanche
General manager: Joe Sakic

Vasily Podkolvin, whose contract in Russia gave teams pause and held them back from calling his name earlier, could very well prove to be a gift from the Hockey Gods to the Canucks — his performance overseas suggest that will be the case. But we’ll have to wait and see on that one.

Rantanen, who broke out in 2017-2018 and has scored at better than a point-per-game pace since, is our clear standout right now. He’s also another reminder of just how elite that 2015 class was.

Full list of No. 10 overall picks of the last decade: Dylan McIlrath (2010, Rangers), Jonas Brodin (2011, Wild), Slater Koekkoek (2012, Lightning), Valeri Nichushkin (2013, Stars), Nicholas Ritchie (2014, Ducks), Mikko Rantanen (2015 Avalanche), Tyson Jost (2016, Avalanche), Owen Tippett (2017, Panthers), Evan Bouchard (2018, Oilers), Vasily Podkolvin (2019, Canucks)

No. 11 overall: Filip Forsberg | 2012, Washington Capitals
General manager: George McPhee

His emergence in 2014-2015 helped usher in the Nashville Predators’ most successful stretch, and he remains a leader on the team as the club looks to recalibrate for another shot at contention.

His name brings about painful memories for Capitals faithful, as Forsberg was sent to Nashville for Martin Erat and Michael Latta — a trade that, well… didn’t exactly pan out for Washington.

No. 12 overall: Max Domi | 2013, Phoenix Coyotes
General manager: Don Maloney

An up-and-down start to his career in Arizona brought a fresh start in Montreal, where he’s become an important part of the rebuilding Canadiens.

No. 13 overall: Josh Morrissey | 2013, Winnipeg Jets
General manager: Kevin Cheveldayoff

One of the more underrated defencemen in today’s game, Morrissey should be counted among the best Canadian blue liners going forward.

No. 14 overall: Charlie McAvoy | 2016, Boston Bruins
General manager: Don Sweeney

The top-pairing rearguard has been a mainstay on the Bruins’ blue line since his debut in 2017.

No. 15 overall: Dylan Larkin | 2014, Detroit Red Wings
General manager: Ken Holland

Erik Brannstrom, who was picked in 2018, might blossom into being the best at the 15th spot with a few more years, but Dylan Larkin is our standout at this slot from the past decade. Now, imagine what he’ll be able to do once Steve Yzerman is done crafting this club.

No. 16 overall: Vladimir Tarasenko | 2010, St. Louis Blues
General manager: Larry Pleau

A few more years of watching Mathew Barzal light it up on Long Island will probably change this, but Tarasenko’s impact in St. Louis — former GM Larry Pleau’s parting gift to the Blues — and clutch play with the 2019 Cup champs puts him atop our list.

No. 17 overall: Kyle Connor | 2015, Winnipeg Jets
General manager: Kevin Cheveldayoff

Having been drafted one year before Patrik Laine came along and making his debut during Laine’s rookie year, Connor is one of the more underrated playmakers out there. Back-to-back-to-back 30-plus goal seasons gives Connor the team lead in goals since he became a full-time NHLer in 2017-18.

No. 18 overall: Thomas Chabot | 2015, Ottawa Senators
General manager: Bryan Murray

We’ve only just seen the beginning of what speedster Liam Foudy can do, but we’ve seen enough from Chabot to know he’s a star who’s just getting started — and one of the most important pillars of the Senators’ rebuilt (and still-rebuilding) blue line.

No. 19 overall: Andrei Vasilevskiy | 2012, Tampa Bay Lightning
General manager: Steve Yzerman

Goaltenders aren’t often drafted in the first round — because they tend to be slower to develop, they can be tougher to assess at a younger age — but this one was clearly a slam-dunk for Tampa Bay, who relied heavily on Vasilevskiy throughout their Cup run all the way to the top.

No. 20 overall: Robert Thomas | 2017, St. Louis Blues
General manager: Doug Armstrong

Ville Heinola gave us a glimpse of the future of the Jets’ blue line, and it looks bright. But we’ll put Thomas, whose emergence during the Blues’ incredible Cup run in 2018-19 and versatility in Year Two makes him a soon-to-be top-six lock in St. Louis, on our list for now.

No. 21 overall: Colin White | 2015, Ottawa Senators
General manager: Bryan Murray

Not the most lucrative draft slot based on this past decade’s picks at 21, but in Colin White the Senators have an offensive threat that can help propel their rebuild forward.

No. 22 overall: Ilya Samsonov | 2015, Washington Capitals
General manager: Brian MacLellan

When it comes to goalies, you’ve got to plan ahead. Braden Holtby had just completed one of his most impressive campaigns when the Capitals drafted Samsonov back in 2015 with the hopes they’d found their next next great netminder. Five years later, he’s taken over the throne and the spotlight’s officially shifted to him while Holtby appears to be heading to free agency.

No. 23 overall: Brock Boeser | 2015, Vancouver Canucks
General manager: Jim Benning

Another star of that stacked 2015 class — and another excellent pick made by Benning since he took the reins in 2014.

No. 24 overall: Kevin Hayes | 2010, Chicago Blackhawks
General manager: Stan Bowman

This one comes down to two players, and they’re both on the Flyers. While Travis Konecny (another 2015 gem!) has the higher ceiling, it’s Hayes who stood out during the playoffs, and he gets the edge… for now.

No. 25 overall: David Pastrnak | 2014, Boston Bruins
General manager: Peter Chiarelli

Chiarelli’s final draft of his Bruins tenure brought one heck of a parting gift — and one of the biggest first-round steals to be had.

No. 26 overall: Evgeni Kuznetsov | 2010, Washington Capitals
General manager: George McPhee

Vegas’ Shea Theodore (2013, Ducks) gets a good, long look as one of the game’s next great rearguards, but Kuznetsov’s consistent scoring (particularly during the Capitals’ Stanley Cup run, when he tallied 32 points in 24 games) makes him the star at 26th overall.

No. 27 overall: Vladislav Namestnikov | 2011, Tampa Bay Lightning
General manager: Steve Yzerman

You could argue on a technicality that, of the players drafted 28th overall in the past 10 years, it’s Nolan Foote (2019, Lightning) who’s had the biggest impact — he was, after all, a big piece of the puzzle that convinced the New Jersey Devils to send forward Blake Coleman to Tampa Bay in a trade with the eventual Stanley Cup champs. But for the sake of selecting those currently in the league, Namestnikov — another Lightning pick — gets the nod here.

Though he has yet to really settle into a market long-term, the production has been there and he remains a strong free-agency option for teams looking for secondary scoring.

No. 28 overall: Charlie Coyle | 2010, San Jose Sharks
General manager: Doug Wilson

Coyle is one of the few players on this list who didn’t actually suit up for the team that drafted him, as he was dealt to Minnesota as part of a package for Brent Burns in 2011. That Burns turned into a stud defenceman certainly hurt the perception of Coyle, but Coyle’s steady scoring presence followed by his resurgence with the Bruins last year makes him a success as far as late first-rounders go.

No. 29 overall: Rasmus Sandin | 2018, Toronto Maple Leafs
General manager: Kyle Dubas

Dubas’ first draft pick as an NHL GM, Rasmus’ career is still ahead of him but his strong development with the AHL’s Marlies have him trending in the direction of a top-four d-man on a blue line that needs more of those.

No. 30 overall: Rickard Rackell | 2011, Anaheim Ducks
General manager: Bob Murray

Rackell has reached the 40-point plateau in all but one of his six seasons as a full-time NHLer, twice surpassing 50 with his best seasons coming in 2017-18 at 69 points.

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Tom Brady retires from NFL, insisting this time it's for good – CBC Sports

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Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement.

Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — posted the announcement on social media Wednesday morning, a brief video lasting just under one minute.

“Good morning guys. I’ll get to the point right away,” Brady says as the message begins. “I’m retiring. For good.”

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He briefly retired after the 2021 season, but wound up coming back for one more year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He retires at age 45, the owner of numerous passing records in an unprecedented 23-year career.

A year ago when he retired, it was in the form of a long Instagram post. But about six weeks later, he decided to come back for one more run. The Buccaneers — with whom he won a Super Bowl two seasons ago — made the playoffs again this season, losing in their playoff opener. And at the time, it begged the question about whether Brady would play again.

Only a couple weeks later, he has given the answer.

“I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first,” Brady says in the video. “I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year.

“I really thank you guys so much, to every single one of you for supporting me. My family, my friends, teammates, my competitors. I could go on forever. There’s too many. Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.”

Brady is the NFL’s career leader in yards passing (89,214) and touchdowns (649). He’s the only player to win more than five Super Bowls and has been MVP of the game five times.

Famously underrated coming into the NFL — he was picked 199th in the 2000 draft by the Patriots, behind six other quarterbacks, three kickers and a punter — Brady certainly wasn’t expected to become synonymous with greatness. He played in one game as a rookie, completing one of three passes for six yards.

The next year, it all changed.

Brady took over as the Patriots’ starter, the team beat the St. Louis Rams in the Super Bowl that capped the 2001 season, and he and New England coach Bill Belichick were well on their way to becoming the most successful coach-QB duo in football history.

More Super Bowl wins came after the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The Patriots returned to football’s mountaintop for a fourth time in Brady’s era a decade later to cap the 2014 season, the start of three more titles in a span of five years.

In 2020, he joined the Buccaneers and won his seventh Super Bowl. He spent his last three years with Tampa Bay, getting them to the playoffs in each of those seasons.

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“I think I’ve been on the record dozens of times saying there’s no quarterback I’d rather have than Tom Brady, and I still feel that way,” Belichick said in 2021 — shortly before Tampa Bay, with Brady, came to New England and beat the Patriots in a game dubbed “The Return.” “I was very lucky to have Tom as the quarterback, to coach him, and he was as good as any coach could ever ask for.”

Brady has won three NFL MVP awards, been a first-team All-Pro three times and selected to the Pro Bowl 15 times.

Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen finalized their divorce this past fall, during the Bucs’ season. It ended a 13-year marriage between two superstars who respectively reached the pinnacles of football and fashion.

It was announced last year that when Brady retires from playing, he would join Fox Sports as a television analyst in a 10-year, $375 million US deal.

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VANCOUVER — Anthony Beauvillier likes the timing of his trade to the Vancouver Canucks because he’s not the only one looking to start over.

After being acquired from the New York Islanders for Bo Horvat on Monday, the 25-year-old forward joins a team that has a new coach in Rick Tocchet, who was hired Jan. 22 with assistant coach Adam Foote and defensive consultant Sergei Gonchar; is still trying to establish a new culture under general manager Patrik Allvin, who was hired Jan. 26, 2022; and now needs a new captain to replace Horvat.

“Honestly, I think [the] timing is perfect,” Beauvillier said Tuesday. “Having a new coach and new coaches, I feel like it can start a new page for everyone. Having the chance to start from scratch with everyone, it’s exciting. I feel like everyone wants to do good and everyone wants to play good for the new coaches and staff with the changes they made, so it’s definitely exciting.”

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That doesn’t make it easy, however, for Beauvillier, especially having to say goodbye to close friend Mathew Barzal, who he met at a hockey camp in 2012 and roomed with at Canada’s Under-18 camp in 2015 before each was selected by the Islanders in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft (Barzal 16th; Beauvillier 28th). 

Barzal, who is from the Vancouver area (Coquitlam, British Columbia), even joked that Beauvillier can have his old room back home.

“It’s been a [heck] of a ride with him and he’s going to stay one of my best friends forever,” Beauvillier said. “It’s very emotional and sad to leave these guys, but at the same time, [you] don’t want to beat yourself up too much because there’s something exciting ahead.” 

Vancouver also received forward Aatu Raty and a conditional first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft that becomes a first-round pick in 2024 if it ends up in the top 12, for Horvat. 

For Allvin, it was the start of a promise to get younger, and Raty, who’s scored two goals in 12 NHL games as a 20-year-old rookie this season after being a second-round pick (No. 52) in the 2021 NHL Draft, was an important part of that.

“We felt strongly here that Raty was a key piece in this deal, along with the first-round pick,” Allvin said.

There may be more moves coming for the Canucks (20-26-3), who are sixth in the Pacific Division, 14 points behind the Colorado Avalanche for the second wild card from the Western Conference, and on pace to miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a third straight season and the seventh time in the past eight. 

“We’re definitely sitting in the bottom of the standings, so we need to improve our team,” Allvin said. “As we said when we got here, we’re trying to get younger, and this might be the start. We’ve got what, five weeks to the (March 3) trading deadline? So, I would assume that more calls will come along here.”

Video: Canucks’ captain Bo Horvat dealt to the Islanders

Vancouver has three players who can become unrestricted free agents after the season: defensemen Luke Schenn and Kyle Burroughs, and goalie Collin Delia. Allvin said a decision on Schenn won’t be easy, partly because of his leadership. 

“I have a lot of respect for Luke Schenn as a person and what he brings in terms of winning habits,” Allvin said. “So, that’s definitely a hard one for us, but we also understand that he’s UFA. We’ll see if there is another deal to be made or what our decision will be here over the next couple of weeks.”

Even with forward Ilya Mikheyev out for the season after having ACL surgery earlier this week, Allvin still has a glut of wings with term left on their contracts who could be traded by the Canucks to shed salary. 

The list includes Brock Boeser, who has two more seasons left on a contract with an average annual value of $6.65 million, Conor Garland, who has three left ($4.95 million AAV), and Beauvillier ($4.15 million AAV), who can become a UFA after next season.

Allvin was asked if trading from that depth could address other needs.

“It could,” he said.

Replacing Horvat’s team-high 31 goals this season, including 11 on the power play, won’t be easy. Neither will be replacing his work in the face-off circle, where he leads the NHL in face-offs taken over the past five seasons (7,317), winning 55.3 percent, which ranks eighth among the 38 players with at least 4,000 face-offs.

Allvin does, however, have two players in mind to replace Horvat as captain. 

“It’s hard to move your captain away,” Allvin said. “There is a lot of younger players, in particular [Elias] Pettersson and Quinn Hughes, that have shown they’re capable of being leaders of this team. We’ll sit down as a staff and talk about it here over the next couple of days. … I do think that Pettersson and Quinn Hughes have shown they’re capable of taking over this team.”

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Understanding the connection between sporting events and online gambling today

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Sporting events and online gambling have become increasingly more connected over the years, with people now having the opportunity to bet on their favorite teams or athletes from the comfort of their homes. Technology advancements have further strengthened the connection between sporting events and online gambling. Also, the rise of mobile devices and apps makes placing bets in a variety of casinos at Casinojungle Canada or any other listed online casinos more accessible than ever before.

The link between sports betting and gaming can be seen in many different aspects. For starters, there are now countless bookmakers around the world offering a wide range of betting options for almost any kind of sport imaginable. From football to basketball to ice hockey, these bookmakers give customers an easy way to place wagers on different outcomes. In addition, there are also numerous sites explicitly dedicated to sports betting that offer multiple betting options for each game or event.

How the popularity of sports is fueling the rise of online gambling

More and more people nowadays are watching and participating in sports, causing an increased demand for betting opportunities. This has led to the emergence of numerous online gambling sites that offer a wide range of betting options. These sites allow users to place bets on various sporting events. The convenience offered by these sites makes them very attractive to bettors who want to make quick money without leaving their homes. Additionally, many online gambling sites offer bonuses and promotions. This further encourages people to participate in online gambling activities. As a result, the popularity of sports is fueling the rise of online gambling worldwide.

How has online casino technology evolved over time to accommodate the increase in sports fans?

Significant changes have been witnessed regarding technological advances in the sports betting scene. One of the most significant changes is the introduction of live streaming services, which allow players to watch and bet on their favorite sports games in real-time. Additionally, online casinos have also implemented virtual reality (VR) technology into their platforms, allowing players to experience a more immersive gaming experience. VR technology will enable players to feel like they are actually inside a stadium or arena watching a game unfold.

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Furthermore, many online casinos now offer mobile apps that allow users to access their accounts from anywhere at any time. These apps provide users with an easy way to place bets on their favorite teams and games while on the go. Finally, online casinos have also improved their security measures over time by implementing advanced encryption technologies that protect user data from hackers and other malicious actors.

Analyzing the impact of media coverage on sports gambling trends

Media outlets have the power to shape public opinion on sports gambling, and they can influence how people view it. Media outlets have also been very influential with the increased popularity of sports gambling. By analyzing the impact of media coverage on sports gambling trends, we can gain insight into how different types of media content affect public perception. Additionally, certain types of media content may be more effective than others at influencing public opinion on sports gambling. For instance, research suggests that television news programs are more likely to affect viewers’ attitudes toward sports betting than newspaper articles or online blogs. By understanding how different types of media content affect public opinion on sports gambling trends, we can better understand how media shapes our views and behaviors related to this activity.

The connection between sporting events and online gambling is a complex one that will likely continue to evolve as technology advances. It is important for bettors to understand the risks associated with online sports betting and take steps to ensure safe practices when engaging in this activity.

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