THN's 100 people of power and influence in hockey

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  1. Stevedude530

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    Get THN this week for more, but here's the list.

    100. Sportsnet Analyst Bill Watters
    99. Coyotes GM Mike Barnett
    98. Sportsnet Host Darren Dreger
    97. Former Avs' Forward Steve Moore
    96. Former NHL Forward, Former NHLPA Employee Steve Larmer
    95. SI Writer Michael Farber
    94. Doping Control Director Dr. Christiane Ayotte
    93. Former NHL Coach/Analyst Jacques Demers
    92. Georgetown Professor James Oldham
    91. Globeandmail.com writer Eric Duhatschek
    90. TSN/OLN/NBC Analyst Pierre McGuire
    89. Red Wings' Center Steve Yzerman
    88. NY Post columnist Larry Brooks
    87. Sabres' GM Darcy Regier
    86. NHL Ice Technician Dan Craig
    85. Hurricanes' GM Jim Rutherford
    84. Lightning Head Coach John Tortorella
    83. Player agent Pat Morris
    82. EA Sports Senior VP John Schappert
    81. CCHA Commish Tom Anastos
    80. TSN Reporter Bob Mackenzie
    79. VP of NHL Central Registry Stephen Pelligrini
    78. FSN President Bob Thompson
    77. USA/Hurricanes Coach Peter Laviolette
    76. Predators' Coach Barry Trotz
    75. Former NHL player Brent Sutter
    74. Wild owner Bob Naegele
    73. Maple Leafs' coach Pat Quinn
    72. IMG co-managing director JP Barry
    71. USA Today writer Kevin Allen
    70. Hall of Famer/Player Agent Bobby Orr
    69. Avalanche defenseman Rob Blake
    68. Player Agent Brian Lawton
    67. Avalanche GM Pierre Lacroix
    66. Senators' defenseman Zdeno Chara
    65. AHL President Dave Andrews
    64. Hurricanes' owner Peter Karmanos
    63. Senators goaltender Dominik Hasek
    62. CBC Analyst Don Cherry.
    61. Mighty Ducks GM Brian Burke
    60. Lightning GM Jay Feaster
    59. Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock
    58. Oilers defenseman Chris Pronger
    57. Capitals left wing Alexander Ovechkin
    56. CBC Host Ron MacLean
    55. CHL President David Branch
    54. Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios
    53. IMG co-managing director Pat Brisson
    52. MSG/OLN/NBC John Davidson
    51. Senators coach Bryan Murray
    50. NHLPA labor lawyer John McCambridge
    49. Kings center Jeremy Roenick
    48. USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean
    47. Rangers coach Tom Renney
    46. Comcast president Jeff Shell
    45. TDS player agent Don Baizley
    44. Red Wings GM Ken Holland
    43. Predators GM David Polie
    42. Thrashers left winger Ilya Kovalchuk
    41. CHA president Bob Nicholson
    40. Kings president Tim Leiweke
    39. Flames coach Darryl Sutter
    38. Sharks center Joe Thornton
    37. Flyers center Peter Forsberg
    36. NHL VP of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy
    35. Senators right wing Daniel Alfredsson
    34. Oilers GM Kevin Lowe
    33. Flyers GM Bob Clarke
    32. CTV president Rick Brace
    31. NHLPA director of business relations Mike Gartner
    30. USA/Thrashers GM Don Waddell
    29. Reebok Int'l CEO Paul Fireman
    28. Flames right wing Jarome Iginla
    27. NHL general counsel David Zimmerman
    26. Rangers right wing Jaromir Jagr
    25. IIHF president Rene Fasel
    24. Newport Sports player agent Don Meehan
    23. NHL Enterprises president Ed Horne
    22. Predators owner Craig Leopold
    21. Russian minister of sport Slava Fetisov
    20. Former NHLPA VP Trent Klatt
    19. NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol
    18. Senators GM John Muckler
    17. J.H. Cohn Senior partner Bernie Katz
    16. Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur
    15. Penguins owner/center Mario Lemieux
    14. Flyers owner Ed Snider
    13. Penguins center Sidney Crosby
    12. Canadiens GM Bob Gainey
    11. Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs
    10. Red Wings left winger Brendan Shanahan
    9. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello
    8. NHL director of officiating Stephen Walkom
    7. NHL VP of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell
    6. NHLPA Executive Director Ted Saskin
    5. Flames owner Harley Hotchkiss
    4. Canucks center/NHLPA President Trevor Linden
    3. Coyotes part owner/coach Wayne Gretzky
    2. NHL Deputy Comissioner Bill Daly
    1. NHL Commisioner Gary Bettman
     
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    OK. I'll bite, it is interesting to glance at, I wonder what the criteria was?

    Probaly give more of a nod to Craig Leopold, Alexander Ovechkin, Reebok CEO Paul Fireman, and unwillingly, Kings Prez Tim Lieweke.
     
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    I dont understand this list. Steve Moore has power and influence? I think he has none of either. Pat Quinn and Bob McKenzie so low? What is their basis of power and influence?
     
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    I would like to know how Eklund did not make that list? I mean the guy has his finger on the pulse of the entire league. He has more knowledge in his little finger than most of the others on the list have in their entire body.;) :biglaugh:
     
  5. Who would have thought Ron MacLean would be ahead on Cherry! :biglaugh:
     
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    Why is Dreger on this list?
     
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    82. EA Sports Senior VP John Schappert


    huh? lol
     
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    Rob Blake is on, i didnt see Joe Sakic
     
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    That I can see... they have produced one of the best hockey games since what? 1992?
     
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    One of the goals in my life...is to get on this list.
     
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    talking without knowing what the criterias were, the list appears quite accurate IMO. But who's tha guy?

    92. Georgetown Professor James Oldham

    is he influente by brainwashing NCAA players playing in Georgetown :amazed:
     
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    Blake's part of the compitition comitee.
     
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    No, they haven't
     
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    A lot of these folks you don't know are lawyers who helped either the owners or the PA hammer out the details of the CBA, supposedly.
     
  15. Where's Bob Goodenow?
     
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    Crosby has more power and influence on hockey than Lemieux? That's news to me.
     
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    Player Agents?

    Why is Don Meehan so much higher on the list than the other player agents?
    Also who do the player agents influence with their power?
    Agent means they represent players so would not the players represented be the ones with the power?
    I'm fairly naive and searching for edification. :allears:
     
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    Oldham was hired by the NHL and NHLPA to arbitrate grievances over the CBA
     
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    Meehan is probably the most powerful agent in the NHL.His client list makes up 1/7 of the NHL-more than 100 NHL players.His company is Newport Sports.Pat Morris is also part of Newport Sports Management.Newport Sports Management is a Ted Saskin backer
     
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    Dreger has many NHL sources and breaks most of the stories for Sportsnet
     
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    Many kids are introduced to NHL by the video games and the NHL considers Schappert a key figure in promoting their game.EA NHL2006 was released at the same time X-BOX 360 went on the market
     
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    #17 Bernie Katz-independent auditor who determines the cap
     
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    Some of these guys are either lying about their ages or THN made a mistake

    How old is Ron MacLean?Is he is 45 years old as THN writes?
     
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    Crosby is on the list as the most influential player in the game.He draws the largest viewing audience,has the most hits on the internet,sells the most merchandise. Shanahan is on the list for the weight he carries in the union. Lemieux,you would think should be ahead of Shanahan and maybe others but in some ways his influence is somewhat comprimised with the players because he is an owner and also comprimised with the owners because he is also a player.
     
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