Passion. It’s the reason why our favourite players aren’t always the most talented or well-known on the roster. We are drawn to players who are like us; players that share our excitement for the sport. And for 13 seasons, Steamer laid his heart and soul out on the ice every shift he played, etching his name into the fabric of Vancouver hockey.
On July 7, I decided to dedicate some real time to work on my Strategy paper, so I headed where I always did when I needed to focus: the 7th floor lab at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre campus. But what I saw when I got up there really slammed home the fact that my time at the school was coming to an end.
After a decade of Reebok, the NHL will finally be getting a three-striped facelift in the 2017-18 season as teams transition to the new Adizero jersey system. We first caught a glimpse of Adidas' first foray into professional hockey during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. These jerseys (as well as their NHL counterparts) are 19% lighter, 27% strong, and much more breathable than their predecessors.