Hello, Mr. Paradis. It is simply a synonym for penalties. Analysts are increasingly talking about “shot attempts,” a term that includes shots on target, off-target shots and those blocked by opposing skaters. This is where “shot on target” comes in handy, as it avoids any form of confusion. An interesting borrowing from hockey to the world of soccer.

Carey Price is receiving his full salary, like all injured players in the National Hockey League. On the other hand, he pocketed an average of 15 million during each of the first two years of the agreement, 26 million in signing bonus and 4 million in salary. As a result, Price is taking home $8.5 million this year and will earn $7.5 million in 2024-25, then the same amount in the final year of his contract in 2025-26, even though $10.5 million is on the payroll. for each year of his contract. Insurance covers a significant portion of Price’s salary, according to agreements established in advance.

Historian Peter Morris answers this question in his remarkable essay A Game of Inches. I quote him: “In many sports that preceded baseball, runners ran clockwise. The reasons for the change are unknown, but it is interesting to speculate on the consequences. Imagine how different baseball would be in a parallel universe where the bases were run the other way. »

Would third basemen, shortstops, and catchers all have been…left-handed? Which prompted the following thought in Morris: “Would Ozzie Smith and Luis Aparicio [two great right-handed shortstops] even have played in the major leagues? »

Maude-Aimée LeBlanc is still very active. His rehabilitation, after his broken finger, lasted four months. Two months ago, she indicated on her Instagram account that she was now able to train again and that she was “really looking forward to getting back on the circuit when it will be 100% pain free, soon I hope! » We learned in December that five Canadians would play on the circuit in 2024, including LeBlanc who will be there with an “injury exemption”.

Hello, Mr. Thérien. Your question is timely in the wake of the Corey Perry affair. That said, these cases remain very rare, and a player whose contract is canceled has 60 days to file a grievance to have the decision overturned. It will be interesting to see if Perry does this. In 2018, journalist Elliotte Friedman reported that the Players Association wanted Patrik Berglund, released by the Buffalo Sabres, to file a grievance, but that the player refused. He had a little more than three years left on his contract, at 3.85 million per year. All this to say that there are still mechanisms to protect a player who feels he has been fired without a valid reason.