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GOODENOW SELECTED MOST POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL IN CANADA
Published January 6, 1998
The Toronto GLOBE & MAIL listed its fifth-annual "25 Most Powerful and Influential People in Canadian Sports." In Toronto, James Christie wrote that players are "no longer mere gears in a big machine run by the owners. More and more, they are becoming partners" (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/2): RANK NAME POSITION/ORGANIZATION 1) Bob Goodenow Exec Dir, NHLPA 2) Suzanne Steeves Senior VP, CTV Sports & Baton/CTV 3) Larry Walker OF, Rockies 4) John McCaw Chair, Orca Bay Sports 5) Gary Bettman NHL Commissioner 6) Claude Brochu President, Expos 7) Allan Slaight Owner, Raptors 8) Don Baizley Agent 9) Allan Rock Canada's Health Minister 10) Bobby Clarke GM, Canadian Olympic Hockey 11) Alan Clark President, CBC Sports 12) Shannon Miller Coach, Can. Women's Olympic Hockey 13) Ken Dryden President, Maple Leafs 14) Carol Anne Letheren CEO, Canadian Olympic Assoc. 15) Bob Nicholson Senior VP, Hockey Canada 16) Lorie Kane Professional Golfer 17) Harley Hotchkiss Part Owner, Flames/NHL Board 18) John Tory CFL Chair 19) Gordon Craig Founder, TSN; CEO, NetStar 20) Bob Sauve Agent 21) Greg Rusedski Tennis Pro 22) Larry Tanenbaum Minority Partner, Maple Leafs 23) Jacques Villeneuve Auto Racer 24) Tiger Woods Professional Golfer 25) Louis Daignault Journalist