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Christopher Botta

Christopher Botta is a staff writer for SportsBusiness Journal.

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Keeper of the Cup has a Fit in TV campaign

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 21 / 14

He is one of hockey’s most recognizable faces, appearing now in a second national TV campaign, yet he doesn’t play the game. Phil Pritchard, the Hockey Hall of Fame curator more commonly known for donning white gloves in his role as the personal attendant of the Stanley Cup, is in a s...

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04/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Source: Isles' Wang Offering 75% Ownership

The Islanders this week released an offering memorandum for majority ownership to potential bidders for the team, according to a source in the finance industry. In the memo, Islanders Owner Charles Wang offers 75% ownership of the club, with a five-year option on the other 25%. The memo also states ...

Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders

04/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Sources: Islanders Draw New Suitors

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Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders, NHL

04/18/14
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Tags: On the Ground

04/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Penguins again rock local TV ratings

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Tags: Media

04/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: TD Garden ties LinkedIn into B2B

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Tags: Facilities

04/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Power Player

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Tags: Franchises

04/11/14
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Tags: On The Ground

04/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: TD Garden Unveils B2B Program

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04/07/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports events fit for foodies

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Tags: In-Depth

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