(Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group) Brent Burns and Joe Thornton were each named to the NHL Second All-Star Team on Wednesday evening in a vote among members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. Burns and Kris Letang were the two defensemen on the second team, Thornton was the center, Vladimir Tarasenko as the right wing and Alex Ovechkin as the left wing. Ben Bishop was the goalie. On the First All-Star Team, Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson were the defensemen, Sidney Crosby was the center, Patrick Kane was the right wing and Jamie Benn was the left wing. Braden Holtby was the goalie. It is the third time Thornton has been on the second team and the first time since 2007-08. It is Burns’ first selection. From the NHL’s press release: 2015-2016 NHL ALL-STAR TEAM VOTING RESULTS CENTER Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd) Career All-Star Selections 1. SIDNEY CROSBY, PIT 694 (131-12-3) 4 First Team, 2 Second Team 2. Joe Thornton, SJS 298 (6-77-37) 1 … [Read more...] about Joe Thornton, Brent Burns named to NHL Second All-Star Team
Sharks players Joonas Donskoi, Tomas Hertl and Roman Polak have been chosen to represent their respective countries at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto this fall. Donskoi, 23, was among 16 players named to Team Finland early Wednesday morning, and Hertl, 22, and Polak, 29, were among the 16 players named to Team Czech Republic. Each of the eight teams that will play in the World Cup had to select at least 16 players by Wednesday. Each team will have a roster of 23 players: 20 skaters and three goaltenders, and the balance of each team’s roster must be announced no later than June 1. Team Canada will announce its first 16 players at 3 p.m. (Pacific) and Team USA will have their announcement at 3:45 p.m. Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is expected to be named to the American roster, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic is strong candidate to make the Canadian team, although he might be one of the players that needs to wait until the spring to get official word. Vlasic won gold at … [Read more...] about World Cup 2016: Sharks’ Donskoi, Hertl and Polak named to rosters, with more to come?
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) guards Utah Jazz's Trey Burke (3) in the first quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala (9) gets between Memphis Grizzlies' Vince Carter (15) and the basket in the second quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, March 26, 2017. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group) The Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut (12) tries to stop a drive by the Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph (50) in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference NBA semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group) Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots on Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) in overtime at Oracle Arena Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group) Los Angeles Lakers' Nick Young … [Read more...] about Warriors free agency: What’s next? Surprising names on their list
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Mark Peters January 27, 2018 Expectant parents have a lot to think about, but one of the most crucial and timeless issues is: “What are we going to call this kid?” Partners may have different family naming traditions or ideas about what a name should convey. Giving your child an extra-special, never-before-seen name has some appeal. But is it worth making them a bully magnet? Names follow us throughout our lives, and it’s nice if they’re good company. Companies naming products (or themselves) face similar decisions. Who wants their company moniker to be a laughing stock on Twitter? That’s where professional namers come in. Consultants give companies lots of naming options while making sure the final choice rolls off the tongue, allows the product room to grow, and works well in the global marketplace, where products live when they grow up. … [Read more...] about When naming, do a disaster check
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page March 01, 2018 I could not agree more with new Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox that branding decisions are deeply important (“Wynn brand ‘not about one person,’ new CEO says,” Page A1, Feb. 26). An effective brand differentiates one’s company from the competition and communicates core values. That is why I am so puzzled by Maddox’s wait-and-see response to local requests that the casino being built in Everett by his company not bear the name of its founder, Steve Wynn. After The Wall Street Journal published multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Wynn by his employees and reported on a settlement payment of $7.5 million to one of them, the Wynn name joined those of Weinstein, Spacey, Lauer, and Nassar in immediately communicating a deeply negative image to the public.Maddox says he doesn’t want to make major decisions during … [Read more...] about Wynn Resorts’ new CEO must understand the need for a name change