The National Hockey League confirmed that after thirteen seasons, Mark Letestu is retiring. This announcement was speculated amongst analysts, as Letestu failed to perform under NHL standards since joining the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2018. The most goals acquired by Mark throughout his career was sixteen goals, which is lower for a forward. That doesn’t mean accolades acquired by Letestu weren’t impressive. Mark competed in 567 official NHL games before entering official retirement, with numerous moments of greatness witnessed. Learning of his retirement has saddened NHL supporters in Columbus, Edmonton, and Pittsburgh.
Mark Letestu hasn’t seen regular contention in the National Hockey League since joining the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2018, with eighty games sustained. Disgusting coaching tactics against Letestu were engaged by Columbus personnel, as they forced Mark to join their secondary team, the Cleveland Monsters. Mark was permitted to compete in 64 official games under a lower division, while listed twice in 2019 for Columbus. Things began to change towards 2020 with announcements issued that Mark Letestu was joining the Winnipeg Jets. That contract would be signed but contention was minimal for Letestu following the Covid-19 pandemic, with several matches played under the Jets namesake.
For thirteen years, supporters of the National Hockey League have known about Mark Letestu. His path towards a professional career began in 2007 after being signed by the “Scranton Penguins”. Two seasons later & the Pittsburgh Penguins would elect this forward for three consecutive years. The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Mark Letestu between 2011 to 2015, which the Forward was eventually transferred to the Edmonton oilers by 2016.
Three seasons later & Letestu returned to Columbus for one season before the downgrade to Cleveland. Mark was promoted back to the Blue Jackets forward by 2018/19. That relationship would last one season, with Letestu joining the Winnipeg Jets for NHLs 2019-20 Campaign. Speculation indicates that Mark could begin a coaching career in twelve months time, so supporters might not have witnessed the last of Letestu.
Hundreds of thousands in memorabilia property was stolen from an iconic player in the NHL. Investigations have been sustained for two years regarding the breaking & entering that occurred in December 2018. Evidence revealed through this investigation saw individuals with close contact with Wayne Gretzky committing the criminal offence. The now-arrested criminal also sustain close friendships with other legendary NHLers like Bobby Orr & Doug Gilmour.
Law enforcement in Ontario, Canada revealed the information to Wayne Gretzky & his family. It’d be learned that Ken Hadall from Oakville, Ontario had committed the crime. It’s a shocking revelation for everyone involved. Ken Hadall was to become inducted into the “Bobby Orr Hall of Fame” in Parry Sound, Ontario before this information was made public knowledge. Details regarding his removal from Hall of Fame contention hasn’t been announced. Ken Hadall holding a prominent friendship with Bobby Orr could enable his continued induction.
The Ontario Provincial Police has charged Ken Hadall with $510,000.00 in USD for his criminal actions. $5,000.00 was issued for the theft committed against Wayne Gretzky. Another $5,000.00 was fined for possession of undetailed substances. $500,000.00 was published in the most prominent penalty for connection to memorabilia theft. When converting the financial penalties from American to Canadian currency, Ken Hadall will payout $640,000.00 for his actions.
Investigations from law enforcement haven’t ended. Evidence indicates that criminal proceedings that were sustained by Hadall included accomplices, with investigators believing the crime was an inside job from family personnel to Wayne Gretzky. Sentiments regarding this family matter haven’t been issued by the NHL legend, which shows the exemplary lifestyle players have to engage long after retiring.
Paying to Avoid Prison
Postponement regarding Ken Hadall’s induction into the “Bobby Orr Hall of Fame” was announced months ago. That postponement wasn’t in connection to the criminal investigation relating to his namesake. Organizers postponed the ceremony because of Covid-19 in June 2020. A spokesperson with BOHOF hasn’t provided any updates regarding the possibility of Ken Hadall being eliminated from inductee status. It should be noted that Ken Hadall not paying out these financial penalties will prompt prison sentences from the Ontario courts. How Hadall has reacted isn’t known.
Corporations & sporting franchises worldwide are working actively to purchase the Pfizer Pharmaceutical vaccine for Covid-19. Information was released by the American Division, which emphasised selling the vaccination to outside sources other than international governments won’t be permitted & that corporations or sporting franchise must receive Covid Vaccines similarly to standard civilians. The same announcement has been issued by the Canadian Division of Pfizer Pharmaceutical, which noted the Canadian Government is receiving limited doses & not private corporations.
This announcement was issued by the Canadian Division after North America’s National Hockey League demanded that Toronto’s Maple Leafs be permitted to purchase the vaccine, alongside American teams. That demand prompted anger into the Canadian Division. No obligations towards selling this vaccine to outside parties is required, with emergency usage implemented worldwide exclusive to governments. It’s an element being forgotten by many that want immediate vaccination.
The Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer Canada discussed the NHLs demands with reporters, emphasising that the interest is appreciated but the MRNA Vaccine is required for civilian personnel & doses will be distributed equally amongst all Canadians or Americans. This is one of the few instances which sees the North American elite not receiving priority healthcare over standard civilians. It’s an unexpected response which continued by Pfizer Canada’s CEO mentioning how would those institutions feel being asked to purchase vaccines when their players need it most, the answer is almost guaranteed an unequivocal no.
Global Immunisation First & Foremost
Commitment towards the globalisation of the MRNA Vaccine was emphasised by CEO Stephenson, who stated that government contacts are continually talking with Pfizer agents to guarantee shipments arrive faster than expected. That contact line is available exclusively to those government agents. Pfizer Canada did note that after international vaccination is complete, the National Hockey League is welcomed to purchase additional doses. The most vulnerable are being targeted first with this vaccine, and professional athletes are furthest from vulnerable with stronger immune systems.
Coronavirus cases in the United States of America are reaching new highs, which follows after President Donald Trump refuses to assist with the pandemic & focus on an illegal claim that the election was rigged for Joe Biden’s favour. Cases of Covid-19 have reached 200,000 thousand per-day in America, with an average of three thousand citizens dying daily. Infection is bound to spread across every corner in the United States, leading multiple sports governing agencies into contingency strategies.
The National Hockey League is determining if cancellation for the 2020-21 season is required amid increasing cases. The response amongst players hasn’t been positive, believing themselves capable of avoiding the coronavirus & surviving if infected. The NHLPA (NHL Player’s Association) retorted towards planned contingencies by filling unfair labour practices with the US National Labour Relations Board. NHLPA Representatives confirmed that grievances would be filled if the season is cancelled.
Analysts don’t anticipate positive results for the NHLPA if grievances are filled. An NLRB Arbitrator would analyse the benefits & negatives associated with players being unable to compete. Financial losses with cancelled seasons won’t outweigh death, which will result in likely approve of seasonal games being terminated for 2020-21.
Negotiation Not Optional
NHLPA Representatives aren’t discussing this matter with media personnel, knowing that logistically speaking, it’s unviable to argue against the associated death. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has clarified the desirability to sustain seasonal competitions in 2020-21 but noted that employed personnel operating these matches could not risk infection for a player’s financial gain.
Bettman appears disgusted that players would seek finances & have zero concern for individuals not competing but still making these games a reality. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman promised that negotiation wouldn’t be considered if seasonal events are terminated, showing the severity & seriousness of this matter. The NHLPA could find themselves in unfavourable circumstances if not willing to abide by changes.
YouTuber Jake Paul continued to make himself an enemy of the people, uncaring of the damage done to his family name. This immature young adult has fought against two individuals in the boxing right, with those being Nate Robinson & KSI. After winning both these bouts, YouTuber Jake Paul believes himself capable of competing against opponents like Conor McGregor or Floyd Mayweather Junior.
Boxing & MMA Analysts are aware this young adult doesn’t sustain the skillsets required to compete against those namesakes. However, another battle could ensue shortly for YouTuber Jake Paul. Callouts were made towards Jake Paul by Evander Kane, a Winger with the San Jose Sharks. Evander Kane wants to compete against this foolish YouTuber on August 31st in Las Vegas. The Winger mentioned that it’s easy to dominate over little boys with zero experience & small statures. Evander Kane isn’t incorrect, with YouTuber Jake Paul likely to deny this bout. Paul hasn’t accepted any notable opponent that’d knock him down, showing weakness behind the ring.
Jake Paul is Ruining Boxing
Analysts overviewing professional boxing are saddened with where the sport is moving. Legendary bouts against fighters like Floyd Mayweather Jr & Tyson Fury are becoming less prominent in professional boxing. The sport now relies on namesakes with ageing popularity to revitalize viewer interest, with Mike Tyson & Roy Jones Junior battling minutes after Jake Paul & Nate Robinson. Analysts were saddened to see an immature YouTuber compete the same night as legendary icon Mike Tyson, which indicated how much boxing has changed in recent years.
Evander Kane isn’t the exclusive NHL player that’s threatened Jake Paul, with Robin Lehner also calling out the YouTuber. This goalie informed the weak YouTuber that he would dominate over him, which followed after Jake Paul called out Conor McGregor. It’ll be interesting to see if Jake Paul accepts either of these bouts.