Two-year Extension for Zac Rinaldo Well Deserved

Two-year Extension for Zac Rinaldo Well Deserved

The Flyers handed out two-year contract extensions to Zac
Rinaldo and Jay Rosehill on Wednesday, securing two of the more physical
presences on the roster for the next couple seasons. While it seems Rosehill is
merely filling the tough-guy void left from Jody Shelley’s injury and impending
departure in free agency, Rinaldo has carved out a significant role for himself
on the club’s checking line.

Start with the numbers. Despite missing 10 games this season,
Rinaldo is still ninth in the NHL with 143 hits, and that’s not even the most
impressive part. He’s only averaging 8:23 of ice time per game this season,
which means he’s landing roughly one hit for less than every two minutes he’s
actually skating.

For comparison’s sake, teammate Luke Schenn is fourth with
159 hits. That’s only 16 more than Rinaldo, even though Schenn has played in
all 42 games so far and averages over twice as much time on the ice at 21:40.

Obviously Schenn and Rinaldo have completely different
roles, but more to the point, there isn’t a player in the NHL right now setting
that kind of pace. And for the most part Rinaldo has managed to avoid the dumb
penalties that often are a byproduct of his line of work this season as well,
often baiting his opponents into landing the extra cheap shot that winds up
sending somebody to the box.

At 5-11, 180, Rinaldo may very well be pound-for-pound the
best hitter in the NHL. It’s been fun watching him mature this season, to
mention wreck some fools while he’s at it. It’s a smart, low-risk, low-cost
extension for a 22 year old who has performed his job well this season.

>>Flyers give Rinaldo, Rosehill two-year extensions [CSN]

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned


1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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After disastrous season, St. Joe's picked to finish 3rd in Atlantic 10

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After disastrous season, St. Joe's picked to finish 3rd in Atlantic 10

Despite coming off an 11-20 season, Saint Joseph's was picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll released this week.

It's the highest the Hawks have been picked to finish since 2012-13 when they were the preseason favorite.

St. Joe's went just 4-14 in the conference last season after winning the A-10 with a 13-5 conference record the previous year. The Hawks have won the A-10 twice in the last four seasons.

Phil Martelli enters his 23rd season as head coach, and he has all five starters coming back. The Hawks lost some key players last season. Shavar Newkirk was averaging 20.3 points per game until he tore his ACL in the conference opener. Lamarr Kimble was averaging 15.5 points and leading the team in assists when he fractured his foot in February.

Newkirk was named to the preseason All-Conference Second Team; Kimble and Charlie Brown Jr. were third-teamers.

St. Joe's begins its season on Nov. 11 at Toledo, with the Hawks' home opener coming the following Saturday, Nov. 18 against Princeton (see schedule).