A wide range of variables determines a hockey player’s excellence. A good legacy requires more than just goals, assists, and victories. Stats are good indicators, but other aspects can’t be recorded on a sheet regarding how a player affects the game on the ice. Certain NHL players are easily considered to be among the best players of all time.
The definition of excellence is Wayne Gretzky. As a leader within the Big Four – MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL, Gretzky is known as The Great One for having more points and career assists than any other player in NHL history, 894 and 1,963, respectively. Four Stanley Cup victories, nine Hart Trophies, ten Art Ross Trophies, and participation in 18 All-Star Games were all accomplished by him.
Known as Mister Hockey Before The Great One arrived, Gordie Howe became the first player to achieve 800 goals in a career. Through 26 NHL seasons, he played a 20-goal season for 23 straight years and a 15-goal season at 52. Howe finished with 801 goals and 174 more goals across six WHA campaigns. After 1,767 games, nobody has played more than Howe, who also has six MVP honors, six scoring crowns, and four Stanley Cup victories to his credit.
Bobby Orr suffered from injuries often and may have had a more successful career under favorable circumstances. Orr only played for ten seasons, scoring 888 points in only 631 games. Despite this, Orr won the league scoring title in the 1969–70 season with 120 points while playing defense. Six times throughout his career, he scored more than 100 points. Orr also won eight straight Norris Trophies for being the best defenceman in the NHL.
Lemieux was as physically talented as they come. He was one of the league’s greatest goal scorers in league history. He and Wayne Gretzky are the only other players to score 69 goals four times each. Lemieux also has 199 points, which ranks seventh most in a single season. Lemieux concluded his playing career with 1,723 points, three Hart Trophies, two Stanley Cups, and nine All-Star selections.
With over 700 victories at the end of his record-breaking tenure, Martin Brodeur played in almost 200 games and has the most shutouts in his career of any goalkeeper. He also contributed three incredible goals and three Stanley Cup victories with the New Jersey Devils.
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The cannabis market is expanding quickly. The U.S. cannabis business earned roughly $10.8 billion in 2021, and from 2022 to 2030, the market is expected to expand by 14.9% per year. Businesses that focus on edibles and vape products are in great demand. There is plenty of opportunity for individuals to create a substantial business opportunity, as creative brains, distinctive goods, and distribution systems will keep moving forward with time. This has inspired a number of CEOs and entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses. Many who have tried have faced the harsh reality that being a cannabis CEO is far from glamorous.
There isn’t a standard cannabis business model to follow since the sector is still developing. This makes it difficult to strike the ideal balance between saving for the future and investing back into the business. A number of companies choose to engage in aggressive product promotion at the beginning but cannot develop their operations afterward due to a lack of funds. Laws, regulations, and licensing requirements exist for the industry, in addition to mountains of unchartered legal territory. As a result, starting a profitable cannabis company is considered a risky and challenging endeavor. One of the biggest obstacles facing prospective cannabis leaders is a lack of funding for new ventures. According to the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is a Schedule I drug, which means it is considered to have a high potential for abuse, no recognized medical use in treatment in the United States, and no recognized safety for use while being monitored by a doctor.
Cannabis-related businesses exist in many different sizes and types. There are grow operations, dispensaries, distribution centers, transportation enterprises, and technology firms that design software for the dispensaries and high-tech grow facilities. Laboratories are required for analyzing the genetics and strength of cannabis flowers, extractors are required for gathering oils, and continuous research is needed to shed light on the intricacies of using cannabis for medicinal purposes.
Being a cannabis CEO means wearing various hats simultaneously. In addition to being in charge of developing the rules and processes for the firm, a CEO is tasked with strategic planning, daily operations, financial concerns, and marketing. Due to the continuous rapid shifts in the industry, CEOs must also be extremely flexible and able to function in an uncertain environment. Businesses must be structured to scale up or down on the fly. In addition to the hard skills necessary to run a successful business, interpersonal skills are mandatory as well. CEOs must be able to establish and maintain strong relationships with all parties involved, ranging from growers and suppliers to oversight bodies and clientele. What might be deemed appropriate and professional for one group may seem off-putting or insulting to another.
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