Canada Hockey

There's More to Being a Sports Fan Than You Think

David Martin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada
David Martin

I know a lot of folks think they're football fans without considering what has to be done to prepare for the upcoming season. For some reason, they think they can just wile away the summer and start their TV football viewing with no preparation. Serious fans, however, know that the key to successful sports viewing is preparation, lots of preparation.

The Habs and the Have-Nots: Why Subban Should Leave Canada

Rachel Décoste | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Montreal is not the place where an ebony player like Subban can thrive. In a town where blackface is still considered acceptable -- even on the public broadcaster's airwaves, a dark-skinned prodigy in the "white man's game" just can't get the respect nor the remuneration he's earned.

NHL, Worry About Rigid Racial Lines Before Climate Change

Rachel Décoste | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Many are wondering when Gary Bettman and his League will finally dig their heads out of the sand and start reading the demographic tea leaves. Ignoring the plural roots of hockey and misdiagnosing the threats to the game's future could be fatal mistakes. This strategic miscalculation could leave the next generation of hockey fans out in the col

Is Kyle Dubas the Leafs' New Gordon Stellick?

Lio Perron | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

On Tuesday, Leafs president Brendan Shanahan fired assistant general managers Claude Loiselle and Dave Poulin, and hired Kyle Dubas as assistant gen...

Ordinary Brazilians Don't Want to Play Ball With FIFA

Lio Perron | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

From the 1976 Olympics in Montreal to FIFA World Cup 2014, it's always the same pattern: there are "unforeseen" construction cost overruns, taxpayers get stuck with the final bill while profits remain in private hands. Ordinary Brazilians are told that the world cup represents a unique opportunity to showcase their growth and to free themselves from the label of a third world nation. Brazilian trade unions and protest groups refuse to play ball. Can you blame them?

The Racist Tweets About Subban Are Only Part of a Bigger Problem

Anne Theriault | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada
Anne Theriault

On Thursday night, Montreal Canadiens player P. K. Subban scored the winning goal against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal. Predictably, Boston fans were outraged. In this case, though, with Subban as one of the few black players in the league, their anger took a sickeningly racist turn.

WATCH: Brian Burke Tells Canucks Coach To 'Shut Your Mouth'

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Calgary Flames interim general manager Brian Burke defended his head coach Monday and said Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella "oug...

Maple Leafs Hand Reigns To Brendan Shanahan

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Brendan Shanahan is officially on the job in the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office.The Hockey Hall of Famer, who was introduced as Toronto's...

Behind the Scenes with Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary

Dustin Sproat | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada TV
Dustin Sproat

I took some punches from Mark Cuban on the set of Shark Tank while pitching an app, but it's turned out to be a very positive experience. Here are a few lessons learned from the whole experience.

Canucks Finally Showed Up, And It Was Agonizingly Awesome

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kolby Solinsky

The players have checked out, and they look exhausted. It's not Tortorella's ice time that's killing them... it's the Luongo deal, the Schneider deal, and everything that's happened in the past three seasons. They're chewing old gum, pretending they're still sucking sugar.

Rogers Is Trying to Block You From Watching 'Hockey Night' Online

David Christopher | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Rogers is gearing up to cut off millions of hockey fans from being able to watch Hockey Night in Canada online. Bell and Rogers are using their power and control over our media options to force Canadians into subscribing to what many now view as the outdated medium of TV.

5 Things Roberto Luongo Taught Us About Resilience

Shachi Kurl | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

People much smarter about hockey than me will analyze what your departure means to the game and the Vancouver Canucks. I'm sure somewhere, at some point, some law school will run a clinic for general managers and agents on how not to handle contract negotiations. But you, Bobby Lu, you showed us all how to be stronger in our lives and on the job.

Trade Deadline Day Is Just Full of Excitement! (Or Not)

Andy Juniper | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Tomorrow is the National Hockey League's trade deadline. Major, monstrous, mind-boggling deals are brokered, big-name players change addresses and on-ice attire, and the future fortunes of franchises are forged. Or... not.

How to Drink Vodka Like a Russian

Dustin Sproat | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada
Dustin Sproat

Take your time finding the right table at the right restaurant. You'll be there awhile -- might as well get comfortable. The bottle of vodka is to be served cold and of high quality. The person that picks up the first bottle is in charge of pouring and pacing shots for the entire night, even once you change venues...

Top Five Sexy Canadianisms from the Sochi Olympics

Carlen Costa | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada
Carlen Costa

The Olympics have always had a history of pausing wars, bringing nations together and displaying some of the best patriotism & athleticism worldwide. ...

This Is How Much Canada Loves Hockey

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada

On a regular Sunday morning in Canada, we would all be sleeping. This is not a normal Sunday morning. Canadians across the country have gathered at...

LOOK: This Is What Canada Winning Looks Like

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada

It's not a gold medal, but Canada's 1-0 win over Team USA in the Olympic men's hockey semi-final left plenty to celebrate. Now here are some happy ...

Babies, Bars And Offices Cheering For Team Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Living

There's just something about hockey that brings Canadians together, and when we win a semi-final game against our perpetual rivals, the U.S., that 1-0...

Americans Hate Us, And We LOVE It

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

Canada didn't have to beat Team USA in the Olympic men's hockey semi-final before triggering a rivalry that has simmered since we won in 2010. A ri...

'Pumped' Babcock Sets Final Lineup For Showdown With Team USA

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Politics

SOCHI, Russia - Team Canada isn't making any last-minute changes for its Olympic semifinal showdown against the United States.Save for Matt Duchene re...

Sochi Diaries: Losing With the Russians, Winning With the Swiss

Dustin Sproat | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada
Dustin Sproat

2014-02-14-sochibanner.jpgOn Wednesday I decided I would try to ask some Russians what they knew about Canada. This line of questioning didn't go far, but did initiate a whirlwind experience that in and of itself has made my entire voyage to Sochi worthwhile.

Inanimate Goal Post For Prime Minister Of Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada

In the final moments of the third period one hero saved Canada from defeat at the hands of Team USA. That hero was Inanimate Goal Post. We here...

Canada Has Close Call Against Latvia

CP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Team Canada has advanced to the men's hockey semifinals at the Winter Olympics with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Latvia.Shea Weber score...

Canada Wins The Game, But Loses Out On Top Seed

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia -- Team Canada has secured the third seed in the medal round of the men's Olympic hockey tournament after a 2-1 overtime win over Finlan...

P.K. Subban Is Our Black Canadian Saviour

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Christopher Stuart Taylor

No disrespect to Lincoln Alexander, Viola Desmond, Dudley Laws and the many black Canadian pioneers that have and continue to make vital contributions to Canadian society, but Subban has the potential to be the most important and influential black in Canadian history.