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Forget March Madness - NCAA Frozen Four Has it All

Robert Waite | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

Forget March Madness. Or the run for the Stanley Cup. And you can keep your Super Bowl, Grey Cup or World Series. For my money, the most exciting spo...

Hockey Night.. In Herzegovina?

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - Slapping a Canadian Maple Leaf on your backpack when travelling abroad may have its perks, but Craig Klinkhoff has found an even better way...

It's Time the NHL Makes Visors Mandatory

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

We get it, hockey people (myself included). We know you like to act tough. But, please, please, please... Everybody in the NHL, for the love of whatever imaginary friend in the sky you believe in WEAR A VISOR! Fact is, visors don't save you from everything. They're not supposed to. But, they can still save your career. They can save you from something far worse.

The Bipolar Canucks vs The Heroic Blackhawks

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

It doesn't really matter what happens or how the standings change. For the foreseeable future, the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks are semi-p...

My Kid's a Sore Loser, and I Blame Myself

Sandra Charron | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

I take full accountability for the fact that my kids are hardly ever...nay...are NEVER able to take accountability for their failures. When my son came out of the dressing room, his first words were, "We lost because the refs weren't calling any penalties on the other team." My husband stopped in his tracks, turned to face our little forlorn, sore loser, and said, "No. You lost because you guys stopped skating in the second period."

Don Cherry Is Holding CBC Hockey Back

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Don Cherry's regressive rhetoric betrays Canada's reputation as a nation of inclusiveness and cultural tolerance. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has tolerated this treatment for too long. Don Cherry's distasteful diatribes belong in hockey's past, not in the Canadian national pastime's present or future.

Hockey Vs. Tits: The Great Canadian Debate

Tristan Risk | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Tristan Risk

I fail at being Canadian. I don't know the first thing about curling and I don't care for hockey. Last Friday night, at an incredible burlesque show, while there were a number of hugely talented people doing a fundraiser for the arts, attention was riveted to a bunch of ice-skating gorillas. I can't say I'm surprised, but I am a little bit disappointed in my Vancouver brethren.

Outdoor Skating Rinks Are On Thin Ice

David Suzuki | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

One benefit of the National Hockey League strike: it gave people time to play outside on real ice! But outdoor skating could face the same difficulties as the NHL -- a drastically shorter season or outright cancellation. Research from Montreal's McGill and Concordia universities shows global warming is already having an effect on outdoor rinks in Canada.

Share A Safety Tip In The Healthy Competition Contest

Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Living

Submissions must be received by 11:59PM EDT on February 28, 2013 Read full rules and regulations here. ...

Why I No Longer Give a Puck About NHL Hockey

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada
Adam Kingsmith

As I'm sure you all know by now, a tentative deal has been reached between the players and the owners of the NHL. For most of the world, this means absolutely nothing. I find the NHL more and more irrelevant every time it returns from another one of these temper-tantrums. As a recovered NHL addict, I can't help but wonder why we want to put so much energy and passion, offer so much devotion and piety, to a league that has done this to its fans four times in the past 20 years. Why do both the league brass and the players' union continue to overestimate Canada's passion for the NHL?

The NHL Still Deserves to Pay for This Lockout

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

I know the NHL is really happy with itself right now, and I can't stand for that. The Lockout may be ending -- pending approval and some seriously important paperwork -- but the NHL still has to answer for the past few months, and the years before that. The league betrayed its product and millions of its own fans.

'A N*gger in Net': Racism at the World Juniors

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

The World Junior Hockey Championship has captivated Canadians again this holiday season. But the sight of Team Canada's goalie's skin colour was met with laughter, bemusement, confusion and contempt in Canada and abroad. Thankfully, the long-ignored vestiges of disdain for diversity in hockey have been gaining attention nationwide, in the USA, and across the pond as hockey fans and foes band together to address long-standing pressures that still blight the game.

NHL Negotiations Back On Track

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Just steps from the massive celebration in Times Square, top NHL executives spent New Year's Eve reviewing a collective bargaining pr...

Want to See Another White Christmas? Fight Climate Change

Jason Thistlethwaite | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Thistlethwaite

I'm worried that the experience of a white Christmas is slowly disappearing for most Canadians. According to Environment Canada, the probability of a white Christmas has decreased by 15 per cent for most of the country since the 1960s. Perhaps it's time we start to think about ways to preserve these pastimes. Doing so will help maintain the Canadian experience, and fight the dangerous impacts of climate change at the same time.

Will the NHL Reach a Deal Before the World Ends?

Andy Juniper | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

In an irony as ripe as weird Uncle Willard's bedside denture jar and nuttier than old Auntie Jean's inedible fruitcake, there are whispers that the National Hockey League and its players union are inching toward an agreement to truncate their age-old lockout, and allow a new season to finally begin... right around the time the world is scheduled to end.

Those Poor Hockey Players

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A hockey player with his hands full of money is probably the last thing the NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) wants people to see right now. But tha...

Vancouver Canucks' Alexandre Burrows Scores Big on Style

Raj Thandhi | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Style
Raj Thandhi

With the NHL currently locked out, there is one player that's using the off-time to make a fashion statement of sorts. Alexandre Burrows, star Left Wing for the Vancouver Canucks, is also the face of Canadian retailer RW&Co's new Perform Your Best campaign.

No To Junior Hockey Player Union

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

HALIFAX - An attempt to unionize junior hockey players suffered a setback Friday in Nova Scotia when a would-be union withdrew its certification appli...

The Gloves Are Off... CHLPA Serves Notice On The CHL And Hockey Canada

Paul Hughes | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

From interpreting provincial labour laws (cited in the letters to the CHL and HC) which are being applied to define the relationship that exists between the 1405 players and their 60 teams, it is clear that players are employees and are owed a substantial amount of back pay, easily in the 10's of millions.

NHL Makes Offer To NHLPA

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Business

The National Hockey League has proposed a new offer to the players' union that would see hockey-related revenue split 50-50. It would also see an 82-g...

The Numbers, And The Swindle, Behind Edmonton's Downtown Arena Proposal

Mark Milke | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

For those who might have missed what's happening in the city where Wayne Gretzky first made his mark in professional hockey, another round of taxpayer...

NHL Lockout: Hockey Alternatives If The Lockout Continues

The Huffington Post Canada | Seema Dhawan | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Alberta

We know, its scary to think about it. While we're all praying to the hockey Gods to give us a season full of cheerful, body checking, energized hockey...

Can Canada Have Its Trophy Back?

CP | Andy Blatchford and Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - If the NHL's latest labour dispute wipes out the entire season, a man responsible for guarding the Stanley Cup says he would be free to del...

Break Out the Ice Cream, Hockey Fans: You Just Got Dumped

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Of all four NHL lockouts in the past 21 years, this one seems the laziest. This just seems like it's been a long summer and your kid doesn't want to wake up before 8 a.m. for the first time in two months. This lockout is the snooze button on a season that was coming too fast, especially since it's clear negotiations didn't "start" until the 11th hour, or not at all.

The NHL Players who Are Helping Fight Hunger in West Africa

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Impact
Caroline Riseboro

I must admit it bothers me when I look at the cost of a ticket to attend an NHL game (or almost any other pro sports event) as I wonder how this money could be used all around the world and here at home to help children and their families who are facing poverty and despair. Luckily, three NHL stars have joined forces to help World Vision Canada to help thousands of children facing hunger in West Africa.