Canada Hockey

Burned Up Toronto Fans (CARTOON)

Grooch | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Alberta
Grooch

Sorry, Chris. While the Leafs were as hot as the heat shielding on your Soyuz capsule right up to three minutes remaining in the third, all of Toronto was, I'm sure, wishing the Maple Leafs had your determination to reach for the stars.

The Leafs Lost, But Look on the Bright Side

Andy Juniper | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

For the first time in eons, the city that was once the heart of hockey (with Montreal being the soul) was back in the Stanley Cup playoff picture. All told, it was good for the franchise, good for the fans, and good for the city. Hell, it was good for hockey...

Chirp, Chirt, Chirp: Boston Bruins Fans Are The Worst Ever!

Grooch | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Alberta
Grooch

As a passionate hockey fan, with numerous hockey fan friends, I have to say I`ve reached an educated opinion about who`s got the edge when it comes to smack talk, otherwise known as ``CHIRPING``. Drum roll please...

12 Puck Rock Songs For The Playoffs

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

The National Hockey League playoffs are back! Now, this could be very bad news for people who don't enjoy hearing the same old Gary Glitter riff b...

Rockers and NHLers Sing 'Life is A Highway' In Locker Room (VIDEO)

HuffPost Canada Music | Aaron Brophy | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

According to Tom Cochrane, life is a highway we need to ride all night long. But when you throw a pile of Canadian musicians in a sweaty arena dres...

How Long Until Kevin Lowe Fires Himself?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

---------------------------------------- Think of that much-overused (and sometimes incorrect) line, "It's not personal. It's business." Well, the...

Tips for Going to an Ottawa Senators Game

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Sports
Adrian Brijbassi

If you're a fan, you can follow the action without worrying if the hooligan next to you is going to drop his beer on your lap (unless of course your neighbour is wearing a Leafs jersey, in which case you'd be advised to find Dupont or Jodoin to heckle him into an early departure).

Harper's Message To Bettman

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is urging NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to let the league's stars play in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.Harper says h...

Harper Honours Hockey Greats

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier couldn't stop the tears, or the lump from forming in his throat, as he and two other hockey greats were honour...

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...