Canada Hockey

Taylor Hall Signs Seven-Year Contract Extension With Edmonton Oilers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Taylor Hall is in for the long haul in Edmonton.The Oilers signed the young forward to a US$42-million, seven-year contract extension Wedne...

It's Time for Canadian Hockey Fans to Side With the Players

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

For whatever, reason, Canadians and hockey fans have tended to direct their glare at the players. They misguidedly view their occasional idiocy and always-present lack of financial knowledge with blame. With all due respect to Canadians, our values of socialism and unity are flawed. At least, in this case.

Edmonton's New Arena Won't Be 'Crap' If Mayor Gets His Way

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - Edmonton city council has voted to continue on with the design work on the proposed downtown arena.It's going to move forward even though r...

SavvyMom Roundup: Magic Mike, Bad Coach and the Boyfriend Pillow

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The most compelling subject line from a press release I have received -- ever (keep in mind that I am a parenting editor so the stuff doesn't usually get that racy) -- was this: "Sunscreen Can Stunt Penis Growth in Boys --Yes, It's True According to Dr. Martha Howard." I haven't done the research to enquire if there is any basis for this claim, but I did want to share the fact that this is the latest in our world of everything-is-bad-for-your-kids these days.

Myths and Truths About Being Canadian

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

There are many stereotypes about Canadians, some true and some not. Do we love hockey? Yes. Do we eat doughnuts? Yes, at the hockey arena. But we do have major cities (some really, really big ones, in fact). And we don't say "aboot," at least, I can't hear it.

16 Great Father's Day Gifts

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's dad's turn this month. Let him own it with something special from our 16 great Father's Day gifts.

The Dastardly Darryl Sutter is L.A.'s King of Kings

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Darryl Sutter, for all intents and purposes, is the best coach in the National Hockey League. His hand is ever-steady. He controls his players through some kind of impenetrable Jedi mind trick. But Sutter doesn't even seem to care. His acceptance of the Kings' coaching job a few months ago seemed like charity work. Yet, here we are again, with the Kings leading a series 3-0 and showing no signs of letting up.

New Jersey Devils Can Climb Back from Hell

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

New Jersey seems to be heading down the same road as the L.A. King. Not with a bang, but a whimper. So how do you come back? You fight back. You claw back. You beat them because you know you can, and you know you should.

Tim Thomas Makes the Puck Political

Michael Raine | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada
Michael Raine

Less than a year ago the thought of Tim Thomas donning a Leafs jersey would have implanted a CN Tower-sized grin across my face. But then he went from Tim Thomas, hockey god, to Tim Thomas, Tea Partier. This kicks down the mental door that separates two of my unwavering, and usually frustrating, passions; hockey and politics.

Canada's Most Important National Pastime? It's not Hockey

Doug Knight | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada
Doug Knight

Canada is a hockey nation and always will be a hockey nation. But we are a big country with a lot more going on. While hockey is in the penalty box, perhaps it's time to embrace our winners already at the podium. As a country we punch way above our weight in the arts. This weekend the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards celebrates its 20th anniversary as the nation's highest honour for our most notable artists.

If Ovechkin Can't Play, it's Soccer on Ice

Mark Leiren-Young | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Mark Leiren-Young

There are officially eight teams playing for the Stanley Cup in round two -- but with the exception of the Philadelphia Flyers I'm not sure what game they're playing. I just know that if Alexander Ovechkin isn't allowed on the ice, it can't possibly be hockey.

Caps: The Worst of Teams and the Best of Teams

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

No team is this much fun to watch lose. No team is this much fun to watch win. I'm talking of course, about the Washington Capitals.

NHL-Ready Arena Approved Just North Of Toronto

CP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada

MARKHAM, Ont. - A Toronto-area town is one step closer to building a sports complex that could accommodate a professional team.Officials in Markham ha...

Phoenix Coyotes' Torres Suspended 25 Games

CP | John Marshall, The Associated Press | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada

GLENDALE, Ariz. - A blindside hit, a history of violence and a league-wide crackdown on rough play earned Raffi Torres one of the longest suspensions ...

Former Habs Captain Dead At 92

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Emile (Butch) Bouchard, a longtime Montreal Canadiens captain and four-time Stanley Cup winner, died Saturday. He was 92.Friend and sports ...

Canucks v Canucks: Fighting the Old Devils

Mark Leiren-Young | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada
Mark Leiren-Young

Yes, this was a strange season to be a Canucks fan -- and I think it's going to be the best post-season ever. The Canucks kept racking up wins, but they weren't flashy, fun, wins. They were ugly, nail-biting, old-time New Jersey Devils one goal, frequently in extra time with a "lucky bounce" wins.

Canucks, Senators Hope For Long Playoff Run

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada

Better get those beers chilled and those razors put away. The NHL playoffs start this Wednesday, April 11th with three first-round games: The Detroit ...

A Sports Tale Of Two Cities: The Worst Of Times

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - In this sports tale of two cities, there are no best of times.It's been only the worst of times lately for the teams in Canada's two bigges...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Hating the Leafs

Mark Leiren-Young | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada
Mark Leiren-Young

The Toronto Maple Leafs have fallen out of the NHL playoff race now for six years straight. So why do Canadians still love to hate a team that doesn't matter? Because even when they're not a factor in the playoff race, the damn media won't stop talking about... oops.

Canadiens Fire GM After Dismal Season

CP | Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada

BROSSARD, Que. - Whoever takes over as the next GM of the Montreal Canadiens faces a long list of challenges — and even heavier expectations.The win...

What Were The Most Memorable Stanley Cup Playoffs?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Living

Chalk it up to a thrilling and heart-breaking seven-game series, a majority of Canadians have picked the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs as one of the most ...

Graham James: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You in Two Years

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.20.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

A two-year sentence for a man as putrid as Graham James is as close as you can come to condoning the actions of other sexual predators in Canada who are living, working, and continuing to commit their heinous acts.

They Now Drop the Puck Where We Used to Drop Artillery

Peter Worthington | Posted 05.10.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

It's unlikely that Don Cherry has ever heard of it, even though it's the sort of thing that would appeal to his sense of history: rough, tough, no frills, no tears, and lots of guts.

Hold Them Back So They Can Get Ahead

Erica Diamond | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Living
Erica Diamond

Today at 8.5 years old, he is still at the top of his class academically, but I can tell you, he's not as socially mature as his peers. He's been known to suck his thumb a time or two, and he is still very attached to us. But, he makes the A team in sports, he's got a ton of friends, and seems to fit right in with his 3rd grade peers.

(Don) Cherry-Picking Local Hockey Players Won't Work

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Listen, if Don Cherry believes that the Leafs should sign players from Ontario just to sign them, he's wrong. There is no benefit to trying to kid yourself that somebody will help your team just because he's from your neck of the woods. The Wings win with Swedes, not Michiganders. The Bruins won with Canadians, not Bay Staters