Canada Hockey

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.

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.