Canada Hockey

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

Canucks to Cody Hodgson: It's Not You It's Me

Mark Leiren-Young | Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada
Mark Leiren-Young

I remember reading, years ago, a rumour in the now defunct Frank Magazine claiming that one of the Canucks' top defense-men was traded because he was caught "banging the twine" with the goalie's wife. I have no idea if the rumour was true, but it made more sense than the official story in the papers.

Can He Save The Leafs?

CP | Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - The Toronto Maple Leafs are counting on a coaching change to get them out of a tailspin and back on course for the NHL playoffs.Randy Carly...

Teen Dies At Hockey Game

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - A 15-year-old boy has died in hospital after collapsing during a hockey game in Carp, Ont.Ottawa police say the boy collapsed Sunday evening ...

Budweiser Ad Surprises Rec League Hockey Teams

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada

Two rec-league teams in Port Credit, Ontario, a suburb outside Toronto, got a once-in-a-lifetime surprise when thousands of screaming fans descended o...

Should Bodychecking be Banned?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

A local Canadian association has banned bodychecking from hockey and some kid is feeling cheated. Come on, guys. You're not helping your sons (or daughters) with this initiative. You're only trapping them by stripping the game they love of one of its most essential assets.

Crosby's Return Timeline Still Unclear

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada

SUNRISE, Fla. - Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby skated Friday for the first time in more than a month, and his teammates left little doubt they...

Leafs Contingent At All-Star Game Grows

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada

Phil Kessel is heading back to the NHL all-star game and it's hard to imagine he'll have to wait until the end of the draft before hearing his name ca...

Nationalists Protest Canadiens' Lack Of French Cred

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Fans filing into the Bell Centre on Saturday hoping for a Montreal Canadiens win were met by protesters with another goal in mind.They want...

Canada's Comeback Falls Short Against Russia

CP | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada

Canada started its furious comeback too late, and for the first time in over a decade the junior hockey power will not play for the gold medal. The...

Canada Meets Russia In World Juniors Semifinal

CBC | Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada

Canada has a shot at world junior retribution against the Russians on Tuesday. The Canadian junior team, which suffered a mon...

WATCH: Don Cherry Plays Piano Desk

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada

Don Cherry is known for a little emphatic gesturing during his Hockey Night in Canada rants, but this is so much better than mere hand waving. A vi...

Canada Opens World Juniors By Hammering Finland

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - Mark Stone and Jonathan Huberdeau had instant chemistry playing on opposite wings during the Canadian junior hockey team's summer camp in A...

LOOK: Justin Bieber Skates With The Pros

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - First Michael Buble, now Justin Bieber.One day after Buble took the ice with the Vancouver Canucks, Bieber did the same with the Toronto Map...

Sidney Crosby Brings Concussions Into Sharp Focus

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux, Chris Pronger — the names of NHL players sidelined by concussion have been piling up like combatants in a be...

Canada's World Junior Team Unveiled

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada

CALGARY - The Canadian team charged with reclaiming gold at the world junior hockey championship will be able to count on a big, deep defence, multi-p...

Could Graham James Avoid Jail Time?

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada

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Healing Sidney Crosby: Can His Treatment Work For Others?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living

When Pittsburgh Penguin captain Sidney Crosby returned to the ice this week and scored a goal within minutes, hockey lovers everywhere breathed a sigh...