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NHL, Worry About Rigid Racial Lines Before Climate Change

Rachel Décoste | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Many are wondering when Gary Bettman and his League will finally dig their heads out of the sand and start reading the demographic tea leaves. Ignoring the plural roots of hockey and misdiagnosing the threats to the game's future could be fatal mistakes. This strategic miscalculation could leave the next generation of hockey fans out in the col

Climate Change Threatens Future Of Hockey, NHL Warns

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Business

The National Hockey League has issued what it calls the first sustainability report ever released by a North American major sports league, and the rep...

Is Kyle Dubas the Leafs' New Gordon Stellick?

Lio Perron | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

On Tuesday, Leafs president Brendan Shanahan fired assistant general managers Claude Loiselle and Dave Poulin, and hired Kyle Dubas as assistant gen...

Only One NHL Team Made Forbes Most Valuable Sports Franchise List

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Business

The Maple Leafs are the only NHL team on Forbes's list of the 50 most valuable franchises in sports, checking in at No. 26.According to Forbes, the Le...

The Unwritten Rules of Professional Locker Rooms

Lio Perron | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

In my opinion, bombastic statements are generally a defence mechanism by those who feel put upon by their community. However, as minorities we rarely control society's prevailing narrative. Therefor our comments are often misinterpreted. Professional sports is big business and players who attract controversy tend to scare away sponsors.

NHL Commish: $2 Billion For L.A. Clippers? That's Nothing

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says if the Los Angeles Clippers sell for US$2 billion, he has franchises worth more.The estranged...

Habs Fans' Quasi-Religious Faith Is Shaken

Lio Perron | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. As a Habs faithful, it was hard not to draw parallels between this spri...

Coach: Subban Unaffected By Comments

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Impact

BOSTON - P.K. Subban says his social media haters have nothing to do with the Boston Bruins or their fans.The Montreal defenceman, who is black, was t...

How Lack Of Hockey Dragged Down Canada's GDP

HuffPost Canada/CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's economy grew in line with economists' expectations in February. StatsCan reported the country's GDP expanded 0.2 per cent during the month. ...

What Are The Prospects For More Canadian NHL Teams?

CP | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL -- The Conference Board of Canada says the economic conditions are favourable enough to have three more National Hockey League franchises in ...

WATCH: Brian Burke Tells Canucks Coach To 'Shut Your Mouth'

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Calgary Flames interim general manager Brian Burke defended his head coach Monday and said Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella "oug...

Daniel Sedin, Paul Byron, and the NHL Brendan Shanahan Left Behind

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kolby Solinsky

I feared, way back in 2011, that the league's castoffs had figured out what they apparently now have: it doesn't matter if you do anything illegal in the NHL. You'll get a refreshing, short suspension and the other team you just crippled will still be suffering from it when you get back. That hit by Byron on Sedin was a perfect showcase of the problems Brendan Shanahan has created and then left for this league going forward.

Maple Leafs Hand Reigns To Brendan Shanahan

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Brendan Shanahan is officially on the job in the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office.The Hockey Hall of Famer, who was introduced as Toronto's...

Behind the Scenes with Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary

Dustin Sproat | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada TV
Dustin Sproat

I took some punches from Mark Cuban on the set of Shark Tank while pitching an app, but it's turned out to be a very positive experience. Here are a few lessons learned from the whole experience.

Ex-Canucks Owner Must Testify About Bertuzzi, Moore Punch: Court

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - The former owner of the Vancouver Canucks will have to testify live via video conferencing about the infamous on-ice attack from behind that...

Canucks Finally Showed Up, And It Was Agonizingly Awesome

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kolby Solinsky

The players have checked out, and they look exhausted. It's not Tortorella's ice time that's killing them... it's the Luongo deal, the Schneider deal, and everything that's happened in the past three seasons. They're chewing old gum, pretending they're still sucking sugar.

5 Things Roberto Luongo Taught Us About Resilience

Shachi Kurl | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

People much smarter about hockey than me will analyze what your departure means to the game and the Vancouver Canucks. I'm sure somewhere, at some point, some law school will run a clinic for general managers and agents on how not to handle contract negotiations. But you, Bobby Lu, you showed us all how to be stronger in our lives and on the job.

TRADE! TRADE! TRADE!

The Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada

You've probably been through this before. Every year, the March 5th NHL trade deadline creeps up on hockey's frozen faithful -- with the promise of...

Infamous Hockey Sucker Punch Back In Court

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - The former owner of the Vancouver Canucks should be forced to answer, in front of a jury, if he approved a career-ending sucker punch on Ste...

Show Jason Garrison Your Best Beard

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Cue the Vancouver hipster jokes. Vancouver Canucks defenceman Jason Garrison has some tickets for the NHL Heritage Classic at BC Place on March 2 t...

Who's Really Paying for the Rogers $5.2 Billion NHL Deal?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

While advertising revenue will probably not increase much, there are additional revenues to be accrued from mobile customers and new subscriptions to existing specialty channels and fee increases for all Rogers sports channels. Cable and satellite TV subscribers and smartphone users will ultimately pay for the NHL deal, which should break even, if not be profitable.

Canadians Don't Like Rogers-NHL Deal

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians are largely opposed to the deal between Rogers Communications and the NHL that will see hockey move away from the CBC and onto Rogers’ cha...

That Time L.A. Put on a Better Outdoor Hockey Game Than Canada

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

How nice was it to watch an outdoor game in Los Angeles, to not have to care about all those recycled, overdone storylines about "pond hockey" and "childhood memories"? Those teams and their markets may not be perfect and they may not live up to the pretentious ideal us frigid northerners try to hold ourselves to, but they're a part of our game. And they're doing it better than us.

Canucks Coach Suspended

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL suspended Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella without pay for 15 days and six games on Monday for his conduct after a bra...

Why The NHL's Bottom Line Is Taking A Beating

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Rock 'em-sock 'em hockey may give many fans a thrill, but researchers estimate that resulting player injuries cost the NHL more than $200 mi...