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Don't Hold Your Breath For An All-Canadian Stanley Cup Match-Up

David Martin | Posted 05.04.2017 | Canada Living
David Martin

Canadian hockey fans are salivating at the possibility of an all-Canadian match-up in this year's Stanley Cup final. That's a lovely thought which should warm the heart of any true Canadian. And here's why it isn't going to happen.

I'm Ready To Confront My Blinding Partisanship To Leafs Nation

Olivia Robinson | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Living
Olivia Robinson

Arenas (ice-hockey or political) are the epicentres for unapologetic tributes. Accolades from the glory days are are embellished and exalted in a pursuit to replicate that power. As supporters, we are blind to the controversial changes implemented by the organization at hand, and refuse to acknowledge criticism from outside the bubble (myself included).

CBC Bet $80 Million On The Olympics And Lost

Barry Kiefl | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

When Rogers swooped in and paid billions for the NHL, the dazed CBC responded like a concussed defenceman. To compensate, CBC acquired the rights to the 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio Olympics and even before the 2016 games were in the books, the public broadcaster agreed to pay the IOC until 2024.

Former NHL Players Have Higher Rate Of Psychiatric Disorders: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 04.16.2017 | Canada

Some players are concerned about how the league handles players' health.

NHL Won't Take Part In Olympic Games

CP | Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada

The league has released a statement saying it "considers the matter officially closed."

Edmonton's About To Get The Buzzy Downtown It's Always Wanted

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Alberta
Adrian Brijbassi

The change is stark and dramatic in a city whose downtown core has struggled for vitality. Those fortunes changed on September 8 - when Edmonton's sensational $480-million arena opened - and the newfound wealth of customers, foot traffic and enthusiasm only appears to be beginning.

LeBron And Jordan Can't Compete With History's Highest-Paid Athlete

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Living
Emily Cornelius

Whichever way the ball bounces, they have both earned a lot of money over the course of their professional athletic careers, but they don't even come close to the highest paid athletes of all time (outside of endorsements). Indeed, the highest-paid athlete of all time isn't of our generation, or even our century.

'Hockey Wives' Stars Move From The Rink To Investment Arena

YPNextHome | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada
YPNextHome

Written by Wayne Karl Spend a few minutes watching W Network's reality series Hockey Wives, and you quickly realize two things. One - it's not at all...

Wayne Gretzky Is An Edmonton Oiler Once Again

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Everything I have in my life is because of the NHL and I'm thrilled to be back."

Sidney Crosby Diagnosed With Another Concussion

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.10.2016 | Canada

This is the hockey star's third concussion diagnosis.

Bill C-221 Will Fight Crime, Create Jobs And Help Reduce The Deficit

Bruce Moncur | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

I can see no benefit to allowing organized crime to collect one dollar let alone 10 billion. Legalizing marijuana and single sports betting will cripple their abilities to operate. Then there is the income it will produce to eliminate Liberal deficits crippling provinces and the country.

P.K. Subban Trade + Obama's Speech = Canadian Meltdown

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living

The star defenceman will be exchanged for Nashville's Shea Weber.

PK Subban Is Misunderstood (And That's A Good Thing)

Lianne Castelino | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

Let's call it what it is -- young, black hockey players are few and far between in the National Hockey League. Rising to the top of his position in his short NHL career is also fairly unique. His parents immigrated from Jamaica to Sudbury, and PK did spend some of his childhood growing up in Northwestern Ontario. A minority there too, undoubtedly. He is one of three brothers playing in the NHL. Pretty unique as well. Subban is unabashedly different, and he owns it. That's worth admiring and emulating.

Toronto Maple Leaf Fans, Be Careful What You Wish For

Robert Waite | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada
Robert Waite

The stars seem to be aligning for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they head into their 100th anniversary season. The team won the NHL lottery and will have the first draft pick on Friday. In coach Mike Babcock, GM Lou Lamoriello and President Brendan Shanahan they have arguably the most impressive (and expensive) management cadre in NHL history.

Don Cherry's Returning To 'Hockey Night In Canada'

CP | Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Business

You'll be seeing more of the 82-year-old.

Management Lessons From The Leafs' 'Winning' Season

Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy | Posted 05.07.2017 | Canada Business
Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy

Ever since Brendan Shanahan was hired as team president, he has chanted the same mantra: The Leafs will rebuild the franchise in a slow, disciplined way, developing young talent from within, giving them time to mature in the minors, and not being distracted by any shiny penny, over-the-hill stars being dangled in front of them by other teams looking to dump big salaries.

Enough Of Hockey Nightmare In Canada

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 05.06.2017 | Canada
Henry Mintzberg

Please read this one evening, during Hockey Night in America, when you have nothing to do. That no Canadian team made the playoffs this year may be a ...

Calgary Flames Fire Head Coach Bob Hartley

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

Calgary took a big step backward this year.

Behind The Scenes Of This Year's NHL Draft

CP | Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2017 | Canada Living

The Toronto Maple Leafs land the No. 1 overall pick for the first time in 31 years.

Edmonton's Real Estate Market Will Love The Oilers' Move To Rogers Place

YPNextHome | Posted 04.08.2017 | Canada Alberta
YPNextHome

The common belief that new arenas and sports stadiums are slam-dunk wins for their billionaire owners and millionaire players, but big fat goose eggs for the local economy... Well, that could be dead wrong. A report not only suggests the opposite, but says such projects actually boost surrounding real estate values.

Let's Give Losing Hockey Teams Something To Play For

David Martin | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Living
David Martin

Canadian-based teams aren't very good. Despite league-leading attendance and legions of diehard fans, our teams seldom compare favourably with U.S.-based teams. What can we do in the meantime to maintain fan interest in our national game? The answer to our current dilemma: a playoff battle of the also-rans.

Female Coaches In The NHL A 'Question Of When Not If,' Says Burke

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada

Wickenheiser: "I would definitely be interested."

When The Habs Lose, So Do Montreal Bar Owners

CBC | CBC News | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Business

Sales are plummeting in downtown bars.

Canadians Still Believe They Own Hockey (Sorry Obama)

Jack Jedwab | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

There is a serious prospect that none of the Canadian teams will make the National Hockey League playoffs, an issue that has been the object of a fair bit of discussion in the sports media. Last week hockey moved to the very center of cultural diplomacy when standing alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama questioned Canada's hockey dominance by pointing out that the Stanley Cup was currently the propriety of Chicago, the President's home town.

Rogers Faces 'Massive Hit' From Canada's NHL Fail

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Business

"The product they sold to or they're going to sell to advertisers is just not worth as much."