Management Lessons From The Leafs' 'Winning' Season

Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy | Posted 05.06.2016 | 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 05.05.2016 | 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 05.01.2016 | 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 04.07.2016 | Canada Alberta

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 04.04.2016 | 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 03.30.2016 | Canada

Wickenheiser: "I would definitely be interested."

When The Habs Lose, So Do Montreal Bar Owners

CBC | CBC News | Posted 03.20.2016 | Canada Business

Sales are plummeting in downtown bars.

Canadians Still Believe They Own Hockey (Sorry Obama)

Jack Jedwab | Posted 03.14.2016 | 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 02.24.2016 | Canada Business

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

Nenshi Not Fazed By Pressure For New Calgary Arena

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

"That's not how we operate here."

Alex Ovechkin Just Hit A Major Career Milestone

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada

He got an extended standing ovation.

What's Better Than Your Team Winning A Championship?

Sulemaan Ahmed | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Impact
Sulemaan Ahmed

This post is based on recent experience where I saw the power of good when a community of incredible people supported a special kid named Alex who has the heart of a lion and is a champion in my books.

Major League Sports - The Best Way To Get To Know A City

Rebecca Field Jager | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Field Jager

If you're like many travellers visiting a city, beyond taking in the usual tourist attractions, you probably enjoy wandering off the beaten path to get a better sense of the town. Although exploring different districts and hoods can be fun, what's an even bigger blast -- and a sure way of finding out what makes the locals tick -- is to attend a major league sporting event.

Oilers Make A BIG Decision About Their Captaincy

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

Sorry Ference, no more "C" for your chest.

10 Ways to Make Marketing Go Viral

Mary Charleson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

This week, Tim Hortons uploaded a series of commercials to YouTube featuring Nova Scotia hometown boys Sidney Crosby and Nate MacKinnon serving up coffee. It elicited numerous tweets, Instagram posts and Facebook statuses at the time, and even garnered TV coverage. This campaign subscribes to many of the 10 top reasons things go viral, methods you too can use to spread your business' message.

Former Oilers' Goalie's Mask And Jersey Stolen From Arena

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

RCMP is asking for the public's help finding Fuhr's mask and jersey.

How Many Deaths Will it Take Before We Redefine Masculinity?

Toula Drimonis | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

News that former NHL enforcer Todd Ewen's recent death was ruled a suicide saddened me. There is no doubt in my mind that competitive sports exact a physical and mental toll on professional athletes -- deaths are not just the consequences of a violent game and the long-term nefarious effects of injuries incurred on these athlete's bodies and brains, but a reflection of a society that does not allow for its men to be weak.

Blackhawks Star Headed To Training Camp Despite Legal Issues

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada

Police have started an investigation over an incident that occurred at Patrick Kane's house.

No Ads On NHL Jerseys For Now, Gary Bettman Says

CBC | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Business

The NHL has no immediate plans to allow advertising on team jerseys, commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday. Bettman spoke during a conference call...

Public Funds Not Needed For Quebec's NHL Bid: Peladeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Business

Las Vegas and Quebec City were the only expansion applicants to have their bids accepted by the NHL earlier this year.

Calgary Flames Are Getting A New $900-Million New Home

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada

The plan calls for a 20,000-seat arena that would replace the Scotiabank Saddledome where the NHL Flames currently play.

Quebecor Submits Bid To Bring Nordiques Back

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Business

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Quebecor Inc. has officially entered the running for an NHL expansion team.The media company says on its Twitter account that it h...

Bye Bye, Bieksa

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia


Harper To NHL: Look How Great Quebec City Is

CP | Alexandre Robillard, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Politics

The prime minister also took a swipe at the Toronto Maple Leafs.