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You'll Lose the Fight Against NHL Violence

Andy Juniper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Honestly, I don't know what I'm more tired of, and I don't know what exhausts me more: fighting in the National Hockey League, or the debate that has raged like a wildfire for as long as I can recall on the contentious issue of... fighting in the National Hockey League. Fighting's going nowhere. Don Cherry will stop prefacing every comment he makes with "I gotta tell ya" before fighting is banned. Players will stop wearing protective cups. And arenas around the league will stop overcharging for beer. Why? Because it's fighting that puts the National Hockey League at the top of sportscasts.

If Dion Phaneuf Is Asking for $50M, He Is Not the Right Leaf's Leader

Philip Plante-Ajah | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada
Philip Plante-Ajah

While I have noticed that there weren't too many sports related posts on HuffPo, I also noticed that The Sports Network's flagship show SportsCentre h...

This Leafs Fan Will Be Waiting For A Long Time

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada

Hmmm, this young lady may be waiting for a very long time. Getty photographer Derek Leung snapped a photo of this happy couple at Tuesday night's Toro...

It's Time to Celebrate the Leafs (Or at Least to Stop Laughing at Them)

Andy Juniper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Andy Juniper

The Toronto Maple Leafs have blasted out of the blocks like world-beaters -- currently sporting a sparkling 6-1 record whilst sitting alluringly atop the National Hockey League's Atlantic Division -- and Leaf fans are naturally feeling all the appropriate emotions of supporters of a squad that's really on a roll. That is anxiousness, apprehension, fear, dread and paranoia.

Goalie's Mistake Costs Him

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is one of the best goalies in the NHL. But on Monday night he made a mistake that might haunt him for some tim...

NHLer's B.C. Grizzly Kill Offside?

Chris Genovali | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Raincoast Conservation Foundation has asked the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the entity responsible for managing the trophy hunting of bears in the province, to investigate the killing of a grizzly on the central coast by National Hockey League player Clayton Stoner. As a result, the BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating Stoner's trophy killing of the grizzly bear in question.

Who Will Host 2015 Winter Classic

CP | Joseph White, The Associated Press | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON - The Winter Classic is moving south of the Mason-Dixon Line, which means it's time to check the forecast."Now what I start to worry about ...

NHL Players Are Sochi-Bound

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada

Sidney Crosby waited along with everyone else for an agreement to send NHL players to the 2014 Winter Olympics. It had been almost three years and fiv...

Young Hockey Star RETIRES

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada

Ilya Kovalchuk considered staying in Russia when the NHL lockout ended in January. Ultimately he returned to play the 2013 season with the New Jersey ...

Young Hockey Star Retires

CBC | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada

New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday. Kovalchuk played 11 seasons in the league, including the...

NHL Draft 2013: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada

The start of the 2013 NHL season wasn't the most confident of beginnings, with a 113-day lockout taking a big chunk out of the league's scheduled game...

Kids, Play On! - Aggressive Parents Should Chill Out On The Sidelines

Martin Parnell | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

Why would millions of kids walk away from sports which are meant to be fun? Well, the reason is it's not fun, not when Mum and Dad are "Yellers". Children are embarrassed by parents behaving aggressively on the sideline of junior sports event, especially their own. Telling a 16 year-old, "you're not trying hard enough" or, "you'll be cut from the team" is bad enough. But telling a 6 year-old is, surely, unacceptable.

NHL Playoffs 2013: Predictions From Me and Snoop Dogg

Anson Carter | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
Anson Carter

I had the chance to catch up with Snoop Dogg and get his thoughts on the Battle of California. Snoop's a big hockey fan and has been following this series from overseas in Africa. Snoop's pick? L.A. in seven. "Jeff carter's on a hot streak right now, and I don't think San Jose can hold him back," Snoop said.

'Still A BeLeafer'

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Dismay mingled with disbelief in Toronto late Monday night as Maple Leaf fans watched their team suffer a stomach-churning Game 7 loss to th...

Sens Not Scared By Penguins Big Guns

CP | Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have proven they can get results as an underdog. They have overcome long odds this season and are coming off an impressiv...

Leafs Force Game 7

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - A young Toronto team whose previous exposure to the NHL playoffs was largely watching them on TV is looking to make a little post-season his...

Cherry Gives Leafs Fans Strange Praise

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Don Cherry took a veiled shot at Vancouver that earned him an ovation from Toronto Maple Leafs fans.Speaking during the Coach's Corner segme...

Price Is Out

CP | Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada

BROSSARD, Que. - It has been one injury after another for the Montreal Canadiens.Goaltender Carey Price was the latest to go down as the team announce...

The Buds Are Back

CP | Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada

After a truncated 48-game regular season, the NHL post-season has arrived. Here's a look at five storylines to watch as the quest for the Stanley Cup ...

Coming Back (Again)

CBC | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada

Sidney Crosby’s return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup for the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs became a stronger possibility on Thursday. ...

Sens Star Returns To Practice

CP | Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - There was no denying the sense of excitement as Erik Karlsson took to the ice Friday morning for the Ottawa Senators' practice.Karlsson suffe...

How Long Until Kevin Lowe Fires Himself?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

---------------------------------------- Think of that much-overused (and sometimes incorrect) line, "It's not personal. It's business." Well, the...

Tips for Going to an Ottawa Senators Game

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Sports
Adrian Brijbassi

If you're a fan, you can follow the action without worrying if the hooligan next to you is going to drop his beer on your lap (unless of course your neighbour is wearing a Leafs jersey, in which case you'd be advised to find Dupont or Jodoin to heckle him into an early departure).

NHL Signs Partnership With Gay Rights Group

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Impact

The NHL and NHLPA have signed a historic agreement with gay rights group You Can Play. You Can Play is an advocacy group that promotes inclusivene...

Reddit's Hilarious Hockey Diagram

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2013 | Canada

If you've watched any substantial amount of hockey you'll realize that your favourite team or player has certain routines on the ice. A hotshot sniper...