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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.
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In the fall of 2015, my colleagues were puzzled when I announced that I was leaving my publishing gig in Toronto for a non-profit in our nation's capital. But they were not perplexed by the notion that I was changing jobs. They were skeptical of my desire to live in Ottawa.
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Call me old-fashioned, but I like my baseball stadiums named after the team that plays there or, at the very least, the owner or former owner of the team. Today a stadium name isn't just a name; it's a cash cow that team owners regularly milk to enhance the bottom line. No longer can you tell from a stadium's name which team claims it as their home field. (I'm looking at you, Ottawa Senators.)
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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.
He is nothing if not ambitious.
It's hard to watch as year after year Canadian-based teams fall by the wayside. This year is particularly hard to take as undeserving fans in some southern, hockey-less city might end up celebrating the winning of what is supposed to be a Canadian trophy.
Bryan Murray expects next season to be his last as general manager of the Ottawa Senators, he told the CBC's Hallie Cotnam during a one-on-one interview. Murray took a short break from planning...
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The public response to the appeal on behalf of Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators hockey team, for a liver donor has been a heart-warming demonstration of the generosity of our community. Fortunately, a donor was found and the transplant was performed in time to save his life. But is it fair that he received a donation when many others are waiting, and dying, on the waitlist for a transplant? This is one of the common themes in the commentary in the news over the past few days.
OTTAWA - Senators will have to account more openly for how they spend taxpayers' dollars under soon-to-be updated rules, the Speaker of the Senate says.Pierre Claude Nolin made the promise Monday as M...
There are more Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs than any season since 2004. Will a Canadian NHL team bring the cherished mug home? Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa Se...
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It's perhaps understandable that folks in Toronto have seasonal confusion. After all, while the rest of us welcome spring, Torontonians think it must be autumn as once again the Leafs fall. The Maple...
The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs gathered at the National War Memorial on Sunday to pay their respects to fallen soldiers, including Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was shot and killed while guard...
OTTAWA - The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs following the shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial.The date and time...