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Mark Leiren-Young

Mark Leiren-Young hosts the Skaana podcast (skaana.org) and is the best-selling author of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World.

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If Ovechkin Can't Play, it's Soccer on

If Ovechkin Can't Play, it's Soccer on Ice

There are officially eight teams playing for the Stanley Cup in round two -- but with the exception of the Philadelphia Flyers I'm not sure what game they're playing. I just know that if Alexander Ovechkin isn't allowed on the ice, it can't possibly be hockey.
05/02/2012 05:17 EDT
Canucks v Canucks: Fighting the Old

Canucks v Canucks: Fighting the Old Devils

Yes, this was a strange season to be a Canucks fan -- and I think it's going to be the best post-season ever. The Canucks kept racking up wins, but they weren't flashy, fun, wins. They were ugly, nail-biting, old-time New Jersey Devils one goal, frequently in extra time with a "lucky bounce" wins.
04/13/2012 05:11 EDT
What We Talk About When We Talk About Hating the

What We Talk About When We Talk About Hating the Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have fallen out of the NHL playoff race now for six years straight. So why do Canadians still love to hate a team that doesn't matter? Because even when they're not a factor in the playoff race, the damn media won't stop talking about... oops.
04/03/2012 03:41 EDT
Canucks to Cody Hodgson: It's Not You It's

Canucks to Cody Hodgson: It's Not You It's Me

I remember reading, years ago, a rumour in the now defunct <em>Frank Magazine</em> claiming that one of the Canucks' top defense-men was traded because he was caught "banging the twine" with the goalie's wife. I have no idea if the rumour was true, but it made more sense than the official story in the papers.
03/03/2012 12:02 EST