Archive for the ‘Sports/Hockey/NHL/Tim Wharnsby’ Category

A Stanley Cup hero, a bust and a ditch digger are trying to make Canada’s Olympic hockey team

Friday, August 4th, 2017

There will be no Sidney Crosby, Drew Doughty or Carey Price this time at the Winter Olympics, but some interesting characters are hoping to turn heads as Canada's men's hockey team starts its tryouts this weekend at a tournament in Russia.

Hockey Canada in talks to test Olympic team hopefuls in Russian exhibition games

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Hockey Canada hopes to audition candidates for the Canadian men’s Olympic team in a series of exhibition games, beginning in Russia next month.

Plenty of player changes but where are the fireworks?

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Sure plenty of players changed addresses but we should have known this year’s first day of unrestricted free agency would be a flop and certainly drama deficient.

Andy Frost’s boy is gonna play in the big league

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Andy Frost has been a force on the Toronto radio scene for 32 years and until last year was also the public address announcer for the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Friday, his son Morgan was drafted 27th overall in the NHL draft by the Philadelphia Flyers.

NHL draft partially upstaged by torrent of trades

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

On Friday morning, each of the 31 general managers and their trusted hockey departments rose early for the big NHL draft weekend in Chicago. By the time the first day was over, there was still plenty to process after several big names traded sweaters.

Patience will build Vegas Golden Knights into Cup contender

Monday, June 19th, 2017

General manager George McPhee knows transforming the expansion Vegas Golden Knights swiftly into a Stanley Cup contender will be nothing short of a David Blaine magic act.

Sidney Crosby is the best hockey player since Gretzky

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

While most of Wayne Gretzky's records remain untouchable, Sidney Crosby is owning his era and deserves to be ranked among the game's all-time best, right alongside the Great One and Bobby Orr, writes Tim Wharnsby.

Penguins hit all the right notes with back-to-back Stanley Cups

Monday, June 12th, 2017

From a star player cementing his place among the game's all-time greats, to a coach and a GM making the best of their roster, the Pittsburgh Penguins were in perfect harmony from top to bottom in capturing their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

Recent history shows that momentum may mean squat

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The Pittsburgh Penguins appear poised to become the first repeat Stanley Cup champions in 19 years after the way they performed in Game 5 at home against the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

Predators’ depth gets them back in series

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

One of the many reasons the Nashville Predators are still in position to topple the defending champion Penguins in the Stanley Cup final is the impact they're getting from all four corners of their roster.