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

Ex-OHL coach’s perseverance, hometown symbolize Hockey Day in Canada

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Jason Brooks was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a non-cancerous growth that develops on a nerve that connects the inner ear with the brain. Three years later, his health problems resurfaced and it was the local junior B team he coached and the community that got him through radiation treatments.

Martin Brodeur wants that golden feeling again

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Martin Brodeur says the gold medal he won in 2002 means as much to him as his three Stanley Cups. Now the future Hall of Fame goalie is chasing another Olympic title — this time as an executive with Team Canada.

5 storylines to watch in NHL’s 2nd half, plus an early Cup prediction

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The Tampa Bay Lightning's record speaks for itself in the East, while the expansion Vegas Golden Knights are jockeying for top spot in a crowded Western Conference. As the NHL season enters its second half, Tim Wharnsby highlights the teams and storylines to watch for.

Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team a work in progress

Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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A handful of candidates have distinguished themselves, but with exactly 60 days remaining until Canada opens up the men’s hockey tournament at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 15, general manager Sean Burke has more questions than answers to work through as he constructs roster.

It’s the 30th anniversary of Canada’s Miracle on Ice

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Thirty years after helping Canada topple the mighty Soviet Union on its own ice, Sean Burke and Dave Kings still have fond memories of their monumental — though largely overlooked — upset at the 1987 Izvestia tournament.

Winnipeg Jets targeting playoffs after strong start

Monday, December 11th, 2017
Winnipeg Jets Targeting Playoffs

The hockey world should not ignore how well the Winnipeg Jets have performed in the opening third of the 2017-18 season. Despite a current three-game losing skid, the team looks poised to end a lengthy post-season drought.

Flames’ Jankowski knows team is capable of more despite recent struggles

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The Flames are a good team, but not much has gone their way lately - losing six of their last eight outings.

Hockey Canada hopeful Canadian KHLers will be available for Olympics

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Hockey Canada officials believe national team members playing in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League will be allowed to perform at the 2018 Olympics, even if Russian parliament or the KHL attempts to prohibit all KHL players from participating for their respective countries at the Pyeongchang Games.

Life’s not fair. Just ask the Oilers

Monday, November 27th, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers finally made the playoffs last season after years of lowly finishes and high draft picks. But this year, Connor McDavid and Co. have been unable to build off that success and now need a spectacular finish to make the playoffs.

5 questions at the NHL’s quarter-season mark

Friday, November 24th, 2017

The NHL season has hit the quarter-pole, but there have already been several developments, disappointments and surprises that have caught our eye this fall. That includes the emergence of a hot shot in Vancouver, a flat start in Edmonton, and a record-tying beginning in the desert.