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

Frederik Andersen’s absence a major worry for Maple Leafs

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The mysterious upper-body injury suffered by Frederik Andersen will test not only backup Curtis McElhinney, but the Leafs' ability to complete their playoff push without their workhorse goalie.

5 reasons why the NHL’s Olympic spirit may live on, despite Bettman’s posturing

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Gary Bettman continues to talk out of both sides of his mouth on the topic of whether NHL players will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Brad Marchand is Olympic material

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

After starring for Canada at the World Cup of Hockey, Brad Marchand is contending for an improbable NHL scoring title and proving he belongs on the 2018 Olympic team.

Flames blazing a trail to playoffs

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Their 10-game winning streak is over, but the Calgary Flames are still one of the NHL's hottest teams after rebounding from a "pathetic" (their coach's words) stretch.

Are the Oilers running Cam Talbot into the ground?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

No NHL netminder has made more starts, played more minutes or faced more shots this season than Cam Talbot. But the Oilers may be leaning too heavily on their No. 1 goalie.

Bettman playing hardball, but hasn’t closed door on Olympics

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Gary Bettman keeps saying it doesn't make sense for the NHL to shut down for the Olympics. But the commissioner continues to delay a final decision on whether his players will be allowed to compete in 2018.

Canadian teams merely tinker on a sleepy deadline day

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

If you were one of the poor souls who took a sick day to follow the NHL trade deadline proceedings, you likely enjoyed a restful afternoon.

NHL trade deadline: Stanley Cup champs take different approaches

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Time for a bold move? Or just a minor tweak? Recent history shows that teams have gone on to win the Stanley Cup with varying approaches leading up to the NHL's trade deadline.

Matthews, Laine not the only players worthy of Calder consideration

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Their thrilling head-to-head battle in Toronto reminded us once again that Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine are the frontrunners for the Calder Trophy. But a couple of other freshmen deserve rookie-of-the-year consideration, writes Tim Wharnsby.

NHL trade deadline: Doan, Iginla hope for one more shot at the Cup

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Two of the more compelling players who may change addresses before the NHL trade deadline next Wednesday are veteran forwards Shane Doan and Jarome Iginla, who both may have enough left to help a contender.