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Citizenship gamble means Canada’s hockey team misses out on prospective Olympian

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Nigel Dawes is having the sort of season in Russia that would have landed him a spot on the 2018 Canadian men's Olympic team roster, but his decision to become a Kazakhstan citizen means he's not eligible to wear the red and white.

NHL primer: What to watch for this season

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Can anyone stop Sidney Crosby and the Penguins from three-peating? Which Canadian teams will contend for the Cup? Where will John Tavares end up? These are just some of the burning questions we're pondering as the puck drops on the 2017-18 NHL season.

Penguins will 3-peat: this and other bold predictions

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

CBC Sports NHL writer Tim Wharnsby offers his fearless predictions for the coming season.

Sharks’ Joel Ward says he won’t protest during anthem

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward says he has decided not to protest by kneeling during the national anthem.

Joel Ward deserves our respect

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Joel Ward says he "wouldn't cross out" the possibility of kneeling during the national anthem. As Tim Wharnsby writes, the San Jose Sharks forward has experienced racism as a person and hockey player. To those of us who don't know what it is like to be like Ward, we should listen to him.

NHL has lots of work to do before gaining foothold in China

Monday, September 25th, 2017

If the NHL's recent foray into China proved anything, it's that the sport is in its infancy just five years out from the Beijing Winter Games.

Olympic hockey boss Burke returns from Russia with optimism

Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Canadian men’s Olympic team general manager Sean Burke still has many miles to travel to scout hours and hours of games. But the man put in charge of following the back-to-back golden footprints of Steve Yzerman likes what he has witnessed so far.

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.