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

Teddy Purcell’s perseverance has him on cusp of Olympic hockey dream

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Teddy Purcell and his fellow Canadian Olympic team hopefuls exhibited a lack of touch around the crease and poor play on special teams in their 2-0 loss to Sweden at the Karjala Cup in Helsinki on Friday.

Karjala Cup a chance for Hockey Canada to fine-tune potential Olympic roster

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The Karjala Cup has been around for 25 years, but the tournament has never been more important to Canadian hockey than it is this fall. Being an Olympic year with no NHL participation, Hockey Canada has joined the event with an eye on shaping its potential men's roster ahead of Pyeongchang.

Here’s what Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey team could look like

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

With 100 days left before the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, Canadian Olympic men's hockey GM Sean Burke and his staff have a lot of decisions to make. Here's a look at how the final roster for the 2018 Winter Games might shake out.

Travis Green doing things his way — and it’s working

Monday, October 30th, 2017

In the Vancouver Canucks' impressive 6-3-1 start to the NHL season, one thing is crystal clear: rookie coach Travis Green is in total control behind the bench, writes to CBC Sports hockey analyst Tim Wharnsby.

Craig Woodcroft has been preparing for this job all his life

Friday, October 27th, 2017

An impressive resumé — hockey family, played for the national team, plenty of coaching experience — is just one reason why Craig Woodcroft is more than qualified to help lead the Canadian Olympic team.

These are sorry times for the Habs and their fans

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Carey Price

It's clear the Montreal Canadiens are small up front, slow on the blue-line and usually standout goalie Carey Price has yet to find the form that has bailed out his teammates in the past. The team's 1-6-1 record also has fans at a loss.

Mike Babcock helps put Leafs ahead of schedule

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The Toronto Maple Leafs' rapid rise from a rebuilding team to one that suddenly looks like a Stanley Cup contender is a credit to the talents of the man behind their bench.

Olympic men’s hockey teams starting to take shape

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

With the Winter Olympics now just a few months away, rosters for the men's hockey event will begin to take shape over four upcoming international tournaments. Here's a glance at the top eight contenders.

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

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Russia Hockey Worlds

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.