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Willes' Musings: Don't sweat the small stuff, just celebrate the return of NHL hockey
Another week has flown past which means it’s time for the Monday morning musings and meditations on the world of sports. At least we think it’s that time. If it isn’t, have this one on me. • With the NHL lurching towards a 24-team Stanley ...
Could Edmonton become super-hub of hockey and football?
Plenty of hubbub is being made over Edmonton becoming a hub city for the NHL’s return-to-play plans. But how about making it a super-hub? The Canadian Football League is currently viewing a couple of cities, one East Division and one West, to ...
Legendary college football coach and former Eskimos player tests positive for COVID-19 while in hospital
Pat Dye, one-time Edmonton Eskimos player turned legendary U.S. college football coach, has tested positive for COVID-19 while in hospital. The 80-year-old former Auburn Tigers head coach was in an Atlanta hospital with longstanding kidney ...
Ed Willes: Benning marks six years as Canucks' GM. Are finest days still to come?
When measured by longevity in their current position, Jim Benning is the 11th-most senior NHL general manager. If the Calgary Flames would have waited 24 days to hire Brad Treliving, Jimbo would have cracked the top 10. This may also surprise ...
Edmonton Prospects heading west to Spruce Grove after losing lease on ball park
There is stealing home plate, and then there is having your home base stolen out from under you. That’s what it felt like, anyway, for the Edmonton Prospects after seeing the lease on the ballpark they’ve called home since 2012 go to a local ...
Ed Willes: Pandemic will pose problems for pro sports as sponsors, fans take a hit
You try to make sense of the numbers but, after a while, they lose their meaning. Sports in the United States is a $100-billion per year industry that is facing $12 billion in losses this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s also the ...
Re/Max Field out of Prospects' hands but baseball club still controls Edmonton territory
There is no baseball being played right now on the home continent of North America’s pastime, but that hasn’t stopped a pitching duel from developing over Re/Max Field. Stepping up to the plate this past year has been a group of 20 members ...
Ed Willes: Surviving the economics of the COVID-19 crisis only strategy for CFL right now
For a split second, it almost sounded like Randy Ambrosie was delivering good news Wednesday. The CFL, the commissioner announced, is looking at a September restart and while Regina will no longer host the 2020 Grey Cup, the league’s marquee ...
Golden Bears football not keen on possibility of having to hibernate
It’s a skeleton schedule football teams in Canada West are facing in the fall, but for now, it’s still got a heartbeat, at least. With across-the-board funding cutbacks compounded by complications from COVID-19 restrictions that appear to be ...
Ed Willes' musings: The road to new normal for professional sports is filled with potholes
Crossed the Lions Gate Bridge for the first time in two months so it was a big week. Now here’s something even bigger, the musings and meditations on the world of sports. • Hundreds of questions remain unanswered as the NHL continues to ...