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GARRIOCH: Pierre Dorion confident the Ottawa Senators are headed in the right direction
Pierre Dorion called this season a step in the right direction. And, whenever the 2020-21 campaign gets under way, the Ottawa Senators’ general manager is confident with the right decisions made with the prospects in the NHL draft and the proper ...
Stu on Sports: Return-to-hockey video by Lightning players a must-see
Life is pretty sweet for players on the Tampa Bay Lightning. They get to play for one of the best teams in the NHL, in an arena that has a fantastic atmosphere both inside and outside on game days, they have a deep-pocketed owner, Jeffrey ...
CRACKS OF DON: Brassard following in The Great One's footsteps
Like everybody else, NHL players have tried to find different ways to amuse themselves during this pandemic-prompted pause in their lives. Derick Brassard took on something new and exciting. He worked at becoming the next Wayne Gretzky. On ...
'OBVIOUSLY SUBMITTED OURSELVES': Leafs create a hubbub to host Cup tourney
Regarded by many —some with derision — as the centre of the hockey universe, Toronto and the Maple Leafs nonetheless are high up the list of potential hub cities for the proposed Stanley Cup tournament. But this isn’t like lobbying for the NHL ...
Maple Leafs get a push from politicians
While Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has written Justin Trudeau to back Edmonton as a hub city for the Stanley Cup tourney, Brendan Shanahan isn’t calling on provincial or civic leaders to push the Feds on behalf of the Maple Leafs. “I ...
The big word is 'if' as Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin discusses playoffs
There was one word that kept coming up Wednesday as Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin discussed the NHL’s plan to hold playoffs this summer. If. While NHL commissioner Gary Bettman went on television Tuesday and laid out a road map ...
Robertson on being part of Leafs' expanded roster: 'It's an amazing opportunity'
Nick Robertson’s desire to play for the Maple Leafs has taken another large stride. Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas confirmed that Robertson, who turns 19 in September, will be part of the Leafs’ expanded roster in the National Hockey League’s ...
Oilers general manager Ken Holland fine with Blackhawks play-in series
While NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was talking play-on Tuesday, Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland was talking play-in Wednesday. In a perfect world, we’d all like to see the Oilers vs the Flames, the Battle of Alberta, the uncivility ...
Leafs glad to eventually return to ice and get summer plans underway, tentative as they may be
Kyle Dubas and the Maple Leafs can finally get around to making those summer plans. Tentative plans, to be sure, and while they involve being stuck in a hockey rink during the hottest days of the year, the Leafs are on board. Though much ...
Flames coach, captain agree no asterisk necessary for post-pause Stanley Cup winners
These championship rings wouldn’t sparkle any less. With the NHL’s return-to-play plan now announced, albeit with no firm timeline, the Calgary Flames know the identity of their opening-round opponent and can start to daydream about what would ...