The Boston Bruins did not trade pending unrestricted free agent Loui
Eriksson at the deadline, but general manager Don Sweeney did acquire
forward Lee Stempniak from the New Jersey Devils and defenseman
John-Michael Liles from the Carolina Hurricanes, the teams announced.
Mon 29 Feb, 2016 07:04 pm
I apparently fibbed - I haven't been paying attention.
Hockey has been Canada's official winter sport, and paramount pastime, for decades.
But just as the Stanley Cup is indeed stateside now, it seems destined to stay there for at least another year. In fact, barring an act of the hockey gods, the current NHL season will be the first since 1970 without a single Canadian team in the playoffs — that's 46 years.
So what does all this mean for the Canadian psyche and hockey's place in it? Some say there's a shift happening where other sports are beckoning.
The Current's panelists make their case for how critical hockey is to our national identity and if the pull to other sports might redefine what's known as Canada's game.
Guests in this segment:
Jack Jedwab, president of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration.
Bruce Dowbiggin, sportscaster and the author of Ice Storm, the Rise and Fall of the Greatest Vancouver Canucks Team Ever.
Paul Riley, sports and media lawyer and a former commissioner of the former National Basketball League of Canada.
I had hopes for the Habs - even knew where my scarf was ...
Fri 1 Apr, 2016 08:04 am
Da Broons are dancing on the playoff bubble.
I expect a *pop*.
Two years in a row.
Fri 1 Apr, 2016 10:38 am
Since American hockey teams are primarily staffed by Canadian players it follows that the GMs south of the border must be doing a better job at hiring and firing.Or else the languishing Looney is at fault. In any case it's a sad day for the NHL, this April Fools Day.
Shad checks in with Toronto Star columnist Bruce Arthur, CBC host and reporter Sonali Karnick and host of the Edge of Sports podcast Dave Zirin.
At issue today:
How we should cope with our great national shame of the Canadian lockout of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs?
Why don't female soccer player get paid as much as their male counterparts?
Although the NCAA final four is this weekend, should basketball players stage a strike for their rights?
Fri 1 Apr, 2016 11:32 pm
So the Panthers celebrate Rat Night to honor Scott Mellanby who dispatched a rat with a slap shot in the locker room 20 years ago
So they handed out 10,000 rubber rats and that was a bad idea When Huberdeau scored the second goal 1,0000 rats came flying down
so the refs charged Florida with a delay of game penalty.
S Fla crazy fans.
Sat 9 Apr, 2016 03:47 pm
had the Bruins won today, the Red Wings would've missed the playoffs for first time since 1990...