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CCM Hockey to stop using Ovechkin & Russian players in marketing
2:21am - Wed 02 Mar

CCM Hockey to stop using Ovechkin & Russian players in marketing

CCM Hockey announced Monday it will stop using Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and other Russian NHL players in its global marketing initiatives amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


"We are very sad to witness, like the rest of the world, what is happening in Ukraine," CCM chief executive Marrouane Nabih wrote in an email to TSN's Rick Westhead. "Although Mr. Ovechkin is not responsible for the Russian government's actions, we took the decision to not use him (or any Russian player) on any global CCM communication at this point."


CCM pays Ovechkin over $500,000 per year plus a percentage of its sales within Russia, a source told Westhead. Though the company will no longer use Ovechkin or other R…

Thomas Drance on Twitter
5:57am - Tue 03 May

Thomas Drance on Twitter

“Bruce Boudreau says he’s leaving town on Wednesday. On his status for next season: “I told Patrik and Jim that I wanted to coach here next year. We’re just talking right now. Hopefully things get done, I think they want me back and I know I want to be back.” #Canucks
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NHL sports discussionNHL Circle
2:05pm - Sun 20 Mar
Leon Draisaitl hits the ref in the face with the puck while trying to clear the zone.
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Statement from the NHL
7:27am - Tue 01 Mar
Statement from the NHL
IIHF suspends all Russian & Belarusian teams
10:28pm - Mon 28 Feb
IIHF suspends all Russian & Belarusian teams
The State of Goalie Pulling in the NHL
5:23pm - Fri 04 Feb

The State of Goalie Pulling in the NHL

When people ask me how to get into sports analytics, I always suggest starting with a question that they’re interested in exploring and using that question as a framework for learning the domain kn…
Familiar with COVID-19's debilitating effects, Canucks adopt a cautious approach
11:50pm - 14 Dec 2021

Familiar with COVID-19's debilitating effects, Canucks adopt a cautious approach

The Canucks may have been caught on the weekend in a COVID triangulation with the Flames and Hurricanes. Now, awaiting further test results, they won’t know until this evening whether Tuesday night’s game against the Blue Jackets will be played.
Canucks: A house cleaning as Green, Benning fired; Boudreau to run bench
6:09pm - 06 Dec 2021

Canucks: A house cleaning as Green, Benning fired; Boudreau to run bench

The Vancouver Canucks have fired head coach Travis Green and general manager Jim Benning in a house cleaning like no other for the organization

Somebody had to pay.

First the coach and then the general manager.

The Vancouver Canucks have fired head coach Travis Green, general manager Jim Benning, assistant GM John Weisbrod and assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner in sweeping changes for the organization. Green has been replaced with the well-travelled Bruce Boudreau, 66, who most recently guided the Minnesota Wild after stops with the Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals.

Boudreau has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract.

“These are difficult decisions, but we believed we would have a competitive group this year,” Canucks owner and chairman Francesco Aquilini, who serves as managing director of the Aquilini Investment Group, said in a statement late Sunday night. “As a result, I’m extremely disappointed in how the team has performed so far. I’m making these changes because we want to build a team that competes for championships and it’s time for new leadership to help take us there.
Was Alex Edler’s departure a red flag for the Canucks organization?
3:00pm - 04 Dec 2021

Was Alex Edler’s departure a red flag for the Canucks organization?

After years of saying he wanted to be a career Canuck, Edler was only too happy to leave the team this offseason, which maybe should have been a sign.
1:46am - 20 Nov 2021
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SIMMONS: Former Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf officially retires, ’proud’ of his career
7:53pm - 16 Nov 2021

SIMMONS: Former Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf officially retires, ’proud’ of his career

If Dion Phaneuf could go back in time and change just one thing — one personal night of his career — it would be the controversial Salute-gate scenario in…
FIRST PERSON | How I got sober playing beer league hockey | CBC News
7:42pm - 16 Nov 2021

FIRST PERSON | How I got sober playing beer league hockey | CBC News

You’d think that beer league hockey would be the worst pastime after quitting alcohol, but the game and my teammates have become a great support for sobriety, writes Lyle Mustard.
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B.C. police officer fired after calling in sick 25 times to coach hockey
5:01am - 11 Nov 2021

B.C. police officer fired after calling in sick 25 times to coach hockey

An officer from the West Vancouver Police Department was dismissed for repeatedly calling in sick and then going to coach hockey instead.
5:46pm - 08 Nov 2021
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Covid sports discussionCovid Circle
'Unvaccinated stars can play in Australia'
10:25pm - 25 Oct 2021

'Unvaccinated stars can play in Australia'

Unvaccinated players will be able to play in the Australian Open but face hard quarantine and regular testing, according to a letter distributed to WTA players.
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Canadian Olympians proved glory can come from anywhere | CBC Sports
3:03pm - 09 Aug 2021

Canadian Olympians proved glory can come from anywhere | CBC Sports

Against seemingly insurmountable conditions throughout the incessant pandemic, Canada's athletes navigated restrictions and kept up with the rest of the world by training in basements and backyards, hockey rinks and garages — they not only endured, they thrived.
Euros 2020: What all of us can learn from Gareth Southgate
11:00pm - 07 Jul 2021

Euros 2020: What all of us can learn from Gareth Southgate

The England boss has turned to experts outside football to help prepare his team. Should we all take note?
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Blue Jackets Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks Passes Away at 24
4:27pm - 05 Jul 2021

Blue Jackets Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks Passes Away at 24

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks has passed away at the age of 24, the team has confirmed. In a team statement, the Blue Jackets said he died as a result of a tragic fall resulting in a head injury on July 4. “We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Matiss Kivlenieks, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his mother, Astrida, his family and friends during this devastating time,” Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson said. “Kivi was an outstanding young man who greeted every day and everyone with a smile and the impact he had during his four years with our organization will not be forgotten.”
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Eriksen 'awake' after collapsing
4:16am - 13 Jun 2021

Eriksen 'awake' after collapsing

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is "awake" in hospital after collapsing during the Euro 2020 match against Finland, say the Danish Football Association.
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Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire in 2022, according to reports
8:14pm - 02 Jun 2021

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire in 2022, according to reports

Duke University's Mike Krzyzewski, the all-time winningest coach in men's Division I college basketball, is set to retire following the Blue Devils upcoming 2021-2022 season, according to reports. CNN has reached out to Duke for confirmation but has yet to hear back.
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Accidental drownings a concern as pandemic postponed swimming lessons for some
2:23pm - 02 Jun 2021

Accidental drownings a concern as pandemic postponed swimming lessons for some

With an increase in at-home pool installations and the pandemic-related cancellation or delay of youth swimming lessons, some are concerned that the number of accidental drownings could spike.
The Impact of Ankle Motion on Ice Hockey Performance - Adam Virgile Sports Science
11:41am - 27 May 2021

The Impact of Ankle Motion on Ice Hockey Performance - Adam Virgile Sports Science

When I began writing an article on the physical qualities which are related to being an ultra-fast skater, I began with ankle dorsiflexion…which resulted in a deep dive…and, now, have found that the article would be too long to cover anything else. Without further ado, here’s a write-up on ankle dorsiflexion and on-ice performance. Ankle […]
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Leafs' Tavares discharged from hospital, out 'indefinitely' after frightening collision | CBC Sports
4:28pm - 21 May 2021

Leafs' Tavares discharged from hospital, out 'indefinitely' after frightening collision | CBC Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs say captain John Tavares has been discharged from hospital and will be out of the playoffs "indefinitely" following a frightening collision in Thursday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens. 
CA welcomes new ball-tampering details
2:15pm - 15 May 2021

CA welcomes new ball-tampering details

Cricket Australia says it welcomes "new information" about the sandpaper scandal after Cameron Bancroft suggested some bowlers knew of the plot.
New York Yankees say 7 vaccinated members tested positive for Covid-19. Here's how that could happen
7:29pm - 13 May 2021

New York Yankees say 7 vaccinated members tested positive for Covid-19. Here's how that could happen

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine was 72% effective against Covid-19 among US trial participants and 85% effective against severe Covid-19. But even if you get Covid-19 after being vaccinated, your symptoms will likely be far less severe.
6:59pm - 06 May 2021
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Canucks player on leave after sexual misconduct allegation
11:09pm - 01 May 2021

Canucks player on leave after sexual misconduct allegation

The woman has spoken to Glacier Media and has identified the individual as Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen, 24.
Canucks squander vintage Holtby start with lackluster performance
2:49pm - 27 Apr 2021

Canucks squander vintage Holtby start with lackluster performance

The Canucks lost vital ground in the NHL standings when they were beaten 2-1 Monday by the Senators. But Holtby, the veteran goalie who has emerged from the team’s COVID crisis in vintage form, was still Vancouver’s best player. And second place wasn’t close.
Find Trina Hunt
8:53pm - 22 Apr 2021

Find Trina Hunt

Trina Hunt - Missing since 2021 JANUARY 16/18 - Help find Trina Hunt - TRINA & HER HUSBAND IAIN WERE IN THE HOPE AREA 16 & 17 JANUARY 2021 AND IN PORT MOODY 18 JANUARY 2021
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Marleau ties record for most games played in NHL history set by Howe
3:56pm - 19 Apr 2021

Marleau ties record for most games played in NHL history set by Howe

Patrick Marleau tied Gordie Howe for the most NHL games played when the San Jose Sharks forward played No. 1,767 against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.
Mourinho sacked by Tottenham
3:52pm - 19 Apr 2021

Mourinho sacked by Tottenham

Jose Mourinho is sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after just 17 months in charge.
4:51pm - 16 Apr 2021
Sidney Crosby gets a new stick on the fly and promptly scores
No new positive cases for Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night - TSN.ca
5:23pm - 08 Apr 2021

No new positive cases for Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night - TSN.ca

There appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel for the Vancouver Canucks when it comes to their recent COVID-19 outbreak. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Canucks had no positive case results on Wednesday night, the first day with no additional cases in several days.
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Former NFL player Phillip Adams was suspect in killing of 5 in South Carolina shooting, official says
5:04pm - 08 Apr 2021

Former NFL player Phillip Adams was suspect in killing of 5 in South Carolina shooting, official says

Former NFL player Phillip Adams was the suspect in Wednesday's shooting that left five people dead -- including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two young grandchildren -- in Rock Hill, a South Carolina state official confirmed to CNN Thursday.
Covid sports discussionCovid Circle
Sachin Tendulkar: India cricket legend tests positive for Covid-19
4:52pm - 28 Mar 2021

Sachin Tendulkar: India cricket legend tests positive for Covid-19

Tendulkar, 47, shares his diagnosis as India grapples with a huge surge in coronavirus infections.
3:23pm - 27 Mar 2021
Bieksa On NHL Refs: “Just be nice to ‘em!” | Tim & Friends
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Well, this just explains everything..
3:35am - 22 Mar 2021
Well, this just explains everything..
Messi scores on Barca record appearance
3:28am - 22 Mar 2021

Messi scores on Barca record appearance

Lionel Messi scores two goals on his record-breaking 768th appearance for Barcelona as the Spanish giants beat Real Sociedad 6-1 in La Liga.
The same back in 1990 as it is now..
4:55pm - 19 Mar 2021
The same back in 1990 as it is now..
Smith Rowe named in England U21 squad
1:20pm - 15 Mar 2021

Smith Rowe named in England U21 squad

Mason Greenwood, Callum Hudson-Odoi & Emile Smith Rowe named in a strong England squad for next week's Uefa U21 Euro finals group stage.
Quarterback Brees announces NFL retirement
11:58pm - 14 Mar 2021

Quarterback Brees announces NFL retirement

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announces his retirement after 20 seasons in the NFL.
Dissecting the Canadiens’ late-game strategies and breakdowns
2:48pm - 09 Mar 2021

Dissecting the Canadiens’ late-game strategies and breakdowns

From the tying goal to the circling overtime shifts to the final shootout attempt, an explanation of why things went as they did.
Golf sports discussionGolf Circle
Woods thankful for top golfers' support
7:00pm - 01 Mar 2021

Woods thankful for top golfers' support

Tiger Woods expresses his gratitude after male and female golfers show their support for the 15-time major winner on Sunday.
NBA sports discussionNBA Circle
NBA postpones Sunday's Raptors-Bulls game due to positive COVID-19 results
4:41pm - 28 Feb 2021

NBA postpones Sunday's Raptors-Bulls game due to positive COVID-19 results

Tonight's Raptors game against Chicago has been postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. A statement from the NBA says that because of positive test results and ongoing contract tracing, the Raptors don't have the league-required eight available players.
Auston Matthews' wrist injury not cause for alarm
4:07pm - 28 Feb 2021

Auston Matthews' wrist injury not cause for alarm

Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews missed Saturday's game against the Edmonton Oilers with a wrist injury, but the issue is not expected to keep him out of action long-term.
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England will not complain to World Rugby
4:00pm - 28 Feb 2021

England will not complain to World Rugby

England will not make an official complaint to World Rugby over the refereeing in Saturday's 40-24 defeat against Wales.
Canadiens fire head coach Claude Julien, assistant Kirk Muller
7:55pm - 24 Feb 2021

Canadiens fire head coach Claude Julien, assistant Kirk Muller

The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday that head coach Claude Julien and assistant coach Kirk Muller have been relieved of their duties.