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Economy, International, Society

Seeking open ice, NHL details steps aimed at a return

Well, let’s see how this (ahem) plays out. The National Hockey League (NHL) has released a document detailing Phase 2 of its return-to-play plan. When that return to play — for real — might come remains anyone’s guess. The league »

Health, Society, Sports

Hockey this year? Wayne Gretzky is a believer

He always played like a brother from another planet, so Canadians may be forgiven if they choose to suspend their disbelief and decide to believe that Wayne Gretzky might know of what he speaks.  He was known, after all, as »

International, Society, Sports

Ayres’s legacy: NHL keeps emergency goalie rule

In a burst of sanity, National Hockey League general managers have decided there will be no change in the protocol that applies to emergency goalies. It stays as it is. Following 42-year-old David Ayres’s sensational leap into the North American »

International, Society

Another NHL coach leaves under a cloud

Things are not getting any better for the National Hockey League. A day after Commissioner Gary Bettman delivered a stiff warning about abusive behaviour, the coach of the Dallas Stars, Jim Montgomery, was fired Tuesday for what the team called »

Uncategorized

Bettman vows to get tough on abusive personal conduct

Facing what could become a wider public relations nightmare, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league plans to take action to do a better job of dealing with personal conduct issues. Speaking in Pebble Beach California while attending »

International, Society

Peters is out as Calgary coach

Bill Peters is no longer the coach of the Calgary Flames. The team’s general manager, Brad Treliving, told a press conference today he had accepted a letter of resignation from Peters. “Effectively immediately, Bill Peters is no longer a member »

Society

Aliu not happy with Peters’ apology as fallout continues

Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters still has a job–for now. How long it lasts remains to be seen. On Wednesday, Peters released the contents of a letter he sent to his general manager, Brad Treliving, apologizing for his actions 10 »

Society

Calgary Flames coach facing allegations of racism

For the second time in less than a month, hockey is back in the headlines for–what staunch supporters will tell you–are all the wrong reasons. In what seems like a heartbeat ago, everybody was venting–pro or con–about the firing of »

Health, International, Society

NHL says no new rules coming when Canada legalizes cannabis

The National Hockey League does not plan to change its rule on marijuana use when Canada legalizes the drug on Oct. 17. In an interview with The Associated Press news agency on Thursday, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Canada’s »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Alberta gets an early glimpse of the near future: it’s white and it’s cold

My heart sank this morning when I saw the news. Much of southern Alberta was hit Monday with a winter storm, dropping up to 20 centimetres in some areas with winds gusting to 100 km/hour. For the uninitiated, that’s called »