Tag Archives: Canada

Oh, Canada! Is it still Canada’s game?

Lemieux (l) and Gretzky (r) celebrate at Canada Cup

Lemieux (l) and Gretzky (r) celebrate at Canada Cup

Wayne Gretzky? Check. Gordie Howe? Check. Mario Lemiuex? Check.

While these legendary names say hockey and Canada, all it takes is a quick glance up and down any current NHL roster and a check of birth certificates to understand that the game does not belong exclusively to the folks north of the border anymore. Read more

Assessing the Stanley Cup hopes of the Canadian NHL Teams

Stanley Cup Champs Blackhawks 2015 (Getty)

Stanley Cup Champs Blackhawks 2015 (Getty)

Another season is in the books and another Stanley Cup has been raised. It’s been 22 years since the 1993 Montreal Canadiens lifted Lord Stanley’s Holy Grail. This year Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver had a shot to go deep in the playoffs, but the Stanley Cup drought continues for Canada. Let’s take a look at the Canadian teams that could win it all next year or possibly in near future. Read more

WJC Semifinals Preview: Canada’s Biggest Threat? Overconfidence

Connor McDavid scores against Denmark at the WJC (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR)

Connor McDavid scores against Denmark at the WJC (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR)

So here we are getting ready for Sunday’s 2015 World Junior Championship semifinals with host Canada coming off an 8-0 thumping of Denmark in the quarterfinals and readying to do battle with a Slovkia squad which they beat by the identical score in the preliminary round. Read more