1. NFL in Canada: Beggars Can't Be Choosers

    The NFL has come to Canada only a smattering of times before, mostly for preseason games. Prior to that, Canadians had to support the WLAF, the World League of American Football or, as it was not-so-affectionately known, the "Whatta-LAF...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 1,055 reads 7 comments

  2. Detroit Red Wings: Chris Chelios Still Going and Going and Going...

    If Cosmo, People and US magazines are to be believed, 50 is the new 40 which, in turn, is the new 30, then at 46-years old, Detroit Red Wings’ Chris Chelios is the new 23...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 605 reads 0 comments

  3. NHL Playoffs: Canadiens Graffiti Has No Place in Montreal

    If you have ever planned on visiting Montreal, now is the time.The city is fired up as if the streets and sidewalks have been juiced with 50-thousand volts of pure energy...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 2,078 reads 7 comments

  4. Washington Capitals: From Labour Day to Today

    You don't wear white after labour day so the Washington Capitals got decked out in red as it prepared for the season in September. It appeared to be the wrong decision as the team got off to a lackluster start...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 800 reads 0 comments

  5. MLB: A-Rod's Omen

    The red-tailed hawk, also dubbed the "chicken hawk," is a noble bird of prey, common to North America. As much as home in the wilderness as it is in urban areas, it is an opportunistic ...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 553 reads 0 comments

  6. Ottawa Senators: From Penthouse to Outhouse

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Despite a loss to the Anaheim Ducks in the Stanley Cup final last season, the Ottawa Senators were on top of the world and on top of their division ...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 840 reads 1 comments

  7. A Swan Song for Our National Anthems

    An almost imperceptible breeze caresses Jacques Plante and Maurice Richard, sending a shiver along the stitching of Nos. 1 and 9, respectively, hung high above center ice at the Bell Center in Montreal...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 1,369 reads 12 comments

  8. Can Canadiens Cope Without Saku Koivu?

    The true measure of a team is determined not by how many wins it chalks up but how many wins it chalks up without its key players.The Houston Rockets are a perfect example...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 798 reads 8 comments

  9. Toronto Maple Leafs: Adrift on a Rocky Sea of Uncertainty

    The Toronto Maple Leafs dismal season went out, not with a bang but a whimper. More accurately, the sound of choking sobs, emitted by the tens of thousands of fans who call Leafs ...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 702 reads 0 comments

  10. Patrick Roy Fallout: Quebec Junior Hockey Ordered to Put Violence on Ice

    In a bland, sparsely decorated room on the 11th floor of Quebec's Education Ministry offices in Montreal, as far away from an arena as is possible, the fate of fighting in junior hockey was decided...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 910 reads 1 comments

  11. Violence in Hockey: Where's the Line?

    Patrick Roy stood behind the bench of his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team, the Quebec Ramparts, as the melee erupted before him...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 2,856 reads 12 comments

  12. NCAA Tournament Sleeper: A Rebel Without A Clue

    I'm a sucker for a good mascot. In the early 90s, college ball was all the rage merchandise-wise, and having transferred to a new school at the age of 15, image was key...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 720 reads 0 comments

  13. Coach Carbonneau's Conundrum

    Most NHL coaches would love to have Montreal Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau's problem. Carey Price or Jaroslav Halak? When Habs GM Bob Gainey unloaded Cristobal Huet, the hockey world questioned whether Price would be able to get it done...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 695 reads 2 comments

  14. From Mock Chicken to Mock NFL Drafts

    As a kid, along with pounds of bologna, my parents used to order mock chicken at the supermarket deli. I had no idea what mock chicken was, but I presumed it was chicken of some kind...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 1,316 reads 12 comments

  15. Outdoor Overkill: Why The NHL Should Stay Out of Yankee Stadium

    The temperature had dipped to -18°C. If you factored in the wind, it felt more like -30°C, the kind of cold that digs in to exposed skin in moments, the kind of biting wind that stings ...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 2,239 reads 14 comments

  16. Avalanche Analysis: Power Play Will Bring Down Colorado

    On wind-swept, snow-covered mountains across the globe, there's nothing more dangerous than an avalanche, roaring down the side of a rocky slope at break-neck speeds, enveloping and destroying everything in its path...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 888 reads 1 comments

  17. Boston Bruins in Hibernation mode

    After another embarrassing loss for Boston, falling 8-2 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, coach Claude Julien is searching for answers...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 700 reads 1 comments

  18. Memo to NHL Marketing Dept: Hockey Is the Best Game Going

    MEMORANDUMDate: March 5, 2008 To: NHL Marketing Dept.From: Tim Parent SUBJECT: The Selling of the Sport As a fan of hockey, I have to tell you I'm pleased with the current state of the game...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 1,135 reads 0 comments

  19. Western Swing Will Test Montreal Canadiens Mettle

    The Montreal Canadiens are flying high after a roller coaster week that saw their number one goalie, Cristobal Huet, traded to Washington; their rookie goalie, Carey Price, thrust in the void ...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 647 reads 3 comments

  20. Capital Gains in Washington

    These days, it seems everyone is talking change in Washington. Barack Obama is promising it, Hilary Clinton is hard-selling it and John McCain is not George W. Bush so that's change right there...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 572 reads 8 comments

  21. NHL Trade Deadline: Bob Gainey's No Fool

    If you believe this Montreal Canadiens team will be making it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals, there's some swamp land in Florida that may interest you...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 1,015 reads 18 comments

  22. NHL Trade Deadline: Did Pittsburgh Give Up Too Much?

    It came down to the wire. With about two minutes to go until the NHL trade deadline was reached, the news came down about the future of Marian Hossa...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 892 reads 6 comments

  23. NHL Rumors: Marian Hossa, if the Gloves Don't Fit...

    It would seem the rumors of a deal between Montreal and the Atlanta Thrashers for star right-winger Marian Hossa are a little premature...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 1,340 reads 5 comments

  24. NHL Rumors: Marian Hossa a Step Closer to Montreal?

    At the NHL General Managers Meetings in Naples, Florida, Montreal Canadiens GM Bob Gainey indicated he was looking for an "impact player" to round out the team, but wasn't convinced it was going to happen...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 2,543 reads 4 comments

  25. Eric Gagné's Non-Apology for HGH Use

    You can be forgiven for missing Eric Gagné's brief media scrum Monday afternoon. Most of the sports world was focused on Andy Pettitte who, in this era of plausible deniability, actually had the stones to man-up to his steroid use...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about over 6 years ago 758 reads 0 comments