1. Dallas Stars Ownership Problem Shows the Investment Status of the NHL in the US

    If the NHL thinks that someone is going take the money-losing Phoenix Coyotes off their hands in the near future, they need to start taking drugs to get their heads out of the sand...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 268 reads 6 comments

  2. CFL: Moncton Experiment Will Be Taken Further in 2012

    For those CFL fans who have been pining for the day when the league finally has ten Canadian cities (Ottawa's future return has been confirmed), that possibility will be even more tantilizingly, teasingly closer in 2012...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 485 reads 14 comments

  3. Miami Dolphins: On the Road To an Undeserved Coaching Change

    After last night's Dolphins-Patriots opening game in Miami and remembering what happened last year, particularly the Dolphins' inability to win at home, two things should be obvious...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 2,126 reads 41 comments

  4. Quebec is Taking the Next Steps To Return to the NHL

    Quebec took a major step on Tuesday towards getting the shovels in the ground for a new arena and a return to the NHL ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 976 reads 6 comments

  5. NFL Predictions 2011: 5 Teams That Face a Make-or-Break Year

    This is a pivotal year for five NFL teams in particular. These aren't teams who are doormats or teams that are necessarily contenders. But all of them either now have or will develop reputations as chronic underachievers...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  6. New Hamilton Stadium Makes No Sense at All

    What started out as an exciting prospect, a new Hamilton stadium for the Tiger Cats that would settle the team's long-term future and ensure Grey Cup games to be played in Hamilton ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 642 reads 10 comments

  7. CFL Is Dwindling in Toronto

    There are many bright things to look forward to in the future of the CFL ; Winnipeg is drawing sell-out crowds, and will have a new enlarged stadium next year; Ottawa will start ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 661 reads 8 comments

  8. Saskatchewan Roughriders: The Agony Is Over for Greg Marshall

    Everybody was pulling for Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Greg Marshall. He had waited 17 years to get a head coaching position and now he was finally going to get his dream come true...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 226 reads 0 comments

  9. Why the NHL Doesn't Dare Play an Exhibition Game in Hamilton

    Scanning the NHL 's exhibition schedule of games played in non-NHL cities to get clues about the future development of the league, one notices several interesting things...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 448 reads 5 comments

  10. NHL News: Why They Won't Give Up on Kansas City

    The Sprint Center in Kansas City is still a tempting prize for the NHL. The arena can seat just under 18,000 hockey fans and is being tried once again for an exhibition game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Los Angeles Kings on September 27...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 971 reads 22 comments

  11. More Winnipegs on the NHL's Horizon?

    The NHL may have put out one fire by reluctantly finally moving one money-losing franchise from Atlanta to Winnipeg, but it still has several hot spots to deal with. The hottest problems are the Phoenix Coyotes and the New York Islanders ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 3 years ago 701 reads 17 comments

  12. Toronto Maple Leafs: Brian Burke Says Th-Th-Th-Th-That's All Folks!

    A lot of Toronto Maple Leaf fans are praising Brian Burke 's offseason work, but don't count me among them. My report card reads like this: Better team than last year's team: Yes...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 1,679 reads 30 comments

  13. Brian Burke in Afganistan Is Farther Than the Maple Leafs Will Go in 2012

    Respect for Brian Burke for visiting beleaguered Canadian troops in Afganistan won't be diminished, but the credibility for the Toronto Maple Leafs took another hit...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 1,845 reads 123 comments

  14. Los Angeles' NFL Dreams Are Getting Dimmer, Not Closer

    In the city where the surreal sometimes becomes reality, the sports environment of Los Angeles is becoming more and more unbelievable every day...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 323 reads 1 comments

  15. CFL: Options for Where to Take Touchdown Atlantic

    The CFL smartly decided to consolidate the gains they made in the Maritimes and scheduled another regular season game in Moncton to follow up their success from last year...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 354 reads 4 comments

  16. CFL: Danny Brannagan's Fate Is a Black Eye for the League

    After one year, the Danny Brannagan Canadian quarterback experiment is over. Last year, he was deemed good enough to make the Toronto Argonauts practice roster. This year, not even that...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 347 reads 5 comments

  17. Final Analysis on the 2011 NHL Playoffs

    Well everybody, I didn't finish up very well in my predictions, losing all three of the last playoff rounds, though two of them went to seven games...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 144 reads 0 comments

  18. Vancouver Canucks Have to Rethink Their "Formula"

    At the beginning of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, there were several teams who had a recent history of playoff failure and needed to "prove" their critics wrong...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 801 reads 14 comments

  19. Dedicated to Toronto's Hockey Fans: Jim Manners' NHL Dream

    The excitement was beginning to die down. After a decade and a half of futility, the Winnipeg Jets were back in the NHL . Jim Manners, one of Toronto’s newest multi-millionaires, put down the newspaper with astonishment...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 164 reads 0 comments

  20. Forgiveness of Balsillie Is a Symbol of Hockey's Status in the United States

    Viewers of the Stanley Cup Final in both Canada and the United States may have noted that some of the commercials that are paying for the television broadcasts are those which aim to sell more Blackberry products...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 615 reads 7 comments

  21. NHL: Quebec/Seattle Is an Ideal Pairing for NHL Expansion

    In the wake of the Winnipeg relocation, there has been speculation about what will happen next in the NHL. The current hot-spot remains Phoenix, but two cities have surfaced as possible destinations for the NHL...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 7,204 reads 43 comments

  22. NHL Post-Atlanta Thrashers: Scrap the Existing Long-Term Strategy

    Way back in February of 2009, I wrote an article speculating about the five choices the NHL had to develop the league for the long-term...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 691 reads 10 comments

  23. NHL: Arena Already an Issue for Winnipeg Franchise

    It hasn't been bluntly stated, but indirectly the size of the MTS Center in Winnipeg has already become a cloud hanging over the future of the (Jets?)...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 2,985 reads 35 comments

  24. NHL Politics Determine Expansion/Relocation

    Way back in October 2009, I predicted that Quebec City would be Canada's seventh NHL team. Instead, Winnipeg has usurped that role...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 647 reads 13 comments

  25. NHL: Day of Joy in Winnipeg with Atlanta Thrashers' Relocation

    The wall finally cracked. The barrier is finally gone. The Winnipeg (Jets?) are back in the NHL. Today, True North Sports and Entertainment, led by Mark Chipman and Dave Thomson, ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 3 years ago 132 reads 4 comments