1. 2011 NHL Playoff Predictions: Final Round

    Well, I didn't have a good third round, barely failing with Tampa Bay and being let down by San Jose. But I hope to make up for it this round...

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  2. Return to Winnipeg Is a Mark of Shame for the NHL

    While it would be good to see Winnipeg get its team back again, for the NHL , the return of the Jets at the expense of Atlanta is a serious blow, especially to its goal of being seen as a "big four" professional sport in the United States...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 2,022 reads 28 comments

  3. 2011 NHL Playoff Predictions: Round 3

    Round 2 of the 2011 NHL Playoffs is history and featured two bad mismatches, an over-matched team making a gallant try and only one great playoff series...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 1,661 reads 0 comments

  4. Washington Capitals: Whole Lot of Shakeup Coming on

    The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, is a prophet with his song. The unflattering playoff exit of the Washington Capitals should mean a whole lot of changes to come...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 311 reads 2 comments

  5. 2011 NHL Playoff Predictions: Round 2

    Well, Round 1 of the NHL playoffs took us through the Easter season to the eve of the royal wedding. I didn't do as good as in previous years, but 5-3 isn't bad...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 1,193 reads 0 comments

  6. NHL Playoffs 2011: Phoenix Coyotes Are Done

    At the end of last night's elimination game, CBC cameras panned the faces in the Phoenix Coyotes crowd while the game caller commented on the irony of Detroit perhaps ending ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 454 reads 1 comments

  7. NHL: How Better Off Would the Coyotes Be in Winnipeg?

    With all the pressure by Winnipeg and Canadian fans and media to see the Phoenix Coyotes return to Winnipeg as a reincarnated Jets, few people have asked how much better off the team would be if they were to "return to their roots...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 1,709 reads 25 comments

  8. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Round 1 Preview

    This is my third year at NHL playoff previews. Traditionally, I've done extremely well in the first round and I hope to continue this year...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 623 reads 1 comments

  9. Hockey Concussions: NHL Players Are Suckers for Themselves

    The recent spate of concussions in the NHL has prompted a question that has been occasionally raised from time to time: What would happen if a hit were so hard that somebody ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 446 reads 5 comments

  10. Will the CFL's Expansion Dreams Come True in the Maritimes?

    Ex-CFL commissioner, Tom Wright must be envying current commissioner, Mark Cohon. Wright came to office pledging that he would add the CFL's long-sought tenth franchise before his term ended...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 1,195 reads 8 comments

  11. Dear Balsillie, Thomson, Chipman and Quebecor: Wake Up!

    It's too bad the four named people/organizations listed in the title, plus Ice Edge, and any other potential new National Hockey League Canadian franchise owner (and "honorary Canadians" ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 862 reads 25 comments

  12. Gary Bettman Contract Extension: Canadians Must Stop Being Suckers for the NHL

    Amid all the on-going clamor about head shots, concussions, and player safety in the NHL, one significant action was quietly enacted, arousing little attention: Commissioner Gary Bettman 's contract was extended five years...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 316 reads 6 comments

  13. Is Gary Bettman's Future Tied Up in Phoenix?

    When NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman assumed the reigns of power, he was given one overriding assignment by his owner employers: Get the NHL an American television contract worthy of being one of America's "Big Four" sports...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 566 reads 10 comments

  14. NHL Expansion and Relocation: Only One Solution

    The NHL's continuing defiant stand to fight to the death to save money-losing franchises is creating a narrow path to satisfy all interested parties, including itself...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 3,797 reads 20 comments

  15. CFL: "New" Hamilton Stadium Is Lose, Lose, Lose

    Finally, everyone seems to be at peace again in Hamilton due to the unanimous decision by the Hamilton City Council to renovate the Ivor Wynne Stadium...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 937 reads 7 comments

  16. CFL: Will TouchDown Atlantic Touch Down Into a Permanent CFL Franchise?

    Though it hasn't been officially announced yet, the CFL will follow up last year's successful "TouchDown Atlantic" game in Moncton with another "TouchDown" game this year on September 25...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 421 reads 3 comments

  17. NHL: Time To Call Bettman's Bluff in Quebec City

    Sports and politics are usually a bad mix, and the deal to build a new $400 million arena in Quebec City certainly points to that...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 363 reads 12 comments

  18. It's Time for Canada To Say Goodbye to the NHL

    If Quebec City, Winnipeg or any other Canadian city had hopes for government money, particularly from the Canadian Federal Government to build arenas or other facilities to get ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 3 years ago 1,464 reads 11 comments

  19. Could Raptors End Leafs' Drug-Like Hold On Toronto Fans?

    This is the story of two teams going in opposite directions. Last night, the Toronto Raptors clobbered a team they were not supposed to beat, the Oklahoma Thunder, 111-99...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 4 years ago 249 reads 0 comments

  20. NHL Long-term Strategy Needs a Rethink

    If Gary Bettman and the NHL's dream of landing a lucrative American television contract becomes possible, they might be wise to limit to the coverage to certain American teams...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 4 years ago 203 reads 2 comments

  21. How Badly Does Canada Really Want Another NHL Team?

    There are stories being reported, that the Phoenix Coyotes soap opera will finally be resolved with a new American owner from Chicago keeping the team in Phoenix for good...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 711 reads 7 comments

  22. NHL Back in Quebec? Nordique Bid Exemplifies Foolishness

    An impressive crowd estimated between 75,000 and 100,000—almost double the number expected—gathered on Quebec City's infamous Plains of Abraham for a new battle, 251 years after ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 697 reads 5 comments

  23. Quebec City Should Pay Attention to Oshawa

    There was a warning sign posted to Quebecor and those other supporters who are trying to get Quebec back into the NHL, when Oshawa City Council voted not to have a debate on building a new stadium to get the CFL's Hamilton Tiger Cats...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 171 reads 2 comments

  24. CFL Hurt by Oshawa's Stadium Decision for Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    Hamilton fans who were worried about the Tiger-Cats moving to Oshawa can dismiss the threat for now. The Oshawa City Council cancelled a debate to take steps to build a stadium to be the new home for the Tiger-Cats last Friday...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 680 reads 2 comments

  25. Hockey Needs a FIFA-like Organization

    The current, irregular "International Hockey Summit" being held in Toronto shows the difference between international soccer and international hockey...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 520 reads 15 comments