1. IIHF President Doesn't Believe That the NHL Could Make It in Europe

    International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel doesn't believe the NHL will be successful if it tries to set up a European branch...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 544 reads 2 comments

  2. Dan Kepley Knows More Than Has Been Written

    Last week's resignation of Edmonton Eskimo linebacker coach, Dan Kepley, underscores something that has not happened since the 1960s: the Edmonton Eskimos are the laughingstock of the CFL...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 1,030 reads 0 comments

  3. Hamilton: It's Moncton Or Nothing

    If there is one thing the CFL doesn't need, it's the pathetic and unnecessary standoff between Hamilton Tiger Cats owner, Bob Young, and the Hamilton City Council about the location of a new stadium...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 488 reads 21 comments

  4. Hamilton Is in a Lose-Lose Situation

    The City of Hamilton and Hamilton Tiger Cat owner Bob Young have backed each other into a corner. A stadium crisis that has erupted within the last month threatens to leave Hamilton without a CFL team...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 356 reads 8 comments

  5. Tiger Woods' Fall Means That Golf Loses

    The jealous and envious minds that are rejoicing in the current struggles of Tiger Woods aren't doing the game of golf any favors. In a sports world of fewer and fewer phenomenons, a diminished Woods is no help for the good of the game...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 361 reads 1 comments

  6. Phoenix Coyotes Situation Makes the NHL Look Stupid

    Any smart businessman studying the current Phoenix Coyote situation would be either laughing his head off, or shying away from investing in the NHL. Or both...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 2,245 reads 19 comments

  7. The Key To An NHL Future in Quebec City: Find More Investors

    Quebec City might be much farther advanced in its quest to get back the Nordiques and return to the NHL, if it stopped being financially lazy and made real efforts to secure enough financing for both a new arena and a franchise bid...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 372 reads 5 comments

  8. Sharp Dividing Line in CFL Quarterbacking

    The statistics and standings are not lying about the status of quarterbacking in the 2010 CFL. With one exception, those teams who have got good quarterbacking are up, and those teams who don't have quarterbacking are down...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 157 reads 2 comments

  9. New Hamilton Stadium May Never Be Built

    The idealized new home of the Hamilton Tiger Cats, as shown in the above photo, is a thing of the past. Politicians, bureaucrats, and CFL owners and officials have made the proposed project cloudy, if not dead, before it ever got off the ground...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 804 reads 14 comments

  10. NHL Expansion To Canada is Bogged Down in Stagnant Water

    In a recent series of Globe and Mail videos about NHL expansion to Canada, Commissioner Gary Bettman urged Canadian fans to be patient. They had better be. More Canadian teams in the NHL will be a long time coming...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 1,293 reads 2 comments

  11. CFL Can't Afford To Ignore Unemployment

    It's early in the new CFL season and the CFL is alive and well and doing good business in Saskatchewan, BC, Moncton, and Montreal. But elsewhere, attendance at this year's games is less than impressive...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 246 reads 4 comments

  12. New BC Stadium Being Pushed as a Means for CFL Expansion

    Last year, I wrote an article about the amazing low cost of the new temporary stadium that the B.C. Lions are using this year for their home field...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 688 reads 17 comments

  13. Hamilton's Quarterback Complacency May Prove Costly

    Almost everybody thinks that Hamilton is an improved team from last year and are ready to take a step forward to challenge Montreal for the eastern title...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 101 reads 11 comments

  14. No End in Sight for Return of Ottawa To the Canadian Football League

    By an exact same vote of 15-9, the same as it was back last November, Ottawa City Council approved the Lansdowne Live project which will bring CFL football back to Ottawa in a new Frank Clair Stadium...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 166 reads 7 comments

  15. Do Love And Marriage Affect Free Agency in Pro Sports?

    Lately, sexual moralists have had their way in the sports world. Tiger Woods has been thoroughly chastened, and swingers like Ben Roethlisberger (above) are getting, or will soon get, their comeuppance in the courts...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 122 reads 0 comments

  16. NHL Needs To Modify Its Salary Cap Rules

    The NHL needs a salary cap to keep costs under control. That is unquestionable. But taken to extremes, as it works now, it punishes excellence and almost orders successful teams to commit suicide...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 299 reads 0 comments

  17. Danny Brannagan's Experience Should Mean CIS Coaching Reform

    Danny Brannagan, arguably the CIS's best quarterback last year, made the Toronto Argonauts football team—on their practice roster...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 353 reads 4 comments

  18. Jaroslav Halak = Patrick Roy II?

    Most Montreal Canadien fans will be stunned and angry today when they realize that the goaltender who engineered two upsets over the highly favored Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, Jaroslav Halak, has been traded to the St...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 339 reads 4 comments

  19. Shadow of CFL Commissioners' Fates Hangs Over the League

    Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of interviewing CFL Commissioner, Mark Cohon, on the issue of CFL expansion, exclusively for Bleacher Report...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 321 reads 5 comments

  20. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Reflections on the Postseason After the Final Round

    The 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs are over, and thanks to the Chicago Blackhawks in this round, I have a winning record predicting playoff round victories...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 283 reads 0 comments

  21. Edmonton Sets Grey Cup Record

    If any Bleacher fans were thinking of getting a ticket to the 2010 Grey Cup in Edmonton on November 28, they are already too late. Edmonton set a Grey Cup record by selling all the tickets within a week of putting them on sale, starting on June 1...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 87 reads 4 comments

  22. From Ben To Nodar: Canada's Descent Into Shame

    I recently wrote a slideshow article listing 10 bad moments that changed sports forever. The slide that got the most comments was that of the death of Olympic Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, at the 2010 Vancouver Games...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 166 reads 0 comments

  23. If I Could Interview NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman...

    Everybody who has been a regular reader of mine since I have writte a CFL article in which I set up an imaginary interview with the Commissioner, Mark Cohon. Mr...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 486 reads 3 comments

  24. CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon Answers Expansion Questions

    Way back on February 1, I wrote a fantasy article entitled, "If I Could Interview CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon" in which I conducted an imaginary interview where I asked him every possible question that was important to me...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 381 reads 14 comments

  25. 10 Darkest Moments That Changed Sports Forever

    I recently read a Bleacher slide show article, listing the author's ten worst bad guys in the world of sport. So, plunging into the dark side of the world of sport, I'm creating a slide show listing ten "bad" events that changed sport forever...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 5,152 reads 13 comments