1. Yzerman Hiring Means the Tampa Bay Lightning Are Here To Stay

    With the signing of Steve Yzerman as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team can now be officially taken off the list of the NHL's endangered franchises...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 141 reads 2 comments

  2. Ottawa Stadium Still Nothing But A Picture

    In photographs anyway, Ottawa may be closer to rejoining the CFL. The architects who were commissioned to present the Ottawa City Council with a prospective masterpiece, unveiled it on Tuesday, and now its up to the good burghers to say yea or nay...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 250 reads 4 comments

  3. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Round 3 Analysis & Stanley Cup Final Prediction

    Well Round 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs is over and at least I got 50% of this round right, meaning I'm still at .500 for the whole playoff series. The next series is make or break for me...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 366 reads 0 comments

  4. NHL Relocation: A Tale of Two Cities, Starring Gary Bettman

    Way back in 1859, Charles Dickens, fascinated by the French Revolution, decided to write a novel that showed the similarities and contrasts of English London and French Paris during that time, and produced the epic novel, "A Tale Of Two Cities...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 418 reads 14 comments

  5. The New Winnipeg Stadium Has Finally Begun

    Another chapter in the CFL's "Era Of New Stadiums" began with a sod-turning ceremony in Winnipeg. By 2012, the Blue Bombers will be lodged in a new 33,000 seat stadium located on the ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 1,363 reads 4 comments

  6. What Has Happened to the Hartford Whalers?

    On the NHL expansion/relocation front, most of the news during the past year has been coming from Winnipeg and Quebec...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 4,277 reads 16 comments

  7. NHL Playoffs: Round 2 Analysis, Round 3 Predictions

    I've done the same thing so far as 2009. I started off with a great first round 6-2 and now started my slide with a horrible 0-4...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 793 reads 1 comments

  8. It's All Over For Winnipeg, Coyotes to Stay in Phoenix

    The Phoenix Coyotes will remain in Phoenix for at least one more season. Three different sources confirmed that last night. First, the Glendale City Council agreed to cover the NHL's potential debts up to $25 million...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 282 reads 2 comments

  9. Long-term Thinking Is Needed for Hamilton

    Just when the future seemed squarely in place for the long-term development of the Hamilton Tiger Cat franchise, a new, unnecessary squabble has reared its head...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 398 reads 12 comments

  10. Root Of The NHL Problem: The League Will Not Take A New Direction

    Way back in February of 2009, I wrote one of my first articles, entitled: "Which Direction Should The NHL Go?" In it, I listed five possible paths for future NHL development. 1...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 277 reads 2 comments

  11. On-Ice Crisis: Vancouver Canucks' Playoff Run Reaches Critical Juncture

    If the Vancouver Canucks are really a Stanley Cup champion, they are now officially at the point where they'd better start showing it...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 189 reads 4 comments

  12. CFL Draft: Still a Long Way To Go

    While the CFL Canadian draft has made progress in status over the past decade, it still has a long way to go to catch up to its rivals. Once merely a conference call, it now merits a television broadcast like its NFL and NHL cousins...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 161 reads 5 comments

  13. Canada's Golden Hockey Chain

    Now that the Stanley Cup playoffs are here, it is a good time to recall the greatest names from the past that are true sports legends...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 471 reads 1 comments

  14. NHL Playoffs: Round One Analysis, Round Two Predictions

    Well it’s the end of Round One of the NHL playoffs and I went 6-2 in this round as compared to 7-1 last year...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 1,353 reads 2 comments

  15. 2010 CFL Draft: Predicting the First Two Rounds

    I have been asked to guess who will get selected in the first two rounds of the CFL's Canadian draft, and I can't pretend to be an expert...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 448 reads 2 comments

  16. Missed CFL Opportunity: The 1994 and 2018 Commonwealth Games

    Filed away in the folders of missed opportunities for the Canadian Football League has to be the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, B.C. and the still-to-be-determined 2018 games...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 320 reads 4 comments

  17. Do You Really Want An NHL Team, Ice Edge?

    An article in the Vancouver Sun, on April 14, stated that the defeated, would-be purchasers of the Phoenix Coyotes, Ice Edge Holdings, still wants to own an NHL team...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 212 reads 2 comments

  18. Will Erik Glavic Follow in the Footsteps of Danny Brannagan?

    After decades of being in the CFL wilderness, are CFL teams finally relenting and prepared to give chances to Canadian quarterbacks? Hamilton was the latest to give rise to these hopes by interviewing two-time Hec Crighton trophy winner, Erik Glavic...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 188 reads 7 comments

  19. Thanks for Being a Sucker, Ice Chump

    It's finally officially over. Jerry Reinsdorf wins. Ice Edge loses. The NHL got what it wanted all along. No Jim Balsillie-owned team. No Hamilton team. No team even partly owned by Canadians...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 446 reads 17 comments

  20. It's NHL Playoff Prediction Time Again

    Well a year has passed since I was a soothsayer for the NHL playoffs and now I must put on my conical hat again and predict who will win each playoff series. I was 7-1 in the first round last year and then mediocre the rest of the way...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 449 reads 0 comments

  21. NHL's Last Regular Season Day Tells Truth About Its Status on U.S. TV

    In a year when the NHL was told that over one third of its revenue comes from Canada, the last day of the regular season told the story of the league in the United States...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 148 reads 0 comments

  22. 2010 NHL Troubled Teams Report Card

    After 2009, a troubled year for the NHL in which 10 of its teams lost money and it was discovered that more than a third of its revenue comes from Canada, how have some of these franchises ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about 4 years ago 1,189 reads 4 comments

  23. Stimulus To CFL Expansion #8: Play The Grey Cup In A Non-CFL City

    The CFL should use the Grey Cup to further its expansion plans by staging it in a non-CFL Canadian city. Currently, the league is using its Touchdown Atlantic game in Moncton to generate support for the league and a possible future franchise...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 481 reads 7 comments

  24. Canadian NHL Expansion: Divided We Fall

    There's been lots of articles over the past six months about NHL expansion/relocation to Canada. In the last months of 2009, it was Quebec making all the announcements. Lately it has been Winnipeg...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 1,699 reads 4 comments

  25. How Many Phoenix Cards Is NHL Commisioner Gary Bettman Holding?

    Over the last few weeks, there has been an endless parade of speculative articles about the future of the Phoenix Coyotes...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 886 reads 14 comments