1. Kovalchuk Deal a Disaster for Atlanta Thrashers and the NHL

    Score: New Jersey Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk 5 Atlanta Thrashers and the NHL 0 The trade: Kovalchuk and whoever else for potential For a team that was in the middle of only its second ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 823 reads 5 comments

  2. Brian Burke's Bold Moves Won't Turn Around the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Anybody thinking that Brian Burke has turned around the Toronto Maple Leafs by acquiring Dion Phaneuf and J. S. Giguere, is hoping for too much. Both have impressive statistics...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 456 reads 5 comments

  3. If I Could Interview CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon...

    As anybody who regularly reads CFL articles on Bleacher Report knows, I am the blog’s only feature writer for the league. In that capacity, it’s my duty to think of one article a week during the off-season and two when the CFL starts playing...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 307 reads 5 comments

  4. Public Condemnation of Tiger Woods Is Nothing but Victorian Hypocrisy

    Now that Tiger Woods is no longer classified as a family man, he can no longer earn a living or enjoy what he likes doing best. The best golfer on the planet is now a prisoner of public opinion...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 860 reads 6 comments

  5. Stimulus To CFL Expansion #7: Expand The Moncton Format

    The CFL is doing a first this year. It is playing a regular season game in another city with Moncton playing host to the Toronto Argonauts and an unnamed opponent...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 639 reads 11 comments

  6. Buffalo Bills: How to Really Turn Them Around

    Back in the spring of 2009, I was reading about the World Baseball Classic on another sports blog and was amazed at the number of comments spewing open hatred for Kevin Youkilis when he made an appeal to the American public to show more support...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 706 reads 8 comments

  7. Quality: The Unmeasurable Factor of CFL Expansion

    Recently I took part in a survey about CFL expansion.  Since I've written numerous Bleacher articles about the subject, I was considered to be an "expert", and my opinion was solicited and valued...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 1,037 reads 18 comments

  8. Buffalo Bills' Head Coach Not the Real Issue

    The Buffalo Bills have made news in the offseason for what is not happening: Hiring a head coach. The longer this goes on, the worse things will get...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 1,596 reads 6 comments

  9. CFL Expansion Stimulus, Number Six: Start Networking

    In order to expand, the CFL needs strong investors that believe in the league. If you go to the CFL Web site and other Internet articles, the CFL believes it has found such investors in its "group of four" in order to expand to Ottawa...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 828 reads 3 comments

  10. New BC Stadium Casts Doubt on All Professional Sports

    In this era of billion-dollar sports facilities, a modern miracle has surfaced, comparable to the visit of the three spirits to Scrooge...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 359 reads 4 comments

  11. CFL: Golden Opportunity for Unlimited Expansion

    Since it is now the CFL's offseason and I have to dig for new articles to write and or use my vivid imagination, I decided to visit the CFL's official Web site to see what is new. The one article that caught my eye was the one announcing that the B...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 653 reads 25 comments

  12. Too Much Has To Go Right for Ice Edge

    Ice Edge, the group that wants to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Phoenix, so long as they are allowed to play five games a year in Saskatoon and perhaps some playoff games there too, probably has too much against it to make it work...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 302 reads 3 comments

  13. CFL Faces Key Year in 2011

    2010 should have been a more significant year for the CFL because it was supposed to mark the return of a franchise in Ottawa...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 1,030 reads 23 comments

  14. Who Can Beat Montreal?

    After last month's exciting Grey Cup, speculation about the 2010 Canadian Football League season has already begun. Throughout 2009, the Montreal Alouettes established itself as the benchmark of the league with a combined 17-3 record...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 106 reads 2 comments

  15. The Argonauts' Bart Andrus Is Gone, So What's Next?

    The Toronto Argonauts officially said goodbye to Bart Andrus today.  This move comes as no surprise to anyone and was only delayed by the league's request that no unpleasant business be conducted until after the Grey Cup...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 120 reads 2 comments

  16. Quebec May Have To Swallow Its Pride for Funds

    The latest chapter in the attempt to get Quebec City a new arena and the Nordiques back has Quebec Premier Jean Charest meeting with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at a game in Montreal where they had an informal chat about the prospect of that happening..

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 153 reads 2 comments

  17. CFL: If I Were Montreal Alouettes President Larry Smith...

    These are good times for Larry Smith, ex-CFL commissioner and current president of the Montreal Alouettes. His football team finally won the Grey Cup (with a little help from the officials), ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 182 reads 2 comments

  18. The CFL's Christmas Wish List

    Now that the Grey Cup is over and the Saskatchewan Roughriders lost Don Cherry-style, it's the offseason and I am down to writing one CFL article a week. I have to think of things to write about...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 296 reads 4 comments

  19. Montreal Alouettes: Between Thoroughness and a Choke

    The Saskatchewan Roughriders face a daunting task if they want to emulate the celebration in the above photo from 2007 at this year's Grey Cup...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 91 reads 1 comments

  20. A Surreal Grey Cup Story

    Since Grey Cup Week is upon us, I would like to relate a CFL story that happened to me in the mid-1980s. Back then I worked for the Provincial Government in its Sports and Fitness Branch...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 58 reads 0 comments

  21. The CFL Will Return To Ottawa

    The CFL can breathe easier today about its expansion plans to Ottawa because the city council finally approved the Lansdowne Live Project by a vote of 15-9 on Nov. 17...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 151 reads 0 comments

  22. Why the CFL's Final Four Are There

    It's no secret why the CFL East-West match-ups are B.C.-Montreal, Calgary-Saskatchewan.  It can be summed up in one word:  quarterbacking...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 108 reads 1 comments

  23. Sports Movies For The Holiday Season

    Now that it is November, the Hollywood studios like to come out with their blockbusters for the holiday season. When it comes to sports movies, the plots are usually the same...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 174 reads 0 comments

  24. Stimulus to CFL Expansion, No. 5: Get Some Imaginative Leadership

    The recent article I wrote on the stupid proposal of the CFL to limit further the participation of Canadians in their own league leads me to write the next installment of the "Stimulus to CFL ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 308 reads 2 comments

  25. CFL Forgets Where It Is Playing

    The CFL has just done another Toronto Raptor impersonation—the basketball team that has tried and failed to commit suicide so many times...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 183 reads 0 comments