Sports/Hockey/NHL

Steve Yzerman reportedly leaving Lightning to become Red Wings GM

April 19, 2019

The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a news conference on Friday afternoon where — according to multiple media reports — it is expected the team will name former captain Steve Yzerman as their new general manager. JUST ANNOUNCED: The <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/RedWings?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#RedWings</a> will hold a press conference today at 3 p.m. EST with Christopher Ilitch, Steve […]

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Steve Yzerman named Red Wings GM, leaving Lightning after 9 years

April 19, 2019

The Captain is coming home. Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman was named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, returning to the franchise where he was part of three Stanley Cup championship teams and a captain for a league-record 20 seasons. “I’m extremely excited to be back in Detroit,” Yzerman said at […]

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NHL’s East now wide open after Lightning, Penguins make early exits

April 17, 2019

With the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning out of the playoffs, the path for an upstart team in the East to reach the Stanley Cup final is now slightly easier. The Toronto Maple Leafs could get that grudge match with the New York Islanders in the conference final that so many NHL fans were hoping […]

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Avalanche push Flames to brink with OT win

April 16, 2019

Mikko Rantanen scored on a slap shot 10:23 into overtime after tying the game with a goal late in regulation and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the teams’ best-of-seven series. Moments after weathering a penalty, Carl Soderberg got the […]

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Bruins’ Pastrnak returns to 1st love — beating the Leafs

April 16, 2019

After Boston Bruins sniper David Pastrnak scored three goals in a 5-1 win at home in the first meeting of the regular season against the rival Toronto Maple Leafs last fall, Pastrnak remarked, “I love beating Toronto.” But the 22-year-old Czech right wing had not done much to beat the Maple Leafs in the opening-round […]

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Suspended Nazem Kadri to miss rest of Maple Leafs’ series against Bruins

April 15, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for the rest of his team’s opening-round playoff series against Boston after he took a major penalty for a vicious cross-check to the head of Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk on Saturday night. The NHL came down hard on the veteran forward for the incident that took place at […]

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Leafs outmuscled, Kadri loses cool as Bruins even series

April 14, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs third-line centre Nazem Kadri lost his cool once again against the Boston Bruins on Saturday. With his team down two goals at the 14:03 mark of the third period, the undisciplined Kadri snuffed out any chance of a Toronto comeback when he took a vicious cross-checking major to the head of Bruins […]

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Potential playoff runs could put Flames-Jets on collision course in West

April 10, 2019

The West is wide open. Because the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning reside in the East, there is no clear cut favourite in the Western Conference. There is a handful of contenders, however, beginning with the regular-season conference-winning Calgary Flames.  Next are the Stanley Cup finalist Vegas Golden Knights and the team they eliminated in […]

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2019 Stanley Cup playoffs broadcast schedule announced

April 7, 2019

The NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs begin on Wednesday and you can watch the action live on CBC TV or live streamed through CBCSports.ca and the CBC Sports app. CBC will be the home for every first-round game of two Canadian teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Calgary Flames. Both of those first-round series begin on […]

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Legendary play-by-play man Bob Cole makes final call

April 7, 2019

Bob Cole has always said the focus should be on the players — not him. There was little chance of that on Saturday night. The legendary play-by-play man called his last game for Hockey Night in Canada to cap a half century behind the microphone. The regular-season finale in Montreal between the Canadiens and the Toronto […]

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