Hockey

Destined for the basement

At the start of each new NHL season the debates surrounding who will win each conference and who has the best shot at the cup dominate hockey arguments everywhere. But what about the opposite – the thing that no team aspires to be? Who will be the epitome of futility, the archetype of ineffectuality? Who will be the worst team […]

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Optimism in Leaf land

While there is no shortage of people who absolutely detest the Toronto Maple Leafs, even the most diehard Leaf-hater will admit that 2009 was one of their best off-seasons. The Leafs have gone from a joke franchise with a roster that couldn’t challenge for an AHL championship to a legitimate team with some serious weapons and a great front office. […]

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Off-season headlines

All of the attention the NHL has earned during the offseason is nothing short of a public relations dream. Has it been good publicity? No. Not entirely. But as the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity. Take Jim Balsillie, who’s been no stranger to headlines this off-season. He’s spent the entire summer trying to convince Gary Bettman that he […]

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Former Hawks go pro

Turnover from year to year is always an issue for university varsity sports teams, and the 2009-10 roster of the Laurier men’s hockey team is no exception. The team has lost a number of talented players over the past few years and many of them have gone on to play on a professional level. Matt Maccarone (AHL) The player that […]

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Former Hawk to play pro hockey in Belgium

Golden Hawk alumnus Luke Girard will be making his way over to Belgium later this summer to start the second chapter of his hockey career. Beginning September 1, Girard, a forward, will trade in his purple and gold for the colours of Herentalse HYC in the Royal Belgian Ice Hockey Federation. “Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted to […]

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Third time the charm for Balsillie?

Canada’s favourite renegade billionaire is up to his old tricks once again, as Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Waterloo-based Research in Motion (RIM), has put in a bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes, a team that has been struggling to sell tickets throughout its existence and who hasn’t made the playoffs in seven years. Balsillie sent waves of controversy throughout the […]

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