Torben Rolfsen

Torben Rolfsen is a Vancouver-based writer and his Rolfsen Report is heard weekly on TSN Radio. Twitter: @vanguy

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Elias Pettersson poses for photos after being selected fifth overall by the Vancouver Canucks during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Will Elias Pettersson be the next Henrik Sedin?

The Vancouver Canucks had a successful weekend at the NHL Draft and, while grades for each of the league’s 31 teams are all over the map, the consensus is the Canucks did very well, especially with their second through fourth picks (two forwards and a goalie).

Stephen Curry, left, of Golden State Warriors, with the ball against LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 2, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NBA and NHL finals predictions

Eight months to the day since Toronto and Golden State opened the preseason in Rogers Arena, the NBA Finals will begin Thursday in Oakland with the rubber match series between the two teams everyone has expected to meet all season long.

Gary Bettman commissioner of the National Hockey League at the World Cup of Hockey press conference in Toronto on Wednesday August 17, 2016. (Stan Behal/Postmedia Network)

Bettman's disregard for fans knows no boundaries

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had yet another “thank you” to Canadian hockey fans Sunday, running the Senators-Penguins Game 5 at the same time as the World Hockey Championship gold medal game.

 Connor McDavid (97) of the Edmonton Oilers, celebrates his 100th point of the season after assisting on two goals against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Place in Edmonton on April 9, 2017. (Shaughn Butts / Postmedia Network)

Canucks` downward spiral in the draw

So the ping-pong balls fell out of the water cooler again Saturday, and like a certain young Russian defenceman, they bounced away from the Vancouver Canucks.

Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) battles Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) during NHL action at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Jan. 10, 2017. (Ian Kucerak/Postmedia Network)

NHL playoffs have finally arrived

After six long months, the NHL’s regular season has finally come to a close, and sport’s greatest postseason is about to begin.

Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in game seven of the 2016 World Series on November 2, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs 8-7 victory landed them their first World Series title since 1908. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Now's the time to catch baseball fever

After a thrilling 2016 postseason that ended in the Chicago Cubs' first World Series championship since 1908, and coming off a USA World Baseball Classic title (led by tourney MVP Marcus Stroman), Major League Baseball looks poised for an even bigger 2017 campaign.

In this Tuesday, March 7, 2017, file photo, Mount St. Mary's forward Will Miller, center, celebrates with teammates after beating St. Francis (Pa.) 71-61 in the NCAA college basketball Northeast Conference Tournament championship, in Emmitsburg, Md. With the win, Mount St. Mary's earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, March 14, with many games taking place during the work day. All of the games will be available online. For many of the early-round games, though, you’ll need a password through your cable or satellite TV subscription. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

March Madness begins

It’s the opening week of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.