The 2017-18 National Hockey League season got off to a rousing opening over the past several days, with a number of players registering red-hot starts.
Torben Rolfsen is a Vancouver-based writer and his Rolfsen Report is heard weekly on TSN Radio. Twitter: @vanguy
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After a great regular season that featured extreme performances from both teams and individuals, Major League Baseball’s postseason is shaping up as one of the most intriguing in years.
“NFL… ratings are way down. Boring games.” – President Donald Trump
NHL preseason games got underway with the young Vancouver Canucks travelling to Los Angeles, beating the Kings 4-3 in overtime Saturday before coming home to host the franchise debut for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday.
Week One in the National Football League arrived against a backdrop of social protests, natural disasters and the 9/11 anniversary.
After an offseason that featured people protesting outside NFL headquarters (most of them players injured during the unnecessary four-game exhibition slate), it’s time for the games to start counting.
It was no Thrilla In Manila or Rumble In The Jungle, but the Money Grabba In Nevada turned out to be a lot better than most expected going in.
Leaves are starting to hit the ground, there’s a nip in the night air, and kids are getting ready to return to school.
There is angst reverberating from within the walls of BC Place these days.
If you’ve tuned in to any of the numerous American talking heads sports shows on TV or radio this summer – widely available north of the border – you may have noticed something somewhat curious: non-stop offseason coverage of the NFL and NBA.
A dizzying array of sporting events taking place in England, France, and South Africa took its toll on Pacific Time zone sleeping patterns this past week.
This Wednesday, the day after Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, is often referred to as “the slowest day of the year in North American sports”.
What happened, Toronto? In April, the world was your oyster.
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).
“No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.” – H.L. Mencken
The Toronto Blue Jays annual series in Seattle against Mariners took place this past weekend, replete with the yearly fan invasion from British Columbia.
It’s silly season in major league baseball parks.
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.
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.
Voices are howling in the annual critique and analysis regarding the relative merits and flaws of the NHL and NBA playoffs.