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).
Torben Rolfsen is a Vancouver-based writer and his Rolfsen Report is heard weekly on TSN Radio. Twitter: @vanguy
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“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.
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.
And then there were two.
Less than a week into the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs and already several storylines have emerged: some surprising, some not.
After six long months, the NHL’s regular season has finally come to a close, and sport’s greatest postseason is about to begin.
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.
A college basketball season that started with 351 teams in November and was pared down to 68 two weeks ago is now down to just four.
Is it a case of March Mildness?
It’s the opening week of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.
Unfurl your flag and break out the face paint: it’s World Baseball Classic time.
What a difference a year makes.
The sometimes three-ring circus that is the NBA pulled into New Orleans Friday through Sunday, where it set up shop for its literal three-ring circus: All-Star Weekend.
“Spring starts when a heartbeat’s pounding, when the birds can be heard above the reckoning carts.” – The Tragically Hip
The Vancouver Canucks begin a tough, six-games-in-10-nights road trip Tuesday through the U.S. midwest and northeast.