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There’s a good feeling about the Canucks’ top pick Olli Juolevi, a heady Finnish defenceman with a polished all-around game and a history of winning. GETTY IMAGES

Canadian teams leave Canucks in their dust

The 2016 NHL Draft is now done and while it’s true the draft can’t be fairly evaluated for five years or so, it appears the Vancouver Canucks may have left the party in Buffalo with a half-empty goody bag.

George Stroumboulopoulos is reported to be out as HNIC host. FILE PHOTO

Scapegoating Strombo embarrassing for HNIC

How Rogers managed to drag the reputations of two of this country’s most respected broadcasters through the mud in just two seasons of NHL coverage couldn’t have been predicted when the telecom giant acquired the league’s TV rights in what now seems like a never-ending deal.

Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts while taking on the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP)

Cavs' Thompson shouldn't be overlooked

LeBron James and Stephen Curry will get the bulk of the attention — good and bad — following one of the most memorable finishes in NBA history, Cleveland’s 93-89 Game 7 title win late Sunday evening, but Tristan Thompson deserves his share of the spotlight as well.

Canada's Mitchell Marner reacts to a penalty late in the third period while taking on Finland in quarter-final action at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki on Jan. 2, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Marner headlines summer camp list

Mitch Marner leads a group of 41 players who will try to make a solid impression at Canada’s summer development camp for the 2017 world junior championship.

Fans of the former NHL team the Quebec Nordiques enjoy the atmosphere during the NHL pre-season game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Videotron Centre on September 28, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Nordiques fans optimistic about eventual return

Sports radio host Vincent Cauchon says he remembers being criticized at a Quebec City convenience store for buying Molson beer products — 20 years after the brewer vetoed plans for the Nordiques to enter the NHL in the late 1970s.

LeBron James shows Kevin some love. GETTY IMAGES

Do we really have to like LeBron now?

The Cleveland Cavaliers capped a stunning comeback Sunday, defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 to rally from a 3-1 series deficit and bring the northern Ohio city its first major championship in 52 years.

Dustin Johnson of the United States lines up a putt on the third green during the second round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa., on June 17, 2016. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP)

Half of the field to play 36 holes on Saturday

OAKMONT, Pa. — Confusion is not an especially unusual condition for a U.S. Open beset by spectacular thunderstorms, but this one may go three days before the first game story can be written with a final score from any round.