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Sweden's Jimmie Ericsson (left) tries to slow down Canada's Jonathan Toews during the first period in the gold medal game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 23, 2014. (Al Charest/Postmedia/Files)

NHL GMs will address Olympic issues

Even with International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel claiming his organization is accruing enough money to cover insurance and travel costs for National Hockey League players to go to the 2018 Winter Olympics, there are some key questions that remain.

Canucks fans had reason to celebrate on Saturday. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Joyful weekend for sports fans

Vancouver sports fans got a brief respite from the cold November rain Sunday, as both home teams fashioned storybook come-from-behind endings that gave the much-beleaguered local supporters something they haven’t had for awhile: joy.

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is seen warming up prior to NHL pre-season hockey action on Oct. 6, 2016 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Reasons for hope, doubt in Canada

Nearly three weeks into the season, what’s more surprising: that the Edmonton Oilers have the most wins of any team in the National Hockey League or that the Vancouver Canucks haven’t had a reason to fire head coach Willie Desjardins yet?

Wayne Gretzky sits down with Mike Zeisberger in Toronto on Monday October 17, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Postmedia Network)

Gretzky: Hockey expenses 'a crisis'

In his role as the official ambassador for the NHL’s centennial season, Wayne Gretzky sat down for a one-on-one with Postmedia to discuss all things hockey. In the third of a four-part series entitled “THE GREAT ONE & THE STATE OF THE GAME,” Gretzky admits that the soaring costs of playing hockey is not a new dilemma for the sport — but nevertheles

Wayne Gretzky sits down with Mike Zeisberger in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

Playing in Canada? Embrace it, kids

TORONTO — In his role as the official ambassador for the NHL’s Centennial Season, Wayne Gretzky sat down for a one-on-one with Postmedia to discuss all things hockey.

Former NHL player Wojtek Wolski, seen here with the Colorado Avalanche, broke his neck and suffered a concussion during a game in the KHL on Thursday. (Postmedia Network/Files)

Former NHLer breaks neck in KHL

Former NHLer Wojtek Wolski is in intensive care with a broken neck after crashing awkwardly into the boards during a KHL game Thursday in Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Wayne Gretzky was joined in Wednesday's announcement by Oilers owner Darryl Katz. OEG vice-chairman Bob Nicholson and Hockey Hall of Fame board chairman Lanny McDonald. (Codie McLachlan)

Gretzky, Oilers reunite

Wayne Gretzky never really left Edmonton because his bronze statue was always welcoming Oilers’ fans to the House That 99 built at Rexall Place, but now The Great One is back in the flesh.

Drew Doughty with the championship trophy after beating Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto on Sept. 29, 2016. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

Looking back: The good, the bad, the ugly

For much of the month of September, we consistently heard the World Cup bashers continuously highlight the alleged warts of the tournament, none moreso than allegations that it was an event that was completely contrived.

Brad Marchand looks on as Team Canada practices at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sept. 6 prior to the World Cup of Hockey tournament in Toronto. On Monday, Marchand signed an eight-year contract extension with the Bruins. (Wayne Cuddington/Postmedia Network)

Marchand earned top line spot, contract extension

After his two-goal performance against Russia Saturday night, Brad Marchand was asked about potentially joining Team Canada linemate Sidney Crosby in Pittsburgh once his contract with the Boston Bruins expired at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.