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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (The Canadian Press via AP)

Bettman should let NHLers play: Patrick Brown

On Monday, hockey fans got the news that we’ve all been dreading for months: The NHL won’t allow their players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea. Shame on the NHL, whose leadership needs to understand that there is more to hockey than money. And shame on the IOC.

Team USA's Amanda Kessel in action against Team Sweden in the Women's Ice Hockey Semifinals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 17, 2014. (Al Charest/Postmedia Network/Files)

Wrong message being sent by USA Hockey

Australia this week offered to more than double the pay of its national women’s cricket team, which was news to this corner on a lot of levels, including the fact that women play international cricket.

The Canucks traded Alex Burrows to the Senators on Monday. (Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images/Files)

Canucks literally go viral; also trade Burrows

You've got to give the Canucks credit. Not many teams having such a mediocre season succeed in going viral. But the team went old school with some actual retroviral infection this week, losing a whack of players to the mumps.

Hockey Canada head Tom Renney has several plans in place -- with or without NHL players -- for Canada's coaches and roster at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea next February. (David Bloom/Postmedia Network)

Uneasy wait for Olympics decision

Tom Renney has Plan A and Plan B and maybe even a Plan C in his Hockey Canada office and admits he has no clue whether NHL players will be participating in the Olympic Games next year in Korea.

Brandon Wheat Kings player Meyer Nell (middle) tries to score on Calgary Hitmen goalie Kyle Dumba during WHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Jan. 29, 2017. (Leah Hennel/Postmedia Network)

Judge orders CHL to open books

Canadian Hockey League teams are offside in withholding detailed financial records that are being sought be players seeking a minimum wage from them, a judge ruled Tuesday.