Mike Wilson's collection of Leafs jersey spans a full wall in his museum-like basement. (Photo by Andrew Forbes)

Mike Wilson: His Role in Hockey History

At 26, my historical knowledge surrounding the game of hockey is still budding. Even having covered the game in different capacities for the past few years, there are instances from the game’s earlier days that don’t always ring a bell with me. But that’s the beauty of this beloved game […]

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The Sports Commissioner: Reigning in Attack Dogs

How does a two-game suspension turn into an indefinite ban? The same way an owner can be banned for life, or a PED-user can lose a season and a half for something that occurred over a decade prior. It happens because of a strange job title: the Commissioner. Born in […]

Andi Petrillo and Cassie Campbell-Pascal both worked for CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. (Photo by Andrew Forbes)

Venus, Mars and Sexism in Sports

Just over a week ago, CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt fought back against the vulgar string of  FHRITP taunts that have engulfed North American news coverage. While it’s been an ongoing battle for journalists (mostly female), it was refreshing to finally see one of those reporters – victimized by the degrading […]

Who Will Be in the Hall of Fame Class of 2015?

Who Will Be in the Hall of Fame Class of 2015?

On June 29th, the Selection Committee of the Hockey Hall of Fame will meet in Toronto to select and announce the class of 2015.  After analyzing the potential inductees, here is my breakdown of who’s in and who’s out this year in the Hockey Hall of Fame – CLASS OF […]

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Shedding Hockey’s “Tough” Mentality

Reports surfaced recently that the family of the late Steve Montador were planning to sue the National Hockey League after it was discovered that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) following his playing days. CTE is a degenerative brain condition linked to concussions and repeated blows to the head […]

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Breaking Hockey’s Code

“I thought the original call was kind of soft and I let him know it on the way to the penalty box,” Brandon Prust said in regards to referee Brad Watson following Montreal’s 6-2 loss Sunday night. “He kept provoking me. He came to the box and called me every […]