Andrew Markowiak

Lou Lamoriello and the Toronto Maple Leafs have made it very clear that they’re ready to compete. While the word out of MLSE is that the Shanaplan is still in full swing, it’s become apparent that the development of this roster has thundered past expectations and the team is looking to enter an era of […]

  Michael Distefano

The Rest of the Tour: The Toronto Maple Leafs The Winnipeg Jets The Calgary Flames The Senators Other than maybe Vancouver, there is no other team in Canada that has endured more than enough of their fair share of roster changes and different leadership roles than in Ottawa. Just one year remove from the devastating […]

  Michael Distefano

The Rest of the Tour: The Toronto Maple Leafs The Winnipeg Jets The Ottawa Senators The Flames The next stop on our tour will be in Alberta. The Calgary flames exceeded expectations last season despite finishing 4th last in the standings. The Flames ended the year with a 35-40-7 record. That was 10-points more than […]

  Michael Distefano

The Rest of the Tour: The Toronto Maple Leafs The Calgary Flames The Ottawa Senators The Jets The next stop on our Canadian tour is in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Jets are the newest edition to the National Hockey league since moving from Atlanta just four years ago. The Jets have not endured much success since […]

  Michael Distefano

The Rest of the Tour: The Winnipeg Jets The Calgary Flames The Ottawa Senators The Edmonton Oilers The Leafs We’re back to Hockey in Leaf Land and plenty of skepticism still remain in the biggest hockey market in the world. Will Kadri stay consistent? Will Clarkson bounce back? Will Carlyle make it through the entire […]

  Billie Marlow

The Stanley Cup. The name induces a sense of respect, honour and tradition. As the holy grail of trophies, it’s legacy and those of the names engraved on the silver and nickel cup shines through the dreams of hockey aficionados. It has been spurring generations of players to 5 am morning practices, gruelling games and […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Things seemed peachy in June, when Wiggins—the most highly touted basketball prospect since LeBron James—was drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers. It looked like our hometown hero would be playing alongside Kyrie Irving and fellow Canadians Anthony Bennett and Tristan Thompson. What was not to love? I couldn’t wait for the season to start. […]

  Max Cubello

The Stanley Cup is neither won nor lost in July and August. However, we know that making the right moves in free agency can set a team up nicely for some late season success. Finding the right pieces – whether it’s someone who adds depth up front or a top tier defenceman – can often […]

  Max Cubello

The Houston Texans, after putting on one of the worst regular season performances in NFL history, have no doubt had an eventful 2014 offseason so far. After ending last season on a dreadful 14-game losing streak, the Texans went into the 2014 NFL Draft with the first overall selection (thanks to that aforementioned losing streak). […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Girls with glasses sure would be beautiful if they didn’t wear glasses, huh? That’s what the movies would have you believe, anyway. You all know what I’m talking about. It’s a classic movie trope: the bookish, plain-looking girl with glasses is picked on by everyone because she wears glasses and she’s so boring. But one […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Even though I expected it to happen, I still can’t believe it actually happened. When Kyle Lowry announced on Wednesday night that he would re-sign with the Toronto Raptors, he not only ensured that the team would get its best player back, but he helped dispel the notion that sought-after free agents won’t sign with […]

  Max Cubello

You’ve got to love the mystique behind the infamous sophomore slump. The beauty of it is that it can happen to anyone. Surely all of us can name, without even giving it much thought, an NFL player who had a monster rookie campaign only to go through a frustrating and underwhelming second season in the […]

  Joseph Woodward

Did a UFO really crash in the city of Roswell, New Mexico in 1947? Is it true that the Bermuda Triangle makes ships and planes disappear? Was the moon landing just a hoax? Whether or not you believe in some of these wacky theories, they all have evidence to show that they could actually be […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Either Greivis Vasquez hadn’t talked things over with his agent, or he just hadn’t listened. Days after the Toronto Raptors’ season-ending game-seven loss to the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals in early May, players sat down for their exit interviews with team management. After that, they were trotted out one by one to […]

  Michael Distefano

The NFL has developed into a quarterback-driven league; to win, a team must have a special quarterback. Every year there are some shoe-ins who have the starting job for their team; however, for some teams, every new year brings with it a quarterback competition at training camp. The biggest quarterback battle this year  is Mark […]

  Eric DePriester

First and foremost, for all you Michael J. Fox megafans (and really, who isn’t one?) expecting a recap of the delightful romp Doc Hollywood– a winning film concerning the comic and romantic entanglements of a big city doctor stuck in a small town- I sincerely apologize. This is not that article and, in all likelihood, […]

  Eric DePriester

In Los Angeles, we have a special way of solving just about any problem: throw money at it. Be it luxury homes, street whips, blockbuster movies, or sports franchises, the solution to Angelino woes is often a swift financial influx trying to buy the problem away. As often as it works, we are also given […]

  Peter Lowry

So just how big is this trade the Blue Jays made with the Marlins yesterday? Here’s your answer: if you made a bet in Las Vegas that the Toronto Blue Jays would win the 2013 World Series on Tuesday morning, your odds would have been 100-1. If you tried to make the same bet on […]