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10 Things: Defunct sports franchises

1) Montreal Expos The Montreal Expos, named after the Expo ’67 World's Fair, began play in 1969 as the first Major League Baseball franchise outside the United States. After posting 10 straight losing seasons, the Expos enjoyed moderate success in the early ’80s and the early ’90s, capped by their league-leading record in the strike-shortened… Keep Reading

Blackhawks during a shootout
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Behind the Bench: Just don’t let it be a tie

The very last tied game in NHL history was played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers on April 4, 2004. It was anything but slow. The Hurricanes took an impressive 4-0 lead in the first period before allowing six unanswered goals to start out the third. Carolina recovered when Eric Staal and Brad… Keep Reading

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NHL Stanley Cup 2015 Preview

Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews is the ideal player to pick if someone were starting an NHL franchise from scratch. Sidney Crosby is a hard hit away from a career-ending concussion. John Tavares is a special talent but he has hasn’t proven himself quite yet. Steven Stamkos would be a fine choice, but Toews is the… Keep Reading

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Behind the Bench: Winter ‘not so’ classic

As Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 13 seconds remaining in regulation, one could almost forget that the NHL’s annual Winter Classic was struggling to maintain its popularity among fans. This year’s game, an outdoor tilt between the Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks, may have been the most exciting one yet—weather conditions were… Keep Reading

(Luke Orlando / McGill Tribune)
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Ken Dryden takes skills from the rink to the classroom

McGill Tribune (MT): Growing up, how did you balance the challenges of being a student, with your high expectations as an athlete? Ken Dryden (KD): All my life I played sports and all my life I was in school. I liked both. If you like something, you get absorbed by it. You lose track of… Keep Reading

McDavid is eligible for the 2015 NHL draft. (puckingpattyb.blogspot.com)
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Connor McDavid: The next great one?

At just 16, Toronto native Connor McDavid is already being compared to some of the greatest hockey players to have ever laced up a pair of skates. The 5’11, 170 pound centre is undoubtedly one of the most highly touted NHL prospects in the world, according to a myriad of scouts who were in attendance… Keep Reading

MIke Babcock Sochi Olympics
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Defining Mike Babcock

"Regular" is not a word to describe Mike Babcock. It's the opposite of regular to be the only coach in NHL history to have won an Olympic gold medal, a World Championship gold medal, and a Stanley Cup. In the eyes of professional sports, Mike Babcock is anything but regular. The Tribune sat down with… Keep Reading

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