There’s no “Team” in Politics

On Jan. 23, the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins made a commemorative visit to the White House in order to have their accomplishment recognized by the country’s commander-in-chief. This ritual dates back to 1865, when President Andrew Johnson invited baseball teams to the White House to celebrate their victorious[Read More…]

Cunnyworth-less to Francophones

I once lived in a city where French and English people poked fun at each other regularly, with an exception occurring during a Habs game, where these two cultural groups were able to put their differences aside for 60 minutes of hockey. The Montreal Canadiens used to make the city[Read More…]

Redmen light up Golden Gaels in shutout win

Ryan Reisert / McGill Tribune The McGill Redmen hockey team exploded out of the gate Saturday night, scoring four times in the first period, en route to a 6-0 victory over the Queen’s Golden Gaels. Thirteen different Redmen made the score sheet, most notably Maxime Langelier-Parent, Marc-André Dorion, and Francis[Read More…]

Parity, please

One of the most commonly discussed themes in sports over the last decade is parity. One issue in the current NBA lockout is the perceived inequality between franchises. The 2004-2005 NHL lockout brought new rules and a new salary cap partially intended to address the issue of playoff and payroll[Read More…]

Rivals ruin Redmen’s run

Ryan Reisert Ryan Reisert The McGill Redmen suffered their first loss of the 2011-2012 season on Friday night, falling to the UQTR Patriotes in overtime by a score of 4-3. Despite getting a point in the loss, the second-ranked Redmen were outplayed for the majority of the game and scored[Read More…]

Forget Field of Dreams, I’ll stay in the dugout

  Sitting at his desk, in the basement of an empty building, the manager looks over a list of nine names. These nine names represent his best and most talented people. Though he earns a seven-figure salary, the manager’s office does not have any windows, is not particularly large, and[Read More…]

Fantasy Hockey

  With the start of the NHL season just days away, fans and players alike are gearing up for a new season of hockey. While the 30 NHL general managers have their rosters all filled out, millions of fantasy managers are sitting at their own computers studying for their drafts. [Read More…]

In Baltimore, it’s all about the stadium

Trevor Drummond In September 2004, the Expos played their final game in Montreal. Since there was no way I was going to cheer for the Washington Nationals, I chose to hitch my fandom to the Expos star player, Vladimir Guerrero, who signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Angels.[Read More…]

McGill wins second straight over NCAA Div-I opponent

Sam Reynolds The McGill Redmen defeated the Niagara Purple Eagles 78-71 on Saturday evening, improving their record to 2-4 against NCAA Division I opponents this pre-season. This is the first time the Redmen have posted consecutive victories against American teams in seven years spent competing against teams from south of[Read More…]

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