After the Stanley Cup wraps up every June, fans must endure four months without any on-ice NHL action. Luckily, the summer months are often full of big signings and trades. While this NHL offseason wasn’t as eventful as last year’s, it did make for some compelling storylines heading into the 2017-2018 season.
Tag: Montreal Canadiens
I was reminded of the unobtrusive beauty of NHL pre-season hockey when my roommate, Martlet hockey goaltender Brittany Smrke, sent me a text reading: “Hey Nic, super spontaneous, but do you want to go see the Habs vs. Capitals game tonight?” On a limited budget, we figured pre-season NHL action[Read More…]
Blue Jays heat up After a mediocre finish in 2014 for the Toronto Blue Jays, the team is on its way to securing a post-season spot this fall after an impressive summer showing. Trade deadline acquisition David Price has been tremendous on the mound, boasting the seventh-best ERA in the[Read More…]
1) Pan Am Games Toronto, Ontario will be the host of the 17th Pan American Games, a multi-sport international event similar to the Olympics. This year, there will be athletes from 41 nations that span North, Central, and South America in what will be the largest sporting event ever held[Read More…]
March 3, 1875: The first organized game of indoor ice hockey was played at the Victoria Skating Rink on René-Lévesque between Drummond and Stanley, where the Sheraton Hotel now stands. Civil engineering student James Creighton organized the game, and many of the players were McGill students. The current standard dimensions[Read More…]
El Clasico: 93-89-48. Real Madrid and Barcelona are separated by only four wins after 85 years of an intense, hatred-filled rivalry. Real Madrid represents Spanish nationalism whereas Barcelona symbolizes the fight for Catalonian independence. Many rivalries claim to be more than just a game, but El Clasico is one of[Read More…]
I’m a die-hard Ottawa Senators supporter, but any hockey fan would jump at the opportunity to watch a game at the Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens.
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[Read More…]