Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Bound; CBC Hones Bias

There won’t be any need for Viagra or Cialis in Toronto today. The beloved Maple Leafs have secured a spot in the National Hockey League playoffs. This will have the folks at the CBC in absolute raptures as post-season play returns to Canada’s largest hockey market. Big audiences mean big bucks. I am happy thatContinue reading “Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Bound; CBC Hones Bias”

Eugenie Bouchard: A Ray of Sunshine in the Cranky Season

People sure are cranky here these days. Maybe it’s because the temperature is well below zero and the wind is whipping it around making it feel even colder. Or perhaps it’s just the January blahs – no money after the holidays and no spring in sight – then again it could be the fact theContinue reading “Eugenie Bouchard: A Ray of Sunshine in the Cranky Season”

Parros’ concussion is not a good example of the need to ban fighting in the NHL – it was more accident than fight related

The 2013-14 NHL season is mere days old and already the hot topic is fighting. At a time when discussions on sports networks might logically be focused on how the first taste of the new hybrid icing rule is playing out attention is on the incident in the Montreal Canadiens home opener in which HabsContinue reading “Parros’ concussion is not a good example of the need to ban fighting in the NHL – it was more accident than fight related”

Toronto’s media frenzy; a real barrel of monkeys

City getting attention for all the wrong reasons It’s been a tough few weeks for my neighbours to the west in Toronto. For a city that craves notoriety and media attention (there are those who think the actual name of the city is Toronto-we’re-a-world-class-city; if you have to keep saying it …) they have beenContinue reading “Toronto’s media frenzy; a real barrel of monkeys”

Letter to Toronto Maple Leafs fans from Montreal

Dear Maple Leafs fans, It’s been a few days now since your heartbreaking loss at the hands of the dastardly Boston Bruins. While, given the circumstances of the Leafs late collapse in game seven, no words can make the hurt go away, one question may ease things a little. Did you really want to winContinue reading “Letter to Toronto Maple Leafs fans from Montreal”

Chris Hadfield or Toronto Maple Leafs

It all ended yesterday. A glorious five month long excursion among the stars came to an end with a return to earth and reality. For those with an interest in such things it was wonderful while it lasted, often uniting a country that watched breathlessly via TV, computers and even Twitter. … this was somethingContinue reading “Chris Hadfield or Toronto Maple Leafs”