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Wray Morrison: Vegas, baby!

By 650 CKOM June 21, 2017 - 12:40pm Updated: June 21, 2017 - 12:40pm

Can Las Vegas be a legitimate NHL hockey market?   My answer to that may have been 'no' a decade or two ago. But now, I do believe a Nevada franchise can flourish.   I...

Wray Morrison: Closing time

By Wray Morrison June 20, 2017 - 10:04am Updated: June 20, 2017 - 10:04am

"The closure has already happened for me.”

That's what Alouettes’ quarterback Darian Durant said when asked about Thursday's opener against the Saskatchewan Roughriders...

Wray Morrison: Riders rebuild without Allen as key player

By Wray Morrison June 19, 2017 - 10:02am Updated: June 19, 2017 - 10:51am

There was lots of discussion over the Father's Day weekend about CFL roster moves.

Here in Saskatchewan, much of it was about the quarterbacks.

I'll admit I was...

Wray Morrison: An A for DD

By Wray Morrison June 16, 2017 - 11:20am Updated: June 16, 2017 - 11:20am

Darian Durant made his CFL exhibition game debut with the Montreal Alouettes Thursday night.

The stats look impressive. Durant was seven of 12 for 113 yards and he threw...

Wray Morrison: Looking ahead

By Wray Morrison June 15, 2017 - 1:27pm Updated: June 15, 2017 - 1:27pm

Thursday marked Jeffrey Orridge's last day as commissioner of the days before the start of the season.   That's almost as strange as unveiling a new league logo two...

Wray Morrison: Young hype

By Wray Morrison June 13, 2017 - 12:57pm Updated: June 13, 2017 - 12:58pm

Vince Young's hamstring injury will put fan focus back on the Rider team for the next two months.

That is something that Chris Jones may prefer following the hype that...

Wray Morrison: Lemieux still scoring

By Wray Morrison June 12, 2017 - 12:10pm Updated: June 12, 2017 - 12:11pm

Mario Lemieux may prefer to fly under the radar at this stage of his career, but the owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins is not getting the credit he deserves for the team's 2016...

Wray Morrison: Dousing the flames

By Wray Morrison June 8, 2017 - 11:44am Updated: June 8, 2017 - 11:44am

Wednesday was an eventful day in Calgary.

The Flames now play in the oldest building in the National Hockey League. The Saddledome opened in 1983.

Calgary Flames...

Wray Morrison: The defence of the Riders

By Wray Morrison June 6, 2017 - 9:42am Updated: June 6, 2017 - 9:42am

The Rider Nation primarily concerns itself with offence. But the fan base this year should be encouraged by changes to the defence.

Last season, the Riders were last in...

Wray Morrison: Tennessee hockey

By Wray Morrison June 5, 2017 - 9:26am Updated: June 5, 2017 - 9:26am

I've always had this theory that the NHL would prefer to have a Canadian team and an American team in the Stanley Cup final.

That way, TV viewers in both countries would...

Wray Morrison: More good hockey to come

By Wray Morrison June 1, 2017 - 1:00pm Updated: June 1, 2017 - 1:00pm

Predators defenceman P.K. Subban has called it. Nashville will win game three of the Stanley Cup final.   While that is a bold prediction, Subban is right about one thing: This...

Wray Morrison: Doing the right thing

By 650 CKOM May 31, 2017 - 11:36am Updated: May 31, 2017 - 11:36am

I have been among many media members in Canada that have been critical of the CFL over the years.   From bad business decisions, to the recent overuse of video review, I've had...