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Wray Morrison: Can Con returns to the NHL playoffs

By Wray Morrison March 28, 2017 - 11:49am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 11:49am

What a difference a year makes. As of Tuesday, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto were sitting 1,2,3 in the NHL's Atlantic division. The two Alberta teams are on the verge of playoff...

Wray Morrison: Iginla fight shows dropping gloves no substitute for scoring goals

By Wray Morrison March 21, 2017 - 12:49pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 12:49pm

I realize that I have facetiously asked for a hard copy of hockey's "code" before.   Those, both in and outside the sport, who believe fighting needs to be part of the NHL game...

Wray Morrison: Leafs players need to respond after Florida debacle

By Wray Morrison March 15, 2017 - 12:49pm Updated: March 15, 2017 - 12:49pm

An NHL schedule takes its toll on a team at some point in a season.   Teams go on win streaks and teams go through slumps over the course of 82 games.   Last night, the Florida...

Wray Morrison: Heel-dragging on Flory hire could prove costly for Huskies

By Wray Morrison March 14, 2017 - 10:23am Updated: March 14, 2017 - 10:23am

Academia and athletics don't always mix. The University of Saskatchewan has again proven it.   84 days after Brian Towriss stepped down as head coach of the U of S Huskies...

Wray Morrison: Hot and cold

By Wray Morrison March 10, 2017 - 9:34am Updated: March 10, 2017 - 9:37am

The Rider Nation has that warm fuzzy feeling following the Vince Young news conference yesterday.

He said he's not "big-headed" and told fans to give him a hug when they...

Wray Morrison: A Wild ride

By Wray Morrison March 8, 2017 - 12:29pm Updated: March 8, 2017 - 12:29pm

The Minnesota Wild are the NHL's best story to date in the 2016-17 season.

The Wild's goal differential is a staggering +62. Only the Washington Capitals are better —...

Wray Morrison: NHL refs should be making calls

By Wray Morrison March 6, 2017 - 12:16pm Updated: March 6, 2017 - 12:16pm

NHL General Managers are meeting in Boca Raton, Fla. and one of the topics of conversation revolves around the use of video.   Like every other sport, the National Hockey...

Wray Morrison: Be-Leaf

By Wray Morrison March 3, 2017 - 1:00pm Updated: March 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

The phrase "afraid to be great" is used in sports from time to time. It's a description of a fragile culture.   Cultural changes for the better take time, whether it be in...

Wray Morrison: Oils slick

By Wray Morrison March 1, 2017 - 12:49pm Updated: March 1, 2017 - 12:49pm

Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz deserves credit for finding a balance.   It wasn't that long ago that the Oilers were loyal to ex-Oilers to a fault. Former players held key...

Wray Morrison: A Wild ride

By Wray Morrison February 27, 2017 - 2:17pm Updated: February 28, 2017 - 6:14am

It's not hard to see why the last three Stanley Cup winners succeeded.

Sidney Crosby proved he was the best playoff player in the NHL in 2016. In 2015, Chicago had a...

Wray Morrison: The Best of Makowsky

By Wray Morrison February 24, 2017 - 1:18pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 1:18pm

It was fitting that Chris Best mentioned Gene Makowsky during his retirement news conference on Thursday.   For a whole decade, Best gave everything he could to the...

Wray Morrison: Faster ball the answer for modern game

By Wray Morrison February 23, 2017 - 12:48pm Updated: February 23, 2017 - 12:48pm

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has got the players' association's blessing to remove the four outside pitches for intentional walks.   The pitcher will signal...