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Wray Morrison: The home teams

By Wray Morrison April 21, 2017 - 1:30pm Updated: April 21, 2017 - 1:30pm

Saskatchewan's two biggest centres are ready to get behind their own teams this weekend.   A sold-out Brandt Centre will be wild as the Pats host Lethbridge in game one of the...

Wray Morrison: The mental side of the game

By Wray Morrison April 20, 2017 - 10:44am Updated: April 20, 2017 - 10:44am

I almost couldn't watch as Flames goaltender Brian Elliott was given the hook less than six minutes in to Wednesday's playoff loss to Anaheim.

Elliott, who didn't play...

Wray Morrison: Prediction time

By Wray Morrison April 13, 2017 - 8:20am Updated: April 13, 2017 - 8:20am

Since the NHL salary cap was introduced over a decade ago, the days of the dynasty seem to be gone.   It's a challenge to keep a group of players together. It has been 19 years...

Wray Morrison: Soccer in Saskatchewan

By Wray Morrison April 11, 2017 - 11:55am Updated: April 11, 2017 - 11:55am

As Saskatchewan matures, strong economic sports opportunities may present themselves.   Soccer organizations in the United States, Mexico and Canada have submitted a bid to...

Wray Morrison: The good Ed and the bad Ed

By Wray Morrison April 7, 2017 - 11:28am Updated: April 7, 2017 - 12:03pm

The CFL is a unique, ticket-driven league.

Fans, and by extension media, have a lot of clout. That's why there was a significant move made by the Eskimos today.


Wray Morrison: The NHL's Olympic power play

By Wray Morrison April 4, 2017 - 11:49am Updated: April 4, 2017 - 11:49am

The fans don't like it. The NHL players' association doesn't like it. The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn't like it. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) doesn't...

Wray Morrison: Open your eyes

By Wray Morrison March 29, 2017 - 10:22am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Green Zone's Glen Suitor has properly pointed out, on more than one occasion, that CFL officiating can be better. I agree.   That's why I was encouraged to read a Postmedia...

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...