Connor McDavid isn’t going to score all the goals to lead the Edmonton Oilers to victory every game. But with his natural hat-trick in the opening game, the question is if the 20-year-old second-year captain will have a ‘Follow The Leader’ factor in play as the returning Hart, Art Ross and Ted Lindsay trophy winner?
Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun
Terry Jones has been a sports columnist at the Edmonton Sun since 1982 and has been writing sports in Edmonton since 1967. Jones has covered more Olympics than any other Canadian journalist (16), well over 500 Stanley Cup playoffs games, 37 Grey Cups, 20 Super Bowls and Briers, and every Canada Cup/World Cup hockey tournament dating back to 1976. He's written a dozen books including the first and last books of Wayne Gretzky's career (The Great Gretzky and An Oiler Forever). He also wrote '79 to 99' published by The Sun. A Canadian Sports Media sportswriter of the year, Jones is in the sports media sections of both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Married to wife Linda, he's father of sports writing son Shane and twin daughters Trina and Nicole.
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Before the largest curling crowd in the world this season, Canada’s Brad Gushue made a few of the biggest shots of his career to win his first Ford World Men’s Curling championship.
So much for a post-Brier letdown. It’s a post Brier dial-up.
Figure out ice fast. Check.
Michel Riesen was the original ‘Swiss Miss’ in Edmonton.
The Bally Haly is Newfoundland’s oldest golf and curling club located on the edge of downtown St. John’s with a view of the Cabot Tower and the Atlantic Ocean.
The debate has been building all season. Now it goes down the home stretch.
EDMONTON -- Bill Comrie was born in 1950. The last time the Chicago Cubs made it to a World Series was 1945. Today, he's part-owner of the Cubs in the World Series.
Because Canada won both curling gold medals at the Olympics for the first time in history, it hasn’t had much notice.
There were enough people from Vegreville sitting in the stands here to fill their local Home Hardware store and more.
It's all real now. That's the thing.
VANCOUVER — It was supposed to be a forgettable game.
It’s not like it was in 1980 when a loudly dressed Edmonton Journal football writer by the name of Ray Turchansky picked the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to lose the Grey Cup game by 40 points.
Out-going CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon won’t be in the job, but believes the time might be right to have a good, long look at moving the CFL season up by two weeks.
Until Canada returns to the Century Club at the Commonwealth Games – the 100 medal mark – can you call it a success?
Derek Drouin didn’t have a clock on it. But he figures it has to be some kind of a Games track and field record for Canada.
Every time Reg Milley watches an event at these Commonwealth Games he feels the same sensation.
It was 10 Commonwealth Games ago, 36 years ago.
It was the first of four or five gatherings intended to celebrate Canadian medal winners at Canada House, a.k.a the Bacchus Pub, at the Commonwealth Games.
When they hung the final medal around her neck, Patricia Bezzoubenko had more gold medals than 67 of the 71 nations at the Commonwealth Games.