Coaches On Alert

Coaches at any level of sports can have a major impact, both positively or negatively, on your sporting journey. I was lucky. I never had a horrible coach. I quit peewee hockey because I didn’t enjoy my coach at that age. He was too competitive, but he coached me again in Midget, and then I…


Words as Weapons

I’d just finished talking to Georges Laraque on the phone this morning about accusations by Akim Aliu that racial slurs were directed at him by coach Bill Peters a decade ago when the story broke the Calgary Flames had fired Peters over the incident. Minutes later, word came from Flames’ GM Brad Treliving the report…


A way too early look at Ethan Bear’s next contract

When talking about the Oilers free agents this summer, the spotlight is on Zack Kassian, who will be looking for a payday after thriving on the top line, and Darnell Nurse, who needs a long-term contract. But one name that we might want to start talking about is Ethan Bear.