Canadiens' power play could benefit from radical change
Eric Engels
It’s a gamble to run with these five forwards on a single unit, but one worth taking for a team struggling to generate chances — let alone goals — on the power play.
What Blue Jays can learn from Dodgers with big contract calls looming
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Coleman endears himself in Flames debut, but execution issues cost Calgary
Eric Francis
Employing the type of tenacious forecheck the team hopes will form its identity, the Calgary Flames generated 43 shots on goal against the Anaheim Ducks, giving them 90 across their first two games — but just four goals and one point to show for it. Not an ideal start, but a solid base on which to build.
Plan for boosting payroll looms large as Blue Jays enter key off-season
Shi Davidi
If the Toronto Blue Jays want to keep making strides, the payroll must rise commensurately to keep the core in place, let alone augment the group. The good news is president Mark Shapiro is optimistic that the club will have more funds to add pieces in 2022.
Oilers' Darnell Nurse elevates his game as he makes bid for Olympics
Mark Spector
Flames' Coleman ready to show off renowned work ethic in season debut
Eric Francis
Blake Coleman is destined to be a fan favourite with the Calgary Flames, based on a renowned work ethic, a 200-foot game and an upside that could see him scoring upwards of 25 to 30 goals.
Raptors veterans happy to be bridge between coaches, young teammates
Michael Grange
With Kyle Lowry gone and a number of new teammates joining the squad, Raptors veterans Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby have a new role: Being a bridge between the coaching staff and their younger teammates.
Early Oilers results have fans believing this season could be different
Mark Spector
Andersson's overzealousness proves costly for Flames in loss to Oilers
Eric Francis
Rasmus Andersson’s fate will be the topic du jour in Calgary as the defenceman is likely to face discipline after apparently laying a headbutt on Kailer Yamamoto in another raucous Battle of Alberta.