Oilers' Leon Draisaitl, Alphonso Davies share bond in pursuit of history
Mark Spector
Different, but the same. Cologne-born Leon Draisaitl becomes a superstar as a member of the Edmonton Oilers, while Alphonso Davies, born to Liberian parents in a refugee camp in Ghana, stars in the German Bundesliga.
Canucks' recent ascent fuelled by draft choices from Judd Brackett's tenure
Iain MacIntyre
Blue Jays trim from farm system with minor-league season in jeopardy
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Some Toronto Blue Jays prospects were on the receiving end of difficult phone calls Friday morning, as the organization pared down its farm system with the 2020 minor-league season in jeopardy, according to industry sources.
How NHL could transition from paused to handing out Stanley Cup
Chris Johnston
Gary Bettman was reluctant to attach specific dates to his league’s return-to-play plan after Tuesday’s unveiling. But, sticking with the known facts, here's a sketch of how the NHL might transition from paused to completing the playoffs.
Canadiens' Byron, Gallagher embracing opportunity to compete for Stanley Cup
Eric Engels
Canucks granted precious opportunity for growth in qualifying series
Iain MacIntyre
Win three games and you’re in. One good week. This simple mandate is precious to the Canucks’ less experienced players who will have a chance to grow a little more and prove they can score goals and win games when it matters most.
CFL owners not unanimous on playing a shortened 2020 season
Arash Madani
Randy Ambrosie explained in a radio appearance Thursday that his focus will be determining a drop-dead date on a 2020 CFL season, but some franchises are unsure about playing games this year.
Oilers' focus on chance to lift Cup won't be shaken by empty arenas
Mark Spector
31 Thoughts: Fun week, but high hurdles remain for NHL resumption
Elliotte Friedman
Tuesday's big announcements were a step in the right direction. But much work still needs to be done before NHL play can resume. More in the 31 Thoughts.