The World Cup of Hockey is back with a new format as the NHL seeks to create the best tournament in the world to launch a series of new international events. In the fall of 2016, the World Cup will feature a Young Stars team made up of Canadian and American players aged 23 and under along with Team Europe, a group of all-stars from countries not represented. Those teams will compete with Canada, the United States, Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic at the Sept. 17-Oct. 1 tournament in Toronto.
Vancouver Canadians co-owner shows support for Jays' Beeston
Amid reports of the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles finalizing a deal for executive Dan Duquette, a man tabbed "Mr. Baseball Canada" was feted in Vancouver while his bosses drew fire from local baseball stakeholders.
TH: Canucks Midseason Grade: B+
The Canucks have six fewer points than they had at this time last year, but they're in seventh place in the West, the exact same position they were in a year ago. Jeff O'Neill hands out his midseason grade for Vancouver, while Darren Dreger discusses how the team will look to fill Kevin Bieksa's void, who's out indefinitely with a broken hand.
Buono: Tedford hand-picked his assistants
Lions GM Wally Buono joins TSN1040's The Bro Jake Show, saying Jeff Tedford made the final call on the Lions new coaching hires. He also touches on "Deflate-gate," Travis Lulay's shoulder and contract talks with Solomon Elimimian.
Martin: Would play in 2017 World Baseball Classic
Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin joins Sekeres and Price to talk about signing in Toronto, and reflects on playing in passionate baseball markets such as Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and New York. He also says he wants to represent Canada at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Canucks Breakfast: Canucks have holes to fill
Dave Pratt and Mitch Berger talk about the Canucks need for help both up front and on defense now that Kevin Bieksa is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his hand.
Benning: Bieksa will be missed
Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning joined Stu Walters on TSN1040 to discuss his current scouting road trip, what's happening with Kevin Bieksa and what he thought of the Canucks five-game road trip.
Moon: Based on experience, coach wouldn't have knowledge of altered balls
Seahawks analyst Warren Moon joined Sekeres and Price on Thursday to give his thoughts on the Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal, saying he doubts Bill Belichick knew anything about the situation, and that it would have been between quarterback and equipment staff. Moon also discussed the Seahawks receving corps heading into Super Bowl.
Tedford rounds out Lions coaching staff with old friend Cortez
Jeff Tedford and George Cortez are together again. The new B.C. Lions head coach completed his coaching staff Thursday, adding Cortez as the offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach. Tedford and Cortez worked together at the University of California-Berkley from 2002-05.
McGuire: Markstrom would fit with Predators or Flyers
TSN 1040 Insider Pierre McGuire joined The Canucks Lunch on Wednesday for a scouting report on the hockey club. He likes the development of Bo Horvat, and agrees Radim Vrbata has been a tremendous fit. Pierre also reflected on the career of Ray Whitney, who announced his retirement just before he came on.
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