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Wray Morrison: The home teams

By Wray Morrison April 21, 2017 - 1:30pm Updated: April 21, 2017 - 1:45pm

Saskatchewan's two biggest centres are ready to get behind their own teams this weekend.   A sold-out Brandt Centre will be wild as the Pats host Lethbridge in game one of the...

Wray Morrison: The mental side of the game

By Wray Morrison April 20, 2017 - 10:44am Updated: April 20, 2017 - 10:45am

I almost couldn't watch as Flames goaltender Brian Elliott was given the hook less than six minutes in to Wednesday's playoff loss to Anaheim.

Elliott, who didn't play...

Wray Morrison: Oil slick

By Wray Morrison April 19, 2017 - 10:33am Updated: April 19, 2017 - 10:45am

The ball is now clearly in Todd McLellan's court.

The Edmonton Oilers head coach has to rally his young troop after a 7-0 playoff loss in San Jose Tuesday night.

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Wray Morrison: Leaf land

By Wray Morrison April 18, 2017 - 12:12pm Updated: April 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

A good coach brings many things to a young NHL team – and the Toronto Maple Leaf squad is benefiting from that in the 2017 playoffs.

Head coach Mike Babcock, who has won...

Wray Morrison: Jays change

By Wray Morrison April 17, 2017 - 10:15am Updated: April 17, 2017 - 10:30am

Make no mistake, the Toronto Blue Jays are in trouble in 2017.

I say that for two reasons. The team got off to its worst start in its 41 year history. Secondly, baseball...

Wray Morrison: Prediction time

By Wray Morrison April 13, 2017 - 8:20am Updated: April 13, 2017 - 8:30am

Since the NHL salary cap was introduced over a decade ago, the days of the dynasty seem to be gone.   It's a challenge to keep a group of players together. It has been 19 years...

Wray Morrison: Musical commissioner's chairs

By Wray Morrison April 12, 2017 - 3:25pm Updated: April 12, 2017 - 3:30pm

Since 1967, the CFL has had fifteen commissioners. The average tenure for a CFL commissioner has been 3.3 years in the last half century.

Now, fans and media members are...

Wray Morrison: Soccer in Saskatchewan

By Wray Morrison April 11, 2017 - 11:55am Updated: April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

As Saskatchewan matures, strong economic sports opportunities may present themselves.   Soccer organizations in the United States, Mexico and Canada have submitted a bid to...

Wray Morrison: The good Ed and the bad Ed

By Wray Morrison April 7, 2017 - 11:28am Updated: April 7, 2017 - 12:03pm

The CFL is a unique, ticket-driven league.

Fans, and by extension media, have a lot of clout. That's why there was a significant move made by the Eskimos today.

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Wray Morrison: The NHL's Olympic power play

By Wray Morrison April 4, 2017 - 11:49am Updated: April 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

The fans don't like it. The NHL players' association doesn't like it. The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn't like it. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) doesn't...

Wray Morrison: Flickering hopes

By Wray Morrison April 3, 2017 - 12:54pm Updated: April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

The Calgary Flames need a new home.

There were some intriguing developments in this story last week. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi described an $890-million stadium/arena...

Wray Morrison: Regina vs. Saskatoon

By Wray Morrison March 31, 2017 - 11:46am Updated: March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm

Debates about which city is better – Regina or Saskatoon – have existed forever in Saskatchewan.

In the coming years, I'll be interested to see which city thinks biggest...

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