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THE PROVINCE – SOCCER:
  • Jeff Paterson: The three-year countdown for Travis Green starts … now
    A terrific question was posed by a radio colleague as Travis Green was introduced as the new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday: will the 46-year-old Castlegar native coach a playoff game in his tenure behind the bench here? It’s a fascinating query because it wraps a whole host of other questions into […]
  • B.C. Election 2017: 20 hot topics
    As advance polls open this weekend, we remind readers where the Liberals, NDP and Greens stand on 20 key issues. Below are brief summaries of their promises. For our features on election issues and analysis of party platforms throughout the campaign, go to theprovince.com/bcelection. Housing LIBERALS: B.C. Liberals’ plan to make homes more affordable relies  […]
  • CFL fines Lions for Bighill NFL release window
    The CFL fined the B.C. Lions $2,500 on Friday for violating its constitution regarding the contract of former linebacker Adam Bighill, who is now a member of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. The Lions and Bighill re-worked his contract before the 2016 season, with a window to explore NFL opportunities following the season as a […]
  • How the 2017 NHL draft lottery odds work
    Saturday’s NHL draft lottery in Toronto will determine the order for the first round of the NHL Entry Draft in June in Chicago. The Canucks, based on their 29th overall finish in 2016-17, hold the second best odds of winning first overall — but it’s still only 12.1 per cent. A few notes on the […]
  • Steve Ewen: Robinson challenges Caps charges to push more offensively
    Today’s chicken-and-egg question comes courtesy of the Vancouver Whitecaps, who seem to be finding their offensive form. The debate: Are more concerted attacking efforts like last Saturday’s 2-1 road loss to the Portland Timbers a result of the Whitecaps executing their existing systems better, or is it a case of being told to push even […]
  • Is John Shannon a fit for coming-to-Vancouver Sportsnet 650 radio?
    With this week’s announcement that Sportsnet is entering the Vancouver radio market later this year, it makes sense to turn to the question of who will staff the new station. You can safely assume there will be a big name or two tied to the fledgling Rogers-owned station. What appears to be well-founded noise from Toronto suggests […]
  • Ed Willes: Selling high hopes for lottery despite checkered past in draft
    Following another train wreck of a season, Saturday’s draft lottery should represent something bright and positive for the Canucks’ faithful, the hope that things will change, some payback for the suffering they endured in 2016-17. At least that’s the way it should work. But, as you must know by now, the Vancouver Canucks aren’t like […]
  • Jason Botchford: Torts was right — Canucks’ rebuild should have started years ago
    The Vancouver Canucks are talking rebuild, which is nice for the franchise, but raises an interesting and obvious question. Like, uh, what took so long? History has been kind to John Tortorella’s 2014 Vancouver curtain-closer when, in his wondrously cutting and bombastic style, he put the franchise on blast, labelling it stale, suggesting it needed to be tur […]
  • Ontko eager to show Lions what idol Bighill taught him about toughness
    If Cameron Ontko reminds you of Adam Bighill this coming B.C. Lions season, it’s completely intentional. Ontko began researching the Canadian Football League during his senior season with the Cal Poly Mustangs in 2014, came across some tape of the undersized, workhorse linebacker Bighill and started to model his game after him. When Ontko signed […]
  • Impact’s super-sub Jackson-Hamel presents problem for Whitecaps
    MONTREAL — As hot as Anthony Jackson-Hamel has been, the Quebec City striker does not appear likely to get his first start of the season when the Montreal Impact host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday afternoon. Jackson-Hamel has scored three times in the Impact’s last two games, both times as a second-half substitute. It’s a […]