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Vancouver fans and media suddenly rediscover that Roberto Luongo is an elite goaltender

Breaking news: Roberto Luongo is an elite goaltender – change everything. 

NHL owners are at war with their own incompetence

The comic absurdity of the NHL lockout has reached new heights. If you still have the stomach for it, consider the following line of argument as it bleeds on into the future.  Throughout this...

NHL plays dangerous gambit with fans

NHL Deputy Commisioner Bill Daly spooned out a dollop of napalm, and served it up as ice cream.

Nothing to Fehr? Glimmers of hope despite NHL lockout setback

Will the parties in the NHL dispute conclude that sharing a 3.3 billion-dollar pie is better than letting it maggot-laden mush?

NHL trade deadline: big names available

Rick Nash might wave goodbye to fans in Columbus this week.

Vancouver riots: a new Canadian’s hockey initiation

Somehow I thought coming to terms with the monarchy was my final stumbling block to becoming a Canadian. I’d forgotten all about hockey.

Vancouver riot clean up brings city back together

What made Ted, a high school student, come to clean up after the riots from yesterday's Stanley Cup loss? "Shame," he said, lowering his eyes. "We want to show that not all Canucks fans are like that...

Riots in Vancouver after Canucks lose Stanley Cup: live blog and photos

The following is a live blog of the Vancouver riots compiled by twitter updates made by people witnessing the events taking place downtown.   Identify the perpetrators! Post and spread the word!...