Is a Montreal-Based Blog Running an Elaborate Prank on Torontonians?

Last Monday, a new Toronto culture site called Narcity made its public debut. That, on its own, isn't all that noteworthy - there are always new blogs launching in Toronto hoping to be the next BlogTO or Torontoist, and most of them write a few listicles about poutine before slowly running out of seed money and… » 9/24/14 7:19pm 9/24/14 7:19pm

FiveThirtyEight Hilariously Thinks Sudbury, Ontario Deserves an NHL Team

Last week, the hockey world was set ablaze by a (since-denied) story that the league was quietly planning a four-team expansion within the next two years, with the new franchises earmarked for Seattle, Las Vegas, Quebec City, and Toronto B. » 9/05/14 12:41pm 9/05/14 12:41pm

A Hoser's Guide to the 2014 CFL Season (Part 1: The East)

Despite its best efforts, the Canadian Football League is having a season this year! You may be an existing CFL fan, a neophyte looking to broaden your horizons, or just a straight-up CFL hater, but I'm here to sit you down and let you know everything you need to know in order to enjoy this upcoming season of… » 6/26/14 2:20am 6/26/14 2:20am

INFOGRAPHIC: The most-penalized NHL game ever was 10 years ago

10 years ago yesterday, the Ottawa Senators visited Philadelphia for a match against the Flyers. By the time the final horn sounded, a record 419 penalty minutes had been handed out. 20 players had been ejected, leaving a combined five players on the team benches at the end of the game. » 3/06/14 7:41pm 3/06/14 7:41pm

A Hater's Guide to Olympic Curling: Sochi 2014

[Back in December, I wrote a Hater's Guide to the Roar of the Rings Team Canada qualification tournament. It was an unexpected hit! People who didn't give a shit about curling actually read the whole thing, and pretty much everyone in the curling community shared it, read it, or called me an asshole. One Rachel Homan… » 2/07/14 7:02pm 2/07/14 7:02pm

Why is Marc-André Fleury so good at shootouts?

Marc-André Fleury is very, very good at shootouts. That much anyone could tell you. But how is he so good? With hockey stats, it's almost impossible to know. Compared to the high-tech wizardry of modern baseball stats - where a simple, public query tool can tell you the average degrees of yaw-rotation on sliders… » 2/04/14 8:03pm 2/04/14 8:03pm

Wayne Gretzky's 51-game point streak ended 30 years ago today

30 years ago, on January 27, 1984, Wayne Gretzky scored a goal against the New Jersey Devils. In the '83-84 season, it wasn't odd to see the name "Gretzky" on the Oilers' scoresheet - it'd been there every single game, going back to the start of the season in October. For an unprecedented 51 games straight, The Great… » 1/27/14 9:37pm 1/27/14 9:37pm