Given hockey's quasi-official status as Canada's national sport, the poor performance of Canada's NHL teams is generating discussion. And when probabilities get this low, statisticians get interested.
Pro sport is one token of a utopian future, where people don't just get to play but play as if it's life's main activity: where play and work elide.
Rick Salutin pays tribute to Montreal hockey legend Jean Béliveau, who was known for his consummate grace and class. Then he explains why he is missing Rob Ford already.
David J. Climenhaga
Now that the plucky Finns have humbled the mighty Russians in men's Olympic hockey, Alberta Diary explains what it's going to take for Canada to beat them.