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Julien energized by Canadiens' busy off-season: 'I expect us to make the playoffs'

Julien energized by Canadiens' busy off-season: 'I expect us to make the playoffs'

Claude Julien glanced down at some notes towards the end of his nearly hour-long video conference call with reporters Thursday.
East to West: Skip Mary-Anne Arsenault curling in B.C. after long run in Nova Scotia

East to West: Skip Mary-Anne Arsenault curling in B.C. after long run in Nova Scotia

When Mary-Anne Arsenault was planning a cross-country move from Nova Scotia to British Columbia last winter, she wasn't sure whether curling would be in her future. That feeling of uncertainty "quickly went away," she said.
Forward Jake Virtanen signs new two-year deal with hometown Vancouver Canucks

Forward Jake Virtanen signs new two-year deal with hometown Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER — After a season of peaks and valleys, right-winger Jake Virtanen is looking for a little more consistency as he signs a new deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Virtanen and the Canucks inked a two-year, US$5.1-million contract on Thursday.
NHL postpones Winter Classic, all-star weekend until 2022 due to COVID-19

NHL postpones Winter Classic, all-star weekend until 2022 due to COVID-19

NEW YORK — The NHL has announced that its Winter Classic and all-star weekend will not be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Winter Classic featuring the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues was scheduled for Jan.

Canter cards bogey-free 60 to lead Italian Open by 4 shots

BRESCIA, Italy — Laurie Canter shot a career-best 12-under 60 to open up a four-shot lead after the first round of the Italian Open on Thursday.
Senators sign forward Connor Brown to a three-year, $10.8M contract

Senators sign forward Connor Brown to a three-year, $10.8M contract

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with Connor Brown by signing the forward to a three-year, US$10.8-million contract. The Senators and Brown were scheduled to have an arbitration hearing Thursday.
Pandemic tests Canada's ability to stay a winter-sport powerhouse in Beijing in 2022

Pandemic tests Canada's ability to stay a winter-sport powerhouse in Beijing in 2022

What bobsled pilot Justin Kripps wants out of the upcoming sliding season is momentum. What that looks like will be dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canadian figure skating championships pushed back a month due to COVID-19

Canadian figure skating championships pushed back a month due to COVID-19

OTTAWA — The Canadian figure skating championships have been pushed back a month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is now scheduled to take place Feb. 8-14 at Vancouver's Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

Canadian Milos Raonic earns spot in quarterfinals at European Open

ANTWERP, Belgium — Canada's Milos Raonic has advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Open. The No. 5 seed, from Thornhill, Ont.
Skate America opens shortened, coronavirus-impacted season

Skate America opens shortened, coronavirus-impacted season

When U.S. figure skaters and a few foreigners training in this country kick off the season at Skate America this weekend, it could be a rare opportunity to display their wares.