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Shanahan Preaching Patience as Maple Leafs Rebuild Progresses

TORONTO — As far as fashion statements go, Brendan Shanahan is sending mixed messages. It is Thursday morning at the MasterCard Centre, and Shanahan has joined the likes of Curtis Joseph, Darcy Tucker, Paul Coffey and Tie Domi in a spirited game of shinny as they prepare for the Centennial Classic Alumni game at BMO Field Saturday. He’s easy to …

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Hockey Canada Happy with World Junior Host Cities, Just not Back-to-back Years

Scott Smith doesn’t have the benefit of turning back the clock. If he did? The incoming president of Hockey Canada wouldn’t recommend having the world junior hockey championship in Toronto and Montreal in back-to-back years in Canada (2015 and 2017). “I have no reservations about the fact we came to Toronto and Montreal,” Smith said on Thursday. “I think that …

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DeRozan Becomes Raptors’ all-time Leading Scorer in Loss to Warriors

OAKLAND — It came as most of his scoring does and from an area no longer valued by today’s NBA. It was extremely fitting as that mid-range pull-up jumper that pushed DeMar DeRozan past Chris Bosh and made him the Raptors all-time leading scorer is exactly what has made DeRozan such a valuable commodity to the only team he has …

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