Bits and pieces
NBA: On Wednesday, , the most anticipated No. 1 draft pick in years, will finally step onto the court. The and now New Orleans Pelican was supposed to miss only six to eight weeks after having knee surgery the day before the season began, but like most things in life, his recovery took a little longer than anticipated. Let the
NHL: Snow is in the air and so is winning, apparently. Most of our Canadian teams picked up v. impressive wins over the weekend: the Edmonton Oilers beat the Arizona Coyotes 7–3 thanks to two goals from superstar , the Ottawa Senators ended the Calgary Flames’ six-game win streak with a 5–2 victory, the Montreal Canadiens edged out the Vegas Golden Knights 5–4 in a shootout and the Vancouver Canucks move to first place in the with a 4–1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
- We guess the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets (and we guess the Calgary Flames) didn’t get the memo. The Leafs and Jets have both lost two straight, so here’s to hoping the upcoming will do them some good.
Figure skating: The 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships took place over the weekend and there were definitely some shake-ups: and (who could be Canada’s next ) reached new heights, winning their first national pairs ice dancing title, and 20-year-old upset two veterans (including the men’s defending champ ), but it was a in the women’s event that stole the spotlight.