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March 18, 2016

It's the Canadian way
By AL STRACHAN -- Toronto Sun
 SALT LAKE CITY -- There was nothing wrong with designating Joe Sakic the MVP of the Olympic tournament.
 The organizers pretty well had to name somebody from the team that won the gold medal, and since Sakic was the only Canadian they saw fit to name to the all-star team, he was the logical choice.
Feb. 25: Full story

Talk isn't cheap
By AL STRACHAN -- Toronto Sun
 SALT LAKE CITY -- The biggest rivalry in the National Hockey League is not Edmonton-Calgary, Rangers-Islanders or even Montreal-Toronto.
 It is the Americans versus the Canadians.
Feb. 24: Full story

Canada doing what has to be done
By AL STRACHAN -- Toronto Sun
 SALT LAKE CITY -- Even though Team Canada had just advanced to the Olympic men's hockey gold-medal game by virtue of a 7-1 drubbing of Belarus, there was no sense of jubilation.
 It was, after all, Belarus.
Feb. 23: Full story

Previous columns

Feb. 22: Little Fleury a big man
Feb. 21: No more passengers
Feb. 20: Canada on a high
Feb. 19: Brodeur has earned starting role
Feb. 18: No shame in victory
Feb. 17: Hey Canada, just relax
Feb. 16: Canada gets wakeup call
Feb. 15: Let the games, and the tinkering, begin
Feb. 14: Savvy Cujo thinks all angles are covered
Feb. 13: IIHF really out of touch
Feb. 12: Brooks isn't babbling
Feb. 11: Oversight or snub, hockey coaches left out
Feb. 10: Denied
Feb. 6: The starting job is Cujo's to lose
Jan. 20: Shooting down rumours
Dec. 18: Canada is equipped
Dec. 13: Gretzky learned golden rules
Dec. 8: Olympian task for Gretzky & Co.
Nov. 23: Olympic fever hitting fans
Nov. 23: Plenty of world-class Canadian players
Nov. 22: Games over for Roy
Sep. 7: Olympic hopefuls get the red out