Tim Wharnsby

Tim has covered the hockey landscape and other sports in Canada for more than 25 years for CBC Sports, the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun. He has been to three Winter Olympics, 11 Stanley Cups, a world championship as well as 17 world junior championships, 13 Memorial Cups and 13 University Cups. The native of Waterloo, Ont., always has his eye out for an underdog story.

Latest from Tim Wharnsby

Grichuk's 8th inning sac-fly to score Bichette lifts Blue Jays past Orioles

The Blue Jays overcame their recent late-game offensive struggles with an important victory against the lowly Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in Toronto.

Miguel Cabrera hits 500th career homer as Tigers down Jays in extras

A ninth-inning throwing error from Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien gave the Detroit Tigers enough life to score an extra-inning victory and an added reason to celebrate Miguel Cabrera's historic 500th career homer on Sunday.

Blue Jays hold Tigers scoreless in win, snapping 3-game losing streak

Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings, and Randal Grichuk smacked a two-run homer in the second inning to halt the Blue Jays three-game losing streak.

Tigers hand Blue Jays 3rd straight loss in extra innings

A pinch-hit, two-out single in the 10th inning from Detroit Tigers infielder Harold Castro handed the Blue Jays a third consecutive loss on Friday.
Opinion

Sidney Crosby is the best hockey player since Wayne Gretzky

While most of Wayne Gretzky's records remain untouchable, Sidney Crosby is owning his era and deserves to be ranked among the game's all-time best, right alongside the Great One and Bobby Orr, writes Tim Wharnsby.
Analysis

Mitch Marner's contract status looms large over Leafs as camp nears

To prepare you for the opening of NHL training camps in mid-September, CBC Sports will do a deep dive on one of the seven Canadian-based clubs every Thursday. The Toronto Maple Leafs are examined in the seventh and final installment.
Analysis

Ottawa Senators poised to spend season in NHL basement, here's why

The fall from promise to unpleasant was swift after the Ottawa Senators reached the 2016-17 East final. At least they own their first-round pick this season.
Analysis

Canadiens' playoff hopes will continue to live and die with Carey Price

The Montreal Canadiens appear to be on the upswing. But, as was the case in recent seasons, whether or not they will advance to the playoffs will depend on the play of their prized goalie Carey Price.
Analysis

Jets' status as Stanley Cup contenders takes hit with loss of several key players

Even though four months have elapsed since the Winnipeg Jets' quick six-game elimination from the playoffs in the first round to the eventual Stanley Cup-champion St. Louis Blues, the outcome still stings. The Jets still are a playoff-bound team, but their contender status has taken a hit with the loss of several key players.
Analysis

NHL free agency: Plenty of talented players still up for grabs

The 2019 free-agent summer turns 22 days old on Monday and there are still plenty of talented players up for grabs.

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