Jim Morris

Jim has written about sports in Canada for more than 40 years for The Canadian Press, CBC Sports, CFL.ca and Swimming Canada. He has covered eight Olympic Games and three Paralympics. He was there the night the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup and has covered 12 Grey Cups.

Latest from Jim Morris

Veteran Canadian Olympic officials dismiss 'silly' calls to move 2022 Games from China

It’s “silly” to suggest the 2022 Winter Olympics could be moved from Beijing at this late date, says Dick Pound, a Canadian member of the International Olympic Committee.
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Why the NHL's Canadian division is controlling COVID-19 better than U.S. teams

About 160 kilometres separates Toronto from Buffalo, N.Y., but when it comes to the NHL and COVID-19, the two cities are even farther apart.
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Too much money at stake for Tokyo Games to be cancelled, says Olympic expert

Fear of tarnishing the Olympic brand and the money it generates is the prime motivation for the International Olympic Committee to go ahead with this summer's Games in Tokyo, says one Olympic expert.
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Thatcher Demko's renewed focus helping to get Canucks back on track

When the Canucks were in danger of going off the rails, early in the new NHL season, Thatcher Demko helped put the team back on track. The lanky 25-year-old is quickly regaining the form that saw him give up just two goals on 125 shots in three playoff games against the Vegas Golden Knights last summer.
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To battle pandemic, NHL players know they must hold each other accountable

Back in September, after the Tampa Bay Lightning were awarded the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced over 33,000 tests were administered during 65-playoff days in the Edmonton and Toronto bubbles with zero positive results for COVID-19. That was then. Things are different now.

How all-Canadian division coaches, players plan to guard against predictability this season

The shortened NHL season has each team playing an abbreviated 56-game schedule within its division. Some of the Canadian clubs will see each other nine or 10 times.

Demko, Holtby harmonious as Canucks strive to achieve balance between pipes

With the NHL preparing to start an unprecedented season, goaltenders Thatcher Demko and Braden Holtby "have hit if off" despite knowing they’ll be sharing the Vancouver Canucks crease.

Quinn Hughes among impressive young core leading upstart Canucks into new season

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes experienced an unusual rookie season. He had played 68 games and established himself as a Calder Trophy candidate by leading all rookies with 53 points and 45 assists before the NHL shut down March 12 due to concerns over COVID-19.

Despite a different hockey landscape, Canucks ready to take another step forward

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Minnesota Wild during the playoff qualifying round last season, then eliminated the St. Louis Blues before losing to the Vegas Golden Knights. That taste of success should feed expectations when the Canucks return to the ice Monday for the opening of training camp.

Don't expect NHL players in Canada to skip line for COVID-19 vaccine

Those playing north of the border will have to wait their turn, says Anita Ho, an associate professor in bioethics and health services research at the University of British Columbia.

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