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

Blue Jays enter all-star break with 34 wins after avoiding sweep

Rookie Trent Thornton pitched six scoreless innings, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit his team-leading 16th home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the visiting Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game series sweep.
BLUE JAYS

Orioles crush Blue Jays with 4th-inning outburst

Andrew Cashner pitched seven solid innings, Renato Nunez hit a two-run homer and the Baltimore Orioles silenced the Toronto Blue Jays' bats in an 8-1 victory on Saturday.
BLUE JAYS

Orioles tag Jays starter Sanchez with 11th straight loss

Struggling Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez surrendered a two-out home run and then two walks as Toronto fell to the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 on Friday.
Analysis

Teams shouldn't use NHL free agency as a measuring stick for Stanley Cup success

Declaring NHL winners and losers based on what teams do on July 1 is a fun, but foolish exercise. You can predict but more often than not you don’t know the answers until the following spring.
Blue Jays

Marcus Stroman to represent Jays at All-Star game

Ace right-handed pitcher Marcus Stroman will be the Toronto Blue Jays' representative at Major League Baseball's all-star game next week.
Recap

Royals edge Blue Jays after 3rd inning outburst

A five-run outburst in the third inning was enough for the Kansas City Royals to beat the Blue Jays 7-6 on Sunday to end Toronto's small two-game win streak.
BLUE JAYS

Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr. making his case for all-star game

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. smashed two of his team's four home runs in a 6-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Friday evening.
Preview

NHL's talented crop of restricted free agents could lead to unusual summer

With NHL free agency around the corner, an unusual storyline has emerged. Restricted free agents have received more buzz, and the plethora of talented young players in that pool combined with a tight salary cap means we could see an offer sheet for the first time in six seasons.
Recap

TFC's Alejandro Pozuelo strikes twice in wild win over Atlanta

Atlanta United forward Pity Martinez missed his penalty kick moments after a successful shot from the spot by Alejandro Pozuelo gave Toronto FC a dramatic 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.
Analysis

Pair of clutch Canadians again miss out on call to Hockey Hall of Fame

The most glaring glitch with the annual Hockey Hall of Fame selections has not been not who's in, but who's out. Guy Carbonneau, Vaclav Nedomansky, Hayley Wickenheiser and Sergei Zubov as well as builders Jim Rutherford and Jerry York each were deserving of inductees into the latest class. But so were Paul Henderson and Steve Larmer. Once again, they'll have to wait.
NHL DRAFT

Sweet moments dominate Day 1 but plenty of big names still being bandied about

While the Winnipeg Jets have been the busiest among the seven Canadian-based clubs, each general manager is expected to give their mobile phone a workout. Here’s a look at each of the Canadian teams’ to-do list at the draft and heading into free agency in 10 days.
NHL DRAFT

A look at the to-do list for each Canadian team

While the Winnipeg Jets have been the busiest among the seven Canadian-based clubs, each general manager is expected to give their mobile phone a workout. Here’s a look at each of the Canadian teams’ to-do list at the draft and heading into free agency in 10 days.
STANLEY CUP FINAL

St. Louis Blues get Hollywood ending as worst-to-first run ends with Stanley Cup

If you thought the expansion Vegas Golden Knights were a good story last spring, all you had to do was wait 12 months. The Blues, with 14 Canadian born players in their lineup, authored an even better tale as they went from worst to first.
Stanley Cup Final

Bruins-Blues: Game 7 will be final chapter of physical series

Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final will be an opportunity for the St. Louis Blues to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Boston Bruins have a chance to claim their first championship at home since 1970. Regardless of the outcome, Wednesday night's clash (CBC, CBCSports.ca 8 p.m. ET) will be the most physical game yet in this fabulous back-and-forth series.
Analysis

Tuukka Rask spoils the party in St. Louis

Tuukka Rask already has a Stanley Cup ring. But eight years ago, when the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks, the Finn was the backup to Tim Thomas. He wants a championship of his own, and he's now one victory away after a 5-1 win against the Blues on Sunday in St. Louis.