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Winnipeg Jets’ Brenden Dillon (5) checks Vegas Golden Knights’ Jake Leschyshyn (15) into the boards during the first period of an NHL game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

PODCAST: Bob Marjanovich chats with NHL defenceman Brenden Dillon

MOJ on Sports: Surrey native currently suits up for the Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets’ Brenden Dillon (5) checks Vegas Golden Knights’ Jake Leschyshyn (15) into the boards during the first period of an NHL game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Last year, the club finished five points shy of a playoff spot with a 40-30-12 record.
This year needs to be different, said captain Horvat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Last year, the club finished five points shy of a playoff spot with a 40-30-12 record.
This year needs to be different, said captain Horvat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Chicago Blackhawks’ Riley Stillman (61) and Edmonton Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi (13) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, November 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Chicago Blackhawks’ Riley Stillman (61) and Edmonton Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi (13) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, November 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager Hayley Wickenheiser takes part in the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Wickenheiser joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in a player development role four years ago, and after a promotion within the department in 2021, the four-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian women’s national team was named one of the club’s assistant general managers in July. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager Hayley Wickenheiser takes part in the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Wickenheiser joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in a player development role four years ago, and after a promotion within the department in 2021, the four-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian women’s national team was named one of the club’s assistant general managers in July. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
Many eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the NHL gets set to resume play. (Photo: Sportsnet)

Drop the puck: What you need to know about the 2022-23 NHL season

32 teams set to play 1,312 games over 189 days, starting Friday in Prague

Many eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the NHL gets set to resume play. (Photo: Sportsnet)
Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Hoglander (21), of Sweden, scores against Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Hoglander (21), of Sweden, scores against Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe talks to the team during the first day of training camp in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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As expectations mount in demanding hockey markets, so does job insecurity

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe talks to the team during the first day of training camp in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Bryan Burnham in action with the B.C. Lions. (The Canadian Press / Christopher Katsarov)

PODCAST: Bob Marjanovich with Bryan Burnham

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Bryan Burnham in action with the B.C. Lions. (The Canadian Press / Christopher Katsarov)
Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Behind the stripes: What 3 NHL officials enjoy off the ice

Referees, linesman say sharing other aspects of lives helps humanize them

Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes, left, and J.T. Miller talk during a stoppage in play during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game against the Seattle Kraken in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes, left, and J.T. Miller talk during a stoppage in play during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game against the Seattle Kraken in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Dermott, left, checks Calgary Flames forward Sonny Milano during first period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Despite putting up 14 goals and 34 points in 66 games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2021-22, Milano was surprisingly cut loose and hit the open market after not receiving a qualifying offer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Dermott, left, checks Calgary Flames forward Sonny Milano during first period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Despite putting up 14 goals and 34 points in 66 games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2021-22, Milano was surprisingly cut loose and hit the open market after not receiving a qualifying offer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6), J.T. Miller (9) and Tanner Pearson (70) skate during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The Canucks will start the season without Boeser after the right-winger underwent hand surgery.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser to miss 3-4 weeks following hand surgery

The Vancouver Canucks will start the season without Brock Boeser after the…

Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6), J.T. Miller (9) and Tanner Pearson (70) skate during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The Canucks will start the season without Boeser after the right-winger underwent hand surgery.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia, left, clears the puck from the net as Calgary Flames forward Jonathan Huberdeau, centre right, celebrates his goal with teammates forward Elias Lindholm and forward Tyler Toffoli, right, during second period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Huberdeau flexes offensive muscle in Flames 4-0 pre-season win over Canucks

Flames iced a far more experienced lineup than the Canucks in half of split squad double-header

Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia, left, clears the puck from the net as Calgary Flames forward Jonathan Huberdeau, centre right, celebrates his goal with teammates forward Elias Lindholm and forward Tyler Toffoli, right, during second period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vancouver Canucks’ Ilya Mikheyev, centre, of Russia, talks to Andrei Kuzmenko, left, of Russia, and Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Russian additions impressing at Vancouver Canucks training camp

Andrei Kuzmenko and Illya Mikheyev flanking star centre Elias Pettersson in the early going

Vancouver Canucks’ Ilya Mikheyev, centre, of Russia, talks to Andrei Kuzmenko, left, of Russia, and Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. After a too-long summer, the Vancouver Canucks are locked on a singular goal as they prepare for training camp: playoffs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. After a too-long summer, the Vancouver Canucks are locked on a singular goal as they prepare for training camp: playoffs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, because the team did not announce terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Training camps open around NHL after another short offseason

NHL back with a chance to finally get back on a normal schedule

FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, because the team did not announce terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes lines up for a faceoff against the Seattle Kraken during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. All these years later, and on the heels of an encouraging first act, the young blue-liner is keen to see what’s in store for the Canucks with a full season of coach Bruce Boudreau at the helm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes lines up for a faceoff against the Seattle Kraken during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. All these years later, and on the heels of an encouraging first act, the young blue-liner is keen to see what’s in store for the Canucks with a full season of coach Bruce Boudreau at the helm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames battle it out at the Abbotsford Centre in 2021. Vancouver hosts Edmonton in Abbotsford on Oct. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks tickets for Abbotsford game on sale Thursday

NHL team hosting the Edmonton Oilers at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 5

The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames battle it out at the Abbotsford Centre in 2021. Vancouver hosts Edmonton in Abbotsford on Oct. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller watches as the Ottawa Senators celebrate the team’s shootout win over Vancouver during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller takes ‘great pride’ in new deal

Forward signed a seven-year, US$56-million deal with the Canucks on Friday

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller watches as the Ottawa Senators celebrate the team’s shootout win over Vancouver during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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