A little too slow on skates and a lot too wild off the tee to earn my paycheques as an athlete, I've been covering sports for the Calgary Sun since 2007. My primary focus is the CFL's Calgary Stampeders, but I can occasionally be spotted at the Saddledome, the Calgary Stampede or any other place there's a sporting event on the schedule. In my spare time, I'm usually working on my slapshot or tee-shot, neither of which is getting any better (in case you were wondering).


Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne celebrate after a goal in the second period against the Dallas Stars during Game Wednesday at the Honda Center. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Ducks win first round in Western Conference slugfest

This first-round matchup has been billed as a tag-team tilt — the Anaheim Ducks’ dynamic duo of Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry against the Dallas Stars’ potent pair of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.

Calgary Flames' Brian McGrattan (left) and Vancouver Canucks’ Tom Sestito fight during the game-opening line-brawl in Vancouver on Saturday. Photo by Carmine Marinelli/QMI Agency

Fight night between Flames-Canucks

After losing a record seven straight at home, the Calgary Flames head out on a brief two-game road swing, starting Saturday in Vancouver.

Kings winger Justin Williams (14) celebrates his second goal of the game against the Sharks with teammates Dustin Brown (23) and Anze Kopitar (11) during Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series in Los Angeles, Tuesdya, May 28, 2013. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

Kings survive seven-game series with Sharks

The defending champions are still standing. They might be sore, spent and even a bit shaken after a second-round scare from their upstate rivals, but they're still standing.

Kings defenceman Matt Greene hits Sharks forward James Sheppard during Game 5 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, May 23, 2013. (LUCY NICHOLSON/Reuters)

Kings put on a show against Sharks in Game 5

They tried to run them out of their rink. Now, the Los Angeles Kings have an opportunity to run the San Jose Sharks out of the series and out of Stanley Cup contention, too.