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Jan. 21: In an untimely accident, Daniel Sedin, Alex Edler and Markus Granlund bonk heads during the Canucks pre game soccer warm up in Winnipeg. That leaves the Canucks with 14 healthy players and forces the organization to sign Cliff Ronning, Jyrki Lumme, Darcy Rota, Tony Tanti, Gary Nylund and a guy named Bob who leading his beer league team in Corsi.

Canucks also petition the NHL to play goalies Jacob Markstrom and Anders Nilsson at the same time. Citing the unusual circumstances around the team, the league allows this. The Canucks still drop a 5 2 decision to the Jets. Ronning, however, is named the game third star.

Feb. 4: The New England Patriots down the Minnesota Vikings 34 31 in a controversial Super Bowl marred by questionable referees decisions. The Vikings have a touchdown called back for, running into the end zone. A crucial sack of Tom Brady is overturned for, tackling of a 40 year old.

Feb. 25: The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang comes to end when speedskater Sergei Bupkes, the last clean athlete from Russia, tests positive for EPO, human growth hormone, steroids, beta blockers and cough syrup. Bupkes aroused suspicion during the 10,000 metres when a hypodermic needle fell out of his backside on his way to a first place finish.

From Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin says Bupkes disqualification is further evidence of a global conspiracy against Russia. Donald Trump immediately tweets: know, the man might have a point. Ronning was a surprise late addition to Team Canada after his starring turn as an emergency signing with the Canucks in January. Beer league Bob is named the tournament MVP.

Marc Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights makes a save against the Carolina Hurricanes as a shot goes by teammate Luca Sbisa, right, during their game at the T Mobile Arena on Dec. 12, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Feb. 26: The first place Vegas Golden Knights, winners of 10 straight games, stun the hockey world when they hang on to pending free agents James Neal, David Perron, Jonathan Marchessault and Luca Sbisa at the trade deadline.

this wasn part of the plan, but what are you going to do?, says Knights general manager George McPhee.

With the emergence of David Clarkson as an elite forward, the Knights believe they are Stanley Cup contenders. Clarkson, who started the season coaching high school in Toronto, has made a miraculous comeback after sitting out the last year and a half. The Knights took him from Columbus as a salary dump and never expected Clarkson to play this season.

he wasn part of the plan, either, says McPhee.

May 31: The Knights become the first expansion team in NHL history to win the Cup, sweeping all four series. Clarkson narrowly wins the Conn Smythe Trophy over Sbisa, who leads the Knights in ice time during the playoffs. William Karlsson leads the post season in scoring. Goalie Malcolm Subban wins all 16 games for the Knights.

not going to lie to you, says McPhee. lot of things went right for us this season. parade is held in the parking lot at Caesars Palace. Wayne Newton entertains at the after party.

Vancouver Canucks president of hockey operations Trevor Linden pauses for a moment during a news conference at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on April 29, 2015.

June 4: The Canucks finish the year in 28th place overall. At the draft lottery, NHL vice president Bill Daly initially pulls out a Vancouver card in the 15th slot. When a stunned Trevor Linden protests, a smiling Daly says: know that not possible. I just messing with you. you going there, didn I?, he says to Linden. the Canucks. Did you really think you win this thing. The world continues to turn on its proper axis. Open cut at Shinnecock Hills, but finishes with rounds of 81 and 79. Still, Woods claims low net honours in the over 40 division. Golf scribes immediately hail this as a sign Tiger is back. Lions name Ed Hervey, left, as the club’s new general manager at a news conference in Surrey on Nov. 30, 2017. Wally Buono, head coach and VP of football operations, is at right.

Aug. Lions football department holds an emergency meeting with owner David Braley, head coach and VP of football operations Wally Buono and GM Ed Hervey. The meeting gets off to a rocky start when Braley is confused by Hervey presence. he?, the Lions owner asks. When told he the Lions GM, Braley says: I be.

Sept. Place from the province. The family immediately announces they bringing a rugby team, a WNBA team and roller derby to fill in the available dates at The Dome. It also rumoured they pursuing a tournament bass fishing stop on Lost Lagoon.

The deal came together when their attempts to buy Vancouver Island fell apart.

Oct. 31: The New York Yankees win their first World Series in nine years, blitzing the Los Angeles Dodgers 37 2 in Game 4 to complete a sweep. Giancarlo Stanton hits six home runs for the Bronx Bombers in the deciding game and Aaron Judge adds five more. Mike Trout, who the Yankees picked up at the trade deadline, goes seven for eight with six runs scored and five RBI. Josh Donaldson, another mid season acquisition, contributes four homers of his own behind the pitching of Corey Kluber.
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