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Maritime hockey community reacts to Nathan Mackinnon's record NHL contract

According to former NHL scout Paul Gallagher, Nathan Mackinnon is more than just a world-class talent. Gallagher said MacKinnon is also one of the hardest workers he's ever seen, both on and off the ice. That value has earned MacKinnon an eight-year contract extension, worth more than $100-million US, which will be an average of $12.6 million each season.

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Russia's call-up splits EU; Ukraine says it shows weakness

Russia's rush to mobilize hundreds of thousands of recruits to staunch stinging losses in Ukraine is a tacit acknowledgement that its 'army is not able to fight,' Ukraine's president said Sunday, as splits sharpened in Europe over whether to welcome or turn away Russians fleeing the call-up.