Prospect Hot List: Mike Robinson’s Wildcat formation
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The final matchups in major junior have been set: Quebec takes on Rimouski in the Quebec League; Brandon will duke it out with Kelowna in the West and Erie gets Oshawa in the OHL. Whatever the results, it’s going to be a power-packed Memorial Cup. Meanw…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Could Dion Phaneuf become an Oiler?thehockeynews.com May 2 (4 days ago)Could the Edmonton Oilers have interest in Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf? Sportsnet’s Damien Cox claims former Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli had interest in the 30-year-old Phaneuf prior to this season’s trade deadline. With Chiarelli n…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Apr 27If you ever need a case study in the stark contrasts that sometimes exist between on-ice perception and off-ice personality, you needn’t go much further than Marcel Pronovost. As rambunctious and dramatic as he was on the ice, he was as humble and respe…Share Tweet
Maple Leafs prospect Viktor Loov throws vicious headshot in AHL playoffsthehockeynews.com Apr 27At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, 22-year-old Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Viktor Loov is no small man. And with his sizeable frame, he’s no stranger to throwing around the body. Unfortunately for Loov, he might also become no stranger to watching from the sidel…Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 21During the Ottawa Senators’ push for the playoffs, I pointed my phone at my television, fired up Periscope and streamed a shootout against the Toronto Maple Leafs while offering pithy commentary. Within minutes, without any promotion on other social med…Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 20Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • The only beard is Nashville that…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Apr 18Spoiler alert: The Buffalo Sabres will win tonight’s NHL draft lottery with the numbers 11, 5, 6 and 7. Your trusty correspondent knows this because he went to this really cool website that simulates the NHL draft lottery and it told him so. Then he did…Share Tweet
Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your teamthehockeynews.com Apr 17It’s amazing how things will change by Saturday night. Connor McDavid will know which NHL team he will belong to. The McDavid parents will know in which city their son’s adult life will begin to unfold and flourish. Vendors will go crazy preparing McDav…Share Tweet
Prospect Hot List: Vande Sompel charging from the back in Oshawathehockeynews.com Apr 14The Frozen Four is in the books and it was a classic, with Providence College winning its first-ever hockey title over Boston University. But the season still might not be over for Terriers frosh Jack Eichel, as he and Nashville pick Jimmy Vesey of Harv…Share Tweet
Milan Lucic’s state-of-mind, Leafs’ implosion prove mental side of sports is a massive influence on winningthehockeynews.com Apr 13In the wake of the Bruins’ shocking fall out of a playoff spot, GM Peter Chiarelli shared this tidbit of information that won’t please Bruins fans: Chiarelli: Lucic said he was "not in right frame of mind going into season" after Montreal seri…Share TweetTORONTO - If it was Dion Phaneuf's last act as captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the veteran defenceman went out on his shield. As the Leafs cleaned out their lockers Monday to conclude a shocking season, Phaneuf made no excuses and took it...Share Tweet
New Leafs coach must be hired based on on-ice philosophy, not NHL resume or familiarity factorthehockeynews.com Apr 12With interim coach Peter Horachek included in team president Brendan Shanahan’s housecleaning Sunday, the Maple Leafs are going to have their fourth bench boss in three years by the time the 2015-16 season begins. And although it’s tempting for Leafs fa…Share TweetIt has been exactly 25 years and one day since notorious tyrant, skinflint and former Toronto Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard died. And you could argue that 9,131 days later, the franchise is in even more disastrous shape on the ice than it was a quart…Share TweetNHL.com Apr 12TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired general manager Dave Nonis, interim head coach Peter Horachek and Horachek's entire coaching staff. The move comes the day after the Leafs finished 30-44-8 for 68 points, missing the NHL playoffs. ...Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Apr 12Give the Montreal Canadiens credit. They could have tiptoed their way around Saturday night’s game and avoided the hottest team in the league with the hottest goalie and the hottest rookie. They could have looked at the all the obstacles the Ottawa Sena…Share Tweet
How do you win in the playoffs? Doug Gilmour tells youthehockeynews.com Apr 11By Doug Gilmour The playoffs were always my time of year. That’s because no matter what kind of a season you had, the post-season is what everybody remembers. Whether it was a good year, a bad year or an average year, it didn’t matter. You write your ti…Share TweetIf you don’t think AHL All-Rookie team honors mean much, consider that New York Islanders rookie Ryan Strome, who has scored 17 goals and 50 points this season, was named to the team just last season. Strome isn’t the only rookie from the 2014 squad who…Share Tweet
Calling Colton Orr up to the Maple Leafs sends all the wrong messagesJust so we all have this straight, Buffalo Sabres fans are chided for cheering for their team to lose games so it can guarantee itself a chance at drafting a generational talent who could alter the course of the franchise. Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple L…Share Tweet
Columbus can’t escape season without another injury, Atkinson’s wrist cut as team celebratesEntering play Wednesday, the Columbus Blue Jackets had players miss 499 games this season, according to Man Games Lost. As they took the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the counter officially turned over to the half-millenium mark, which is the mos…Share Tweet
Sharks Skate Past Maple LeafsMar 19The Sharks beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 to snap their two-game losing streak.
Elevated Plays Of The WeekMar 13Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.
Maple Leafs Win In ShootoutMar 11Tyler Bozak scored in the third period and in the shootout to lift the Maple Leafs past the Sabres 4-3.
Tavares, Islanders Rally Past LeafsMar 9John Tavares' 33rd goal of the season lifted the Islanders to a 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
The Post-Draft MailbagMay 6Before I get to your mail this week, three topics in the wake of the draft that have gotten attention in the three days since the 256th pick was made: The sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston. When I asked Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht a…
ESPN NowMay 5Noted NBA enthusiast James Goldstein is in Oakland for Warriors-Grizzlies today but was in Houston Monday night, where he said the hotels were full. S...
How Winston Became the Buccaneers' No. 1 HopeMay 4TAMPA, Fla. — Get off the plane here Friday afternoon, and go to the newsstand to see what the local papers say about what was, according to Bucs general manager Jason Licht, probably the most important draft pick in the history of the franchise. Pick u…
Adande: Clips, Spurs deliver first-round finale for the agesMay 2On a day full of a wide world of sports' best, the Clippers' dramatic win over the Spurs delivered the high drama of basketball excellence.