Stoney Point - Apr. 10, 2016: It is that time of year again. It is time for the NHL Playoffs, where 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup, poolies across the globe try to win some dough and the Toronto Maple Leafs work on their golf game. It is a tough time of year for us Leaf fans. When my Dad was alive, he enjoyed running a playoff pool each season. Since his passing in 2008, his tradition has continued and we are ready to launch the 20th Annual Hometown Hockey Playoff Pool. FULL STORY
Toronto - Mar. 5, 2016: When it comes to our favourite hockey players, we all think we know just about everything there is to know about some of our games greats. However, as sports stars are now brands in themselves and have so much more to their professional lives away from the ice, we take a look at how our superstars behave once the sticks are down, and how many have turned their skills into cash by other means. FULL STORY
Toronto - Feb. 29, 2016: The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday that the club has recalled forwards William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen, Nikita Soshnikov, Zach Hyman, and Ben Smith from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, forwards Mark Arcobello, Brendan Leipsic and Josh Leivo were loaned to the Marlies.
Ottawa - Feb. 9, 2016: The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Dion Phaneuf, forward Matt Frattin, forward Casey Bailey, forward Ryan Rupert and defence prospect Cody Donaghey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenceman Jared Cowen, forwards Colin Greening, Milan Michalek and Tobias Lindberg as well as Ottawa’s second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. No salary will be retained by either team over the trade’s entirety. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jan. 19, 2016: TSN tweeted out this morning that Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk had been traded to the New York Rangers. Shortly after posting the tweet, TSN removed the tweet from their news feed. van Riemsdyk, the Leafs’ leading scorer, will miss six to eight weeks with a non-displaced fracture of his left foot.
- Nov. 16, 2015: For many, Mike Babcock was the logical choice to be named as Canada’s coach at the return of the World Cup in 2016 mainly due to his previous successes in both Vancouver and Sochi. General Manager Doug Armstrong had an important choice to make but, while there were a number of suitable candidates, he went back to the man with the two Olympic gold medals.
Edmonton - Nov. 4, 2015: Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid is expected to have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken left clavicle sustained Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers, general manager Peter Chiarelli said. He did not have a timetable for how long McDavid would be out but said it would be months.
Toronto - Oct. 27, 2015: As the Leafs season starts to hit its stride, the team is struggling. Even with Mike Babcock at the helm the Leafs cant seem to win games. Are wins and losses the best way to gauge the success of the team this year? Is there not more to be learned from the progression of Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, Nazem Kadri, James van Riemsdyk and others? I tell you how you should approach this years Leafs' team and what they've done well thus far.
Edmonton - Oct. 26, 2015: What can you say…while it was far from their finest effort, the Edmonton Oilers were certainly dealt a crappy hand on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Kings over at Rexall Place. While it looked as though Connor McDavid had snuck a last second game-tying goal past Jonathan Quick to force overtime, the replay official saw it differently and in the end it left Edmonton on the wrong side of a 3-2 decision.
Edmonton - Oct. 24, 2015: After winning three straight games, the Edmonton Oilers were brought back down to earth by Evgeny Kuznetzov and the Washington Capitals on Friday night. While
Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two points a piece in the 7-4 loss, it was Kunetzov who stole the show with a hat-trick and a five-point effort.