Versteeg sounds off on Leafs

Few 25 year old NHL players have had careers as interesting as that of Kris Versteeg. Sure, there are guys who've done some great...

Phaneuf preserves NHL All Star Fan Voting’s remaining shred of dignity

In what proves the process is a huge joke, Daniel Alfredsson led fan balloting for the 2012 All Star selection followed by Jason Spezza...

Experience Slava Kozlov, A Classy Hockey Player

On 17th of December 2011 Zagreb’s most prestigious hockey club, Medveščak Zagreb, celebrated their 50th anniversary. To mark and celebrate this event the KHL...

A Closer Look at the NHL’s Realignment Plans

As you no doubt aware, the NHL Governers agreed Monday night to Commissioner Gary Bettman's plan for realignment, in an effort to reduce team...

Morning Links: The Importance Of Sid

There is just something special about an athlete who transcends a normal level of skill by such a large margin that you have absolutely...

A New Concept Of Justice?

Today, I'd like to talk about an issue that's been a somewhat heated topic of many discussions during the past three days. Suspensions and...

Tender Years Taking A Toll

Each day we see increasingly younger sports phenoms wowing us with their performances in various sports. The age of elite athletes has dropped considerably...

Thursday Links: A tough 2011

Despite the tragic news of yesterday's plane crash that rocked the hockey world, I'm going to try and change gears a little and keep...

R.I.P. hokejisti Локомотив Яросла́вль

Eariler today, a plane containing the roster of the KHL hockey club, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, caught fire and crashed shortly after take-off, merely 4 kilometers...

Wednesday Morning Mashup: 30 thoughts

We get a lot of Leafs content on the site.  That makes a tonne of sense given the URL.  But every once in a...

On Rules, Player Ethics and Scapegoats

Ryan posted a very interesting article this morning, and it got me thinking. This isn't my response to that topic, but rather a question...
Mike Brown

Do we celebrate the Leafs’ scumbags?

Matt Cooke says he's a changed man and doesn't want to hurt another player with an illegal hit. I believe him.In fact, I doubt...

Comparing Posterboys

Alexander Ovechkin might be a more frightening sight coming down the left wing, Sidney Crosby may be the best player in the world, Pavel...

Better Know a Division: Northeast

The rivalries remain, but the faces change.  For all the substantial additions that the Leafs have made, the 29 other teams in the league...

Morning Mashup: Arbitrage and Other Randoms

What a difference a week makes, eh? Last week, all the buzz was about the now forgotten and insignificant Dry Island fiasco (only jerks...

Morning Mashup: Devils and Isles Swing Deal

So, how about this nice weather? Got any plans for the long weekend? *sigh*Well, there is virtually nothing to talk about in the hockey...

Thursday Mashup: Callahan locked up

I could try to populate this space with filler about unimportant hockey news, or speculation over Luke Schenn that we've all discussed for four trillion...

That Just Happened: Dissecting the Madness

Stupefying. Crazy. Insane. Dean Lombardi showed some balls. Paul Holmgren did everything he said he wouldn't. Eklund kind of got something right. Does it...

Morning Mashup: 4 Days Away, Talking Rask, Recchi

Only 4 days left until the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. A lot of people are still talking about Boston, which is indeed better than...

Morning Mashup: Big Dreams & Arbitrations (Draft ETA 6 days)

Good morning everyone. This is your mashup for what looks like a really slow hockey day. Things are expected to get spicier as we...