Tags Sports

Tag: Sports

Team Canada vs. Team USA Preview

It's the first Olympic meeting between the Team Canada and Team USA men's national hockey teams since the Vancouver 2010 gold medal game.Where to begin?Nothing less than the ideal is acceptable when it comes...
Gary Bettman

The NHL Plans to Grow HRR by $1 Billion in 3 Years

How will it happen & what does it mean for the Toronto Maple Leafs? A. BackgroundIn a memo released in September of this year, the Chief Operating Officer of the NHL notified all league employees...
Leafs vs Wings

Preseason Post Game: Game #8 – Red Wings 1 at Leafs 3

The Maple Leafs and the Red Wings both decided to save their best for the regular season and ice watered down rosters for the last game of the pre-season. Beyond that, I will spare...

Maple Leafs Camp: Day Two On Ice

Day Two of on-ice participation is now in the books .. the sessions all had a purpose, as camp not only winds down, but clear decisions need to be made on who will remain...

Maple Leafs Training Camp: Day One On Ice

The Toronto Maple Leafs held their on-ice portion of training camp today. Players have been split into three squads to accommodate the 63 players invited to camp.Among the contingent of fans outside the ice...

Thoughts from the Leafs’ Rookie Tournament Opener

As much as I tried to just sit back and enjoy the game as a fan last night, I couldn't help but take a few notes (this might have been because we ended up sitting among...

Fehr: The Perfect Tonic?

Could Fehr be the perfect tonic if the leagues board of govenors splinter over revenue sharing?

Frontload Threat: Smokescreen for Definition

Is the leagues threat of retroactive contract withdrawal a smokecreen to create definition over the Kovalchuk ruling?

Notes + A FanPost

In case you haven't already heard, the Maple Leafs have broken off negotiations with prospect Bill Sweatt, acquired in the Versteeg trade from the Blackhawks. In a statement to the Toronto Sun, Burke explained...

Ryan, Sharp, Stafford? How ’bout Shugg

The word out of Los Angeles today remains that Brian Burke has yet to receive an acceptable offer for Tomas Kaberle. While talks are said to be heating up according to Pierre LeBrun's twitter...

Hawks Shopping Ladd Hard – They’re in Trouble

Brian Burke is a pretty smart guy. Months ago, he explained to the fans and media that while the current free agent market is weak, it could get stronger as cap strapped teams are...

Who Is: Jesse Blacker

Blacker has all the keys to being a successful top-4 blue-liner, but expect him to play a couple seasons in the AHL before seeing his first ice time in the big leagues. The newly turned nineteen year old must also add 20-25lbs to fill out his somewhat lanky frame in order to compete regularly against the leagues best. Though the Leafs depth at defensive has Blacker currently in the bottom third, as long as the Maple Leafs have Burke as general manager, Jesse will be in the system. Truculence and testosterone tops this youngster's resume, with a side of pugnacity and a light sprinkling of belligerence. I would compare the future of Blacker to that of Mike Van Ryn, just without the injuries (hopefully).

2010 Draft Primer: Brett Bulmer

In continuing with our preparation for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, which takes place June 25th - 26th at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, today's draft primer will profile right winger Brett...

Three-Two-One

An example of how the NHL could restructure its currently farcical points allocations.

Golf: NHL Playoffs Edition

I absolutely love playing golf. There are days – many, many days – all I want to do is golf. Might be some Leaf fans that share my love. Some fans are forced...

Kats Krunch: Regular Season Numbers

We will do an extended Torontosaurus Rex after preparing for the playoffs is over, later on in the week. But since the regular season is over, it's time for some numbers. It's also interesting...

Hug it Out, says Burke

An active voice in the betterment of the sport of hockey, Brian Burke has three rule change proposals according to Darren Dreger. And I like all three, with some trepidation.Among the three, the bear...

Burke Finally Gets Brayden

Irwin that is. It was reported last night that the Maple Leafs had agreed to terms with 23 year old free agent forward Brayden Irwin, a former teammate of Viktor Stalberg at the University...

Just Win, Baby: How to Beat Three-Point Games

The most common complaint I hear from fans, media and even some hockey people revolves around the point system and the three point game.Having done extensive point system analysis, alerted of a record shootout...

Leafs in the hunt for “Norwegian Hobbit”

After tonight's snoozer, let's move on to a bigger and better subject.Some of you may have watched a surprising Norway side battle Switzerland to the bitter end for a quarterfinal birth in their final...