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Maple Leafs sign Vermont’s Viktor Stalberg

According to TSN, the Maple Leafs continued their signing spree on Tuesday morning, inking University of Vermont foward Viktor Stalberg to a two-year entry level contract. The 23-year old powerforward could potentially join the...

Two Down. Now What? Update: Gilroy and Bozak Details

Christian Hanson's getting ready to make his NHL debut tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. Tyler Bozak is pretty much signed, sealed and delivered. But according to multiple news outlets, Brian Burke's just getting warmed...

Getting To Know You: Jimmy Hayes

JIMMY HAYES (# 10) – RW Player Facts Birthdate: November 21, 1989 Stargazing: Scorpio Hometown: Dorchester, Massachusetts Size: 6-5, 210 lbs (team listing) Shoots: Right Acquired: Drafted by Toronto in 2008 (2nd round,  60th overall) Cap hit: N/A (unsigned) Signed through: N/A (unsigned) ...

ISS Releases March Top 30 Rankings

International Scouting Services (ISS) has released the March edition of their monthly top 30 rankings for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in June.  Much of the names at the top remain unchanged, while a...

A Look Ahead To The Entry Draft

As the 2008-09 season moves into the stretch drive, it is perhaps time for fans of teams most likely not making the playoffs to take a closer peek at the top prospects entering the...

The Big Lie

When it comes to trade rumours, generally the first thing we look at is the salary cap, and how much cap space the teams in question have available.  But how important is the cap,...

Getting To Know You: Tim Stapleton

TIM STAPLETON (# 42) – C / RW Player Facts: Birthdate: July 9, 1982 Stargazing: Cancer Hometown: La Grange, Illinois Size: 5'9, 182 lbs (team listing) Shoots: Right Acquired: Signed as free agent (June 6, 2008) Cap hit: N/A (plays in...

Recession, Relocation and Retraction

Just six months ago many a grapevine was carrying rumor of NHL expansion while I lamented the integrity of a revenue bound salary cap. Even into the new season few had foreseen the sheer...

Semi-Finals: Canada vs. Russia

This is it. One of these two teams will be singing “I’ve got a golden ticket” in the dressing room. A win means a trip to the gold medal game; a loss is a...

A Record Breaking Performance

John Tavares ties the most goals ever by a player in the World Juniors with 12 but managed to do so in 1 less game than Jeff Carter, and 13 less games than Eric...

Game 2: Canada vs. Kazakhstan

Canada is ready to face-off against their second opponent in the World Juniors round robin, team Kazakhstan. Della Rovere, arguably Canada’s grittiest player on the roster, suffered a slight leg injury after blocking a...

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The school break for Kindergarteners to University students; holiday vacation time for the employed; Christmas celebrations; and finally, the start of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships. December never feels the same without it. I’ve...

Hey, Burkie, Leave Them Kids Alone!

Ed. Note: Lots of holiday reading going up today for you guys. Merry Christmas. Here we are the Christmas break, and I’d like to take the time to look back at what we saw in...

Canada’s Final Exhibition and Remember When?

It’s their final exhibition matchup of the pre-tournament and Canada looks to apply the same pressure they’ve produced in their first two meetings. Sunday night’s game against Finland showed that this team can in...

Didomenico Ready To Shine

Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospect, Chris Didomenico (or Dido for short) is set to make his World Junior Hockey Championship debut this Friday as the team prepares for its first pre-tournament exhibition match against Team...

Leafs and Jackets Preseason Tidbits

The Leafs are looking to put up a strong performance after back to back stable appearances against the defending champs. With a similar roster, it will be interesting to see how Toskala fairs in...

International Flavor in the NHL

With the imposition of the salary cap taking some clout away from the financial Super Powers (or so they say), the "new" NHL focuses upon the importance of successful drafting and a constant flow of young players on cheap, entry-level contracts. With scouts now being dispatched to all corners of the globe, it's getting to be quite a small world. The boundaries of the Hockey Community are ever-growing, and we're starting to find ourselves with a neat little global village forming in the NHL. Aside from the G8 (Canada, United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia) which comprise nearly 90% of all players' nationalities, we are also privileged to enjoy the best of what...
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