Morgan Rielly a #1 Defenceman? Hardly.

December 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s hard not to like Maple Leafs’ defenceman Morgan Rielly. As a person. But when the Toronto Star runs an online article suggesting that Rielly is inching his way towards status as a true #1 defenceman, this writer says: Not a chance in hell. Unlike […]

Vegas. So Weird.

November 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

In past years, most NHL expansion teams tried like hell to win, and could only lose. The Las Vegas, oops,  the Vegas “We’re Not the London” Knights – having acquired one-kabillion draft picks during the past summer – were hoping like hell to lose and […]

Canada’s Olympic Hockey Uniforms

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Canada has a new uniform design for the upcoming winter Olympics. A big thumbs up. Excellent. Awesome. Connor McDavid would look good in one of these. But nooooooo, little Gary lost the negotiation over money and we’re sending the top scoring unit from Helen’s Fish […]

Montreal is Now a Hab-Not Franchise

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s been 25 years since the Montreal Canadiens won a Stanley Cup. If the team’s slow start to the 2017-18 season is any indication, this current drought isn’t about to end any time soon. Poor drafting in combination with poor judgement (when it comes to […]

Marner’s Slow Start: Babcock Is To Blame

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

There’s a fine line between good coaching and over-coaching. Look no further than Maple Leafs’ coach Mike Babcock. This hands-on control freak is on the verge of doing significant damage to Toronto’s brilliant sophomore winger Mitch Marner. No, not because Marner has been temporarily demoted […]

An NHL Miracle Is Upon Us

October 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

In an earlier post, we tried to help those freaking out over the faceoff and slashing crackdowns, suggesting they take a pill and wait for the inevitable return to the status quo. Perhaps we were too cynical in jumping the gun? After only one week […]

Zack Hyman: The Teacher’s Pet

September 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

While many people, fans and media alike, were expecting newly acquired Patrick Marleau to spend his time in Toronto playing alongside Auston Matthews, this writer never waivered: No chance. Won’t happen. As Mike Babcock made clear in this clip from TSN, the Maple Leafs’ coach […]

It’s Just A Matter of Time

September 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Today, TSN offered up this story. In a nutshell, the NBA champion Golden State Warriors’ uniforms will feature a sponsor’s logo for the next three years. In exchange, the Warriors will receive a cool $60-million. Right now, Gary Bettman is lying on top of his […]

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