January 2016

Phaneuf Still on Toronto Power Play…..Why?

January 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

As the Toronto Maple Leafs’ power play continues to stumble and bumble, there is one constant that never seems to change….Dion Phaneuf. The question that comes to mind this morning is…..why? Coach Mike Babcock is only too glad to let anyone who will listen know […]

The Hit From Behind We All Know Is Coming

January 21, 2016 // 1 Comment

It’s coming. It’s just a matter of time. Sometime in the not too distant future, NHL fans will witness their first on-ice fatality. Perhaps we’ll get lucky and only have to settle for a wheelchair-bound paralytic. But make no mistake about it, the inevitable disappearance […]

The NHL All-Star Game Has Jumped the Shark

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

The NHL All-Star Game began back in the 1930’s as an occasional benefit game idea. It’s permanent run really began in 1947. For the first 20 years or so, the game featured the defending Stanley Cup champions against a group of the league’s top all-stars. […]

5 Reasons Why Mike Babcock Can Be Better

January 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

The verdict is in. Following a shaky start to the season, Mike Babcock has done a good job of getting a less-than-stellar roster of players to compete hard and maintain structure. Having said that, Babcock has revealed some odd contradictions to his approach that have raised a […]

The World’s Best Hockey Fight. Ever.

January 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sadly, for hockey fight fans, the NHL is quickly becoming as polite as a bridge game at my Aunt Harriet’s house. It now appears, that if you really want to see a wild brawl, reminiscent of the old Philadelphia “Broad Street Bullies”, you need to […]

The World’s Worst Hockey Game. Ever.

January 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Just watched the worst hockey game ever played in the entire history of the world. I’m referring to tonight’s Columbus @ Toronto game. Truly, truly boring, not to mention really boring. Did I mention that it was boring? The highlight came very late in the […]

NHL All-Star Game Quiz

January 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

The NHL just released a list of players selected to play in this year’s NHL All-Star game in Nashville (see the lineups here). After studying the list, why not take a shot a answering our first annual NHL All-Star Game Quiz. The winner receives an […]

The Time to Trade James Reimer Has Arrived

January 9, 2016 // 3 Comments

Many in the Toronto media are urging the Maple Leafs to trade silent-assassin Leo Komarov asap, based on the fact he will never be more valuable than he is today. The same case can be made for the trading of goalie James Reimer. Many media observers, fair-weather hockey […]

The Johansen Trade’s Little White Lie

January 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Everyone loves a good hockey trade. All you need to do to confirm that is to tune into your favourite sports-talk radio station and listen to Pete from Somewheresville as he proposes a deal that sees his hometown team swap their best fourth line grinder, […]

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