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Blues’ Blue Line Shakeup Is Coming

Over the past several seasons, the St. Louis Blues have been constant in one area: defense. Particularly since the Ken Hitchcock era, the Blues have focused on having a stout defense, and their personnel has not changed much. But the times, they are a changin. For a number of different reasons, the cast of characters on the Blues’ blue line is about to face a significant turnover. What does that mean, who will be affected, and who, if anyone, is safe? Five Plus Years of Pietrangelo & Bouwmeeste...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Blues, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Sochi, Toronto Maple Leafs, St Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Dunn, Bouwmeester, Gunnarsson, Jay Bouwmeester

Filip Hronek Sent To Grand Rapids

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned defenseman Filip Hronek to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Hronek, 21, has skated in 23 games with the Red Wings during the 2018-19 campaign, tallying 10 points (3-7-10) and averaging 18:25 time on ice. After making the Red Wings roster out of training camp, the 6-foot, 170-pound rookie logged three points (1-2-3) in six games during his first NHL stint, including his first NHL point Oct. 11 vs. Toronto and first NHL goal on ...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Detroit, Red Wings, Filip Hronek, Hronek, Hradec Kralove Czech Republic

Coyotes Weekly: Still Hanging Around

Don’t look now, but the injury-ravaged Arizona Coyotes, written off by many after losing no fewer than five key players to long-term ailments this season, are just two points out of a playoff spot after a 6-2-2 start to January. With a nine-day break coming up, it’s not inconceivable to think that this is a team that’s capable of getting healthy and going on a big second-half run to earn its first playoff berth since the 2011-12 season. Coyotes Week in Review After getting blown out 7-1 in Cal...
Tags: Column, Minnesota, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Canada, Glendale, New Jersey, Arizona, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, DAL, Montreal, San Jose Sharks

The State Of The Leafs Today

from Cathal Kelly of the Globe And Mail, Evidently, the Leafs have spent the past four years walking in a huge spiral. They’ve returned to Mumbo Jumbo Land. Of course, it is not possible for Babcock to wish his team better or for Dubas to remake it on the fly. But calling a duck a duck would be a good start. The paying customers aren’t kidding themselves about the Leafs not being much good right now, or that Nylander is a short-term bust, or that Matthews needs less hand-holding a...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Babcock, Leafs, Matthews, Nylander, Cathal Kelly, Dubas, Mumbo Jumbo Land Of

Islanders Getting a Trotz Culture Change

Barry Trotz didn’t scan the rafters for the banner. Back in Washington, he never once looked up for the championship flag hanging high above the home ice of the Capitals. Yet when he turned around for the national anthem, Trotz said he saw the big white letters standing out on the red banner: “STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS 2018” around the Capitals logo. When the anthem was over, he turned back to the visitors’ bench and got back to work on trying to earn some more banners to hang — in New York. New Yo...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Blues, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Barry, New York Islanders, Lee, Islanders, Lou Lamoriello, Ottawa Senators, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin

Lowry, VanVleet each score 19, Raptors beat Kings 120-105

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each scored 19 points, Pascal Siakam had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Sacramento Kings 120-105 on Tuesday night. Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors extended their home winning streak to 10 games. Toronto’s franchise record for consecutive home wins is […]
Tags: News, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Toronto, Ap, Toronto Raptors, Raptors, Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Lowry VanVleet

Acosta, Glad, Bono, Miller cut from US roster

CHICAGO (AP) — Colorado midfielder Kellyn Acosta has been cut from the U.S. soccer roster for upcoming exhibitions against Panama and Costa Rica. New coach Gregg Berhalter also dropped Salt Lake defender Justen Glad on Tuesday along with goalkeepers Alex Bono of Toronto and Tyler Miller of Los Angeles FC. The U.S. team has been […]
Tags: News, Colorado, US, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Chicago, Costa Rica, Panama, Los Angeles Fc, Salt Lake, Gregg Berhalter, Kellyn Acosta, Tyler Miller, Justen Glad, Alex Bono

Mariano Rivera is 1st unanimous choice for Baseball Hall of Fame; Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina also voted in

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera has become baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced. The quartet will be enshrined in Cooperstown along with Today’s Game Era Committee selections Harold Baines and Lee Smith on July 21. Ken Griffey Jr. held the mark for top percentage at 99.32 when he was on 437 of 440 ballots two years ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Sports, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Metallica, Mlb, Philadelphia, Bonds, Smith, Donald Trump, Yankees, Gulf of Mexico, Panama

Bruins Hope to Be Healthy After Break

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins almost made it into their mid-winter break completely healthy. Forward Joakim Nordstrom is recovering from a fractured lower leg and goaltender Tuukka Rask is dealing with a concussion sustained against the New York Rangers on Saturday. Otherwise, the Bruins’ lineup from the start of the season was on the ice when they completed their 49th game with a 3-2 loss to the Rangers. Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is helped off the ice after taking a hit. (AP Photo/Mary...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Rangers, The Boston Bruins, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Tampa Bay, Zdeno Chara

NHL Rumors: Talbot, Matthews, Devils, Wild, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is an update out of Toronto on the negotiations with Auston Matthews, a potential plan in place when it comes to the goaltending situation in Edmonton and speculation about the trade plans for the Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils. Auston Matthews Deal Getting Closer? While it’s been made clear by Mitch Marner’s representation that he likely won’t negotiate or sign an extension until after the season with Toronto, there is the potential Auston Matthews might....
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Toronto, Sport, New Jersey, Gm, Dallas, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, New Jersey Devils, Don, Edmonton Oilers, Islanders, Auston Matthews

Predators’ Laviolette Wins 600th Game

On Jan. 21, Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette won his 600th regular-season game in the National Hockey League. It was also his 211th victory in his 379th game as head coach of the Predators. In a league that has been, and remains, filled with quality head coaches, one might think that winning 600 regular season games is common. That thought would be incorrect. With his 600th win, Peter Laviolette joined an exclusive coaching club. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Reaching the 600-win ...
Tags: Boston, Massachusetts, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, United States, Nashville, Philadelphia, Jets, AHL, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins

Galchenyuk Ready for Montreal Return With the Coyotes

TORONTO — Alex Galchenyuk took some time to fully grasp the microscope he would be under as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Selected third overall at the 2012 NHL draft, the naive assumption of a teenager was every team in the league got similar media attention. It was only after players started arriving from other organizations that Galchenyuk realized the magnitude of Montreal’s fishbowl. Alex Galchenyuk (Aaron Bell/CHL Images) And if there was any lingering doubt, the trade that sent hi...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Arizona, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, San Jose Sharks, Max, Montreal Canadiens, Phoenix, Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Coyotes, Arizona Coyotes, Bell Centre, Oliver Ekman Larsson

Matthews & Marner Paired as Maple Leafs Search for Answers

TORONTO — Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner are the last players off the ice at the conclusion of every Toronto Maple Leafs’ pre-game warmup. As the in-arena music blares and fans press against the glass looking for a souvenir, the talented duo flings pucks back and forth, attempting trick shots and high-wire moves with youthful exuberance. They’ve rarely skated on the same line in their careers, but the struggling Leafs seem willing to push that button in hopes of shaking their recent 3-7-0 tail...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Arizona, AHL, Hockey, Babcock, Montreal, Detroit, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Matthews

Alex Galchenyuk primed for Montreal return as a member of the Coyotes

TORONTO — Alex Galchenyuk took some time to fully grasp the microscope he would be under as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Selected third overall at the 2012 NHL draft, the naive assumption of a teenager was every team in the league got similar media attention. It was only after players started arriving from other organizations that Galchenyuk realized the magnitude of Montreal's fishbowl. And if there was any lingering doubt, the trade that sent him to hockey's desert outpost sea...
Tags: News, Toronto, Arizona, NHL, Montreal, Max, Montreal Canadiens, Phoenix, Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Coyotes, Arizona Coyotes, Bell Centre, Oliver Ekman Larsson, Max Domi, Domi

Is Hockey Living Dr. King’s Dream?

On Monday, Jan 21, much of the United States will enjoy a holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Many will celebrate the legacy of the slain civil rights leader in parades. Some will attend services commemorating Dr. King and his work. Others will ponder “the dream” that still resonates from his famous speech given at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. Who Broke Hockey’s Color Barrier? Sports has been an arena in which there have been many strides made in seeing Dr. King’s speech come to l...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Boston, Toronto, America, Sport, Pennsylvania, United States, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Nascar, Major League Baseball, King, Nelson

NHL Rumors: Hurricanes, Oilers, Red Wings, Muzzin, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is plenty going following a busy Sunday in the NHL. After the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oilers, the team placed two players on waivers hinting that something might be up with player movement or management changes. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes, despite delivering a drubbing to Edmonton, are still looking for a top-six forward. Meanwhile, the Red Wings are willing to move a lot more than just pending free agents, the New York Rangers have been scouting the ...
Tags: La, Toronto, Sport, Kings, Dallas, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche

Are the Maple Leafs Simply Not Good Enough?

After John Tavares signed as a Toronto Maple Leaf last summer, the hopes of the fans were buoyant. Certainly, this was to be the season the team would contend for the Stanley Cup after so many seasons of frustration. With the exception of the drama of William Nylander’s extended holdout, everything looked so promising. This team would rock! That hasn’t happened. After a strong start, the Maple Leafs are on a losing skid no one saw coming. In fact, with last night’s 4-2 loss against the sud...
Tags: Florida, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Auston Matthews, Washington Capitals, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Coyotes

NHL Short Notes

SUNDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps CHICAGO 8, Washington 5 NY ISLANDERS 3, Anaheim 0 VANCOUVER 3, Detroit 2 Arizona 4, TORONTO 2 Carolina 7, EDMONTON 4 Continue reading "NHL Short Notes"
Tags: Washington, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, Arizona, Vancouver, NHL, Detroit, Edmonton, Anaheim, Carolina, NY Islanders

Zlatan Promises Title For LA Galaxy In 2019

Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the LA Galaxy “will win” a title in his second year with the club. Speaking to ESPN FC during the annual MLS media days in Los Angeles, the Swedish striker said he had opportunities to go elsewhere following a campaign when he scored 22 goals and added 10 assists, but felt he had unfinished business with the Galaxy, especially given that LA missed the playoffs for the second year running. “I think as a football player, you want to feel alive, as long as you’re active,” I...
Tags: La, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy, Major League Soccer, Lafc, ESPN FC, Ibrahimovic, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Dennis te Kloese

What’s Happened To The Toronto Maple Leafs?

from Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star, Man, these are some haggard Maple Leafs. Scrawny and scuffling. Lost all the roses in their cheeks from a couple of months ago. Starting to look haunted, ashen. Collars tightening with Sunday night’s raggedy 4-2 submission to the Coyotes, yet another opponent Toronto should have had for breakfast. What in blazes is happening? Because there’s definitely little fire in the belly of this gang, through just about all of 2019. And, shiver...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Toronto Maple Leafs, Coyotes, Freddie Andersen, Rosie DiManno

Coyotes Sink Slumping Maple Leafs – Hinostroza With Winner

TORONTO — Vinnie Hinostroza scored the winner in the third period as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday night. Clayton Keller, Mario Kempe and Lawson Crouse, into an empty net, had the other goals for Arizona (22-22-4). Darcy Kuemper stopped 25 shots. John Tavares and Travis Dermott replied for Toronto (29-17-2), which got 27 saves from Frederik Andersen. The Leafs have now lost seven of their last 10 overall and sit just 13-11-1 at home — including 1-6-0...
Tags: Washington, Toronto, Sport, Arizona, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Keller, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jakob Chychrun, Ottawa Senators, Coyotes

The 8 Best Defensive Forwards in Hockey History

  To many, high scoring, firewagon hockey carries the highest degree of entertainment. While others, this author included, prefer the bite-your-nails-to-the-knuckle closeness of a hard-fought, tactically masterful, defensive battle. Though many may not realize it while clamoring for larger nets, the elimination of the offside whistle and marbles to replace hockey pucks, the sporting world turns to the tightly-contested Stanley Cup Playoffs for the most rugged marathon of organized on the world s...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Clarke, AHL, Hockey, NHL, North America, Montreal, Seattle, Archives, Hull, Weir, Ottawa, Mvp

Guerrero Jr. highlights promising class of young Blue Jays prospects

TORONTO — Vlad Guerrero Jr. wants to be the best player he can when he steps onto the baseball field each day. Turns out that dedication translates to the ice, too. Guerrero, the Blue Jays top prospect who tore through double-A and triple-A pitching last season, tried his hand at curling earlier this week with some of his minor-league teammates at the Leaside Curling Club in Toronto. "It was difficult, it was difficult," he said with a smile when asked about the experience. "It was really hard a...
Tags: News, Toronto, Blue Jays, New Hampshire, Russell Martin, Mlb, Buffalo, Montreal, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Dominican Republic, Ferris, Guerrero, Troy Tulowitzki, Rogers Centre, Justin Smoak

Toronto Marlies 2018-19 Midseason Review & Player Grades

The Toronto Marlies passed the midway mark of the regular season with a pair of games against Rochester Americans last weekend. A win and a loss by the same 5-1 scoreline perfectly encapsulated the Marlies’ inconsistent campaign so far. A 19-15-5 record leaves them embroiled in a battle for a playoff berth as the fourth-seeded team […] The post Toronto Marlies 2018-19 Midseason Review & Player Grades appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Analysis, Marlies, Toronto Marlies, Rochester Americans, Midseason Review

Maple Leafs’ Return If They Move Johnsson or Kapanen

On Jan. 17, Jim Parsons’ rumors report cited Bob McKenzie’s belief that the Toronto Maple Leafs would consider trading Andreas Johnsson or Kasperi Kapanen in the right deal. McKenzie was clear that the Maple Leafs needed a good defenseman, and noted during a segment of First Up on TSN Radio 1050 Toronto: “If you’re gonna get a good defenseman, and they obviously want to get a good defenseman, you’ve got to give up something of value. And not only would the first-round pick be in play, but ...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Kings, Hockey, NHL, Jim Parsons, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, Woodstock, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes

Penguins Outlast Coyotes – Kessel Scores in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Phil Kessel scored on a power play at 4:09 of overtime, Matt Murray stopped 30 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night. Outscored 10-4 in consecutive losses, Pittsburgh fell behind on Clayton Keller’s first-period goal following a flurry of penalties. The Penguins rallied in the second when Jusso Riikola and Jake Guentzel scored 40 seconds apart, but Derek Stepan scored with 5 1/2 minutes left in the third to tie it. Pittsburgh Penguins J...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Arizona, San Jose, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Vegas, Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh, Murray, Keller, Coyotes, Arizona Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Richard Panik

NHL Short Notes

RIDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps FLORIDA 3, Toronto 1 Montreal 4, COLUMBUS 1 NY Islanders 2, WASHINGTON 0 Ottawa 4, CAROLINA 1 CALGARY 6, Detroit 4 Pittsburgh 3, ARIZONA 2 (OT) VANCOUVER 4, Buffalo 3 Continue reading "NHL Short Notes"
Tags: Florida, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Arizona, Vancouver, Buffalo, NHL, Montreal, Detroit, Columbus, Calgary, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Carolina, NY Islanders

U.S. forward Jozy Altidore says exit from Toronto FC would be 'bittersweet'

Toronto FC star Jozy Altidore chats with Max Bretos and Herculez Gomez about his time with the club and the next step in his career. Jozy Altidore tells Max Bretos and Herculez Gomez the U.S. need to get back to playing for the crest and the country, something he thinks some players lost sight of. Jozy Altidore has hinted that his time with Toronto FC is nearing its conclusion, adding that the end, when that happens, will be "bittersweet." With Altidore's contract expiring after t...
Tags: Football, Toronto, Sport, Story, Major League Soccer, Toronto FC, Jozy Altidore, Max, Altidore, Herculez Gomez, BMO Field, Max Bretos, Herc Podcast

U.S. forward Jozy Altiodre says exit from Toronto FC would be 'bittersweet'

Jozy Altidore tells Max Bretos and Herculez Gomez the U.S. need to get back to playing for the crest and the country, something he thinks some players lost sight of. Jozy Altidore has hinted that his time with Toronto FC is nearing its conclusion, adding that the end, when that happens, will be "bittersweet." With Altidore's contract expiring after the upcoming campaign, it's possible this season could be his last at BMO Field and Altidore did little to dispute that sentiment. "It&apo...
Tags: Football, Toronto, Sport, Story, Major League Soccer, Toronto FC, Jozy Altidore, Max, Altidore, Herculez Gomez, BMO Field, Max Bretos, Jozy Altiodre, Herc Podcast

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