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NHL News & Notes: Pastrnak, Petan & More

In today’s News & Notes, David Pastrnak is close to a return, Nic Petan is reportedly set to sign a two-year extension and the NHL has announced their three stars of the week. Pastrnak Close to Returning After being out for a few weeks with a thumb injury that required surgery, Pastrnak is nearing a return to action after missing 16 games. The 22-year-old has been one of the best players in the league over the last few seasons and took a huge step forward once again this season prior to the in...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Sport, Chicago, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Adam Pelech, Islanders, Bruins, Oilers


Revisiting David Poile’s Drafts – 1998

The Nashville Predators have been an NHL franchise since the 1998-99 season after the city was granted an expansion team in June 1997. In their 20 seasons of existence, there has been one constant: general manager David Poile, who’s served that role since the franchise’s inception. Therefore, he’s been the architect of every team that’s suited up, from the inaugural roster through the 2018-19 rendition. That means he’s been the decision-maker in a lot of drafts and has made a lot of picks, 178 t...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Sweden, Russia, Milwaukee, Sport, Finland, Newfoundland, Dallas, Nashville, Latvia, Detroit Red Wings, Ussr, Slovakia, AHL, Hockey


Senators Weekly: Veronneau, Chabot & Brannstrom

Welcome to Senators’ Weekly, where you can catch up on the past week of the Ottawa Senators throughout the 2018-19 season. From trending topics to surging prospects to news and notes, this is your weekly roundup on all things Sens. Related – Senators Weekly: Bettman, Gibbons, Gustavsson, Coaching & More The Senators have just 10 games left in the 2018-19 season, and for many fans, the end of this season will be welcomed with open arms. However, that won’t be because of this week. Despite losing ...
Tags: Column, Usa, Sport, Chicago, Canada, Comets, Ncaa, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Cleveland, Princeton, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Max


Chicago Blackhawks Keep on Rolling

What do you know?! The Chicago Blackhawks have won five consecutive games and secured 10 more important points in the standings. It’s not always pretty, but they’re getting it done. They still have a rough road ahead to make the playoffs, but they’re taking care of business on their end with wins. The Blackhawks currently sit five points outside of the final wild card spot, but guess what? Other teams are right there with them, and they keep winning, too. The Hawks can’t afford to rest on their ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Hawks, Patrick Kane, Coyotes


Toronto Maple Leafs Musings: Bracco is NHL Ready, Sandin’s in Brannstrom Territory, Liljegren’s Strong Stretch, and Playing a Heavier Style

In this week’s Leafs Musings, we will cover Jeremy Bracco’s NHL readiness, Rasmus Sandin’s rapid progression, and the type of ‘heaviness’ the Leafs need to incorporate into their lineup. We also have a few extra notes on Timothy Liljegren, Michael Carcone and Adam Brooks. Let’s get right to it. Jeremy Bracco Is NHL Ready When […] The post Toronto Maple Leafs Musings: Bracco is NHL Ready, Sandin’s in Brannstrom Territory, Liljegren’s Strong Stretch, and Playing a Heavier Style appeared first on M...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Analysis, NHL, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Bracco, Jeremy Bracco, Leafs News, Sandin, Adam Brooks, Liljegren, Rasmus Sandin, Brannstrom Territory Liljegren, Timothy Liljegren Michael Carcone


NHL Rumors: Canucks, Lightning, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Vancouver Canucks, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Steve Yzerman, the Toronto organization and their coaches and Pete DeBoer and the Sharks. Loui Eriksson Gone After July 1? We reported the other day that after being a healthy scratch from the Canucks lineup, the team might look at options to move Loui Eriksson. The issue for Eriksson is his salary and lack of production. Iain MacIntyre wrote on Twitter that the Vancouver Canucks owe the forwa...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Gm, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Smith, Detroit, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Pacific Division


Maple Leafs Gardiner & Brown: Will They Be Back in Blue & White?

If Scott Wheeler of The Athletic is correct, the answer to whether Jake Gardiner or Connor Brown will be with the Toronto Maple Leafs next season is a solid “no.” Jim Parsons, in his most recent The Hockey Writers’ podcast, interviewed Wheeler and what he had to say about Maple Leafs’ salary cap next season woes was interesting. Wheeler reported that, although the Maple Leafs would like to keep both players, they will be forced to make some difficult salary-cap decisions that will result in thes...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Toronto, Sport, Wheeler, Hockey, Jim Parsons, White, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Lou Lamoriello, Brown, Parsons


Senators Hope Veronneau Breaks College UFA Trend

The Ottawa Senators signed NCAA free agent Max Veronneau to a two-year, entry-level contract on March 12, adding to their prospect pool in the midst of their rebuild. The 23-year-old was drawing interest league-wide, as up to 25 teams contacted the free agent’s camp. The Senators are no stranger to signing NCAA free agents but haven’t had the best luck in the past. They are hoping Veronneau can change that. “We are very excited to have Max join the Ottawa Senators,” said Senators general m...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Ncaa, Ivy League, Connor, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, Princeton, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Thompson, Max


What’s The Problem With The Toronto Maple Leafs?

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, Losing to Tampa, the best team in the league? Sure. Losing to Chicago and almost losing to Philadelphia, two really hot teams chasing down a playoff spot, OK. But losing to the Ottawa Senators? My oh my. After dropping a 6-2 decision to the worst team in the NHL – their third loss in four games -- the Maple Leafs have started to point fingers. Goalie Garret Sparks blamed a lack of emotion: “We need more emotion. I’m an emotional playe...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Philadelphia, NHL, Tampa, Sparks, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Mike Babcock, Garret Sparks, Kevin McGran, Toronto Star Losing


Maple Leafs’ Johnsson Proving Draft Position Doesn’t Matter

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Andreas Johnsson is currently producing a breakout performance in his first full season in the NHL. Johnsson has played on each of the Maple Leafs’ lines this season and has had fairly consistent success. He currently has 20 goals and 20 assists for 40 points in 64 games played this season. Needless to say, he has drastically outperformed his seventh round draft selection expectations. He was drafted 202nd overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Far from a sure-thi...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, San Jose Sharks, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Marlies, Matthews, Pavel Datsyuk, Sportsnet, Patrick Marleau, John Tavares


Senators Upset Maple Leafs – Paajarvi Scores 2 Goals

OTTAWA — Magnus Paajarvi scored two goals to lead the last-place Ottawa Senators to a 6-2 win over the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Cody Ceci, Brian Gibbons, Anthony Duclair and Oscar Lindberg also scored for Ottawa (25-41-6). Anders Nilsson made 35 saves. Morgan Rielly and John Tavares scored for the Leafs (43-24-5), who have lost three of their past four games. Garret Sparks stopped 38 shots. Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Garret Sparks makes save as Ottawa Senators left wi...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Ottawa, Gibbons, Sparks, Nilsson, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Bobby Ryan, John Tavares, Tavares, Oscar Lindberg, Morgan Rielly


Video- Kelly Hrudey On The Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs are down 4-1 after two periods tonight. via Sportsnet,  
Tags: Sport, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Kelly Hrudey


Paajarvi leads Senators to 6-2 win over slumping Maple Leafs

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Magnus Paajarvi scored twice to lead the last-place Ottawa Senators to a 6-2 win over the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Cody Ceci, Brian Gibbons, Anthony Duclair and Oscar Lindberg also scored for Ottawa. Anders Nilsson made 35 saves. Morgan Rielly and John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ottawa, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, John Tavares, Oscar Lindberg, Morgan Rielly, Magnus Paajarvi, Ontario AP, Cody Ceci Brian Gibbons Anthony Duclair, Ottawa Anders Nilsson


Last-place Ottawa Senators upset provincial rival Toronto Maple Leafs

OTTAWA — The best thing the Toronto Maple Leafs can say about this week is that it's over.The Leafs lost 6-2 to the last-place Ottawa Senators on Saturday night, concluding a week that saw Toronto lose three of four while giving up 23 goals.With just 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Leafs know they must improve. "A little adversity is not a bad thing," said Toronto defenceman Morgan Rielly, whose team fell four points behind the Boston Bruins for second in the Atlantic Division...
Tags: News, Toronto, Atlantic, NHL, Smith, Ottawa, Gibbons, Sparks, Nilsson, Boston Bruins, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Bobby Ryan, John Tavares, Tavares


Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators – Game #72 Preview & Projected Lines

Heading to Kanata for the first time this year, the Toronto Maple Leafs have an opportunity to catch the Bruins tonight as they hope to replicate the pace and intensity of last night’s big win (7 p.m, CBC). Despite being a back-to-back game, the Leafs will not continue their rotation on the back end and […] The post Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators – Game #72 Preview & Projected Lines appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
Tags: Sport, Cbc, Game Day, Bruins, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Kanata


Maple Leafs Learn Valuable Lesson

Trailing 5-2 in the latter stages of the second period to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Toronto Maple Leafs looked destined for a third straight home loss Friday night. Then, something changed. Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin notched two goals in quick succession, cutting the deficit to 5-4 heading into the intermission. Although neither goal will make the “plays of the week,” they were the turning point of the game. During the second intermission, Muzzin shared some words of wisdom with TSN’s Mark ...
Tags: Boston, Office, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Flyers, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN


Maple Leafs, Bruins Set on Collision Course

Call it destiny. Or call it a recurring nightmare. Your name for it completely depends on what side of the puck you’re sitting on – the Boston Bruins or the Toronto Maple Leafs. Either way, it looks as though both teams will likely be staring each other down once again when the Stanley Cup playoffs kick off in just over a month. While there’s still time for things to change, it seems fitting that the Bruins and Maple Leafs hold down the second and third spots, respectively, in the Atlantic Divis...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlantic Division, Milan Lucic, Andersen, James Reimer


Flyers 2nd Half a Success Regardless of Outcome

There are 11 games remaining in the 2018-19 season, and the Philadelphia Flyers much closer to the playoff bubble than most thought they would be at this time. On Dec. 17, they were last in the Eastern Conference and most fans were thinking whether they preferred Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko, two highly-touted prospects in the upcoming draft. Yet now the question has shifted to, “Can they make the playoffs?” Even sniffing the playoffs was an afterthought in December, a pipe dream at best. Yet the ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Philadelphia, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Elliott, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Joel Quenneville, Dave Hakstol, Hart, Sergei Bobrovsky


Breaking Down the Maple Leafs’ Defensive Woes

About halfway through Friday night’s back-and-forth affair between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers, TSN play-by-play man Gord Miller summed up my thoughts perfectly: “Not sure if it’s a winning recipe in the playoffs, but it’s sure fun to watch.” There were so many goals in the second period (seven, to be exact), that I’m not entirely sure what the exact score was when he said it. 5-2 Flyers, perhaps? Maybe 5-3? Regardless, the Maple Leafs overcame a three-goal deficit to win the...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Kings, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Miller, Boston Bruins, Flyers, Bruins, Auston Matthews


Maple Leafs Rally From 3-Goal Deficit to Beat Flyers

TORONTO — Auston Matthews scored with five minutes left in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-6 on Friday night. A one-handed pass from William Nylander in front found the the Leafs centre, who buried his 33rd goal of the season to snap a 5-5 tie inside a raucous Scotiabank Arena. Matthews added his 34th — matching his jersey number — with 2:39 to go on a rebound off the rush. Former Leaf James van Riemsdyk scored his...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Chicago, Atlantic, Philadelphia, Hockey, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, Scotiabank, Boston Bruins, Elliott, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers


Matthews scores 2 in 3rd period, Maple Leafs beat Flyers 7-6

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored twice in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from a three-goal deficit and held on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-6 Friday night. Jake Muzzin had two goals and an assist, and Patrick Marleau, Zach Hyman and Martin Marincin also scored to for the Maple Leafs, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Philadelphia Flyers, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Matthews, Jake Muzzin, Martin Marincin, Patrick Marleau Zach Hyman


Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Game #71 Preview & Projected Lines

As things threaten to unravel late in the season while injuries continue, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be eager to get back to winning ways tonight against a talented but struggling Philadelphia Flyers team as they don their St.Pats green (7 p.m, TSN). Currently, the Flyers are the closest non-playoff team to adding themselves into […] The post Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Game #71 Preview & Projected Lines appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
Tags: Sport, Game Day, Philadelphia Flyers, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, St Pats


NHL Rumors: Red Wings, Canucks, Golden Knights, McDavid Buzz

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Detroit Red Wings and their talks with head coach Jeff Blashill, there are rumblings out of Vancouver when it comes to Loui Eriksson and how they will approach free agency and the Golden Knights are already examining how they’ll make things work with William Karlsson after signing a huge contract with Mark Stone. Finally, is there any truth to the buzz that McDavid is unhappy in Edmonton and could contemplate asking the Edmonton Oilers to mo...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Wings, Vancouver, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jeff Blashill, Blashill, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks


A Look at the Maple Leafs Coach Beyond the 2019 Playoffs

As the 2019 NHL Playoffs draw near, head coach Mike Babcock and the Toronto Maple Leafs appear set to face the Boston Bruins in the first round for the second season in a row. Last season’s first-round matchup between the two was momentous and led to yet another dramatic Game 7 encounter. Old demons resurfaced and the Bruins were able to crush the Leafs in the third period to win the game 7-4. Since the announcement of the Leafs rebuild in 2015, this series against the Bruins has stood as the te...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Nba, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Kings, Raptors, Boston Bruins, Bruins


2019 NHL Draft Lottery – What You Need to Know

While many teams are jockeying for position and looking forward to the NHL playoffs, others have resigned themselves to early tee times. The only thing they can look forward to is the NHL Draft Lottery, set for April 9 in Toronto. The NHL announced that the 2019 #NHLDraft Lottery will be held Tuesday, April 9, in Toronto. The results of the Draft Lottery will be revealed live by national rightsholders NBCSN, Sportsnet and TVA Sports during a one-hour show beginning at 8 p.m., ET. https://t.co/5...
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2011 NHL Entry Draft: Five Forgotten Picks

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul is notable for a number of reasons. First, it was the second of three straight drafts the Edmonton Oilers picked first overall, selecting Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Second, it’s notable for being where True North Sports & Entertainment, which bought the Atlanta Thrashers a month earlier, revealed they would call their team the Jets and made their first-ever pick, selecting — controversially at the time — Mark Scheifele over Sean Couturier. Third, it’s notable for t...
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Phil Housley’s Seat Is Red Hot

The Buffalo Sabres’ post-game answers have become as cliché as they get. The excuses flow faster than outlet passes from their zone. The blank stares match their scoreboard total. There’s talk about adding jam to their game. Competing. Digging deeper. It’s a broken record. “I don’t know what else to do. I don’t know what to say,” said a stymied Kyle Okposo after the Sabres dropped their sixth straight game, 5-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Sabres are 0-5-1 in their last six, 7-17-3 in t...
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NHL News & Notes: Kreider, Maple Leafs & More

In today’s News & Notes, Chris Kreider has been fined, a pair of Toronto Maple Leafs forwards missed practice and Cam Ward is healthy and returning to the Chicago Blackhawks. Related: NHL News & Notes: Price, Wheeler & More Chris Kreider Fined A day after being ejected for an elbow to the head of Vancouver Canucks’ forward Elias Pettersson, Kreider has been fined $5,000. This fine is the maximum permitted under the CBA. Chris Kreider has been fined $5,000, New York Rangers, Mar. 22, 2018 (Amy...
Tags: Column, News, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Illinois, San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, United Center, Philadelphia Flyers, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks, Ward


THW Podcast – Ep. 15 – Maple Leafs, Oilers, Scott Wheeler The Athletic

On the 15th episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, Brandon Share-Cohen stops in to chat the news of the week in the NHL. We talk with Scott Wheeler of The Athletic about the Toronto Maple Leafs and visit with Eric Friesen of THW to talk Edmonton Oilers and more.  On This Week’s THW Podcast We start by visiting with regular guest Brandon Share-Cohen to talk all things NHL news. From the Morgan Reilly investigation to Carey Price’s record-setting 315 wins in Montreal to injuries on key team...
Tags: Podcasts, Toronto, Sport, Wheeler, Gm, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Edmonton, New Jersey Devils, Don, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Leafs, Maple Leafs


Then and Now: The Maple Leafs All-Time Centres

From time to time The Hockey Writers’ editors look back on old articles that generated some buzz. Today, Mar. 14, marks the anniversary of Hockey Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler becoming the all-time leading goal scorer in Toronto Maple Leafs history, we’re re-publishing this great piece by Andrew Forbes recounting the best centres in Leafs history. – originally published on Aug. 31, 2015 With Legends Row continuing to grow in Toronto, it only seems right to take a look back at some of the great...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Bower, Quinn, Hockey, NHL, Archives, Kennedy, Cbc, Mvp, Boston Bruins, Brian Burke, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Andrew



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