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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


Chartrand captures Canadian gold, Daleman falls to heartbreaking fifth

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — When the final scores flashed on the TV monitor, Alaine Chartrand, her face stretched in a victorious grin, was lifted off her feet and spun by boyfriend Kevin Reynolds. A few feet away, Gabrielle Daleman was being consoled by her coaches. Happiness and heartbreak set the backdrop for the women's singles event at the Canadian figure skating championships on Saturday, as Chartrand captured gold a year after she narrowly missed making the Olympic team, while Daleman plummet...
Tags: News, Toronto, Canada, Hawaii, Sochi, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Reynolds, Sunset Boulevard, York University, Pyeongchang, Chartrand, Lori Ewing, Kaetlyn Osmond, Kevin Reynolds, Newmarket Ont, Saitama Japan


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 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


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


Fourteen-year-old Gogolev poised to make Canadian figure skating history

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Stephen Gogolev might be two years too young to compete internationally as a senior skater. But he's poised to become the youngest skater ever to capture a Canadian senior title, a record set 65 years ago. The 14-year-old from Toronto won the short program at the Canadian championships on Friday night, bringing the Harbour Station crowd to its feet with a performance that opened with a quadruple Salchow-triple toe loop combination. He earned 88.77 points. "I'm very ...
Tags: Japan, News, Toronto, Beijing, Canada, Vancouver, Waterloo, Leona Lewis, Gilles, Weaver, Bratislava Slovakia, Georges Bizet, Patrick Chan, Lutz, NHK, Poirier


The Latest: Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada (all times local):
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Local restaurants improving airports

For decades, airport food choices were dismal. Your options basically came down to greasy chains or peanuts on the plane. That stayed true even as people in the US started to care more about where they ate and where their food came from in the mid-1990s. But now airports are starting to catch up. Flight hubs across the country are bringing in local restaurants to give travelers a taste of the city without leaving the airport — and not just in fancy airport lounges. Today’s travelers can get l...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, New York, US, Toronto, Rochester, Buffalo, All, Abbott, Phoenix, Farmers Market, Monroe County, Matador, Salvatore, Sky Harbor, Greater Rochester


NHL Rumors: Senators, Red Wings, Hurricanes, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Ottawa Senators are talking with their free agents and while things aren’t there yet, there are signs that deals might get done. The Detroit Red Wings have a number of free agents that could fetch a decent return but the team may choose to re-sign them and the Carolina Hurricanes trade for Nino Niederreiter is likely not the only move this team makes in the next couple weeks. Finally, could William Nylander be traded in the offseason? One former Maple Leafs GM seems...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Minnesota Wild, Howard, Brian Burke, Oilers, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators


France in shock at gang-rape trial of police from famous BRI unit

Court hears how woman was allegedly raped by terrorism officers at 36 Quai des OrfèvesEmily Spanton grew up with police officers – her father had been a high-ranking officer in the Toronto force – so when two French police officers she met while drinking in a Paris bar invited her to see their famous headquarters, she agreed.Spanton was, she says, drunk and shaky on her feet. “I knew I wasn’t in a state to find my hotel. And I thought that going to a police station would sober me up as there wou...
Tags: Europe, France, Toronto, World news, Paris, Spanton, Quai des OrfèvesEmily Spanton


Eisenberg & Skarsgård in Official Trailer for 'The Hummingbird Project'

"They're trying to screw us! I'm going to tear you down…" The Orchard has debuted the first official trailer for an indie drama titled The Hummingbird Project, which already premiered at the Toronto and Vancouver Film Festivals last fall, arriving in US theaters this March. You don't want to sleep on this one. The film is the latest from Quebecois filmmaker Kim Nguyen (War Witch, Two Lovers and a Bear, Eye on Juliet), a thriller about two high-stakes traders with a plan to build a straight f...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Toronto, New Jersey, Kansas, Indies, Eisenberg, Kim Nguyen, Quebecois, To Watch, Sarah Goldberg, Vancouver Film Festivals, Eisenberg Skarsgård


Canada says it won't be deterred by Chinese pressure

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's public safety minister said Friday that the country won't be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks, highlighting the growing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Toronto, Ap, Canada, Huawei


Hinako Omori Reimagines KT Tunstall's "Human Being" in New Remix (premiere)

None Over the past year, KT Tunstall released her sixth studio album, WAX. The second in a trilogy intent on journeying through the spirit, body, and mind, the album was a notable success for the celebrated rock artist. Now, Tunstall has given over the reins to one of its singles, "Human Being", to her close friend, keyboardist and backing vocalist Hinako Omori. Omori's reimagining of Tunstall's tune is striking, offering a great turn of atmosphere compared to the original composition. Dreamily...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Pop, Washington Dc, Manchester, Cambridge, Nashville, Philadelphia, Detroit, Premiere, Max, Electronic, Alternative Rock, Kt Tunstall, New York Ny, Zurich Switzerland


Why Jake Gardiner Will Leave the Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leaf fans likely won’t agree, but Jake Gardiner is a really good hockey player. If you don’t think so, watch what happens when he becomes an unrestricted free agent after his contract ends this summer. Teams will line up to sign him, and he will accept one of those offers, for good money. There is no question Gardiner will leave the Maple Leafs, but it won’t be because the team doesn’t want him. They simply won’t be able to afford him, nor will he be inclined to stay. The tea...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Minnesota Wild, Boston Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jake, Carl Soderberg, John Tavares, Mike Babcock, Toronto Maple Leaf


NHL Short Notes

THURSDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps BOSTON 5, St. Louis 2 NY ISLANDERS 4, New Jersey 1 NY RANGERS 4, Chicago 3 Toronto 4, TAMPA BAY 2 Winnipeg 5, NASHVILLE 1 Anaheim 3, MINNESOTA 0 Los Angeles 2, DALLAS 1 Continue reading "NHL Short Notes"
Tags: Minnesota, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, New Jersey, Dallas, Nashville, NHL, St Louis, Winnipeg, Tampa Bay, Anaheim, NY Islanders, NY Rangers


How to Recover from Google’s Medic Algorithm Update | Digital Marketing Agency Tips

In the week of August 1st, 2018 Google rolled out a “broad core algorithm update.” This update was dubbed the “Medic update” by SEO expert Barry Schwartz. As you can surmise from the name, digital marketing experts believe this update mainly affected content in the health, medical, and wellness industries. That said sites in other industries took a bit hit, too. That makes sense because Google’s core updates are global and affect all pages across the internet. Our digital marketing agency in Tor...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Seo, Canada, Digital Marketing Agency, Barry Schwartz, SEO Roundtable, Digital Marketing Agency Tips


Maple Leafs Beat Bolts in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. — Mitchell Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night. Frederik Andersen stopped 36 shots and Zach Hyman added an empty-netter for the Maple Leafs, who had lost five of seven. Tampa Bay got goals from Brayden Point and Victor Hedman, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves. Nikita Kucherov, the NHL points leader with 76, ...
Tags: Florida, Toronto, Sport, Lightning, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlantic Division, Tampa Bay, Steven Stamkos, Patrick Marleau, Nikita Kucherov


Siakam scores winning basket, Raptors beat Suns 111-109

TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored the winning basket just before time expired and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 111-109 on Thursday night. Serge Ibaka put Toronto up 109-107 on a hook shot with 47 seconds left, but Mikal Bridges tied it with a pair of free throws with 13 seconds remaining. Toronto […]
Tags: News, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Toronto, Ap, Toronto Raptors, Raptors, Suns, Serge Ibaka, Mikal Bridges, Pascal Siakam


50 Photos that tell our 2018 story

Year in Review: 50 Photos from our 2018 travels Every year we have good intentions to write our ‘Year in Review’ posts before the year is complete. And, every year, we fall short of this goal. This year was no different. We had a wonderful end to the year and have spent the past week catching up and getting our lives back on track. 2018 will go down as the milestone year. We celebrated 10 years of marriage with a vow renewal ceremony on the beach in Mexico. We celebrated Cameron’s 40th birt...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Photography, Mexico, Toronto, Spain, Canada, Portugal, Cameron, Miami, Vancouver, Victoria, Connor, Whistler, Quebec


AJAC announces Canadian car of the year award category winners

BEST VEHICLES IN CANADA FOR 2019 ANNOUNCED ACROSS 12 CATEGORIESBY AUTOMOBILE JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Yearcategory winners revealed at Montreal International Auto Show MONTREAL, QUE. – The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced today the vehicles its members selected as the best in Canada for 2019 in each of 12 categories spanning segments that include cars, utility vehicles, and pick-up truck...
Tags: Toronto, Canada, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Jaguar, Vancouver, Kia, Halifax, Volvo, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, AJAC, Kia Forte, Mark Richardson, In The Garage


Canada examining case of Saudi who fled Canada after charge

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s foreign minister says her government is looking into the case of a Saudi Arabian man charged with sexually assault who has gone missing. Nova Scotia’s prosecution service said this month that Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi had bail posted by the Saudi Arabian Embassy last year in the case involving allegations of sexual […]
Tags: News, Toronto, Ap, Canada, Nation, Nova Scotia, Saudi Arabian Embassy, Nation & World, Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi


Escape Clause is making Santa Anita her home away from home

Sometimes in life, no matter what the risk, you take a huge swing and either hit the ball out of the park or screw yourself into the ground while striking out (think Bugs Bunny cartoon). It just so happens that 66-year-old thoroughbred owner-trainer Don Schnell has taken at least two such swings while hitting grand slams each time. The first was when he plopped down a measly $3,800 to buy Escape Clause at a horse sale. She’s earned $423,500 by winning 19 of her 28 races since. Try getting a retu...
Tags: Sports, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Horse racing, Manitoba, Phoenix, Don, Schnell, La Canada, Santa Anita, Del Mar, Gary Stevens, Santa Anita Park, Woodbine Park


CS Interview: Paul Wernick on Wayne, Clue & State of the Deadpool Union

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Paul Wernick on Wayne, Clue & State of the Deadpool Union YouTube Originals just premiered all ten episodes of their action comedy series Wayne, and ComingSoon.net got to chat with one of the show’s producers, Deadpool writer Paul Wernick about the show, the new Pirates of the Caribbean film, the remake of Clue that he’s writing, and the current state of the Deadpool union. Check out the interview below! RELATED: Wayne Trailer for New YouTube Series From Dea...
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Peerage buys stake in Madison & Company Properties

Toronto-based Peerage Realty Partners announced Wednesday it had acquired a direct ownership stake in Madison & Company Properties.
Tags: Toronto, Radio, Madison, Acquisition, Peerage, Brokerage, Select, Gavin Swartzman, Madison & Company, Madison & Company Properties, Peerage Realty Partners, Todd Narlinger, Company Properties


NHL Rumors: Flyers, Jackets, Oilers, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s rumor rundown, things have slowed on the Wayne Simmonds front while talk in Toronto has picked up, especially if discussing who might be available in trade from the Maple Leafs side of the equation. The Edmonton Oilers are in on a New York Ranger and are one of a few teams asking about Micheal Ferland. Simmonds Talk Cools a Touch While the likelihood is that Wayne Simmonds is still traded out of Philadelphia before the trade deadline, Elliotte Friedman said of his status: “I think o...
Tags: Usa, New York, Toronto, Sport, Gm, Rangers, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Norway, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Metro, Edmonton Oilers, Flyers


Late Night Vancouver/Anaheim Trade

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Luke Schenn and a 7th round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenceman Michael Del Zotto. Schenn will report directly to the Utica Comets. Schenn, 29, has split the 2018.19 season between Anaheim (eight games played) and the San Diego Gulls (2-8-10 in 22 games played). In 716 career NHL games split between Anaheim, Arizona, Los Ang...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, NHL, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim, Luke Schenn, San Diego Gulls, Jim Benning, Anaheim Trade, Vancouver BC Vancouver Canucks, Michael Del Zotto Schenn, Utica Comets Schenn, Anaheim Arizona Los Angeles Philadelphia