February 22 2017 12:44PM
Auston Matthews vs. Patrik Laine the sequel, an OT thriller, 12 minutes, and two coffees. ARE YOU IN?!?
February 22 2017 12:31PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs are better than most people expected they would be. In fact, maybe they're actually good. This was evident in last night's gutsy win over the Winnipeg Jets. Emotions were high, the Jets are a fast, skilled, and physical team with the ability to get under your skin, and the atmosphere at the Air Canada Centre was rocking. But the young Leafs squad didn't get rattled. came back from down multiple one-goal deficits, killed a last-minute penalty at the end of regulation, and took the game home in overtime.
After games like this, it's hard not to wonder what this team could do in the playoffs, especially with a weak Atlantic Division around them. The trade deadline is a week from today. If you were the Maple Leafs front office, what would you do heading into the deadline? Treat yourself as a contender and buy? Stay the course and worry about the long-term? Or find a way to get creative and do both?
February 22 2017 12:03PM
Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com
School day games are always interesting. The plus side is that you have a whole day ahead of you when they're done and that they introduce a new generation of potential fans to the game. On the other hand, eight thousand screaming kids will make the early alarm you had to set to get down to the rink feel tame.
What matters most is the hockey, though, and today's game between the Toronto Marlies and the Syracuse Crunch was an interesting one, ending in a come-from-behind, 3-2 overtime victory for the blue and white.
February 22 2017 07:00AM
The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are facing the reality of having to sell at the deadline, while their neighbors in down south Florida have rocketed up the standings after finally getting fully healthy. Also, Jonathan Toews is doing his best to put to bed the narrative that he's over the hill.
February 22 2017 06:00AM
As the trade deadline approaches, it's only logical to talk about the most popular names on the rumour mill. While it's fun to discuss the possibility of Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, or Kevin Shattenkirk getting dealt, there are other names that are just as likely, maybe even more likely, to be actually be traded when deadline day rolls around.
Without further adieu, here are three under the radar trade targets.