February 26 2017 05:41PM
Furies' Kelly Terry fights Inferno's Brianne Jenner for the puck. (Photo Credit: CWHL
The two semi-final matchups in the Clarkson Cup Championships took place this weekend. Les Canadiennes de Montreal laced up against the Brampton Thunder, and reigning champions the Calgary Inferno took on the Toronto Furies. Les Canadiennes swept Brampton in their three game series. Toronto managed to drag it out to a third game, but ultimately fell.
February 26 2017 04:49PM
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The deadline is approaching and so is a pivotal west-coast trip for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they tour through California. I hopped on Sportsnet Tonight with Roger Lajoie this evening to talk about the week ahead for the Blue and White:
February 26 2017 01:46PM
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On the night of February 25th, 2015, I sat in the corner of the Wheat Sheaf at Bathurst and King, talking to hockey friends, desperately trying to brainstorm ways to get David Clarkson's contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs off the books.
The best I could come up with was creating a branding partnership with a KHL team, and seeing him pull an Ilya Kovalchuk and coincidentally signing with that team. It was blatantly obvious and probably something that would piss off the NHL, but it was the closest the Leafs were going to get to getting rid of his deal with five and a half years remaining on it. I ended up just giving up on the brainstorm session and went back to my beer.
The next afternoon, David Clarkson was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, blowing the collective mind of the hockey world.
February 26 2017 11:05AM
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On Saturday Night Headlines, Nick Kypreos reported that the Leafs are inquiring about Brendan Smith and Riley Sheahan.
A number of pieces have already been written, including several by myself, analyzing the state of the Leafs' fourth line centre situation. Here, here, here, and here. One might suggest that all that can be said has been said (I definitely plan to leave it be after this unless an acquisition is made). And, other than the new factor of the pursuit of Riley Sheahan, that certainly seems true. So this piece will focus entirely on the value of Sheahan himself and the Leafs' apparent pursuit thereof.
February 26 2017 10:39AM
Just a Leafs fan and a deer.