WJC Canada Pregame: Sweden and Conflicting Interests

Cat Silverman
December 31 2015 10:47AM

Team Canada has been battling back from a rough start to their 2016 World Juniors tournament, but today might be their biggest test yet. 

That's right: it's time for Mitch Marner, Jake Virtanen, and Dylan Strome to take on the other Nylander. 

It's Team Sweden time, y'all.

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LGD: The Return of Mark Arcobello

Cat Silverman
December 30 2015 02:09PM

Coming off of a loss that we'd all probably rather forget, the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to salvage their week with the second of a back-to-back game series against the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

American Hero Mark Arcobello has been recalled, so the Leafs can do anything! Let's take a look at how things should shake out: 

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LGD: Hockey in the Desert

Cat Silverman
December 22 2015 02:02PM

What's up, Leafs Nation! It's emergency backup goalie Cat here, reporting to you with the Toronto Maple Leafs pre-game from cold, rainy, Phoenix, Arizona. 

I know. Life isn't fair for the Leafs. 

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LGD: Inentional vs. Unintentional Tanking

Cat Silverman
December 21 2015 01:20PM

If you haven't watched the Colorado Avalanche since their awe-inspiring 2013-2014 season, not a whole lot has changed. 

They still post subpar possession numbers. Semyon Varlamov is still pretty damn good at tending net. Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon are both still trending up, Matt Duchene is still underappreciated, and their defence is still one giant question mark. 

The only thing that's changed? Their luck. 

That, my friends, is the difference between a team being intentionally sub-par (a la the current Leafs) and unintentionally tanking their second consecutive season (a la the current Avalanche). Buckle up, ladies and gents - tonight is gonna be fun. 

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Ray Emery Inks PTO With Toronto Marlies

Cat Silverman
December 18 2015 04:26PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs had their ideal tandem in James Reimer and Garret Sparks for a brief, brief time. 

The Toronto Marlies had an ideal tandem of their own during that period, with Jonathan "AHL Shutout King" Bernier and Antoine Bibeau. That left the ECHL with Ryan Massa and Rob Madore getting strong starts. Everyone was happy. 

Then Reimer got re-injured, Sparks got injured as well, and the whole goaltending depth chart got turned on its head. 

The solution? Veteran netminder Ray Emery, who has inked a PTO with the Marlies this Friday. 

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