January 23 2015 02:03PM
At 1:33 PM on Friday, January 23, 2015 the dream of Steven Stamkos playing for the Leafs officially died and Pierre LeBrun killed it.
Steven Stamkos says similar to Kane and Toews, he envisions potentially signing an extension in July one year out before he becomes UFA.— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 23, 2015
January 12 2015 03:40PM
Tonight is the battle between the team that stuck with Mike Richard's horrible contract and the team perceived to be dumb enough to trade for Mike Richard's contract. Or you can look at as a matchup between the team that Tim Leiweke claims to fixed and the team he actually fixed.Truly a battle for the ages.
January 08 2015 10:40AM
We are still within the first few days of the post Carlyle era and damn it still feels so good. I mean, he was awful. Historically bad possession numbers, historical game seven collapse, and he successfully ran MacArthur, Grabovski, and Kulemin out of town without receiving a return on any of those players. Thankfully he was shown the door before Kadri, Gardiner, and Reimer suffered a similar fate to those previously mentioned players.
January 07 2015 12:03PM
I slept like a baby last night (not like my baby, but one that actually sleeps well). Food tastes better today. The sun is shining a little brighter, people are a little friendlier and every song that comes on the radio makes me want to dance.
Welcome to the post-Carlyle era.
The Leafs have anointed Peter Horachek as the interim coach officially today, and Steve Spott and Steve Staios (Manager of Player Development) will be serving as his assistants.
The Capitals are also a team playing in this game. They just played outside and had fun doing so. Their 7-1-2 record in their past 10 games is a little intimidating and it has helped move them past Toronto in the Eastern Conference standings. Braden Holtby has been great in net for the Caps this season, but you don’t play great goalies against bad teams, so the Leafs might see Justin Peters tonight.
January 05 2015 10:59AM
Canada's performance against Russia in the past few World Juniors tournaments leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately, every year the roster is completely turned over and there isn't any reason to believe that trend has to continue. Nonetheless, the Russian's still have the same head coach in Valeri Bragin that has kept the Russians so damn competitive over the past half decade.
The Russians have forsaken their stereotypical enigmatic roster, and have opted for a blue collar, lunch pail, physical lineup that Hockey Canada would be proud to dress. Canada will have its first true test of the tournament against its historical and greatest rival.