January 02 2015 10:24PM
No Nazem Kadri, Joffrey Lupul or Peter Holland. That's not to make excuses for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who were defeated 3-1 this evening by the Minnesota Wild, but it certainly made things more difficult. Without them, the Leafs ran lines that played well enough but severely lacked an offensive spark.
January 02 2015 05:48PM
The Leafs have travelled to the far and frigid North i.e. Minnesota to take on the Wild tonight, and they'll be doing it with as many as three regulars out of the lineup.
Joffrey Lupul is on the IR, Peter Holland is banged up, and Nazem Kadri is a gametime decision. To patch together their forward lines Toronto has called up Greg McKegg, pictured above looking all sexy and/or lazy.
January 02 2015 04:24PM
I'm no insider, nor do I have any insider information, but I can all but guarantee that Canadian head coach Benoit Groulx's message to his players today was "don't take Denmark lightly".
December 31 2014 09:44PM
I don't even want to talk about the game. That's partly because I already wrote the Team Canada postgame piece earlier and it's also New Years Eve and such, but mostly because all I want to talk about is Phil Kessel. Sweet Baby Phil, scoring all those goals. He's the best.
December 31 2014 06:56PM
Sorry, but if you were doing anything earlier this evening other than watching Team Canada vs. Team USA, you missed out big. In one of the most exciting hockey games I've seen in a while, the Canadians and Americans traded chances right up until the final buzzer, with Canada ultimately coming out on top by a score of 5-3.