March 28 2015 06:37PM
It'd been a while (like, a couple hours?) since Don Cherry accused the Toronto Maple Leafs organization of being college hockey homers, but alas, here we are again.
During tonight's Coach's Corner segment, Cherry railed against the Leafs for not calling up Marlies leading scorer Connor Brown, while signing Casey Bailey and fast tracking that filthy American to the National Hockey League.
"Now, I want to say something about the Leafs," Cherry began. At this point, I should have just turned the television off, or thrown it out the window, but instead I decided I'd transcribe what followed.
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March 25 2015 09:32PM
Phil Kessel is far and away the Toronto Maple Leafs' best player. Also, he only has three points in his last ten games and must be traded.
I mean, that's not really the case. Yes, he's not scoring at his usual point-per-game clip, but only a bunch of idiots would want to run him out of town because of his stat line.
For instance, I'm actually in the "Trade Kessel" camp, but I also love him. I don't think that makes me an idiot, though I'm sure plenty of you would disagree. I just think that a complete teardown and rebuild would do this organization a lot of good, and also, a trade would do Phil Kessel a lot of good. He doesn't deserve this.
March 22 2015 06:34PM
— Penn State Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) March 21, 2015
Toronto Welcomes Two New Prospects to the Organization
After moving out a number of contracts before and at the March 2nd trade deadline, the Toronto Maple Leafs used their roster flexibility to add two new prospects to the pipeline over the weekend.
On Friday, the Leafs announced the signing of 21-year old Nikita Soshnikov, an offensively-gifted winger out of Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL. The following day, Toronto made another splash in signing 23-year old centre, and prized college free agent Casey Bailey of Penn State.
March 21 2015 01:00PM
Unlike the Leafs, who have nothing left to play for for and seem to be completely unravelling, tonight's Battle of Ontario carries major postseason implications for the Ottawa Senators.
With 12 games left in their season, the Senators sit exactly two points behind the Boston Bruins and the final Wild Card spot in the East, and with a game in hand. Ottawa has won five in a row and is 8-1-1 in their past 10 games, so hosting one of the worst teams in hockey at home on a Saturday night is a prime opportunity to jump into the playoffs. They just need to watch out for the #PeskyLeafs.
March 21 2015 09:07AM
As you may have heard by now, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed free agent Russian winger Nikita Soshnikov to a three-year entry level contract. Most recently, the 21-year old Soshnikov played for Atlant Mytishchi in the KHL, scoring 14 goals and 32 points in 57 games played. That points total was fourth best among U24 players in the league.
Now that the news has broke, we're seeing more and more quotes coming out of Soshnikov and the Russian media. Not that I know anything about him personally, but he's certainly saying all of the right things.
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