Leafs call up Greg McKegg

Bobby Cappuccino
March 26 2015 08:18AM

With injuries to Peter Holland, Trevor Smith, Zach Sill, and the hearts of fans, the Leafs have called up Greg McKegg. 

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Americans and Russians aren't the answer. #mycolumn

Bobby Cappuccino
March 24 2015 07:00PM

It's been a tough season in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Toronto Maple Leafs, a once proud Canadian franchise, have been terrible. Hockey is Canada's game. Always has been, always will be. So it's rough when any team is bad, but when that team is Canadian is stings even more. 

The Leafs are a failure of a team. And I think we can all agree that it's because its core is made up of Americans and undrafted players. And the last Russians we had? One stunk and the other was bought out after playing terribly after signing a big fat contract. Typical. That would never happen with a Canadian player, especially a hometown boy. 

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A New Favourite for Head Coach Emerges. #MyColumn:

Bobby Cappuccino
March 17 2015 01:00PM

Todd Nelson carefully instructing and communicating clearly.

When your franchise is rebuilding, you need to have strong leadership. In order to rebuild, you need to be bad, but being bad with young talent in the lineup can be unhealthy for their mental makeup. This has been no more apparent than with the Edmonton Oilers, who have been in a perpetual rebuild since 2007. 

The issue for the Oilers has quite obviously been Taylor Hall - that we all know. But the Oilers have issues beyond him. One of those has been coaching. Fortunately for them, that's an issue they can put in the past now that they have Todd Nelson.

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Marner? Strome? Who did the Leafs pick in Pronman's Mock Draft?

Bobby Cappuccino
March 12 2015 11:00AM

ESPN's excellent draft and prospect guru Corey Pronman published his first mock draft today. In addition to the fun that comes with mock drafts from professional hockey people, Pronman's writeups feature little industry tidbits that are interesting. 

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The Newskoka Five. #mycolumn:

Bobby Cappuccino
March 11 2015 07:00AM

It was seven years ago when the Leafs had The Muskoka Five. Five veteran Leafs that were entitled and bad in the room. 

Sound familiar? It should, because the same thing is happening now. Five players currently responsible for this disastrous Leafs team because of how they are bad in the room, bad with media, and bad with winning. Only instead of cottaging up north, they all reside in a cottage of losing and entitlement. 

I dub them The Newskoka Five.

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