October 15 2012 12:19PM
Is there a trade imminent???
Leafs goalie James Reimer on the ice with locked-out #Canucks at UBC this morning.— Brad Ziemer (@BradZiemer) October 15, 2012
Leafs goalie James Reimer skating with Canucks. Perhaps a Bieksa Buddy for charity game.— Ben Kuzma (@benkuzma) October 15, 2012
Although Brad Ziemer and Ben Kuzma are two totally different people, they have similar sounding names and thus easy to mix up. However, they work for competing news outlets and both have independently reported that James Reimer is practicing with the Vancouver Canucks at UBC.
What does it all mean?
October 14 2012 04:50PM
I don't want to be "that guy" who harps on every baseball opinion thrown out by a member of the mainstream press, but sometimes they're just too dumb to pass up.
This is Steve Simmons, a guy who works for the Toronto Sun and TSN. He is a full-time sportswriter. He makes well more than I do, yet he talks about sports like that asshole at your work talks about sports: He judges who is good and who is bad based on who the commentators talk about the most.
October 13 2012 07:39PM
Tonight was the designated start of the National Hockey League season. But it wasn't the start. The Toronto Maple Leafs are off all over the world, right now. This was the Toronto Marlies. They played against the Rochester Americans a few steps down the road from the Leafs rink, at a smaller barn called Ricoh Coliseum.
They played very well, too, the Marlies. They won the opener and there were some players that made us very confident that the team's stars—Jake Gardiner and Nazem Kadri—could one day become Toronto Maple Leafs. The home team won, and had a few players in the lineup who looked like legitimate NHLers. Maybe it was more like a Toronto home opener than originally expected.
October 13 2012 04:45PM
Four more KHL highlight packs for you, courtesy of our friends Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko, who have so graciously filtered through the cyrillic lettering and thick Eastern European accents to bring us an English version.
As they do most nights, of course, here as a regular feature at the Nations. Tonight, Mikhail Grabovski scores an OT winner for Red Army and Caps prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov has a beautiful tally. Enjoy.
October 13 2012 09:35AM
Tonight was the night the Toronto Maple Leafs were going to hit to the ice with James van Riemsdyk in a game that really counted. Millions were going to watch. The first game of the year is always special and today felt no different—many Southern Ontarians woke up this morning finding they could see their breath for the first time this year.
There is a lockout, if you haven't heard, and we need to find something else to do with our night. Luckily, Saturday is always a big day on the sports calendar, the Leafs' AAAA team opens up, there's some good OHL action and arguably the best athlete in the world competes...