Flortheast Division Previews: The Florida Panthers

Cam Charron
September 29 2013 02:02PM


The only thing for sure: cheap tickets in Florida

Over the next few days, we'll take a brief look at the teams in Toronto's newest division. The division is called the "Atlantic" but only three of the teams in the division are even close to the Atlantic Ocean. Given there are six teams in the Northeast and two in the state of Florida, the hockey community as a whole has decided to rebrand this division "The Flortheast". We will get team bloggers from each group to profile their teams as we get ready to start the season…

Today's second preview comes courtesy of Alex Calloway of Litter Box Cats, as we take a look at the Florida Panthers...

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Flortheast Division Previews: The Buffalo Sabres

Cam Charron
September 29 2013 10:22AM

Over the next few days, we'll take a brief look at the teams in Toronto's newest division. The division is called the "Atlantic" but only three of the teams in the division are even close to the Atlantic Ocean. Given there are six teams in the Northeast and two in the state of Florida, the hockey community as a whole has decided to rebrand this division "The Flortheast". We will get team bloggers from each group to profile their teams as we get ready to start the season…

Today's preview comes courtesy of Derek Jedamnski and Colin Bruckel from The Hosers. They will be looking at the Buffalo Sabres.

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Leiv-OMG: Leafs defeat Wings 3-1 in final preseason game

Cam Charron
September 28 2013 08:12PM

Josh Leivo couldn't finish off the hat-trick and James Reimer couldn't finish off the shutout, but the Toronto Maple Leafs closed the book on the 2013 preseason with a 3-1 win over Detroit on Saturday night. It was mostly AHLers for either side, so the result matters even less, but Toronto had a pretty good performance and a few of the bubble players had strong games.

Leivo, especially, who opened the scoring and also scored the 3-0 goal midway through the third period, and Morgan Rielly made his case to begin his season on the roster, salary cap and roster size limits be damned! For trading block players, Joe Colborne had an assist on all three Toronto goals and John-Michael Liles had both a goal… and a costly giveaway leading to the Red Wings only marker. James Reimer stopped 24-of-25.

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Leafs - Wings final preseason game thread

Cam Charron
September 28 2013 04:24PM

Lineup info for Toronto's final preseason game courtesy of Terry Koshan. We incorrectly reported Paul Hendrick's line rushes at a practice earlier today as a lineup. James Reimer starts in net. The weak lineup is presumably the rest some of the top players to rest players for the team's only back-to-back in October: games on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

The game is on CBC TSN CBC, if you're into that sort of thing. Who is number 56, again?

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Game Thread - Leafs at Red Wings

Cam Charron
September 27 2013 05:04PM

Two preseason games left. It's looking like the only thing left to settle is which depth winger is going to be on the roster to go in place of Frazer McLaren should he be injured opening night. 11/12ths of the forward core appears to be set, with Colton Orr returning to the lineup for his first preseason game.

It's the first of a home-and-home with the Detroit Red Wings. This is the "dress rehearsal" game for the Red Wings, according to coach Mike Babcock. Daniel Alfredsson will rejoin the Wings lineup after missing some time thanks to a groin injury, skating with Stephen Weiss and Johan Franzen. The only unfamiliar faces in the Wings lineup are Tomas Jurco, a nifty stickhandling forward out of the Saint John Sea Dogs program, defenceman Xavier Ouellet, who played on Team Canada at the most recent World Juniors, and Luke Glendening, an undrafted University of Michigan centreman who played with the Wings' AHL affiliate last season.

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