January 04 2017 04:00PM
Here's all that you need to know ahead of Canada's semi-final tilt against Sweden tonight.
January 03 2017 02:06PM
The NHL has announced that Auston Matthews has been named December's rookie of the month. After recording 12 points in 12 December contests, Matthews was hands down the leagues best freshman. Of the three times the Rookie of the month honours has been handed out this year, two of them have been Leafs, with Willie Nylander taking home the rookie of the month honours in October.
December 29 2016 03:13PM
Here's what you need to know ahead of Canada's matchup against Latvia.
December 27 2016 03:00PM
Canada's opening day 5-3 victory over Russia showed us a couple of things. For starters, this year's Team Canada has a real shot at competing. The team is structured well with a team-based approach in their systems and having all five players on the same page while on the ice. The game also displayed the immense skill that Canada possesses. Dylan Strome, Tyson Jost, Matthew Barzal and Pierre Luc Dubois, among others, have the traits to become dominant players for Canada.
While Canada did pull off a convincing victory over Russia, no indications have been made as to who will be the team's starting goaltender moving forward. Tonight, Connor Ingram will take the reigns from Connor Hart and start between the pipes as Canada faces off against Slovakia.
Puck drop is slated for 8pm ET and you can catch tonight's game and all the World Junior action on TSN.
December 27 2016 09:06AM
There seems to be two type of Leaf fans these days.
One group of fans is patient, embracing the slow building process while also acknowledging the fine tuning that needs to take place over time, while the other group is more aggressive. Sparked by the play of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Willie Nylander and the rest of the Leafs young core, these fans are ready for the Leafs to propel forward and start to contend in the short-term future.
Lots of bickering takes place between these two types of fans, but what's forgotten is that there are moves that can be made that could satisfy both types of fans. The Leafs need another top-four defender to add to their back end and they may want to explore the trade market to fill that void. How about a young up-and-comer that could grow with the Leafs young 'D' core, along with being able to contribute right away?
Who fits that criteria? Minnesota Wild defenceman Jonas Brodin sure does.