January 02 2017 01:54PM
The Centennial was a Classic. Never in doubt, right?
January 02 2017 11:21AM
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It's still discussed as an era-changing moment in Maple Leafs lore. Although its impact never brought about a single Stanley Cup Final, it did awaken a slumbering (or infuriated) fanbase, and create a whole new set of memories for the next generation that came around a little late for those made by Sittler, MacDonald, and Salming.
It also meant the absolute end of a great Calgary Flames era, really. A Flames era that had seen numerous Smythe Division titles and playoff battles with the great Edmonton Oilers, and a window after the Oilers traded Wayne Gretzky in summer 1988 to Los Angeles, to really own the division and the Western Conference.
25 years ago today, the Maple Leafs and Flames executed a 10-player trade on the second day of 1992 so unique, and so influential, it's still celebrated (in Toronto, at least). Here are 20 things you thought you knew or didn't know about what led up to it, the trade itself, and how it impacted two of the six Canadian franchises -- Ottawa was to come into existence the next season in 1992-93.
January 02 2017 09:39AM
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It was weird enough when things got to this point last year, but this year, the Frank Corrado saga has hit a whole new degree of interesting. This morning, the 23-year-old was loaned to the Toronto Marlies on a 14-day conditioning stint.
January 01 2017 05:15PM
With the way most of these outdoor NHL games become so much of a spectacle, it's sometimes easy to overlook the two points on the line. And for the Leafs, climbing into the thick of the playoff race due to a strong month of December, another win against a divisional opponent would be a nice way to open the 2017 calendar. What they got was just that, but the fans who filed in for the first ever NHL outdoor game in Toronto got a whole lot more.
January 01 2017 11:56AM
Day 6 marked the conclusion of the preliminary round of this year's World Junior Hockey Championship, as the tournament's quarterfinal matchups were finally solidified yesterday night after Russia beat Slovakia 2-0 in Toronto.
Sweden's victory over the Czech Republic signified the fourth year in a row in which Sweden has gone undefeated in the preliminary round of the WJHC. The USA was victorious over Canada in the New Years Eve Classic game, ending a 6-year losing streak against the Canadians on December 31st.
Jeremy Bracco and Joseph Woll both had fantastic games for the Americans yesterday. Carl Grundstrom saw a tournament-low in ice time against the Czechs, and did not practise this morning for the Swedes.