December 04 2015 07:02AM
Two days ago, Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet reported that Maple Leafs prospect and AHL scoring sensation William Nylander was "likely" to join Team Sweden at this year's IIHF U20 World Junior Championships. This morning, Nylander's participation was confirmed by Sportexpressen. Here's the quote from Swedish Hockey Federation VP Peter Forsberg...
"Yes, I have met the NHL lead again here in New York in the evening and got the news that the Toronto Maple Leafs will release Nylander and LA Kings to do the same with Kempe."
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December 04 2015 06:45AM
The Maple Leafs are boring and we can prove it, Virtanen should go to World Juniors not McCann, Byfuglien for Hamonic a no go, what's wrong with Sean Monahan, Oilers leading odds to win the 2016 draft lottery, a look at the 10 different types of hockey fans, a great scrap, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
December 03 2015 10:42PM
Photo Credit: Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports
Maybe Bobby Cappucino was on to something when he changed hockey analytics forever last night. Sure, you can have an exciting, close game, but few things get you out of your seat better than pucks going into nets. Tonight? A snoozefest. The two teams combined for just two goals, only one of which counted. I bet you can guess which one that was.
December 03 2015 09:30PM
On this episode, the guys have a debate about John Scott, enjoy some Mark Madden gold, and try to figure out the Oilers.
December 03 2015 02:07PM
Here's a little midweek prospect news for you. Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson just scored three goals for his Frolunda side in a 6-3 romp over Skelleftea.
It's often difficult for the average joe to find tape of SHL games and highlights, so a big stick tap to Habs Eye on the Prize writer @Zeb_Habs for putting together the following GIFs, even if they really were meant for third-best Leafs blog Pension Plan Puppets...