December 04 2011 01:05AM
A franchise long derided for the poor quality of its farm system appears to be enjoying something of a renaissance. After Leafs' prospect Joe Colborne was named the AHL Player of the Month for October, Nazem Kadri matched his achievement by earning Player of the Month honours for the Marlies in November.
December 03 2011 03:51PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that James Reimer will return from injury tonight, and start his first contest since October 22nd.
December 02 2011 02:54PM
Are teams that win a lot of one-goal games lucky, or do they have a special ability to win when the chips are down – that characteristic known as “clutch” or “killer instinct?”
December 02 2011 11:33AM
With Wednesday’s opening of Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens, there is a lot of hand wringing about the ultimate fate of the hockey Mecca at the corner of Carlton and Church. It just feels wrong that the bakery section (or whatever now stands on the spot where Doug Gilmour scored his famous wrap-around goal.
December 01 2011 03:57PM
The response to Anaheim’s firing of Randy Carlyle has been barely contained glee in many quarters. Over at SBNation’s blog Anaheim Calling, the news was inititally celebrated with an ALL CAPS POST. Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski called the decision to swap Carlyle for Bruce Boudreau (fired on Monday by the Washington Capitals) a “genius move.” Helene Elliott opined that the Ducks had tuned Carlyle out.
However good the reasons may have been for firing Randy Carlyle, the decision does not reflect well on Ducks general manager Bob Murray. How so? I’ll explain.