November 23 2012 08:29PM
Last week Leo Komarov was riding a bus with the AHL's Toronto Marlies. Now he's on a line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. Not bad.
The NHL keeps cancelling games, and the KHL keeps churning them out. I hope you like the videos we're putting out, and as always, I'd love your feedback.
November 22 2012 01:43PM
It's Grey Cup week in Toronto. In the midst of an NHL lockout, there's no sense of whining and complaining that we can't watch our favourite athletes compete. There was a time where even if the NHL had it's doors shut, you could watch your favourite player in a different spot—football.
Introducing Gerry James, a Canadian Football League Hall of Famer, the youngest player to ever play in the CFL at the age of 17, and a former Toronto Maple Leaf.
November 21 2012 08:52PM
Mikhail Grabovski drilled Colorado Avanlanche (currently Lokomotiv) goalie Semyon Varlamov right in the head in the first period of Lokomotiv's game against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. Was it on purpose? I'll let you decide.
In other Wednesday KHL action, Nail Yakupov scores in the shootout, and Ilya Kovalchuk's duo with Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko might be the most deadly duo in hockey right now.
November 21 2012 12:25PM
The players union unveiled a new CBA offer this morning. It is fairly comprehensive and, unlike some of their previous offerings, has a sound basis for negotiation (from a league perspective, naturally).
The most significant movement is on the issue of player share of hockey reltaed revenue. The players accept an immediate 50/50 with the stipulation that the teams "make whole" existing contracts to he tune of $393 million spread over four years:
November 21 2012 11:16AM
In a Pension Plan Puppets discussion about Leaf performance on the Subway Super Series, somebody commented about a post I wrote over at Yahoo on Team Canada's defensive prospects for the World Juniors. They were pointing out that I hadn't even mentioned Stuart Percy as a possibility for the team.
Seeing as Percy is a top defenceman on his team, a team captain and a former first round pick, it's probably worth bringing up his chances to make the World Junior squad. Right now, I don't think it's very likely.