March 04 2013 04:40PM
Bit of a short preview today. Lots of talk around the trade that sent Mike Brown to Edmonton for a conditional pick. My own belief is that this is a good move in a vacuum, in that the Leafs get a lottery ticket—as well as an extra roster spot—in return for a player who didn't necessarily contribute positively through his tenure in Toronto.
My knock on the trade is that of the three face-punchers employed by the Leafs yesterday, I think they traded the one who is best at skating and doing things other than face-punching. The move solidifies Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren's spots in the lineup and they play on a fourth line that takes away offensive zone opportunities from the Leafs top line and gets frequently stuck in their own end.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 04 2013 03:07PM
You’re a fan of a hockey team, one that happens to wear blue and white. Things are looking up. Or, at least not down. Games are being won somewhat often, players that were missing during these wins are starting to return, and the key to this year seems to be consistency rather than streakiness. You find out one of your young wingers is on his way back into the lineup, after starting the season on a point per game pace. But to get him back in, a fourth line fighter has to go.
NOOOOOOOOOOO! NOT MIKE BROWN! Wait, what?
March 04 2013 09:46AM
Mike Brown has been traded to the Edmonton Oilers.
It looks like TSN's Aaron Ward had it first.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 03 2013 04:43PM
Today was a chance at redemption for the Toronto Marlies. Really, their last chance against the Binghamton senators, facing them for the fourth and final time of the season. Yesterday's game was a continuation of the usual patterns - a lack of scoring, an inconsistent powerplay, and without Drew MacIntyre starting, instability in net. Today, the now-contracted netminder was back between the pipes, and the boys in one-off camouflage jerseys were looking to get just one win out of a team that they haven't beaten since October 8th of 2011.
March 03 2013 11:16AM
Working for CBC Sports and Hockey Night in Canada has been a dream of mine ever since I was a kid. In October of the 2011-12 NHL season, this dream became a reality.
My ticket into “the ceebs” was making highlight packs. I did that all throughout last season, and once the players and owners stopped bickering, I continued to do it this season.
I’ve had some people watch my highlight packs and ask questions like, “Why didn’t you put this in there?” “Why didn’t you mention this?” “Why did you put that in, but not this?” Those are all fair questions, because whether you agree with the editing decisions I make or not, there is a method to my madness.
Here is a little look at how I make highlight packs. For those of you reading this on the Leafs, Flames, or Oilers Nation websites, I know your team didn't play last night, but they're obviously regulars on Hockey Night in Canada, so you may like this, too.