November 28 2015 05:58PM
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My first ever game in the Marlies press box was on Boxing Day 2011. Up until that point, I had spent a year and a half at the rink for every game, using my laptop atop section 104 at Ricoh Coliseum; where the strongest guest WiFi was. But suddenly, my plans hit a hurdle; the Marlies decided to play the post-Christmas game against Hamilton at the Air Canada Centre.
November 28 2015 02:23PM
He may sit on the bench tonight (at least to start), but the Leafs have finally called up one of my favorite prospects; goaltender Garret Sparks was given the nod to replace an injured James Reimer in Toronto's lineup against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
Will that be enough to overcome Braden Holtby? Probably not. But it's my favorite storyline and I'm sticking to it.
November 28 2015 09:24AM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a bit of a roster shuffle ahead of tonight's game against the Washington Capitals, calling up Toronto Marlies goaltender Garret Sparks while sending down defenceman Scott Harrington to the Marlies.
November 27 2015 11:00AM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs' November turnaround has been driven largely by goaltending, though special teams play and the surprising sturdiness of Toronto's first line have also been major contributors.
Driving the bus in all of these areas are goaltender James Reimer and first-line centre Nazem Kadri, both pending free agents (Kadri will be restricted, Reimer will hit the open market).
Reimer and Kadri are 25 and 27 respectively, so they're young enough to project as being, perhaps, contributing pieces on a future contending iteration of the Maple Leafs. Though both players have performed very well for the Maple Leafs, the club has yet to reach out to their representatives to discuss the possibility of a contract extension, according to a report from Sportsnet's Damien Cox.
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November 27 2015 06:45AM
Where will Travis Hamonic land, Forbes comes out with the latest team values, Leafs and Canucks still dreaming of players coming home in 2016, teams a quarter of the way into the season, TJ Brodie won't be traded, trading Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in Oil country, two stars drop the mitts, fantasy hockey and more in this weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.