October 04 2012 03:54PM
This isn't the first time that the NHL has cancelled the schedule, but it's the first time that they've cancelled regular season games in 2012. Last season, the NBA cancelled games, not the schedule, but the actual, legitimate games, 34 days in advance. The NHL is about a fortnight behind.
According to the NBA last season, it would take about 30 days to get everything ready between agreement and the start of the season. The NHL, presumably, will need 20 days to get everything in order, which includes creating a new schedule. Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy notes that the NHL has only cancelled the schedule, so the chance of an 82-game season is theoretically possible, but the dates on the calendar that you may have circled beforehand can go in the trash now. Even if there is a season, the schedule will have to be re-done.
October 04 2012 12:49PM
Who would (or will be?) be this NHL season's MVP?
Click "Read Artcle" to watch the video, answer the question, and you could win one of two game-used jersey cards of Danny Briere or Steve Mason! (One of which probably isn't the MVP)
October 04 2012 09:26AM
The numbers paint an interesting story.
This isn’t meant to analyze the actual scoring decline. Instead the contrast in the 26-year-old’s approach to the game and type of skills and work ethic opposes each other to the detriment of one thing:
October 03 2012 09:01PM
I really wanted to make the title for this just "Dallas Eakins calls out Don Cherry." That's a catchier, more eye-grabbing title. While Eakins does issue somewhat of a challenge to Grapes, he really could not have been more polite and eloquent in doing so.
Due to recent comments the Toronto Marlies head coach made about Maple Leafs prospect Nazem Kadri (which you can read about on theleafsnation.com), Don Cherry decided to fire back at the Toronto Maple Leafs organization with a Twitter rant criticizing the team's handling of Kadri (which you can also read about on theleafsnation.com).
Inevitably of course, Eakins had to respond. Read on to watch the video (only 2:10 in length). After that, I want to go through the things Eakins said after the jump. Eakins' words bolded and italicized.
October 03 2012 01:36PM
If the Brian Burke feud with Don Cherry from late January has any spillover victims, it's Dallas Eakins of the Toronto Marlites.
That's Cherry's scope in this town. He's not just a media figure, he's a cult, and Eakins, a coach of an American Hockey League team, had to answer questions raised by Cherry on Twitter.
So let's recap the things Cherry has said in 2012 about the Maple Leafs' organization. In three mediums now, he has criticized the team for the way they treat American college players in relation to good Southern Ontario kids.