Is No News Good News?

Jonathan Willis
February 01 2012 05:38PM

 

 

Eight years ago, at the conclusion of the last collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and then NHLPA director Bob Goodenow were set in their respective positions and firing salvos at each other through the media. Today, Bettman and new NHLPA director Donald Fehr are approaching the end of another CBA in a very different matter: by putting negotiations off.

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Other things the Star compared last night's Leafs loss to

Cam Charron
February 01 2012 02:02PM

It's almost too easy that a Star article that needs perspective brings up a guy called "Fisk".

The Toronto Maple Leafs dropped an absolute heartbreaker in Pittsburgh last night. I'm not too interested in re-hashing it, and despite Toronto blowing a 4-1 third period lead, they managed a point out of a road game against one of the best teams in the East, and are still well in the playoff race.

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Introducing: The Mario Lemieux Hat-Trick

Danny Gray
February 01 2012 08:39AM

 

Sweet, sweet nostalgia.

Hockey is a team sport in almost every way. There are really only two individual accolades a player can accomplish in a given game: scoring a hat-trick or getting a shutout. While impressive, these feats are common enough that they are never the lead story on Sportscentre, or front page news. I realized that there are no hockey equivalents of a no-hitter and a perfect game, or hitting for the cycle. So I decided to create one.

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Don Cherry's bizarre feud with Brian Burke

Cam Charron
January 31 2012 01:54PM

Don Cherry has never taken issue with being the centre of attention. With his weekly appearance on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada's first intermission segment, Cherry takes to his soapbox to discuss his own personal appearances, vendettas and politics in front of a large national audience forgoing any quality analysis from the first two periods.

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Four Keys of the Home Stretch

Danny Gray
January 31 2012 12:09PM

 

That sure is a nice scoreboard. 

There are 32 games left in the Leafs’ season. They sit 9th in the Eastern Conference, tied with the New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers at 55 points. (Though the Leafs have more Regulation and Overtime wins than both teams so if they had all played equal games and remained tied, they’d be in) In order for the Leafs to make the playoffs they are going to need to win more games than they lose. Shocking stuff I know. If they are going to do that, they need the following four things.

 

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