March 29 2015 10:19AM
Mathew Barzal is an exceptional young hockey player. Size concerns and a significant injury have him lagging behind the top of the draft in terms of buzz, but don't be fooled about him. Young Barzal is among the very best players available in this year's draft.
March 28 2015 08:20PM
Eric Brewer? Are you [expletive] kidding me?
The Toronto Maple Leafs took a pause on being horrible tonight, snapping a seven-game losing streak and downing the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime.
March 28 2015 06:37PM
It'd been a while (like, a couple hours?) since Don Cherry accused the Toronto Maple Leafs organization of being college hockey homers, but alas, here we are again.
During tonight's Coach's Corner segment, Cherry railed against the Leafs for not calling up Marlies leading scorer Connor Brown, while signing Casey Bailey and fast tracking that filthy American to the National Hockey League.
"Now, I want to say something about the Leafs," Cherry began. At this point, I should have just turned the television off, or thrown it out the window, but instead I decided I'd transcribe what followed.
More past the jump...
March 28 2015 04:04PM
The Toronto Marlies and the Hamilton Bulldogs have a long history of facing each other in the American Hockey League. While they've never gone head-to-head in a playoff series, their proximity to each other has led to the two teams playing each other a dozen times per regular season, plus a couple of preseason games. Over the years, the QEW rivalry has done the see-saw from thrilling to boring, depending on who punched who and how many of the games had come in the prior weeks.
With the Bulldogs moving to St. John’s at the end of this year, today marked the last time that the two teams will face each other. But with the last playoff spot in the balance, the stakes haven’t ever been higher.
March 28 2015 08:48AM
Connor McDavid is either the worst appraiser of hockey talent this planet has ever seen, or some sort of comedic genius who knows exactly how to send Leafs fans over a cliff. To be honest, the latter seems more probable.
A number of draft-eligible prospects, including McDavid, recently participated in a self-evaluation as part of a questionnaire for CSS rankings, and this happened:
Connor McDavid, C, Erie Otters (OHL) - Who is the NHL player your play would most likely be compared to: "Tyler Bozak because he is a good skater and is more of a pass-first type of guy."
You know, it's probably not too late to just take all the Leafs' lottery balls out of that big machine and light them on fire.