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November 20 2015 06:45AM
5 reasons to hate the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Canucks and Tyson Barrie, Travis Hamonic wants to be in Western Canada, the NHL's problem with offense, an early look at 2016 free agents, value of shot blocking, Connor McDavid's recovery, Sam Bennett an elite player in the making, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
November 19 2015 09:38PM
On this episode, the guys talk about Travis Hamonic, Tyler Bozak, Reddit, dying on Internet hills, and more.
November 19 2015 12:35PM
Road trips are meant to be tough. You're moving around from city to city, never quite feeling like you're at home, and never having time to stop and rest. When you're not squeezing yourself into equipment, you're squeezing yourself into a bus. It's two-to-three weeks of departure from the norm, all while opposing arena's cheer against you.
These stretches are the ones that make home ice advantage all the more useful. You're not there to lose, but you expect that it'll be harder to win than at home, where you're supposed to stockpile points.
The Toronto Marlies apparently didn't get the memo explaining this. Last night's 1-0 victory of Rochester sealed off their best November road trip in history.
November 18 2015 02:27PM
Imagine the disappointment of being put on waivers. Imagine the disappointment of realizing that being put on waivers means you are potentially moving to Utica, New York. Imagine the excitement you would have felt knowing that instead of going to Utica, you'd be staying in the NHL and playing for your hometown team.
That was a month and a half and 19 games ago and we are still yet to see Frank Corrado dress for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's had a brief conditioning stint on the Marlies where he's played seven games and picked up 3 assists, a perfectly reasonable showing for a defenseman, but even that conditioning stint has been over for two weeks and still no sign of Corrado.
November 18 2015 01:08PM
The Leafs crush the Avs, the special teams are clicking, James Reimer is solid, and Tyler Bozak is tied for the team lead in scoring.