October 20 2012 08:20PM
The Toronto Marlies were the clearly dominant team through the only two periods that mattered in this game, but that doesn't mean that the Toronto Maple Leafs are the clearly dominant hockey club when stacked against the Montreal Canadiens.
This Hamilton Bulldogs team is really young. I saw five players for the Bulldogs play in the Canadian Hockey League at some point last year, including Patrick Holland, who was one of the Bulldogs' better players. The Marlies who played the best in this game, Greg Scott, Mike Kostka and Kenny Ryan, are for the most part lifetime AHLers.
That said, the Leafs-Marlies got some inspiring performances tonight, particularly from Jake Gardiner, and one from Leo Komarov, that ought to make the future Leafs roster mostly interesting.
October 20 2012 06:11PM
Today's KHL package from Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko features a couple of notable plays from Alexander Ovechkin and Dynamo Moscow's game against Atlant, and a late comeback from Avangard.
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October 20 2012 03:19PM
For a lack of the Maple Leafs, there were some well-attended hockey games last night in Toronto. I was out at the Ryerson/Queen's game at the renovated Maple Leaf Gardens, while the Marlies were out in Hamilton, losing to the Bulldogs 4-1. (Here's a remarkably undetailed recap, and here's Steve Dangle's "Marlies Minute")
Tonight, there were several good NHL games on the cancelled schedule. This includes the Maple Leafs' first meeting with the Ottawa Senators. Elsewhere on the schedule, Winnipeg and Philadelphia, who played a couple of wildly high-scoring games last season were set to go. Detroit and Chicago is a fun Central Division rivalry, and the late HNiC game was Calgary and Colorado. At least the Avalanche are fun to watch.
October 20 2012 10:33AM
Is November 2nd going to be the NHL's starting date?
Let me know and you could win an autographed Cam Atkinson rookie card or a John Carlson rookie card.
October 19 2012 10:35PM
Remember when hockey was on the ice and actually played? I found some!
KHL action featuring a goal from Pavel Datsyuk that makes me rethink my entire existence, Ilya Kovalchuk is also nuts, Grabovski continues to put up numbers, and Yakupov's team falls.