January 12 2015 06:01PM
Folks, let me come right out and say it - I've never been a big fan of the All-Star Game. Elite athletes getting an additional weekend to show off the talents they were blessed with and don't have to work hard for is disgusting and disrespectful to fans. It's on the level of Hollywood Awards Shows. Let's keep feeding the egos of the big-headed selfish overpaid guys. Yeah, good idea.
January 12 2015 03:40PM
Tonight is the battle between the team that stuck with Mike Richard's horrible contract and the team perceived to be dumb enough to trade for Mike Richard's contract. Or you can look at as a matchup between the team that Tim Leiweke claims to fixed and the team he actually fixed.Truly a battle for the ages.
January 12 2015 03:31PM
It was another rollercoaster weekend for Oilers fans. You were on a high after Friday's convincing victory over Chicago, but the winning ride didn't last long after yesterday's loss to the Florida Panthers.
We are officially past the halfway point of the NHL season, with only the Rangers, Canucks, Panthers and Blue Jackets not playing 41 games, but we've seen 627 of 1230 games played.
Here are some thoughts on the first half and some expectations for the second.
January 12 2015 07:00AM
The Leafs have played
41 games OK fine, 42 games this season... (this post is a bit late because every TLN staff member is still hungover from Tuesday) which means we're at the midway point of the season. That makes a perfect time to evaluate how the Leafs have performed so far this season.
To do that, we compiled some regular stats and some fancy stats, and then sent it away to the newest member of The Leafs Nation family, Justine Collard (who you can follow on the Twitters at @justinetalk) to make the infographic you see above.
We graded the Leafs in three fairly obvious categories: Offence, Defence, and Goaltending. Using their league rank in various metrics, we gave them a letter grade for each category. Simple enough, right?