April 11 2012 04:09PM
The first round of the playoffs starts tonight, and once again the writers of the Nation Network are getting together to predict who they feel will win each series in the first round.
Pension Plan Puppets
April 10 2012 11:26PM
Among the many stupid questions (and the odd good one) that mittenstringers asked at the season ending feeding frenzy were a number that questioned how Brian Burke felt about this season. 'Obviously' his anger was manufactured and he couldn't possibly care that much. Reading his answers to questions hardly do them justice as it's impossible to see the evident frustration and anger with which he spoke to the media.
Leafs Nation Podcast
April 09 2012 05:53PM
Of course, 'talking playoffs' in Toronto means 'talking Marlies', which Danny Gray and I (JP Nikota) have brought Jeff Veillette (@Jeffler) in to talk about.
The Marlies are, as I write this, sitting tied for first in the Western Conference, and look to be in a great position to make a run at the Calder Cup. More good news? Reinforcements from the Leafs are on their way, and we have plenty of young performers champing at the bit.
Naturally, we discuss the first-round NHL playoff matchups and more, so follow me over the jump for some fun hockey talk.
April 09 2012 10:33AM
Although the season is over for the Maple Leafs, Ben Scrivens and the Toronto Marlies are still going strong and will be playing for the Calder Cup this spring. I managed to catch up to the 25-year old puck stopper and we talked about his 12 games in the NHL this season, Tank Nation as well as some of the differences between the NHL and AHL.
April 09 2012 07:47AM
The season is over. Next up for Leafs, Jets, Flames and Oilers fans is the draft lottery. There’s been a lot of griping over the last month of the season about how the way the NHL draft is set up encourages teams to “tank” that is, to purposely try to lose games. I am not sure that tanking is actually a thing, however. In this blog, I will look at whether teams are really tanking, and if so, how to fix it so there are more meaningful games down the stretch. Follow me over le jump.