October 03 2012 07:04AM
Yesterday it was announced that our friends south of the border (unless you're from the States and reading this now. In which case, you) will have the opportunity to tune in for some KHL action on ESPN3 as early as, well, now. Apparently this will bring the KHL in to something like 70 million homes in the U.S.
Naturally, you're thinking "when are they going to get something going in Canada?", and while it's been reported that the KHL is working on striking a deal here in the north, answers may be hard to come by.
October 02 2012 02:02PM
Puck rushing defensemen create a noticeable hole once removed from the lineup.
That’s what Jake Gardiner is, a skilled puck rushing blueliner. The ability to take the line and set up in the offensive zone has spawned studies into the importance of zone entries. The early evidence is that there’s a big advantage to having a defenseman with the ability to gain the line.
October 02 2012 11:10AM
If anyone wants to get a blue print on how to destroy someone, just follow the Toronto Maple Leafs— Don Cherry (@CoachsCornerCBC) October 2, 2012
It's fair to say that Don Cherry and Brian Burke don't really get along. In fact, it was only last March that Cherry accused Burke of trying to get him fired, a charge CBC officials eventually denied.
Perhaps the largest particular bee in Cherry's bonnet, especially now that he doesn't have Ron Wilson to kick around anymore, concerns the Maple Leafs' treatment of once prized prospect Nazem Kadri. Today Cherry took to Twitter and lambasted the original six club over "fitness-gate" and the clubs continued mistreatment of Kadri.
Read on past the jump.
October 01 2012 09:32PM
Lots of players are heading to play for new teams during the lockout. Which ones are you watching?
October 01 2012 04:21PM
The big news from today is obviously the Cody Franson signing, but these stories from both James Mirtle and Terry Koshan indicate that I was a bit quick in jumping the gun suggesting that Franson wouldn't be able to return to the Leafs for a lockout-shortened season.
“We would have two hurdles to clear — the lockout first and the Leafs would have to sign him,” Franson’s agent, Gerry Johannson, said on Monday afternoon.
“If those two things happen, he can return.” [Toronto Sun]