August 01 2011 09:23AM
Every so often, an analyst will talk about how a certain player deserved a "three star" nominee because he won two or three big faceoffs. Even more so often a coach will send out two centremen in a high-leverage situation to win a key, late draw. The question is whether this tactic has a tangible value.
July 30 2011 08:58AM
Per the Toronto Maple Leafs press release:
Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Friday that the hockey club has signed 2011 draft choice David Broll to a three-year entry level contract.
David Broll was drafted 152nd overall in 2011 and so I was curious as to why Toronto would spend an ELC on him so soon.
July 29 2011 01:37PM
As the summer drags on the Leafs have yet to sign their highly drafted rugged young defenseman from Saskatchewan. Talks between the Leafs GM and agent Don Meehan are ongoing with the two sides unable to agree on the dollar amount. If the two sides cannot come to an agreement it is possible that Wendel Clark might play for the Canadian Olympic team under Dave King. Wait, what?
July 29 2011 11:39AM
Edmonton will host most of the best under-20 players our country has to offer starting Wednesday August 3rd. Hockey Canada has invited 47 players to this year's camp; four goalies, 17 D-men and 26 forwards, but some of the invitees will likely be in the NHL in October, and won't be available to help Canada try and regain the gold medal after back-to-back silver medals.
July 28 2011 10:15AM
Short answer, yes with an if. Long answer, no with a but.