August 04 2014 09:30AM
It’s August. With PK Subban finally signing a monster eight year deal with the Habs, hockey news has become scarce.
It’s surprising that it took the Canadiens that long to figure it out with their franchise player, and for a while it looked like the two sides were miles apart.
What was more surprising to me was that Subban signed for eight years.
Why is that surprising? It’s because Subban is from Toronto and everyone knows that every kid from Toronto only dreams of playing for the Leafs.
He was slated to be a UFA in 2016 along with superstar centre Steven Stamkos. The two grew up in the GTA and even played on the same team for some time (pictured above).
They could’ve done it again, playing for their hometown team, the team they grew up with. It would’ve been glorious.
August 03 2014 10:14AM
I'm going to partake in the biggest tourist-trap weekend of the year in Toronto. Specifically, I'm headed down to Molson Ampitheatre for two days of OVO Fest. Drake puts on an awesome main event night, and I'm excited to see what the Outkast hype is all about today (I was too young for their early material and in my 'lol le wrong generation give me old rock' stage' in the end of the first part of their career). With that said, I'll be gone for most of the day today and tomorrow, so I'm going to cop out and, well..
August 02 2014 05:35PM
For the second consecutive day, the header photo of my article is probably much more important than the actual post. In any event, I was messaged on AskFM (my inbox is overflowing with questions at the moment, but I want to space out full-on mailbags a bit) a few days ago, specifically asking the most important hockey question I've ever received.
Which Pokémon would you want playing for the Leafs?
Let's try to nail this one down.
August 01 2014 10:19PM
The Leafs have added a bunch of new players. They've made some trades. They've retained most of their restricted free agents (no pressure, Spencer Abbott). But now Toronto is two months away from puck drop, and people remember the mess that they got themselves into last year. Are they on a crash course to do it again?
Maybe, but probably not.
Nation World HQ
August 01 2014 08:05AM
Trevor Linden sparks the fighting in hockey debate, a Jake Gardiner type deal in Justin Schultz' future, Flames and Jets goaltending, Nail Yakupov talking the talk, and more in this week's roundup