Leafs-Senators Preview: Battle of Ontario Round One

Pension Plan Puppets
October 08 2011 12:53PM

Luke Schenn usually saves his best for the Senators

Once upon a time, the Ottawa Senators were a regular season powerhouse. The rivalry with Toronto was, post-lockout, christened "The Rape and Pillage of Lower Ontario" by Chris Selley of the National Post because of how brutally the newcomers to the NHL would pummel the Heroes. They even made a Stanley Cup Final in 2007! And then a funny thing happened on the way to a repeat appearance in the Final: the Senators imploded.

And so now, the Leafs sport a healthy 11-5-2 record against them over the past three seasons and with the Senators heading towards a battle for 30th for the next couple of seasons that record needs to improve if the Buds want to make the playoffs.

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State of the Nations - 2011-2012 Season

Kent Wilson
October 07 2011 11:56AM


The new season is finally upon us. The sun rises on 2011-12 and with it a new dawn for the Nations Network. We've added some new sites and new faces this summer and are currently working away in Wanye's secret hide-out on future various plans and schemes. Here's a little of what you can expect from us this season:

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Maple Leafs vs. Habs Shift Chart

Danny Gray
October 07 2011 11:31AM



We had some fun over at the Montreal Canadien’s SBN site yesterday. Checking back today I found an interesting site linked in their game re-cap. It’s an interactive shift chart of last night’s game. Compiled by www.timeonice.com the chart can tell us a few interesting things about last night’s game.

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Montreal's Excellent Power Play

October 06 2011 11:20PM



Last night on the CBC we got to hear about Montreal's excellent system based play at great length thanks to insightful hockey savant Glenn Healy. I figured I'd do a frame by frame breakdown of the only Montreal power play a goal was scored on in order to demonstrate why the Canadiens are so effective on special teams.

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Nation Network Projected Finishes, 2011-12

Jonathan Willis
October 06 2011 04:28PM

We've gone from one end of the Nation Network to the other, polling writers from Canucks Army on the West Coast to Leafs Nation in the East (readers of the latter site, please feel free to substitute "Universal Center" for "East" in your minds) and everywhere in between.

What we've come back with are the Nations' projected NHL standings for 2011-12.

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