February 06 2015 01:30PM
Good evening sports fans. Are you ready for the exciting matchup of the two teams battling to see who can hold the 7.5% lottery odds for the first overall draft pick.
While the Devils look like strong contenders with their usage of Scott Gomez as a top six center, their tendency to move Steve Bernier up in their line-up and the fact that they will dress Mark Fraser, the Leafs still have to be the heavy favourites.
The Leafs high point of the past four weeks was picking up a point in a shootout loss to these very Devils. Of course now that the Leafs have dropped ten straight we're entering that "they have to win again sometime territory." Odds are tonight against the Devils or tomorrow night against the Oilers are the best bets of when that will happen.
February 06 2015 01:12PM
On this episode, we talk about the "Hot Take Woodstock" surrounding Evander Kane, the next Clarkson, and a hockey media knife fight.
February 06 2015 12:08PM
Photo: Dave Nonis, probably?
It's pretty fantastic that the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to begin receiving offers on their potential trade pieces as early as next week.
To recap, we've heard much over the past few days about which Leafs players will be available. Cody Franson, Tyler Bozak, Mike Santorelli, Daniel Winnik - all of them are expected to garner good interest and equally good offers as the March 2nd NHL Trade Deadline approaches, and I'm sure a number of other Leafs players will generate some buzz as well. TSN's Darren Dreger has mentioned Joffrey Lupul and Korbinian Holzer as two more players potentially on the move.
February 06 2015 06:57AM
(This is a guest article from Mike Commito, a.k.a. @mike_commito on Twitter. Mike is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at McMaster University. He recently started taping his stick like Phil Kessel and is now an offensive juggernaut in his Friday nights games of pickup shinny. Thanks Mike! - Justin)
Tomorrow will mark the anniversary of a monumental moment in both Toronto Maples Leafs and NHL history. On 7 February 1976, Leafs captain Darryl Sittler set an NHL record for the most points in a single game. Facing the Boston Bruins, Sittler registered 10 points, which included six goals and four assists. His dynamic performance handily helped the Leafs secure an 11-4 victory and their twenty-second win of the season. Sittler’s offensive outing broke the previous record of eight points, initially set by Montreal’s Maurice “the Rocket” Richard in 1945 and equaled less than ten years later by fellow Canadiens teammate Bert Olmstead.
Nation World HQ
February 06 2015 06:30AM
Evander Kane problems, Zack Kassian problems, Tyler Bozak potentially on the move, trusting Oilers media, Flames trade speculation, a Fantasy Hockey cheat sheet and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.