Midseason Awards, Part I: The Hart and The Vezina

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2012 10:11AM

As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site.

This morning, we unveil the first of our midseason awards: our picks for the winners of the Hart and Vezina Trophies.

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And Gardiner Returns…

Jonathan Willis
January 16 2012 04:10PM

As it turns out, the decision to send defenseman Jake Gardiner down to the Toronto Marlies was just a chance to get him some game action. The Leafs recalled the young defenseman earlier today, one day after demoting him to the minors.

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Jake Gardiner Sent To The Marlies

Jonathan Willis
January 15 2012 12:41PM

One of the big stories out of the Maple Leafs’ training camp this season was the emergence of Jake Gardiner. It forced a bit of a roster jam, as veterans like Mike Komisarek and Cody Franson both spent time in the press box at time throughout the year.

Over the last four games, however, it was Gardiner who watched the game as a healthy scratch. Today, the Leafs relieved the pressure, assigning Gardiner to the Toronto Marlies.

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Asked and Answered: Weekend With Burkie

Pension Plan Puppets
January 15 2012 12:30PM

"Dear Bob, Trade me Getzlaf or else"


This feature has become so popular that The Star and Sportsnet have copied it. Of course, neither one offers much in terms of analysis so without further ado: Copy+PastePlus after the jump!

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Nation Radio - January 14, 2012

January 15 2012 11:30AM



The mid-season doldrums are officially here. With winter finally arriving in Alberta this weekend, Lowetide takes a look at the Oilers as they tumble down the standings.

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