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.
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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.
February 05 2015 07:47PM
Last we heard the Maple Leafs were selling pretty much everybody, but hadn't quite put the stickers on their inventory of tradeable assets.
Well moves, or at least very serious offers, may coming soon, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
February 05 2015 06:00PM
#10 - Rinat Valiev
Rinat Valiev was an interesting pick for the Leafs. Drafted at a time when many recognizable names were still available, going with a 19 year old defender seemed like a strange decision. Fortunately, it looks like the move is paying off, as Valiev continues to be one of the better offensive defencemen in the Western Hockey League (17th in scoring by defencemen, was 49th last year), and his all around game is solid to boot.
February 05 2015 03:10PM
It would seem that Darren Dreger will have to update his big board, and bump up the likelihood of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mike Santorelli being dealt before the March 2nd NHL trade deadline.
There was reportedly some interest among Maple Leafs brass in re-signing Santorelli, a pending unrestricted free agent, to a contract extension. Efforts to reach a deal have reportedly hit a snag though, and Santorelli can expected to be shopped over the next few weeks, according to a report from Larry Brooks of the New York Post.