April 23 2014 12:43PM
The playoffs are a week in and here's your first playoff pool update. If you didn't enter, shame on you. If you did sign up, it's time to brag about how smart you are. Unless, of course, your pool looks like mine where I go out and pick players that have completely fallen off the face of the earth. I'm looking at you Nyquist. *shakes fist*
April 23 2014 11:15AM
Talking about why Brad Marchand rules, the Sharks could win, Philadelphia is brutal, and the Habs pulling off the sweep.
April 22 2014 08:38PM
After Sam Carrick scored the game winning goal in last weekend's regular-season finale, he seemed more than happy about his frame of mind. "It feels good to have some confidence going into the playoffs". He'd go on to talk about the team effort, but it got me thinking about his play of late.
I'll be the first to admit that when the Toronto Marlies opened up their season in October, I didn't have him pegged as a significant part of the roster. With just four points in ninteen games last year and not a whole lot else to back it up, it was hard to drum up that much enthusiasm for the 21 year-old.
Even the start of this year was similar. It took him a month to earn his second point and first goal. He was contributing a bit defensively and showed signs of an edge, but it wasn't enough to jump out at you. But after an early sputter, Carrick has developed into one of the team's most versatile and effective forwards down the stretch.
April 22 2014 12:24PM
In a night highlighted by awesome goaltending, a Matt Cooke relapse dominates the headlines.
April 21 2014 06:44PM
More positive prospect news for Toronto… Andreas Johnson, the Leafs 7th round pick in 2013, has been named the SHL's Rookie of the Year after scoring 15 goals and 24 points in 44 games this season. The speedy winger beat out Alexander Wennberg (CLB), Kevin Fiala (2014 Eligible), and fellow Leafs prospect Tom Nilsson for the honours. All but Fiala play for Frolunda, which is pretty impressive in itself.