March 22 2011 11:23AM
Whether or not you believe the Toronto Maple Leafs can make the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, it is a fact that they have no more wiggle room left. With nine games remaining, they would have to pass both Carolina (two points ahead, one game in hand) and Buffalo (five points ahead, one game in hand). The Leafs have 74 points. If they win out, they would finish with 92...probably barely enough to make. Tonight, in Minnesota, it truly is back-up-against-the-wall time.
March 21 2011 09:38PM
Is it time for the NHL to eliminate fighting?
March 21 2011 05:44PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number
March 21 2011 08:27AM
Though Boston has two games in hand their recent skid has allowed the Montreal Canadiens to close the gap on the Northeast division to a single point. As much as we hate the Habs I'm pretty sure we also hate the Bruins so cheering for one or the other based on a sweater is a chore deserved only by Senators fans. Here's the wrinkle: the Leafs hold Boston's draft pick.
Just as Bruins fans would root for Montreal to beat the Leafs to better the draft pick we gave them, Leafs fans should root for Montreal to win the Northeast. Now before you declare me Steve Lansky 2.0 follow me across the jump to see why.
Pension Plan Puppets
March 20 2011 08:16PM
It is rare for a college player to be dismissed from their school team entirely and make a comeback. Generally, it means that the player has to find another school to take them in or they move along to some level of the professional ranks. The University of North Dakota's Matt Frattin has trod a long and difficult path to return to the team he loves but through hard work and the support of loves ones the redemption of Matt Frattin is now complete. Named the Western College Hockey Association's player of the year he has also been named to First All-Star Team and is one of the ten Hobey Baker Award finalists.
Last night he wrote another chapter in his story.