September 20 2016 11:00PM
On this episode, the guys talk about the World Cup of Hockey, the McDavid-Matthews connection, and general nonsense.
September 20 2016 09:39PM
Canada vs USA, in Toronto with a chance to go 2-0 against a long time rival, what an exciting game to be had, one may have thought. But while the fast paced hockey from both sides excited the building and the livings rooms of Canadian fans, one team came out on top by a considerable landslide and no close and exciting game was to be had.
September 20 2016 01:00PM
The NHL announced they will be teaming up with Funko to produce a line of Pop - those cute little stylized plastic figures because that is apparently easier than making better merchandise for women. The NFL has seen several successful waves of their athletes as Pops so now it is hockey’s turn.
For the Maple Leafs, first up to be immortalized in that blank stare miniature replicate is Morgan Reilly. And honestly, they couldn’t have picked a better candidate.
September 20 2016 12:20PM
What a glorious day.
Canada can knock the USA out of the tournament with a victory tonight. A win would give the Red and White a 2-0 record and guarantee them a berth in the playoff round, along with Team Europe, while the USA would play the Czech Republic in a meaningless game on Thursday.
How fun would it be to end the American's tournament after only two games? I'd say about a trillion times more fun than it was to be a fan of any Canadian NHL team last year. You've earned it.
September 20 2016 09:12AM
As everybody knows, September is Jake Gardiner Appreciation Month. I kicked off JGAM by writing about how, contrary to popular opinion, Gardiner is actually very good defensively. As I discussed in that piece, Jake has had pretty big, positive defensive impacts over the past few seasons, comparable to some of the better defencemen around the league. This time around I'm going to talk about another area where Gardiner's impacts are impressive: how he lifts his teammates.