LGD: The biggest stage

Ryan Fancey
October 15 2016 10:53AM

There are going to be a lot of eyes on Toronto this evening. I'd go as far as saying tonight's home opener is perhaps the most hyped Leafs game since the team's brief 2013 playoff appearance. 

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Toronto Marlies announce opening roster, are once again obscenely stacked

Jeff Veillette
October 14 2016 10:21AM

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com

The Toronto Marlies are gearing up for their season opener tomorrow afternoon, and as such have released their opening night roster. Unlike the NHL, where there's a 23-man cap on how many players can be placed on the roster, the American Hockey League is a bit more flexible. With that in mind, the Marlies will head into tomorrow with 29 skaters available to them.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 14 2016 05:00AM

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Auston Mattew's has ridiculous first NHL game, McDavid puts on a show at Rogers Place, Jets have reason's to be excited, Flames fall flat in opener, Oilers dump Yakupov, a look at bigger goalies, all kinds of predictions for 2016-17 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Oct 13, 2016 - Auston

Steve Dangle
October 13 2016 07:51PM


On this episode, the guys talk about Auston Matthews, the Leafs, and the fine province of Ontario. Oh, and some other teams and hey does anybody want a burger?

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The NHL is in full Matthews mode

Ryan Fancey
October 13 2016 04:28PM

I can't say I watch NBC Sports Network regularly or pay much attention to their NHL broadcast outside of the playoffs, but one thing I've learned is they don't schedule many (barely any) games featuring Canadian teams over the regular season. Winter Classics are an exception. 

NBCSN unsurprisingly sticks mostly to the major markets in the States like Chicago, Philly, Washington, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Boston, and so on. Makes sense, given, you know, they're an American sports station. In fact, as far as Canadian content goes, over the entire 2015-16 season they only aired two appearances by Montreal, against the Bruins and Penguins - both mid-week games. No Canadian team was featured on a Saturday night.

But now, with the mania over Auston Matthews sweeping through the league, NBC has changed things up on the fly and decided to add Toronto's home opener this weekend to their broadcast schedule. That's a big deal.

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