March 21 2015 04:58PM
The Leafs already made a bit of noise last night signing Russian free agent Nikita Soshnikov. They made some more tonight, signing 6"3' Penn State winger Casey Bailey to a two-year entry-level contract.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 21 2015 03:36PM
The force was with the Toronto Marlies on Star Wars Night, but today is just another Saturday. At least, as far as marketing promotions go. On the ice, however, it was a different story - each weekend afternoon matchup carries just a little more weight than the one prior. Today, they took on the Rochester Americans, a team way behind them in the standings but still capable of preventing them from points, and capitalized, winning 4-1 and tying the Hamilton Bulldogs for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
March 21 2015 01:00PM
Unlike the Leafs, who have nothing left to play for for and seem to be completely unravelling, tonight's Battle of Ontario carries major postseason implications for the Ottawa Senators.
With 12 games left in their season, the Senators sit exactly two points behind the Boston Bruins and the final Wild Card spot in the East, and with a game in hand. Ottawa has won five in a row and is 8-1-1 in their past 10 games, so hosting one of the worst teams in hockey at home on a Saturday night is a prime opportunity to jump into the playoffs. They just need to watch out for the #PeskyLeafs.
March 21 2015 09:07AM
As you may have heard by now, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed free agent Russian winger Nikita Soshnikov to a three-year entry level contract. Most recently, the 21-year old Soshnikov played for Atlant Mytishchi in the KHL, scoring 14 goals and 32 points in 57 games played. That points total was fourth best among U24 players in the league.
Now that the news has broke, we're seeing more and more quotes coming out of Soshnikov and the Russian media. Not that I know anything about him personally, but he's certainly saying all of the right things.
More past the jump...
March 20 2015 11:02PM
On this episode, Jesse has a couple stories, the Hamburglar, and whining.