Helping the players with their CBA proposal, and other Leaflets

The salary cap is frustrating to some. I find it frightfully interesting, and I’m not sure if Donald Fehr’s threat to remove the salary cap really benefits most of the players in the NHL. What’s ended up happening in the capped league is that the best players signed contracts for millions of dollars, locking them…


PDO, or why the Leafs fell apart last spring

He’s playing with a relatively newfound commitment and dedication in all three zones – the 200-foot player as Brian Burke likes to describe it. Winning battles along the boards, chipping pucks out in the defensive zone, back-checking with vigour, [He] is dedicating himself to the finer elements of the game. Which Toronto Maple Leaf is…


Leafs Draft Pick Transactions

From the 2009 draft through 2012, the Leafs made 14 of 29 selections in NHL Entry Drafts that were their own. That means, 15 picks were acquired, whether it was for a player, or just as a strategy to move up in the draft order. I’ve been going over transactions over the Brian Burke regime….


KHL Highlights – Monday, October 8, 2012

Nations contributors Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko have been tabbed by the KHL youtube channel to put together KHL highlight packages for the season this year. This is their debut video – if everyone likes it, we can make it a regular feature here at the Nations. Enjoy!