Leafs Prospect Update: December 10th, 2012

With the WHL trade deadline fast approaching, the Moose Jaw Warriors this past week sent St. Louis Blues prospect Joel Edmundson to the Kamloops Blazers for Tyler Bell, Jayden Halbgewachs, and a 1st round pick in 2015. Yes, none of these players have anything to with the Toronto Maple Leafs. I bring this up because this…


KHL: Two huge rivalries, crazy KHL fans

  Two KHL games for you today. First we have the Czech team Lev facing their Slovakian rivals Slovan, and then Latvian Dinamo Riga playing their Belarusian rivals Dinamo Minsk. Two great games, and absolutely rabid fans. Great seeing packed barns for a hockey game. I almost forgot what it looked like.

AGD: Marlies Re-match

  Time: 1:00om MST Location: Ricoh Coliseum Toronto Broadcast: teamradio.ca The last time these two teams met, the Marlies handed the Heat their worst defeat of the season so far (5-0). After a so-so start, Toronto has been climbing up the standings and currently sit tied for 3rd in Western Conference with 27 points, just…


Jake Gardiner left Saturday’s game with a head injury

The Toronto Marlies beat the Rochester Americans 4-3 last night on goals from Nazem Kadri, Ryan Hamilton, and two from Jake Gardiner. As would happen, Gardiner would leave the game with a “head injury”, but, oh no, it isn’t a concussion, the team assures us: “He wasn’t in a concussion state, just not feeling quite…


Best of the Nation – 12.9.12

Lots of interesting stuff across the Nation websites this week, including an exclusive interview with an NHL head coach, 2013 Draft talk, a look at how goalies perform as they age, and obligatory stuff on the NHL lockout. Read more, after the jump!



  Any league that has the sense not to lock themselves out through Christmas and any team that has the sense to mysteriously drive off Theo Peckham gets our business. Where do you go when there is nothing to do and you are still riding high on having survived a Raiders game? It’s time to…



With the heart warming news that the Lockout negotiations are extraordinarily poorly, your ol’ pal Wanye decided to go to a place where rage and danger are the norm. A place where most people rightfully fear to tread. When there is nothing left to live for you have nothing left to lose.  Time to take…


No more “out of market” games?

If you’re a fan of an out-of-market team, or a fan of a local team but travelling, getting a hockey game on television can be an extremely frustrating experience. That’s why, according to a report on Forbes.com, a group of fans has brought a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Their…


Negotiations between NHL, NHLPA fall apart

Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman held dueling press conferences on Thursday night, and the news was not good. After initially suggesting both sides were close, Don Fehr announced that the NHL had rejected the players’ associations’ latest offer. Gary Bettman followed Fehr up, and announced that the NHL was removing all of the concessions placed…


How goalies age, and the survivorship bias problem

Older goalies can still get the job done, but sometimes they need to sit down and rest for a bit. Photo by rubyswoon via Flickr This morning, Steve Burtch published a study arguing that goalies do not show any appreciable decline with age. The key plot was this one, in which the x-axis is the…