Andreas Johnson Scores Hat Trick in SHL

View image | gettyimages.com Here’s a little midweek prospect news for you. Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson just scored three goals for his Frolunda side in a 6-3 romp over Skelleftea.  It’s often difficult for the average joe to find tape of SHL games and highlights, so a big stick tap to Habs Eye on…

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LGD: Get Wild

View image | gettyimages.com Looking to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat in Winnipeg just last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs travel to St. Paul, Minnesota for a date with the dumbest-named team in the NHL. Most teams are named after something with historical importance, or at least after a feared alpha predator.  But the…

Garret Sparks Named ECHL Alumnus of the Month, Which is a Thing, Apparently…

Former OrlandoHockey goaltender Garret Sparks is @MeiGray #ECHL Alumnus of the Month | https://t.co/ZZqiK1XnbF pic.twitter.com/EVpkFedeDz — ECHL (@ECHL) December 3, 2015 Garret Sparks is piling up accolades like the Winnipeg Jets pile up goals. Too soon? But seriously, there are two very big pieces of news here, so let’s break it all down…

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The Maple Leafs are boring and I have analytics to prove it #MyColumn

View image | gettyimages.com Most people look back as the Carlylera (that’s “Carlyle era” conveniently shortened to make it more efficient) as a negative. “The team played in an unsustainable way”, people say. And sure, that’s probably true (although we’ll never know, as Carlyle’s time was unfortunately cut short). But there is something the Carlylera…

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Leafs Postgame: Emergency Landing

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyk/USA TODAY Sports After the well-structured, happy go lucky game that the Leafs had against the Edmonton Oilers, some of you may have thought that the good vibes would keep going for more than a few minutes. Those of you who did are probably new here. This was a game to the…