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The Roundup

Do the Wings ever consider a new GM, Nazem Kadri and his penalties, Oilers and PK Subban, Canucks draft luck, Flames year end review, Cap strapped teams, round two of playoffs, Jarome Iginla, Mark Giordano, Jake Virtanen, lots of draft talk and more in this week’s Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Marlies sweep Sound Tigers on heels of Connor Carrick Hat Trick

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com Sometimes, the best defence is a good offence. Tonight was a great example of that; while Toronto’s forwards poured pucks on the net, it was the defencemen who actually got them to hit mesh and light lamps in what became a massive 5 goal rally to send themselves to the second…

The Leafs & Top 5 Drafting: Al Iafrate – What Nearly Was

Embed from Getty Images We’re getting there. It’s Part 3 of a 7-essay series on the Leafs Top 5 Draft picks since expansion, giving they’ll be making another such selection near the end of June, barring a trade or some sort (for the record, you can’t go wrong dangling that pick for a 3rd line 35-year…

Former Leafs Enforcer Colton Orr Retires

Embed from Getty Images While hockey has moved further and further away from “strategical” or “staged” fighting and the role of the enforcer is dying, that doesn’t change the fact that many look back fondly on those who put themselves in that role while it existed. Colton Orr was one of those players who did…

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MGD Game 3: Right Where They Want Them

Photo Credit: Twitter / @thesoundtigers The Toronto Marlies can punch their ticket to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs with one more win against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. It’ll be an uphill battle with their opponents playing for their lives, but with home ice advantage just starting to kick in, the team is…

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Announcing the First Ever TLN Draft Lottery Party

Paper bag not included, Draft Lottery odds may not be as advertised. Return of your personal passion not guaranteed. It’s Tuesday morning. Do you know what that means? We’re four days away from knowing where in the draft the Leafs will pick! That’s fun and exciting, but nobody wants to be the jerk sitting alone…

Leafs Announce 2016 Rookie Tournament

Embed from Getty Images The Leafs and their young guns are headed to London for the fourth year in a row for their annual pre-training camp rookie tournament.  The club announced today that the teams joining the Leafs in this year’s tournament will be the Montreal Canadians, Ottawa Senators, and Pittsburgh Penguins. Full tournament schedule…