Nylander’s WJC is Done, Arcobello and Bibeau Loaned to Marlies

Embed from Getty Images According to the IIHF official website, William Nylander’s WJC tournament is over. Nylander was the victim of a blindside hit to the head by Switzerland’s Chris Egli in Sweden’s first game of the preliminary round and hasn’t touched the ice since. Nobody has confirmed that it’s a concussion issue, but one…

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Leafs Postgame: Blue-per Reel

Embed from Getty Images Over the past decade, the salary cap has found a way to create the right amount of parity in the week. Enough that there’s still a couple of teams at the top and bottom that deserve to be there, but also enough for a bit of Any Given Saturday-ism. No team…

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Marlies turn emotional beginning into happy ending

Photo Credit: Mike Ivall / @M_IvallOJHLI I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pre-game line brawl outside of YouTube before. I’d assume that’s the same for most of the crowd, but boy did we get close. The Toronto Marlies and Syracuse Crunch had their collective blood boiling before the opening faceoff, and it spilled over into…

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LGD: Leafs Kick Off 2016 Against Blues in Toronto

Embed from Getty Images Maybe this is the 2016 World Juniors Championships talking, but Toronto needs to stop winning against NHL teams that are better than them. I mean, the 3-2 shootout victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night not only pushed the Leafs higher up the league standings but they also sincerely need Pittsburgh to make…

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WJC Canada Pregame: The Quarterfinal

Embed from Getty Images Going into this year’s World Juniors if you told a hockey fan in Toronto that Canada was going to be the underdog in their quarterfinal game they probably would have laughed at you. Believable a week ago or not, that is the exact situation Team Canada finds themselves as they prepare…

Reimer Out vs. Blues

View image | gettyimages.com The Reimer injury saga continues. The Leafs today announced that Reimer will be held out against St. Louis tomorrow, with Jonathan Bernier getting the start and Antoine Bibeau backing him up. It’ll be Reimer’s second straight game out with a groin injury that he re-aggravated in the third period of Tuesday’s…

Canada After the Preliminary Round

Embed from Getty Images After a dominant performance on home ice during the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championship, Canada finds itself with a much more difficult road to the gold medal this year. Objective observers saw this year’s tournament as one of the most wide open in a long time and through the preliminary round…

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The Roundup

Brandon Prust has a problem with the department of player safety, Zack Kassian is now an Oiler, Martin Marincin’s under appreciated game in Toronto, Sean Monahan is going to get paid too, Jets have a Byfuglien sized dilemma, drafting goalies, fantasy hockey and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings. Happy New…