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Furies Postgame: Clarkson Cup Semi-Final Weekend Wrap-Up

Furies’ Kelly Terry fights Inferno’s Brianne Jenner for the puck. (Photo Credit: CWHL The two semi-final matchups in the Clarkson Cup Championships took place this weekend. Les Canadiennes de Montreal laced up against the Brampton Thunder, and reigning champions the Calgary Inferno took on the Toronto Furies. Les Canadiennes swept Brampton in their three game…

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The David Clarkson trade, two years on

Photo Credit: Aaron Doster/USA TODAY SPORTS On the night of February 25th, 2015, I sat in the corner of the Wheat Sheaf at Bathurst and King, talking to hockey friends, desperately trying to brainstorm ways to get David Clarkson’s contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs off the books. The best I could come up with…

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The Leafs should not pay the price for Riley Sheahan

Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY SPORTS On Saturday Night Headlines, Nick Kypreos reported that the Leafs are inquiring about Brendan Smith and Riley Sheahan.  A number of pieces have already been written, including several by myself, analyzing the state of the Leafs’ fourth line centre situation. Here, here, here, and here. One might suggest that all that…

Headlines: Leafs looking at Sheahan ahead of trade deadline

Embed from Getty Images Tonight was the last Hockey Night in Canada broadcast before Wednesday’s trade deadline, so there’s no surprise the rumours were being tossed around plenty in the weekly Saturday Headlines segment with Friedman and Kypreos, two of Sportsnet’s “insiders” when it comes to this stuff.  There wasn’t much to be shared that hasn’t been…

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LGD: Watch Le Throne

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY SPORTS The Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t really rolling or falling, rather twirling, twirling, twirling towards some unknown form of freedom. The hope is that the final destination is the playoffs, though it could be a near-miss. Or, just maybe, winning the Atlantic Division. Yes, we’re at that level of silly…

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Is there a reason that the Leafs keep losing in the shootout?

The Toronto Maple Leafs need points wherever they can get them right now. The Atlantic Division race is very, very night right now; with six or so weeks to go in the season, the blue and white can very well win the whole thing or drop out of the playoff picture. If it’s the latter,…