The Roundup

Is Kris Russell an opportunity or a trap, Leafs considering a Mike Richards comeback, Brandon Sutter is way overpaid in Van, what do the Flames do with Sam Bennett, Oilers are making the playoffs, remembering Mike Ilitch, loads of trade talk, NHL power rankings, Jonathon Toews and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you…


Leafs Postgame: Ban The Shootout

Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY SPORTS The Toronto Maple Leafs saw their short winning streak snapped by the New York Rangers tonight, but managed to steal a point by dragging the game to a shootout. Here’s how the 2-1 loss with for them.


LGD: Power through the Rangers

Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY SPORTS The Leafs pull back into the ACC tonight, looking to extend their winning streak to two games after a nailbiter two nights ago against the Winnipeg Jets. We’re at the game 60 mark and the Leafs are currently just two points away from tying their season total of 69…

Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Metropolitan Division

Embed from Getty Images This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.   The Metropolitan Division is stacked. At the time this article was written,…


WWYDW: Deadline Day Strategy

The Toronto Maple Leafs are better than most people expected they would be. In fact, maybe they’re actually good. This was evident in last night’s gutsy win over the Winnipeg Jets. Emotions were high, the Jets are a fast, skilled, and physical team with the ability to get under your skin, and the atmosphere at…


Marlies rally against Crunch in School Day Roller Coaster

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com School day games are always interesting. The plus side is that you have a whole day ahead of you when they’re done and that they introduce a new generation of potential fans to the game. On the other hand, eight thousand screaming kids will make the early alarm you had to set to…