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Page 6ix Wednesday, September 23rd – And Then There Was DRAMA

Me, on Monday morning: What on earth am I going to put in this week’s Page 6ix column??? Me, this morning: How on earth am I going to fit everything into this week’s Page 6ix column??? Gossip/drama fans, it has been a week. (Okay, it’s been like, two days of a ton of drama but it all…

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Page 6ix September 16th – What’s New in Hockey Gossip?

Howdy, hockey gossip readers. It’s time for your weekly rundown of what caused a stir in the online hockey world these past few days. We’ve got some fun drama to dive into, so buckle up. The Leafs Lads (and Lasses) Last week, we were all *eyes emoji* about Kyle Clifford removing all traces of the…

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Page 6ix September 9th – The Hockey Gossip in Leafs-Land and Beyond

Happy Wednesday, hockey fans! We’re back for another week of the gossip and drama that’s buzzing around the NHL. This week, we’ve got quite a bit of Leafs-related stuff to dive into, and a few tidbits from elsewhere around the league. Leafs Lads (and Ladies) How are our boys in blue handling the off season?…

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Page 6ix: The Latest in Hockey Drama

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Time to check in on the drama and gossip around the league. This week was a bit quieter than last, but we do have some interesting tidbits to peek at. Coach’s Corner The coaches made headlines this week, and not in a good way. First, we had…

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NHLPA Announces Postponements of Playoff Games

The NHLPA announced the postponement of playoff games originally scheduled for today and tomorrow. Statement from the National Hockey League Players’ Association and National Hockey League. https://t.co/uV1F5iDeUS pic.twitter.com/JS2t0MvUij — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 27, 2020 The announcement comes on the heels of similar action taken by NBA and MLB players, to show solidarity and…

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We’re Still Here, Asking For More From the NHL

24 days ago, I wrote this post about what white fans and members of the media could do to demand more from the NHL and its players on the subject of Black Lives Matter. Today, we’re asking the same questions. After yesterday’s historic events in the NBA and later the MLB, hockey fans wondered how…

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Page 6ix: Hockey Gossip From Around the League

Well, it sure has been an interesting week in the world of hockey, hasn’t it? And I don’t mean the actual hockey. AND it’s only Wednesday! TLN crew were chatting this morning about all the recent drama around the league, and it occurred to us that having a quick weekly roundup or rundown of the latest…

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The Chopping Block Roundtable Part One: Which Leafs Players Should Go?

Understandably, Leafs fans are spending much of the off-season discussing which players might be useful bargaining chips in a trade, with the hope that some of the deficits on the roster can be built up. This will likely be an in-depth topic for The Leafs Nation team over the next little while, and some of…

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John Tortorella Defends Sheldon Keefe Following Leafs’ Elimination

John Tortorella is a coach who always finds a way to make his media availability interesting, and today’s session following the Blue Jackets ousting the Leafs from playoff contention was no different. Full quote from #CBJ coach John Tortorella, who felt the need to come to #LeafsForever coach Sheldon Keefe today at the start of…

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Take a Knee: The NHL and Fan Response to Black Lives Matter

Hockey is back. As of today, all 24 teams participating in the qualifier and round robin games have played an official, yes it counts, hockey game. During the week leading up to the official restart of NHL hockey, teams participated in “exhibition” style games. Many fans wondered how, if at all, the league and the…

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What Not To Wear: Hockey Edition

With the NHL moving soon to their Bubbles, there is lots of conversation in the hockey sphere around the relaxation of the Suits on Game Days mandate. From players, to reporters, to fans on Twitter, everyone seems to have an opinion on whether or not suits should be a requirement. For context, since 2005, the…

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Girls Will Be Girls: A Look At The Online Female Fan Experience

In 2015, Morgan Rielly – a player I am a huge fan of and who I happen to think is a great guy – caught some deserved heat for bemoaning a Leafs’ losing streak by saying about the team, “you’re not here to be a girl about it.” Morgan Rielly today said positive approach, strong…