December 24th, 2012 In Hockey History, Player Profiles, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

TML Captains is a series that profiles the men who 'wore the C' for one of the NHL's charter franchises. Previously featured were Bob Davidson, Ted Kennedy, Sid Smith and Jimmy Thomson. All profiles can be found here. George Edward 'Chief' Armstrong #10, 15, 20 Centre/Right Wing Born: 6 Jul 1930 in Skead, ON Toronto Maple Leafs...

December 22nd, 2012 In International Hockey, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The Christmas season is well upon us.  Many people are clamouring to the stores and malls, hoping to finish the rest of their shopping before the big day arrives on Tuesday.  It is a special time of year for people to spend with their families and friends, reveling in the company of those who make this so incredible.  Almost everywhere one...

December 20th, 2012 In College Hockey, Hockey East, Player Profiles, Prospects, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Many players are selected through the NHL entry draft at a very young age. Most players go to a junior league and quickly become club property as early as age 17. A select percent go the college route, playing NCAA hockey, sometimes up to a full four years. With the college hockey season underway, I give you an update on the Washington Capitals’...

December 16th, 2012 In CHL, International Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

  Just a few miles from the US-Canada border, Montreal Canadiens’ prospect Alex Galchenyuk, an American slated to star for Team USA in the upcoming 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships in Ufa, Russia, entered the Christmas break on an absolute tear after recording five goals and eight points in his two weekend games. In a 7-4 win over...

December 13th, 2012 In CHL, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Belligerence. Pugnacity. Truculence. All of these attributes are what Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke looks for in a hockey player. In Tyler Biggs, a first-round selection of the Leafs in 2011, all three can be found. A native of Binghamton, New York, Biggs is striving to become a "prototypical power forward". Those are...

December 12th, 2012 In CHL, International Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Last year the feel good story for Canada at the World Junior Championships, and in junior hockey for that matter, was Tanner Pearson. The Barrie Colts forward who had been passed over in two consecutive drafts and was not even on the radar for Canada’s summer camp. Pearson re-dedicated himself that off-season and the work paid...

December 12th, 2012 In College Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Many players are selected through the NHL entry draft at a very young age. Most players go to a junior league and quickly become club property as early as age 17. A select percent go the college route, playing NCAA hockey, sometimes up to a full four years. With the college hockey season underway, I give you an update on the Washington Capitals’...

December 11th, 2012 In Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks 0 comments

Let’s take a short trip down the memory lane, and revisit a career of a man who is not generally associated with the San Jose Sharks. Tony Granato was born in Downers Grove of Illinois, played only 279 games for the Sharks and would not go down in history as one of the greatest players to lace up a pair of skates. However, Tony Granato made one...

December 11th, 2012 In AHL, Edmonton Oilers, Player Profiles, Prospects 0 comments

  Justin Schultz came into the 2012-2013 season with a lot of hype and under even more scrutiny. Projected to start the season in the top 6 of Edmonton’s defence, many were suggesting that Schultz would not be able to hold up to all of the hype and scrutiny at the NHL level.  That he was setting himself up for failure. Enter...

December 4th, 2012 In Boston Bruins, CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

I’ll be the first to admit that I normally do not follow junior hockey very closely. In fact, outside of the World Junior Championships, the last time I saw a major junior tilt was probably while I was growing up in Cape Breton. I can’t remember the exact date of that game, but I do recall that the Screaming Eagles were still new in town,...

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