Jake Gardiner has been providing a great offensive boost for the Toronto Maple Leafs lately. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Jake Gardiner Leafs Fan’s New Whipping Boy

Has Jake Gardiner played well this season? Not particularly, but it’s not like he’s been horrible. OK, for argument’s sake, let’s say maybe he has been. But if that’s the […]

by · December 19, 2014 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs, Uncategorized
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Minnesota Wild: Five Things to Watch in the Week Ahead

Let’s hope the Minnesota Wild got some motivation from their shootout victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night, because they’re certainly going to need it this week. Here’s what […]

by · December 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild, Uncategorized
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Ducks Find Ways To Win: Maintains Best Record in NHL

ANAHEIM – In earning two more more points Wednesday night, the Anaheim Ducks clearly displayed why they sit atop of the NHL world. Gaining a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks, Uncategorized
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Coyotes Are In Dire Need of Victories

With one of the worst records in the NHL, Arizona general manager Don Maloney tried to jump-start his woeful team with a plethora of changes.. Last Friday, Maloney announced the […]

by · December 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Arizona Coyotes, Uncategorized
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Re-Learning to Shake Off a Loss

As Joel Ward sealed the 5-2 victory for the Capitals over the Islanders on Friday night, there was a feeling across Long Island that I don’t think has truly been […]

by · November 30, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders, Uncategorized
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Coyotes’ Season Could Be Slipping Away

No team official or coach will admit, but the Arizona Coyotes are in the middle of a goalie shuffle. No, this is what the popular notion might call, “a controversy,” […]

by · November 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Arizona Coyotes, Uncategorized
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Buffalo Sabres: Who is the Face of the Franchise?

For years Ryan Miller was the unquestioned face of the Buffalo Sabres.  You can go into any NHL city and the first player a fan would connect to the Sabres would […]

by · November 28, 2014 · 2 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Uncategorized
Terry Sawchuk, still unbeaten as a Leaf

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Sawchuk Unbeaten as a Leaf

Terry Sawchuk, claimed for the bargain-basement price of $20,000 from Detroit last summer in the league draft, continues to prove to be one of Punch Imlach’s most astute acquisitions as he shut […]

by · November 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
It's time for the Leafs to let Randy Carlyle go (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Don’t Panic? It’s Not Panicking At This Point w/ the Leafs

The Leafs played the flat-out worst hockey game I have ever seen on Tuesday when they lost to the Predators, at home, 9-2. The fans of the team collectively called […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs, Uncategorized
Red Wings - Rangers action

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Red-hot Red Wings Whip Rangers

A busy Sunday evening  in the NHL as a full slate of three games was played.  The Detroit Red Wings maintained their hold on first place with a 6-2 pasting of […]

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50 Years Ago in Hockey – Mahovlich Mystery Continues

With a second consecutive dark night in the National Hockey League last evening, we have an eclectic assortment of tidbits from around the hockey world to discuss.  Topping the list […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Uncategorized
Frank Mahovlich

50 Years Ago in Hockey – What Ails the Big M?

With no games scheduled  in the National Hockey League last night, the big news in hockey concerns the health of one of the game’s biggest stars.  The troubling issue is that no one […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 1 comment · Uncategorized