Erik Karlsson [photo: Amy Irvin]

Recent Hot Play Has Senators Playoff Worthy

As each game goes by, the Ottawa Senators are looking more and more deserving of a playoff spot as they are playing some pretty good hockey as of late.  The […]

by · February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Ottawa Senators, Uncategorized
Will Clarence Campbell soon be announcing expansion of the NHL?

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Campbell Talks Expansion

National Hockey League Clarence Campbell, thought to be the main architect of the future of the league, talked at length yesterday about the question that seems to be on the […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Uncategorized
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NHL Top 10: The Rich Get Richer, Fowl Play and Hot-Hot Hossa

As the 2014-2015 NHL season gets closer to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL Top 10 will measure the 10  best teams around the league on a weekly basis. The […]

Oilers In Their Sights: Leafs Must Get Worse Today

Oilers In Their Sights: Leafs Must Get Worse Today

The Leafs have 26 games to play in this season and they need to take a page out of the Sabres playbook in order to secure a competitive future for […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
It's time for Dave Nonis to pull the trigger on his coaching staff (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Leafs to Fire Nonis, Hire Rob Blake???

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the first choice of the Leafs’ President Brendan Shanahan to be the next GM is Rob Blake. Yesterday, while talking on TSN radio, McKenzie suggested […]

by · January 31, 2015 · 2 comments · Uncategorized
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Tanner Answers the Toronto Star’s Leafs Mailbag: Vol 2

After the overwhelming popularity of my hijacking of the Star’s Maple Leaf Mailbag last week, how could I resist going back for more?  Once again, I feel the need to […]

Is Phil Kessel's new play-making style deserving of mid-season awards? (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Tanner Answers the Star’s Maple Leafs Mailbag

One of my favorite sports writers is Andre Stoeten of AndrewStoeten.com (formerly of Drunk Jays Fan) and he does this thing where he answers the Mailbag of Jays Beat writer Richard Griffen. […]

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Coyotes’ Special Teams Catalyst To Victory Over Jets

Some may think the Jekyll and Hyde syndrome is solely reserved for the pen of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson. In the course of two consecutive games, the Arizona Coyotes […]

by · January 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Arizona Coyotes, Uncategorized
Mike Smith (Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports)

Tippett Labels Coyotes Play as ‘Garbage’

When you’re sitting near the bottom of the NHL standings and your journey to the precipice of playoff contention remains uneasy at best, you better come to play every night. […]

by · January 7, 2015 · 1 comment · Arizona Coyotes, Uncategorized
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Bad Habits Return; Losing Streak Continues

The Sabres extended the losing streak to four games last night and 8 of their last 9, with the loss in Madison Square Garden.  Old habits from the early season […]

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The Perfect Christmas Gift: Giveaways from Your Favorite Defensemen

Turnovers, they are for what all intents and purposes can drive coaches, teammates, goaltenders, general managers, fans, almost everyone berserk. Turnovers can almost single-handedly turn the tides of a game […]

by · December 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
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 […]