Post Tagged with: "Brendan Shanahan"

It's been a frustrating season for Brian Gionta and his Sabres. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Call For Consistency: The Department of Player Safety’s Bad Rap

As May approaches, so does the annual cry of jilted NHL fans. It seems no matter who makes the playoffs each year, one thing remains constant: The Department of Player […]

by · April 29, 2015 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Jordan Staal will be back at the CONSOL Energy Center Tuesday night facing off against his old mates. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

What I’d Pitch to Shanahan If He Interviewed Me

The lottery is over and the Maple Leafs do not get to fast-track their rebuild with Connor McDavid. That’s OK, the guys they might get instead are still going to […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Morgan Rielly has earned the trust of head coach Peter Horachek. [photo: Amy Irvin]

G.M In Everything But Name: Thoughts on the Shanahan Press Conference

Yesterday, while watching the Brendan Shanahan press conference, I was impressed. No way around it – Shanahan is funny, likable, self-effacing and smart.  What’s not to like? In contrast to […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
There's no doubting what Phil Kessel could bring to the Islanders, but would it be worth it for Garth Snow to bring in such a figure into New York's dressing room? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Hockey News: Shanahan Cleans House; Playoff Schedules Released

It’s official: the Toronto Maple Leafs will be Brendan Shanahan’s team. The former NHL power forward and League disciplinarian took a stance the day after the 2014-15 regular season ended, […]

by · April 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
What will it take for Nazem Kadri to stick with the Maple Leafs? (bridgetds, Flickr)

Nazem Kadri: Hard Worker or Reckless Player?

There’s no arguing that the 2014-15 season has been a dismal one for the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Wednesday, it became apparent that the team would be hit with yet […]

Toronto skyline at night (John Vetteri/cc 2.0)

Leafs Going All-Out for Their Centennial Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs will celebrate their Centennial season in 2016-17 and it looks like the city will be pulling out all the stops. News broke Saturday that Toronto will […]

Maple Leafs So Dysfunctional It Defies Belief

Maple Leafs So Dysfunctional It Defies Belief

The Maple Leafs have gone off the rails of craziness and dysfunction. Sitting Morgan Rielly as a healthy scratch?  Sitting Jake Gardiner as a healthy scratch? Giving Nazem Kadri less […]

by · November 7, 2014 · 7 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
It's time for the Leafs to let Randy Carlyle go (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

The 5 NHL Teams Most Likely to Surprise in 2014-15

A few days ago, I wrote a piece predicting the five most overrated teams going into the 2014-15 NHL season, as measured by current Las Vegas odds to win the […]

Patrik Elias has quietly added to his career totals setting personal marks this season. (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

New Jersey Devils All-Time Drafted Lineup: Left Wing

Some made a profound impact in New Jersey. Conversely, others flourished outside the Garden State. No matter where they prospered in the NHL, these players were all drafted by the […]

by · August 21, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, New Jersey Devils
Kyle Dubas takes in a 2011 Memorial Cup game at the Hershey Centre alongside Greg Millen. The 25-year old is the OHL's youngest-ever General Manager, taking the record from the former GM of the Detroit Jr. Red Wings, Paul Maurice.

Kyle Dubas – A Look Past the Hype and Easy Answers

This last week was a great one for the Leafs.  In an otherwise slow news week for the NHL, the Leafs made three outstanding moves that are all sure to […]

by · July 26, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
Jake Gardiner has been providing a great offensive boost for the Toronto Maple Leafs lately. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Atlantic Division Rivals: A Changing Season for Leafs-Bruins?

Once again, the Bruins proved their worth in 2013-14 finishing first in the Atlantic Division, first in the Eastern Conference, and first in the NHL – winning the Presidents’ Trophy. […]

by · July 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
Randy Carlyle made a mistake by re-igniting Montreal's interest in Habs/Leafs rivalry. (John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Defending the Move to Re-sign Randy Carlyle (Sort of)

  So Leafs Nation (I HATE to call it that)  went apoplectic yesterday around 2pm when it was announced that Randy Carlyle was not only being retained by the club, […]

by · May 9, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs