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Saturday October 18, 2014
More Maple Leafs follies as the 2014-15 season gets off and running here in October! Plenty of new faces, still the same problems...However, let me start with some of the good: The team did make several smart moves in the off-season to strengthen the bottom six. Adding veterans like Mike Santorelli, Daniel Winnik and David Booth (although injured again) brought in a g...
Hammanu writes...

All Habs, All The Time, Game 6

Posted 10:17 PM ET | Comments 0
Greetings,Habs vs AvsBefore I get into the actual game, I would like to say congrats to Pierre Gervais on 2500 games in the NHL. I've never heard of an equipment manger as loved, nor a team throwing one a ceremony before, but hats off to the Habs on celebrating what has been a hard working and accomplished career so far. Keep in mind he's won a cup and an Olympic gold ...
Filed Under: ALL Habs   Montreal   Canadiens   Habs vs Avs  
Buffalo-Sabres writes...

Beautiful Disaster?

Posted 12:02 PM ET | Comments 0
Beautiful Disaster?: The Sabres re-organization planIts been five games into the Sabres 2014-2015 campaign and Sabres fans and people around the league are talking. Many people are saying " I told you so " . Others are surprised at how similar the Sabres resemble last years historically bad squad. For me this begs the question, is Tim Murray is in control of this rebuild(...
Filed Under: Sabres   Nolan   Murray   Pegula   Tank  
Modern day Oilers fans will remember in the not too distant past they were in the Stanley Cup Finals facing off against a Carolina squad with a young upstart goalie by the name of Cam Ward. Names like Mike Morrison, Jussi Markkanen and Ty Conklin were all to familiar to Oilers fans, much to their chagrin. Little did the fans realize that when the trigger was pulled on a ...
Friday October 17, 2014
Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DailyNHLGrindThe Ottawa Senators stormed the Avs in the third period to come away with a 5-3 victory on Thursday night. The Avs' loss came with rookie goaltender Calvin Pickard losing his first career NHL contest in his first appearance.Earlier in the day the Avs announced starting goalie Semyon Varlamov would be a game-time de...
Filed Under: Avs   Senators   Pickard   Berra   Anderson   MacArthur  
Thursday October 16, 2014
The Oilers are terrible. Mac T tried to add to the line up in an effort to improve the club, but they are still garbage. This is fact. Now that I got that out of the way, I want to also that Mac T did indeed make some nice additions, but the team needs something much bigger, much bolder.I'm going to suggest that 2 players can turn this team around. Not just players, but v...
Filed Under: Oilers  
The problem with Toronto Maple Leafs “fans” and their rocky relationsihp with Phil Kessel is the vicious circle that’s created by the story-hungry media, and then perpetuated by this overreacting portion of the fan base.One cross-ice pass that deflected off of Stuart Percy’s skate in the season-opener (he could be very good for a long time, by the way), and the ...
Filed Under: toronto maple leafs   kessel   media  
Wednesday October 15, 2014
There was a lot of debate regarding advanced analytics this past offseason. The debate was filled with passionate supporters on one side and adversaries who vehemently rejected the statistic as relevant on the other. This blog is not an extension of that debate and does not challenge the relevance or significance of advanced analytics such as Corsi; however, it does challe...
Filed Under: Corsi   possession  
Sunday October 12, 2014
stljam writes...

Dominating bounce back game

Posted 7:31 PM ET | Comments 5
ETA: I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of our friends and relatives in Canada a wonderful Thanksgiving. Those of us here in the US are happy to have you as neighbors.Original: The Flames couldn't handle the Blues Saturday night and showed their youth and inexperience with numerous fumbled pucks and chances. The Blues jumped out to an early lead Satu...
Filed Under: blues flames  
Friday October 10, 2014
So now that I ’ve had the last couple days to over-analyze the Toronto Maple Leafs opening night loss to the Montreal Canadians (not to mention re-watch the game several times… thank you Leafs TV), It is safe to say the sky did not fall. I am disappointed in the loss; because it was to the Montreal Canadians (yuck) and also because I, along with thousands of other fans...
Filed Under: Toronto Maple Leafs  
Thursday October 9, 2014
I ’m unbelievably high on what Barry Trotz can do for this team so let me start off by clearing that up. Two young men who are in the lineup for tonight’s season opener are going to reap the rewards of having a veteran coach, who for one of the first times in his career actually has a talent fill ed lineup and a chance to do damage with it. Surrounded by a mix of tale...
Filed Under: Capitals   Kuznetsov   Burakovsky   Washington   Rookie  
Pucker77 writes...

Leafs Analysis by Adam

Posted 3:09 PM ET | Comments 1
Analysis by AdamHello all,This will be a piece where I analyze the play of all 82 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs. I watch a lot of hockey and closely follow many teams but the Leafs always seem to be the most intriguing win or lose. Anyways, here we go.Toronto Maple Leafs Game #1vs Montreal Canadiens 4-3 L (0-1-0) After a shaky start with a bad goal allowed t...
Wednesday October 8, 2014
EASTERN CONFERENCEMetropolitan Division1. NY Rangers2. Pittsburgh Penguins3. Columbus Blue JacketsAtlantic Division1. Boston Bruins2. Montreal Canadiens3. Detroit Red WingsWild Card1. Tampa Bay Lightning2. New Jersey DevilsWESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division1. Chicago Blackhawks2. St. Louis Blues3. Colorado Avalanche Pacific Division1. S...
Filed Under: NHL   Bruins   Sharks   Devils   Stanley Cup  
Tuesday September 30, 2014
As a follow up to my previous article on CBS Fantasy Hockey Draft Strategy, I wanted to come back with a breakdown of how you should approach drafting in a standard head-to-head Yahoo league. Unfortunately, Yahoo has discontinued the Pro Leagues (probably due to their refusal to move off the rotisserie format). Many of the principals are the same as CBS (and any league fo...
Filed Under: fantasy hockey   strategy   yahoo  
Thursday September 18, 2014
The case of arguably the most prominent restricted free agent remaining unsigned this summer took another turn yesterday. Columbus Blue Jackets President John Davidson chose to voice his displeasure surrounding the contract situation between the team and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen. Not only did Davidson himself voice his displeasure on a personal level, he ...
Filed Under: Blue Jackets   Columbus   Ryan Johansen   NHL  

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