Hotdog Hockey: The Disaster in Leafland

Each Monday, IllegalCurve.com will be contributing an E-Take to our friends over at Hotdog Hockey.  This week, I wrote my column on the struggles of the Maple Leafs and the mounting pressure facing both the team and management to get things turned around. Here is an excerpt: Brian Burke is a shrewd general manager and […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Hotdog Hockey Column,Toronto Maple Leafs on October 20, 2009

Andrei Markov out 2 to 4 months

From Sean Gordon of the Globe & Mail: The Montreal Canadiens’ 4-3 overtime victory against hated rival Toronto on opening night has come at a very steep cost. Star defenceman Andrei Markov, broadly considered the team’s best player, reportedly spent the night in a Toronto-area hospital where he was operated for a sliced tendon in […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Montreal Canadiens on October 2, 2009