Toronto Maple Leafs 2009-10 Season Preview

Brian Burke and Bryan Colangelo went move for move this summer in attempting to reshape both of the much heralded MLSE franchises in Toronto.  Well, so far, the reviews on each of their moves has been quite positive.  Quite honestly, it should be; as the Leafs have certainly improved on paper.  The question now is:  […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Season Previews,Toronto Maple Leafs on September 29, 2009

NHL Morning Papers: Tuesday Edition

With the ouster of Patrick Marleau as Sharks captain, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News feels that Dan Boyle will be next in line for the C. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes that its best for Patrick Kane to move on from the cab incident. Though Messier’s heart belongs in […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Chicago Blackhawks,NHL Morning Papers,Philadelphia Flyers,San Jose Sharks,Tampa Bay Lightning,Toronto Maple Leafs,Vancouver Canucks on August 18, 2009

On the Beat: Prospal and Predators a match?

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch previews the Maple Leafs heading into 2009/10.  That group of top-six forwards is going to be really exciting to watch on Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday… If silence fuels speculation, then let the speculation begin about the Predators’ interest in […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Nashville Predators,On the Beat,Toronto Maple Leafs on July 30, 2009

Leafs acquire second round pick from Flames

From the Globe & Mail: The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Wayne Primeau from the Calgary Flames for defenceman Anton Stralman and forward Colin Stuart, the teams announced Monday. The Leafs will also receive a second-round draft pick in 2011 while Calgary will take a seventh-round pick in 2012. Read the story here. I have […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames,Toronto Maple Leafs on July 27, 2009

On the Beat: Dater says Pierre Lacroix “gambled and lost”

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Playoff teams: Pittsburgh could be two-sport champions if the Penguins win the Cup.  The Steel city is enjoying some great success as of late. Teams not in the playoffs: The Bruins ownership wants to get Peter Chiarellin signed to a contract extension this summer.  He has done a […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Columbus Blue Jackets,Edmonton Oilers,Montreal Canadiens,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,Toronto Maple Leafs,Washington Capitals on May 27, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): Caps have nothing but praise for Varlamov, Sidney Crosby is the hero, again, Where is Pavel Datsyuk?, Patrick Kane understands Savard firing, Radulov back to Nashville, Mike Keenan on the hot seat in Calgary?,

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Bruins attempt to finish the rally tonight.  Net worth in game 7 as goalie‘s are key factors to winning the series.  Claude Julien reiterated yesterday that Marc Savard will be able to play in Game 7 tonight.  As last night’s Illegal Curve […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Edmonton Oilers,Montreal Canadiens,Nashville Predators,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Rumors,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,Teams,Toronto Maple Leafs,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on May 14, 2009

On the Beat: Pyatt returns to Canucks, Habs and Lecavalier and Pierre McGuire mentioned as a possibility in Minnesota

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: As much as San Jose didn’t bring their “A” game last night, the Ducks most certainly did.  Just a great performance by the veteran group. Sergei Samsonov’s status for Game 6 has not yet been decided.  They could use him in Game 6, but I don’t see […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Minnesota Wild,Montreal Canadiens,On the Beat,San Jose Sharks,Tampa Bay Lightning,Toronto Maple Leafs on April 24, 2009