Hockey Night in Canada: What Bettors Need to Know

This game looks like it will be a lopsided affair.

The New York Rangers are 6-1-0 and have won six in a row. The Toronto Maple Leafs are 0-5-1 and have lost five straight in regulation. The Rangers embarrassed the Maple Leafs 7-2 earlier this week at Madison Square Garden.

Toronto GM Brian Burke summed up the Maple Leafs’ struggles after Toronto’s most recent loss.

“There’s four main components and we’re not executing in any of them: our defensive-zone play, our scoring, our special teams, our goaltending,” said Burke.

Posted by Ari in Uncategorized on October 17, 2009

On the Beat: 2009 A.C. (After Cole)

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic was not on the ice for a practice session today after leaving with an injury during a 7-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Now that Sabre regulars Adam Mair and Toni Lydman (is it really prounounced LOOD-man?) have recovered from […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in On the Beat,Uncategorized on October 5, 2009

Ask Illegal Curve

Today marks the first installment of the Ask Illegal Curve feature, where we will answer your fantasy hockey (or other) related questions. Don’t be shy, send in whatever is on your mind. Commenter Bob Roberts asked: Your team is on the powerplay and has the puck when an additional penalty is indicated against your opponent. […]

Posted by rusty in Uncategorized on October 4, 2009

Why is there so much love for the EZAC?

There is a question that a lot of western college hockey fans ask. Why does the EZAC get so much love from the hockey pundits every year in the pre-season polls?  This is a question that I would like to see answered. Its common knowledge that the ECAC is made up of schools with great […]

Posted by goon in CHL & NCAA,Columns,Goon's World,Uncategorized on October 3, 2009

Ask Illegal Curve

Just a reminder that Ask Illegal Curve will post its first answers to your fantasy questions tomorrow. If you haven’t already, please send in your questions via email, or post them in the comments.

Posted by rusty in Uncategorized on October 3, 2009

On the Beat: NJD releases Shanny

Here is what team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Habs writer Pat Hickey confirms that third-year stopper Carey Price will get the start for the Montreal Canadiens in tonight’s season-opener versus the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. No big shock here folks. The price should be right all year long for the […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in On the Beat,Uncategorized on October 1, 2009

Goon’s WCHA pre-season ranking

1.)    Denver University – It would appear that the Denver Pioneers don’t have many real weaknesses offensively; on the blue line the Pioneers will be young this season. There is a very good possibility that there could be two or three freshman defenseman playing in the top 6 defensive positions from night to night. The […]

Posted by goon in CHL & NCAA,Columns,Goon's World,Uncategorized on September 26, 2009