John Stocks

Following a disastrous week in which the Leafs dropped four in a row – two by eye-watering margins – and sparked fearful memories of a cliff-bound 18-wheeler, the Leafs answered with a season-high four game win streak capped off by an impressive 5-3 win over the Canadiens on Saturday. In collecting all 8 points up […]

  Michael Distefano

Just days before the trade deadline, Calgary Flames all-star veteran Jarome Iginla had been generating a lot of heated trade discussion around the league. There were seemingly four teams in the running for the all-star winger: Boston, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Then, on the eve of March 27th, it seemed evident that the Boston […]

  Eric DePriester

For the first time in nine years, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the playoffs. I repeat, the Leafs are in the playoffs. If you’re in the Toronto area, you are already very aware of this and I’m sure extremely excited. For any casual sports fans that aren’t actively invested in the NHL, the excitement […]

  Michael Distefano

With the April 3rd trade deadline just around the corner, let’s take an in-depth look at who could potentially be on the move and where they would best fit. There has not been much activity on deadline day the past few years; last year only fifteen transactions were completed at the deadline and only seventeen the […]

  Peter Lowry

Let’s start off with the obvious: am I happy to see this NHL lockout finally come to an end? Yes, very much so. Will I support the NHL whenever it decides to return? Absolutely not. Allow me make myself perfectly clear: if the NHL thinks that I’m going to forget the last several months of […]

  Peter Lowry

The NHL lockout is almost three months old and the NHL owners are holding steadfast, eager to stick it to the players like they did in 2004. The players have made some rather impressive offers and concessions, but we’re not seeing any of that from the owners this time around. Gary Bettman and the NHL […]

  Peter Lowry

Today is day 1 of the 2012 NHL Lockout. Has that really sunk in for most NHL fans yet? I know what most people are thinking: here we go again! This year’s lockout is déjà vu for NHL fans who still remember the sting of losing the entire 2003-2004 season. One would hope that the […]

  David McClelland

Most hockey fans will tell you that the 2004–05 season was a pretty dark time for the sport. For the first time in the history of North American professional sports, a labour dispute wiped out an entire season. When it finally ended, and the NHL returned in October 2005, fans flocked back to the game […]

  Borah Coburn

Ugh. My boys! Still I am filled with heartbreak. This has been hard to write (I mean, I know it’s just a game, and don’t worry, I’m not one of those crazy people who flips cars/goes berserk over the outcome of a sports game, but … I’m kind of not kidding? Let’s put it this […]

  Peter Lowry

Here we have two General Managers: Bryan Colangelo for the Toronto Raptors and Brian Burke of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Both GMs are going to be pressured to make a big splash in the off season to push their respective teams closer to being a contender rather than the pretenders they’ve been for the past […]

  Justin Li

It’s the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Game one. Nashville leads Detroit 3-2. There’s 5 seconds left in the third. Gaustad and Datsyuk skate to the faceoff circle. The ref drops the puck. Gaustad wins the draw. The puck flies to the corner. The Red Wings jump after it. A scrum ensues. Zetterberg tries to get around […]

  Peter Lowry

In the opinion of many people who know hockey, there isn’t a shadow of a doubt: Sidney Crosby is the best player in the NHL. Yet as long as there’s an instigator rule, you might as well put a bullseye on Sidney’s back rather than the number eighty-seven. Without anyone on the ice to physically […]

  Kelly Bedard

The 24-year-old gold-medal-clinching hockey superstar, who was sidelined for more than 10 months after a devastating concussion last January, returned to the game on Monday. The CBC pre-empted their regular programming for the occassion as the entirety of Canada (and, presumably, at the very least, Pittsburgh) waited to see if their hero would be back […]

  Michael Bedard

This past Sunday, former NHL superstar Mario Lemieux spoke up about the growing violence that has gripped the National Hockey League. An NHL Hall of Famer who now owns the Pittsburgh Penguins, Lemieux used the team’s website to respond to the NHL disciplinary action (or, as he sees it, lack of disciplinary action) following a […]