The NHL’s free agent signing period begins Wednesday at noon, and the Leafs figure to be one of the busiest teams, with several prominent holes needing to be filled ahead of next season. I have my own ideas of how the Leafs would be best served constructing their roster which includes trading Morgan Rielly for … Continue reading Who Should the Toronto Maple Leafs Target in Free Agency? →
For those underwhelmed by the lack of transactions surrounding the Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft last week, the 2021 Entry Draft represented another opportunity for general managers around the league to give their roster a facelift, and did they ever deliver. Due to the NHL’s stagnating salary cap, which will presumably remain frozen at around $81 … Continue reading Analyzing the Five Biggest Trades From NHL Draft Weekend →
Last week’s awarding of the Stanley Cup and Nikita Kucherov’s hilarious post-game interview officially marked the conclusion of the 2020-21 NHL season and while a brief summer of recuperation is on the docket, the league calendar never sleeps as the busiest part of the offseason will be upon us within a fortnight. The NHL has … Continue reading 5 Players Who Could End Up in Seattle After Expansion Draft Weekend →
After another gruelling postseason, we’ve got the final matchup that we all hoped for and expected; the league’s model franchise, an offensive juggernaut and the defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning going up against the…(checks notes) Montreal Canadiens? We all joked about how poor the quality of competition was in the North Division but somebody had … Continue reading 2021 Stanley Cup Final Preview: Montreal Canadiens v.s. Tampa Bay Lightning →
Wednesday’s enthralling conclusion to EURO 2020’s group stage capped off a collection of impressive individual and team performances, some more expected than others, and fashioned new national heroes to praise and exalt. Unheralded players broke onto the international stage and singlehandedly dragged their team to respectability, icons of the sport continued to proclaim their excellence, … Continue reading The Best XI of the Euro 2020 Group Stage →
With the 2020(?) European Championships beginning tomorrow, there’s no better time to preview which players will unexpectedly shine the brightest at this summer’s showcase. Everyone knows of Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo, but there are several others biding their time before jumping to claim wider recognition. But first, some context surrounding this year’s European adventure. … Continue reading You’re Up Next: Five of EURO 2020’s Breakout Candidates →
They’re here, after a truncated season and a schedule ravaged by a pandemic, they’re finally here. The Stanley Cup Playoffs, where legacies are forged, champions are crowned and if you’re a fan of the Maple Leafs, an opportunity to relive deep-rooted trauma stemming from early postseason exits. What, too soon? The format of this year’s … Continue reading Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens →
The NHL’s Rookie of the Year award, the Calder Memorial Trophy, is hotly contested by the league’s rising stars and gives fans a glimpse of the future torchbearers of the sport. This season, two wingers have pushed to the front of the pack, the Minnesota Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov and the Dallas Stars’ Jason Robertson. Both … Continue reading Kaprizov Versus Robertson: Sizing up the NHL’s Rookie of the Year Race →
Yesterday marked the beginning of the stretch drive for many NHL teams, with about a month left in the regular season before the arduous grind of the postseason begins. It was a very quiet deadline, with a confluence of factors coming together to stifle the appetite of executives and owners to grow their salary bill, … Continue reading Grading the Biggest Moves of the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline →
With the NHL recently passing the mid-way mark of the schedule, it is an appropriate time to identify the players who have offered up the best performances to this point. While it would be easy to simply name Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, and Andrei Vasilevskiy to these teams, that’s to be expected, and does not … Continue reading Naming The NHL’s Mid-Season All-Underrated Team →
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