In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll share news about the settling of the team’s final 2020-21 season’s roster. I’ll also share Joe Thornton’s insights about the Maple Leafs’ goalie situation, and I’ll offer some projections about what the 2020-21 team’s depth chart might look like. Item One: Dubas Is Finished
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Edmonton Oilers’ general manager (GM) Ken Holland is well into his offseason re-tooling of the Oilers’ roster. His decisions can be divided into three categories: (1) Those that could be completed immediately. Moves that fell into this category included deciding not to make new contract offers to any of Andreas Athanasiou, Matt Benning, or Riley
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Russians comprise some of the most talented, most dominant players in the NHL today. In this decade alone, they have won Vezina Trophies, “Rocket” Richards, Hart Memorials, Art Ross Trophies and Conn Smythes, and of course, the Stanley Cup. If Russia has not put forth the largest amount of superstars in the current NHL, then
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The Toronto Marlies are the primary development program for the Toronto Maple Leafs, so it makes sense to stay up-to-date with what’s happening within their AHL affiliate. This is especially true regarding the players the Marlies are signing because they might soon make their way to the Maple Leafs’ roster. Related: Maple Leafs News &
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The Ottawa Senators have historically had a tough time finding a starting goalie who fits. At the 2010-11 trade deadline, they brought in their starter for the next nine seasons in Craig Anderson. Now, after Anderson’s departure, the proverbial torch has been passed to Matt Murray, the former Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender. The 26-year-old Murray brings welcomed stability
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The NHL says it will shut down for a period of 60 days based on CDC guidelines in the fight against Coronavirus.Author: Associated Press, Adam BenigniPublished: 2:14 PM EDT March 16, 2020Updated: 2:14 PM EDT March 16, 2020
NEW YORK — NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic. This signals a significant update on the league’s potential timeline to resume the season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week the season was on pause and did not provide more specifics.
Hours of traffic, chaotic parking and food shortages made for a frustrating night, according to some upset fans.Author: Dacia Johnson (9NEWS)Published: 5:49 PM MST February 16, 2020Updated: 10:06 PM MST February 16, 2020
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game on Saturday between the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings had some uh, “hiccups,” if you will – and none of it had to do with the game itself other than the fact that the Avs lost.
HMSHost has proposed to build a new St. Louis Blues themed restaurant, the Blue Note Bar and Grill, to replace the Chili’s in Terminal 2. The St. Louis Blues are the defending NHL Champions and are hosting the NHL All-Star Game in January 2020.
In addition, HMSHost will also bring a new concept to Terminal 1’s C Concourse and upgrades and refurbishments other spots.
That’s the story of the latest NHL Power Rankings, which arrive just weeks ahead of the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and feature yet another significant shuffling of the top five — er, the top four behind this season’s longstanding front-runner, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
No one is catching Tampa (and no one’s been able to for a long, long time), but that doesn’t mean the contenders right behind the Lightning are done climbing the standings. As we sit in mid-March, in fact, you might be able to make the case for at least a half-dozen teams as the No. 2 to Tampa. No joke
The 32-year-old center has 391 goals and 609 assists in 848 games with the Penguins, who selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 2004 NHL Draft. He is the 88th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points, the first since Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin on Nov. 30, 2017
“Like, finally. Last couple weeks I’m a little bit nervous,” Malkin said. “It’s like a little bit slow, but it’s finally over, 1,000. I breathe normally. Thanking my teammates. Special day for my family, my friends.”
Malkin assisted on a power-play goal by Sidney Crosby in the second period and on a power-play goal by Phil Kessel in the third.
TAMPA — Finally, after practice after practice, and interview after interview talking about it, F Mathieu Joseph made his NHL debut Saturday.
It was no surprise that he made the Lightning roster, not after the preseason and camp he put together. Joseph scored four goals in the preseason and finished with eight points. It seemed more likely than not that he would make the opening-day roster the further training camp progressed.
But from the time GM Julien BriseBois told Joseph, 21, he made the team out of camp until Saturday’s season opener against the Panthers at Amalie Arena, he had a full week to think about it.
A week filled with anticipation, nerves, excitement and … waiting.
Sitting in his locker-room stall hours before his debut, Joseph had to pause for several seconds to try to put into words what Saturday meant to him. CLICK PIC FOR ARTICLE
The gambling site Bodog released it’s over/under point projections for the NHL’s 31 teams in 2018-19, with Tampa Bay, Toronto, Winnipeg and Nashville expected to battle for the Presidents’ Trophy.
The bookies are betting on big things for Tampa Bay, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Nashville this season, not so much for Detroit, Ottawa, and Vancouver. The gambling site Bodog has released it’s over/under point projections for the NHL’s 31 teams in 2018-19, with the Lightning, Leafs, Jets, and Preds expected to battle for the Presidents’ Trophy.
The over/under point projections have been broken down by conference, with my best guess on whether each team will be OVER or UNDER their anticipated total….
Who will be the leading scorer in 2015? Alex or Sid?
LAS VEGAS — Four minutes to 2 a.m., down a few buttons on his pink button-down and high on a cocktail of athletic glory, Stella Artois, life itself and God-knows-what-other-liquids, Alex Ovechkin danced on the Hakkasan stage as confetti rained and lasers flashed, a few feet from both his friend Tiesto and the Stanley Cup, singing along to a pulsing, EDM version of The Outfield’s “Your Love.”
Well, what would you do in his shoes?
First, the Washington Capitals won the NHL championship Thursday night. And then, as their red-rocking fans were passing out in a fit of euphoria back East, they took full advantage of the location in which they claimed the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. They hit the club, prize in hand, and they partied.