Growing up in the 90’s few rivalries in the NHL came anywhere close to matching the Red Wings and Avalanche. It was hockey. They were talented, fast, physical, and most importantly, couldn’t stand the sight of each other. From the infamous Claude Lemieux hit on Chris Draper to Patrick Roy losing the puck after showboating on a save against Steve Yzerman, only to drop it and allow Detroit score, helping to force Game 7, their playoff match ups were the stuff of legend, leaving no shortage of memorable moments. From 1995 to 2002 they won 5 of 8 Stanley Cups, with Detroit losing in theRead More →

Picture your dream job. Something you’ve dreamt about, likely for as long as you can remember. Everything you’ve done, all that you’ve worked towards was with this pursuit in mind. Eventually all your hard work and sacrifice pays off and it’s within your grasp. You’re overcome with joy! You’ve done it! Then you wake up, and Freddie Kruger’s pulling the strings… Embed from Getty Images I imagine this is how Pierre Dorion feels most days. The Ottawa Senators’ GM has been around hockey for decades. The son of a former Leafs scout, he worked his way up the scouting ranks with the Habs and RangersRead More →

There isn’t much that can rain on ‘The Parade’ they’re planning in Leafs Nation these days, but the William Nylander saga could be the next Gretzky high stick if not dealt with before long. So what exactly should Wunder-kid GM Kyle Dubas do? It’s been suggested he wants as much as 8 million per season, which makes about as much sense as saying his father Michael’s flow is as slick as William’s these days. Trying to fit him in at a more reasonable number would clearly be a better option for the franchise, but if I’m Nylander and someone’s willing to splurge, why wouldn’t IRead More →