Competition for the Eastern Conference’s final wild card place is tight, with five teams separated by just five points. The Metropolitan division is pretty much set and although the New York Rangers haven’t yet clinched, barring any major collapse, their playoff place looks pretty safe. The picture in the Atlantic division is less concrete. No teams have clinched yet, although it’s unlikely that the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators will fall from the top two spots. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ position is slightly more precarious though. They’re holding onto the third spot, but only by one point. They currently have 84 points, so that’s theRead More →

There’s a proverb that says “don’t bite the hand that feeds”. Toronto Marlies’ veteran forward Brooks Laich seems to be unfamiliar with it. In an interview with The Athletic, he said: “You don’t win a Stanley Cup playing in the American League. If the Leafs don’t have a plan for me with them then I would like to pursue a Stanley Cup somewhere else You can read the full text from the interview here. Brooks Laich said he wants in on Leafs' plans or would rather chase a Cup 'somewhere else.’ He’s on waivers today: https://t.co/oGI35Vjf0t pic.twitter.com/z7xY7QeIC9 — The Athletic (@TheAthleticTO) February 21, 2017 ItRead More →

Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist has been suspended six games, for high sticking Minnesota Wild blueliner Jared Spurgeon in the Wild’s 6-3 win on February 12th. If you haven’t seen the offence, here it is: Alternate angle of Nyquist/Spurgeon. How do you spear a guy in the face and not get tossed from the game? pic.twitter.com/6j1i662vOn — Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) February 12, 2017 Scary stuff. Spurgeon missed a few minutes while betting stitches to his upper lip and came out relatively unscathed (by hockey standards). Still though, he was lucky. Shortly before the spear, Nyquist was knocked down by Spurgeon Nyquist declined an invitation to an in-personRead More →

Amidst the backdrop of the Patriots’ parade of honor, the Boston Bruins’ head coach Claude Julien was being notified that he no longer had a role with the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions. Julien had been with the organisation since 2007 and had taken the team to two finals, bringing home one Stanley Cup. Embed from Getty Images Happier times. The internet’s reaction to Julien’s dismissal has been supportive of the former Montreal Canadiens coach, and critical of the Bruin’s timing: https://twitter.com/BruinsMafia/status/828981522401259522 https://twitter.com/Jared_Carrabis/status/828980740268388353 https://twitter.com/MikeFromWoburn/status/828964114663890945 Toronto  Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock had this to say: Coach Babcock says @NHLBruins better have someone good lined up, becauseRead More →