Andersen Said What Every Maple Leaf Fan Is Thinking

After the Toronto Maple Leafs blew a 2-0 lead Thursday night against the Philadelphia Flyers, eventually losing 3-2 in overtime, goaltender Frederik Andersen let his team have it.  “We’ve got to regroup, I think we’ve got to figure out who wants to commit to playing for the team. “I don’t think we’re tired. I think it’s a lack of effort at certain points and it’s something that can’t happen….

January 20, 2018
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Niemi Gets First Win With Canadiens’ Convincing Effort

On the heels of a disappointing loss to the Boston Bruins two nights prior, the Montreal Canadiens returned with a force on Friday, beating the Washington Capitals 3-2 in the team’s most convincing performance of the season thus far. The Metropolitan division-leading Capitals were outmatched by the Canadiens on the night. At 5-on-5, Montreal led Washington in shots on goal (16-15), scoring chances (29-22), high dangerous chances (10-6) and Corsi…

January 20, 2018
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Which Canadiens Are Untouchable Beside Mete, Price?

It’s that time of the year for Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. He’s making his list and checking it twice… in the hopes of bringing in a huge haul ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline. That means determining who should be available and who should be considered untouchable, even if the only Habs untouchable at this points looks like the Stanley Cup. They won’t even come close. Montreal…

January 20, 2018
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Blue Jackets Primed for Big Rebound

January 20, 2018

For all the challenges that the Columbus Blue Jackets have faced this season, they find themselves in a playoff spot. Despite a less than stellar December, they’re right in the thick of the race. If you’re an opponent of the Blue Jackets, this is bad news. They are primed for a big rebound in the second half. In looking at the current landscape of the Blue Jackets, the arrows point…

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Jonathan Toews: Beyond the Glory

January 19, 2018

Much consideration has been given of late to the state of the career of Jonathan Toews, long-time captain of the Chicago Blackhawks. Now in his 11th NHL season, Toews has seen an incredible amount of success. He’s set the bar high, which is why he, and many in the hockey world, are critical of his last few years in the league. Set against his standards, Toews is on track for yet…

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Dmitri Samorukov Discusses WJC & Oilers

Dmitri Samorukov has been one of the best players for his team in a disappointing WJC for Team Russia. The Edmonton Oilers prospect scored only one point but looked solid throughout the tournament. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the Russian website allhockey.ru, Dmitri Samorukov talked about his WJC experience, his contact with the Oilers and his move to North America at a young age. * You can also…

January 19, 2018
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Is Olli Juolevi Ready for the NHL?

The Vancouver Canucks have a healthy crop of young and upcoming talent in the system and on the blue line, and Olli Juolevi is the frontrunner. The 19-year-old Finn is a dynamic defender that has excelled on numerous stages ranging from the OHL to the SM-Liiga in Finland. Juolevi’s terrific skating ability gives him the option of jumping into the rush and contributing offensively, while still being capable of returning…

January 19, 2018
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Finnish with No Finish: Lehkonen’s Sophomore Slump

So far the 2017-18 season has not been one to remember for Montreal Canadiens’ second-year forward Artturi Lehkonen. The dreaded sophomore slump has hit him badly as he has struggled to score. A lower-body injury kept him out of the lineup for over a month but since his return, the offence is still missing. However, considering how talented Lehkonen is and his previous track record, this is hopefully just a…

January 19, 2018
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Logan Shaw Brings Upside to the Canadiens

Having Phillip Danualt diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms and Andrew Shaw placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed lower-body injury, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin acted quickly to bring in reinforcement. Forward Logan Shaw was claimed off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. In 42 games this season, the 25-year-old recorded two goals and eight points. Before making his professional debut in 2013, Shaw spent five seasons in the…

January 19, 2018
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What is Evander Kane Really Worth?

Today marks 40 days until the Feb. 26 trade deadline. That means Evander Kane has a little more than a month to finish out his career as a Buffalo Sabre. Kane knows he’s the big fish for contending teams hoping he will put them over the top this year. His phone could ring at any moment so he’s taking it one day at a time. Evander Kane on continuous trade…

January 18, 2018
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