Top 100 point predictions for 2018 – 2019 NHL season

Friday, September 14, 2018 77

Will Connor McDavid lead the NHL in scoring for the 3rd in a row or will now veteran Sidney Crosby win the Art Ross Trophy once again? There will be no 50 goal scorer this season. If coach Mike Babcock decides to play Auston Matthews on the 1st powerplay unit, he could have a chance at […]

NHL Trade Rumors August 22, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 27

What will the Flyers do with Wayne Simmonds? BroadStreetHockey: Will the Philadelphia Flyers re-sign Wayne Simmonds to a contract extension, trade him at the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline or let him walk when free agency hits next summer? If Simmonds were to sign a short term contract at a “hometown discount” with a reasonable cap hit, […]

December 6: This Day in NHL History

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 16

December 6 NHL History 1987: If a five-goal night can be a ho-hum occurrence for anyone, it’s Wayne Gretzky. He scores three times in the first period, and once each in the second and third, to help the Edmonton Oilers defeat the Minnesota North Stars 10-4 at Northlands Coliseum. It’s the fourth five-goal game of Gretzky’s NHL career, the […]

October 16: This Day in NHL History

Monday, October 16, 2017 32

October 16 NHL History 1946: Gordie Howe makes an instant impact in his first NHL game. The 18-year-old scores a goal and gets into two fights during the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-3 tie with the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. Howe wears No. 17 to score the first of his 801 NHL goals. The last one comes April 9, 1980, […]

July 15: This Day in NHL History

Saturday, July 15, 2017 14

July 15 NHL History 1994: Thirty-one days after coaching the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years, Mike Keenan quits his job, saying at a news conference in Toronto that he’s leaving with four years remaining on his contract because of a “breach of contractual obligations.” He declines to discuss […]

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade James van Reimsdyk?

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 16

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs move James van Reimsdyk at the NHL trade deadline? There are still a few holes Toronto Maple Leafs management wants to fill, especially on defense, but Mike Babcock and the team’s coaching staff has this club on the right track. Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello wants to help his team’s […]

NHL Record: Auston Matthews scores 4 in regular season debut

Thursday, October 13, 2016 16

Auston Matthews became the first player in NHL history to score four goals in his regular-season debut. Matthews made league history in less than 40 minutes, becoming the first player in the modern era to score four goals in his first NHL game as the Ottawa Senators handed Toronto a 5-4 overtime loss. It’s really […]

Will the Leafs trade James van Riemsdyk?

Monday, August 24, 2015 10

Everyone thought the Toronto Maple Leafs were going to clean house this summer, with Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak, Dion Phaneuf, Joffrey Lupul and James van Riemsdyk getting traded. Well only one Leaf of that group was traded and Leaf fans know Kessel will rip it up in Pittsburgh. The player who would get the most […]

Giguere thinks Babcock will help Kessel Phaneuf

Saturday, May 23, 2015 6

Former NHLer J.S. Giguere thinks new Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock will spark Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf. Giguere who played under Mike Babcock during his time with the Anaheim Ducks, told Sportsnet’s Dean Blundell & Co. on Friday that he believes the new Maple Leafs head coach will be able to turn around […]

NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Babcock, Elias

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7

Sportsnet: The Columbus Blue Jackets have plenty of young forwards to use as trade bait to land a defensemen. The Montreal Canadiens have interest in Blue Jackets forward Kerby Rychel. Could a Jarred Tinordi for Rychel trade be in the works this offseason? TSN Radio: Darren Dreger was on the radio and he feels Mike Babcock […]

NHL Rumors: Sharks, Habs, Babcock

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 27

The Hockey News: The San Jose Sharks are expected not to re-sign goalie Antti Niemi. New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot could become the Sharks’ prime target, though the Rangers could seek a first-round pick in this year’s draft to replace the one they dealt away last year to Tampa Bay. Ottawa Senators goalie Robin […]

NHL Rumors: Leafs, Blackhawks, Red Wings

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 4

The Toronto Sun: Steve Simmons is reporting that five teams contacted the Toronto Maple Leafs after the NHL trade deadline to further discuss their interest in captain Dion Phaneuf. Among the five were the Boston Bruins, where former GM Peter Chiarelli is now in Edmonton. TSN Radio: Bob McKenzie was on Toronto’s TSN 1050 and […]