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Trade Mitch Marner for Darnell Nurse?

Before we begin, let’s be clear: This is not a rumour. It was a suggestion mentioned by Nick Kypreos in Toronto yesterday. He mentioned the Oilers need a scoring winger and Mitch Marner might be a fit. There is no doubt the Oilers could use some offence right now. He said it would take Darnell…


Fatherhood is a blessing

I was 27 years old. I was in my second semester of the Radio & Television Arts Program at NAIT. It was a Friday evening and my good friend Jeff and I had gone to the Oilers preseason game, and then out on the town for some fun. We met up with our regular crew…


No NHLers at the Olympics

The NHL announced this afternoon that they will not be participating in the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang. Surprised? We probably shouldn’t be.


A New World is Coming

Much like with any home, there comes a time when you have to throw some paint on the walls, replace broken fixtures, pull up the carpet, Febreze the place and do whatever you can to upgrade your living space. Why am I talking about renovations on a sports website? Well… Because, today, I’m here to tell…


Report: Leafs to sign Grundstrom to ELC

Hearing the Maple Leafs will announce shortly the signing of 2nd round pick Carl Grundstrom to an entry level deal. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) March 9, 2017 According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, the Leafs are set to sign 2016 second round pick Carl Grundstrom to an entry-level deal.


LGD: Back-to-bounce-back

It’s Game Day! Again! The Leafs took a disappointing loss home on Saturday night with a 5-3 decision awarded in favor of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but they’re back at it less than 24 hours later with what should, in theory, be a much easier game. Toronto will skate out at the Little Caesars Arena in…


LGD: testing the waters vs. the Predators

It’s game day in Toronto, and it’s a doozy of a game day at that. The Leafs have been using this season as a bit of a litmus test; they aren’t far enough along in their rebuild to really go all-in on winning, but do want to see if it’s possible to sustain true playoff…


LGD: But where is Marchand, again?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are riding high after sweeping the New York teams – and shutting them both out in the process – but they’ll get a huge test on Saturday evening, facing the surprisingly resilient Boston Bruins on the road at TD Garden. PLAYOFF PREVIEW??? MAYBE???? THE LEAFS The good news is that Morgan…


The Nation Notebook: Roster Cuts, St. Louis Injuries, and PTOs.

‎The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  The regular season is just a few days away. Some 2017 draftees, including Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick, are on track to make their NHL rosters. Jaromir Jagr…