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NHL GMs should be given a pass under this unique playoff setup

作者:admin 2020-05-31

If the Maple Leafs were to win the Stanley Cup in a convoluted, 24-team playoff format, would it come with an asterisk attached?Better question: If they fail to advance past the qualifying round, does GM Kyle Dubas deserve to lose his job?A few month 阅读全文

‘OBVIOUSLY SUBMITTED OURSELVES’: Leafs create a hubbub to host Cup tourney

作者:admin 2020-05-31

Regarded by many —some with derision — as the centre of the hockey universe, Toronto and the Maple Leafs nonetheless are high up the list of potential hub cities for the proposed Stanley Cup tournament.But this isn’t like lobbying f 阅读全文

Leafs glad to eventually return to ice and get summer plans underway, tentative as they may be

作者:admin 2020-05-31

Kyle Dubas and the Maple Leafs can finally get around to making those summer plans.Tentative plans, to be sure, and while they involve being stuck in a hockey rink during the hottest days of the year, the Leafs are on board.Though much needs to be ac 阅读全文

Maple Leafs get a push from politicians

作者:admin 2020-05-31

While Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has written Justin Trudeau to back Edmonton as a hub city for the Stanley Cup tourney, Brendan Shanahan isn’t calling on provincial or civic leaders to push the Feds on behalf of the Maple Leafs.“I haven&rsquo 阅读全文

Penguins’ Nick Bjugstad to miss planned playoffs

作者:admin 2020-05-31

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bjugstad had surgery to repair a herniated disc on Tuesday and is out for the planned NHL playoffs.In a news release, the team said the surgery was successful and that Bjugstad would be sidelined for at least eight we 阅读全文

JONES: NHL should be applauded for leading the way with realistic plan

作者:admin 2020-05-31

The thing about being self-isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic is that it gives you a lot of time to think. Vol. 1, No. 5.There were more questions than NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was able to answer while his three-year-old grandson played with 阅读全文

GARRIOCH: NHL general managers get their way by pushing back draft from June

作者:admin 2020-05-31

In the end, the voices of some NHL general managers spoke louder than the words of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and his trusty deputy Bill Daly.Yes, non-playoff teams like the Ottawa Senators will get their shot at the No. 1 overall pick with a virt 阅读全文

Jets’ Copp says quarantine rules will keep him in U.S. for now

作者:admin 2020-05-31

It seems one of the made-in-Canada precautions to help keep COVID-19 out of the country will keep hockey players out, too, for the time being.Jets forward Andrew Copp is in no hurry to return to Winnipeg if he can’t immediately get back on the 阅读全文

JONES: NHL rinks could see action soon with initial return-to-play initiatives

作者:admin 2020-05-31

One of the most interesting items in the 21-page Phase 2 document of the Return To Play project issued by both the NHL and NHLPA on Monday was this:Players are being informed that they can use an NHL facility in the area where they reside even if the 阅读全文

The Ottawa Senators can start looking towards off-season changes now

作者:admin 2020-05-31

A different end to a different season in a different time in our lives.Ottawa Senators’ general manager Pierre Dorion will hold his end of season press conference with local media via a Zoom call Thursday afternoon to look back on last year and 阅读全文