The Shanaplan Meets NHL Salary-Cap Reality

When Brendan Shanahan was hired as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014, his strategy for rebuilding the moribund roster was quickly dubbed “The Shanaplan” by long-suffering denizens of Leafs Nation. He cleaned house behind the bench and in the front office....

Leafs Defense Remains an Issue in 2018-19

Entering the 2018-19 NHL season, a number of Toronto Maple Leafs followers believe their team can win with their current defense corps. That was part of the headline of a recent column by the Toronto Sun’s Steve Simmons. He points to the last two Stanley Cup...

NHL Week That Was – September 16-22, 2018

A brief review and analysis of some of the past week’s notable NHL news. Domi’s suspension Max Domi’s debut with the Montreal Canadiens last Wednesday was memorable for all the wrong reasons. After sucker-punching the Florida Panthers’ Aaron...

Thoughts on Some Recent NHL News

Silly Pacioretty debate Even though the Montreal Canadiens traded Max Pacioretty last week to the Vegas Golden Knights. there’s ongoing debate amongst Habs followers over whether he requested a trade. At this point, does it really matter anymore? This pointless...