As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to host the Chicago Blackhawks, too much is being made about Jonathan Toews and the ‘Hawks’ lack offense and too little is being made about the real reason the Red Wings are ahead in the series.
Toews is not producing because the Red Wings are not letting him produce and the reason Chicago has scored a grand total of two goals total in the last two games of the series is simple.
Let’s remember that when it came to being healthy this shortened NHL season, the Red Wings were a wreck. Band-Aid brand sent them a thank you card. And a don’t get well too soon card, too.
Babcock found ways to keep a lineup that was missing main men Nik Lidstrom and Tomas Holmstrom and all of the walking wounded around.
In the final week, the Wings had four ...
Chances are at some point in your life, you have read or have had read to you, the story of “The Sweater” by Roch Carrier. It is about a boy growing up in the province of Quebec in the 1940s. Every boy had a Montreal Canadiens’ sweater with a number nine on the back for Maurice Richard and they all wear those exact same sweaters to the local rink every time they play hockey.
In the story, the boy’s mom orders him a new sweater from the Eaton’s catalogue which is supposed to be a Montreal Canadiens’ sweater with a number nine on the back, only Mr. Eaton, a Leafs fan, sends a Leafs’ sweater instead.
The boy gets teased, is forced to sit off the entire first part of the game. He finally jumps onto the ice in the third period when someone gets hurt and is given a penalty. He ...
Since Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils declared he was planning to play to the end of his contract, all kinds of people have been asking, why?
Brodeur holds just about every goaltending record out there because he has been one of the greatest to ever play the position – and he has done it without ever having to contort his legs out to the sides in the butterfly.
But, he’s 41 now. He has won three Stanley Cups, two Olympic Gold Medals, four Vezina Trophies and his puck handling skills are the biggest reason that a hockey rink now has a trapezoid behind the net. He now has three career goals and he has made more money than his great-great-great grandchildren’s grandchildren will ever need.
What more could he need to prove?
The questions have begun. Why would Brodeur want to hang on when he could go out ...
This happened at the end of Blainville-Boisbriand Armada - Baie-Comeau Drakkar game Wednesday night.
The Armada will be without five players and their coach for two games. The Drakkar will be missing seven players and their coach. Fines have also been handed out.
What are your thoughts?
Toronto Maple Leaf fans might have had a little trouble falling asleep last night. A playoff spot sat there in front of them. They needed a win and they needed help, but there was a full-fledged chance to end the longest post-season drought in the National Hockey League.
At the end of the evening, the math didn’t come close to adding up. It was worse than two and two make five. It was a lopsided Leaf loss to the red-hot Washington Capitals and a Jets’ win over visiting Tampa Bay.
Nothing that needed to happen did.
Toronto fans should be settling back to know that it really is only a matter of time. Does anyone expect San Jose or the defending champion Kings to miss this year? Absolutely not. Yet, they are further from locking up a playoff spot than the Maple Leafs are right now.
But you will be ...