Leafs Must Improve Their Woeful Draft Record.

Now that Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan spent big bucks to bring former Detroit Red Wings coach to Toronto as the Leafs bench boss, he must find a general manager who can do a better job at the draft table.. Make no mistake, folks, the Leafs’ draft...

The Dominance of the NHL’s California Teams

Once considered an afterthought for NHL fans and pundits, the league’s California franchises – Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks – have been among the dominant clubs for over a decade. Must See Video powered by More Videos The Ducks advancing...

The Price of Loyalty For NHL General Managers

The Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle recently wrote an interesting piece on what it takes to be an NHL general manager in a salary-cap world. Mirtle believes they must be “smart, rational and ruthless”. Must See Video powered by More Videos He notes that general...

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Second Round Preview

With the opening round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs now history, here’s my take on the match-ups in the second round.  Must See Video powered by More Videos  Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames: The Anaheim Ducks swept the Winnipeg Jets in their opening-round...

A Good NHL GM Builds Upon a Solid Foundation

In the aftermath of the Boston Bruins firing Peter Chiarelli as general manager, and his subsequent hiring last week by the Edmonton Oilers, the overall assessment of his resume indicates a well-respected hockey man who knows how to build a championship club. Must See...