Trio of Young Guns Driving Leafs Current Success

Thanks to rookie stars Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander, the rebuilding Toronto Maple Leafs unexpectedly find themselves in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. As of Jan. 7, the Leafs had 44 points,  vaulting ahead of the idle Boston...

Far Too Early for Matthews-Laine Comparisons

Only two months into this season, the inevitable comparisons between Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine have begun. Matthews and Laine were the first and second overall selections in the 2016 NHL Draft. Both were...

No Surprise NHLPA Rejects NHL CBA Proposal

On November 16, 2016, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman made a surprising proposal to the NHL Players Association. In exchange for NHL participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the players would have to accept an extension...