The NHL week that was, tips for the Canadiens on how to hire an anglophone GM, comparing Luongo and Schneider, calling on Flames fans to demand a rebuild, the reason behind the Islanders signing John Grahame, critiquing the NHL new Stanley Cup promos, suggestions on who the Leafs fans should cheer for, and a brief history of bad Maple Leafs ownership and management.
GRANTLAND.COM: Katie Baker with her weekly look at the notable NHL news, including the races for the final playoff spots.
BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham doesn’t buy into the theory the Canadiens have a better chance of landing a quality GM if they don’t make bilingualism a priority, believing the next GM will be bilingual, but agrees to play along and offers up tips if the Habs were to go that route.
NUCKS MISCONDUCT: In-depth stats comparisons of Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider to determine which one should start in the playoffs.
MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Mitch Smith on why Flames fans must demand a rebuild, something which has been overdue for at least a season.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz on why it made sense for the NY Islanders to bring John Grahame out of retirement.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Geoff Rosenthal believes the NHL’s “Because It’s The Cup” promo misses the mark, compared to their recent efforts. I agree, but it does create a gold mine for parody commercials.
THE LEAFS NATION: John Lofranco on which team Leafs fans should cheer for in the playoffs. Good advice also for Habs fans…and Jets fans…and Oilers fans….and Flames fans…
BITTER LEAF FAN PAGE: A brief history on over three decades of bad Leafs ownership and management. It’s a vicious cycle.