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Leafs players under criticism for avoiding stick salute following Thursday's win over Tampa Bay

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 21, 2014 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 yesterday, but players are still taking some scrutiny from the media for what happened following the regulation horn. In the past, the club has always had a regular tradition of saluting the fans following home wins. Last night though, there was no salute.

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Alex Ovechkin scores game-winner as Capitals hold on at Colorado, 3-2

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

If there is one thing every hockey fan knows: It is that Alex Ovechkin Is notorious for scoring highlight reel goals. Last night,  Ovechkin did it again, in one shift he sealed the fate of the Colorado Avalanche and secured a road victory for his Washington Capitals. 

The fact that 

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Hextall launched profanity-laced tirade against Flyers last night

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 21, 2014 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A fiery competitor on the ice, Ron Hextall has mostly been a model of restraint during his time as a front office executive.


We said mostly.


Last night, the Philadelphia GM tore a strip into his charges following a 2-0 loss to the Rangers at MSG. Here’s more, from the Philadelphia Daily News:


“Are you [bleeping] kidding me?” Hextall screamed, loud enough for the media waiting ...

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ESPN panel ranks Edmonton Oilers bench boss Dallas Eakins dead last among NHL coaches

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 18, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

File this under “FWIW”, but American sports media giant ESPN has released its annual rankings of NHL coaches. Not surprisingly, the top of the list is dominated with proven vets like #1 Darryl Sutter, #2 Joel Quenneville and #3 Mike Babcock, all of whom have won the Stanley Cup or Olympic gold as a head coach in the past 18 months. The top 5 is filled out by previous Cup winners Claude Julien and Ken Hitchcock.


Things are not so rosy for Edmonton Oil...

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Filip Forsberg front runner in Calder Trophy race

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 14, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I have to admit, I am not at all surprised to see Filip Forsberg as the front-runner in the Calder Trophy race. Forsberg, was ranked as the top European skater of the 2012 NHL Draft; the surprising thing to me was the fact that he landed in the Washington Capitals lap at 11th overall. I had the kid as a top-3 talent in my rankings that year.

Perhaps, the most surprising t...

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NHL strikes partnership with daily fantasy sports company DraftKings

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 13, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Daily fantasy sports are all the rage across the Internet these days, it could even be the fastest-growing industry.... I guess that is why according to reports the NHL has partnered with daily fantasy sports company DraftKings. I have been a daily fantasy hockey for four seasons now on various platforms including, DraftKings.  


"On Tuesday, the National Hockey League announced it was partnering with single-day fantasy sports company DraftKings, per Boston....

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Hockey Picks Tonight

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on November 12, 2014 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

There are 11 action-packed games on the NHL schedule tonight.  Here are my winners and losers complete with a daily fantasy hockey pick from each match. Enjoy the night of hockey!  

WILD (7-6-0) at DEVILS (6-7-2)

Daily Fantasy Pick: Jason Pominville

AVALANCHE (4-7-5) at ISLANDERS (9-5-0)

Daily Fantasy Pick: Kyle Okposo

PENGUINS (10-2-1) at RANGERS (6-6-2)

Daily Fantasy Pick:...

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