July 26 2016 08:27AM
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With the signing of Auston Matthews by the Toronto Maple Leafs making it official, it's only a matter of time before he's in a Maple Leafs uniform and attempting to meet early expectations, once the regular season pucks begin dropping.
But something unique and relatively rare is happening in the same city Matthews will call home, and I'm a bit curious as to why it's not been a bigger "sell" so far.
July 25 2016 07:48PM
A lot of what happens to Edmonton's stable of prospects depends on Peter
Chiarelli's opinion of them.
July 25 2016 12:33PM
There's cool new statistical research being done in the field of hockey all the time, and Arik Parnass' work on special teams is far from the exception. In this article, we'll be taking a Leafs-centric view of his recently-unveiled ZEFR Rate, which he's shown to be the most effective metric we have at evaluating powerplays so far.
July 25 2016 09:00AM
Sup, Oilers Nation? I'm here to let you in on a little secret today:
Jordan Eberle isn't elite.
Wanna know another secret, though? It totally, absolutely does not matter.
July 25 2016 09:00AM
Though the Canucks have been among the league's most active teams this off-season, the daunting reality is that they likely haven't done enough. For all their bluster, next year's team likely isn't good enough to make it to the dance.
That's why Canucks general manager Jim Benning is exploring the trade market for a quality winger to better their chances. He's not exactly been shy about it, either. The always candid (often, too candid) executive revealed to The Province that he's looking to add a winger with size and a scoring pedigree to shore up their offence.
Given the logjam on each wing and the question marks therein, that's not really a bad plan. Of course, that depends almost entirely on the player they trade for and what they surrender for their services. I've a few ideas in mind, though, so let's take a look at players the Canucks should consider.