Leafs struggling with puck possession at World Cup Exhibitions

Jeff Veillette
September 12 2016 08:00AM

The results of a pair of warmup games, for a tournament that usually doesn't exist, in the beginning of September are probably the last things in the world that I'd use to make long-term blanket statements about a player. Certainly, that's not what we're here to do today.

But last night, I was curious as to how the Leafs' representatives at the World Cup of Hockey were doing as far as puck possession. The results? Well, they aren't so hot as of yet.

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What does Glen Gulutzan need to improve?

Kent Wilson
September 12 2016 08:00AM

A lot changed for the Calgary Flames this offseason, but there are two things that will determine if they really are a better team this year: goaltending and coaching.

The goaltending side is simple

The coaching side is a bit more complicated. New bench bosses Glen Gulutzan and Paul Jerrard have very clear areas of the game they need to improve in Bob Hartley's wake, including some individual tactics that were lacking under the previous regime. 

Here are the areas I'll be grading the new coaching staff on this year. 

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OUT AMONG THE STARS

Lowetide
September 09 2016 10:55PM


The Edmonton Oilers, historically, are not a strong destination for veteran NHL players who miss out on the big money of free agency. If I asked you to recall the last actual NHL player who attended Oilers camp on a tryout offer, what would your answer be? My answer after the break.

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Why Has Scoring Declined so Drastically in the NHL?

Jacob Stoller
September 09 2016 04:00PM

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Many die-hard hockey fans can tell you that Wayne Gretzky holds the all-time NHL scoring record with 2,857 points. Thos fans will also tell you this record will likely never be broken. Not only because of the nearly 1,000 point lead he has on the next highest all-time scorer, Mark Messier, but also due to the drastic decline of scoring in the NHL.

There is no one simple explanation for this result, but let's review some of the reasons as to why the number of goals per game is reducing.

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A look back at the Red Wings' last ever #6: Cummy Burton

Mike Commito
September 09 2016 02:04PM

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Cummy Burton and Gordie Howe. As a rookie, Burton roomed with Mr. Hockey on road trips. 

Jeopardy contestant: I'll take NHL Potpourri for $400, Alex. 

Alex Trebek: He was the last player to wear #6 for the Detroit Red Wings. 

Jeopardy contestant: Who is Larry Aurie? 

Alex Trebek: Oh I'm sorry, we were actually looking for Cummy Burton. 

Jeopardy contestant: The singer from the Guess Who played hockey?

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