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Posts tagged ‘Hockey’

26
Sep

NHL Lockout Discussion

I am a huge hockey fan. Growing up in Toronto, when it comes to sports, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the number one show in town. Whether they are good or not, the Leafs always manage to sell out. There are waiting lists for seasons tickets, and the scalpers make a fortune selling tickets on game days. The Leafs suck, but they are the most profitable team in the NHL. With the lockout in full effect, what am I supposed to focus on this winter? Read moreRead more

10
Apr

2012 NHL Playoffs Predictions: First Round Western Conference

The NHL’s Eastern Conference is always the easier conference to predict. The teams at the bottom are generally much weaker than those at the top. The West is the epitome of parity. The LA Kings, the 8th seed in the west, were the third seed in the West up until the last week of the season. The difference between the 11th place team in the conference and the 6th place team in the conference was marginal. This will be tough, but here are my predictions for the West. Read moreRead more

2
Mar

What is Wrong With The Toronto Maple Leafs?


Months back, I wrote an article begging Brian Burke not to re sign Ron Wilson until the team actually took a step forward under his tutelage and made the Stanley Cup Playoffs. You can view that article here I wasn’t delusional. I didn’t say “wait for them to WIN the Cup”, I only asked that they’d qualify for the playoffs for the first time in a team record seven years. Don’t mistake me for a hater. I am a Toronto boy, I am a Leafs fan. All I want is to have a team to cheer for, to have pride in, and that will have some success. The Leafs haven’t had any success in years. They haven’t qualified for the playoffs. They haven’t drafted any up and coming superstars. Their mediocrity has begun to swallow Leafs nation whole. The Air Canada Center is always full of Leaf fans. Constant sell outs, and now the die hard fans who empty their wallets on over priced tickets are finally losing faith in their club, and there is good reason for it. Read moreRead more

16
Dec

Leafs Should Trade for Staal

Ever since Brian Burke took over the Toronto Maple Leafs, he has always lacked one thing. He traded for his top pair big defense man, Dion Phaneuf. He traded for his top line sniper, Phil Kessel. He thinks he has a franchise goalie in James Reimer. However, he is still missing the vital piece that any Stanley Cup contender has. The undisputed top line center. If you look at the most successful teams in the NHL today, what do they all have in common? Read moreRead more

7
Dec

Toronto Blue Jays Offseason Moves: Prince Fielder

As a Toronto sports fan, I am getting fed up. Across all of the sports teams this city has, certain things are consistent. We have rich ownership, high profile and highly respected General Managers, a world class city and market, and a loyal fan base that would fill a stadium up for a winner. Yes I said it. Toronto fans would flock to the Rogers center for a winner. Back in 93 and 94, the glory years of the Blue Jays, the Skydome was regularly packed. Not many baseball teams can lure 50,000 fans to watch their team, but Toronto did it. Read moreRead more

16
Sep

Toronto Maple Leafs 2011 – 2012 Season Preview

It is that time again folks. The 2011 – 2012 National Hockey League season is roughly a month away, so lets try and figure out where the beloved Toronto Maple Leafs stand going into the season. Most experts have pinned the entire hopes of Leafs nation on one man’s back. That man is none other than Optimus Reim, the Reiminator, aka James Reimer. Reimer came seemingly out of nowhere last season to take the starting goaltender’s job and run away with it. He finished the season with 20 wins in a mere 37 games. No small task considering how bad the other Leafs goaltenders were. Jonas Gustavsson was mediocre at best, and J.S. Giguere was a slip and fall away from retirement. The Leafs were looking for a saviour and Reimer was the man. The question is, was it all him? More importantly, can he do it again? Read moreRead more

29
Jun

Toronto Maple Leafs Off Season Moves

Many critics of the Toronto Maple Leafs would have you believe that the team has not progressed at all since the lockout. The Leafs streak of playoff free seasons is now up to 7 and without significant moves on the horizon, I wouldn’t be shocked to see it reach 8. However, for the first time in a long time, the long term outlook for the Leafs can actually be characterized as positive. Brian Burke has definitely made some questionable moves (the Komisarek signing, the Kessel trade to name a few) but he has also made some positive moves to strengthen the future of the franchise. Read moreRead more

23
May

Sensoglove: Your Own Personal Golf Trainer

Sensosolutions www.sensoglove.com, a leading provider of innovative IT systems for sports analysis, motion and performance measurement, announced today it has partnered with 20 golf schools and PGA professional instructors world-wide to use SensoGlove, the world’s first digital golf glove, as a training tool to help correct the dreaded golf club “death grip” for a more accurate and powerful golf swing.  The only digital golf glove available today that gives constant feedback on grip pressure in real-time, SensoGlove can be used with or without a teacher and is an essential tool for all golfers (from beginner to professional) to achieve the correct grip. Read moreRead more

18
May

Tyler Seguin v.s. Phil Kessel: The Great Debate

Even coaching master mind Guy Boucher couldn’t handle what the Boston Bruins threw at him last night. The Bruins won 6 – 5 in game two of the NHL Eastern Conference finals in a fire fight with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The key cog in the offense? None other than 2010 second overall pick Tyler Seguin. After being benched for the first two rounds of the playoffs, Seguin got his NHL Playoff debut only because of an injury to Boston’s Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron was expected to miss the first game of the series due to a concussion. He sat out game two as well, and in all honesty, the Bruins may be happier now that he wasn’t out there. Read moreRead more

26
Apr

2011 NHL Playoffs: Two Superstars Who Need to Be Super

The National Hockey league is a funny thing. For 82 games, players go out there and show what they are capable of. Many players, stars, superstars and role players, establish a certain level of consistency. There are those who will have breakout seasons, and maybe rise to a level of skill and stardom previously unheard of, but that typically will not last more than one season. Then there are those who produce at a level of consistency that others can only dream of. Read moreRead more