by Ken Campbell - May 7, 2013 12:09 AM EDT
A few years ago, the Leafs had to choose between two prospect goaltenders, which resulted in trading Tuukka Rask to Boston.
Two years ago, Tuukka Rask watched Tim Thomas go out and win a Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins. And if Thomas hadn’t taken this season off to focus on “family, friends and faith,” and who knows what else, Rask would probably be at the end of the Bruins bench again this spring.
by Ken Campbell - May 6, 2013 9:44 AM EDT
When the NHL allows The Code to overrule its rulebook, Sunday night's brawl is exactly the type of thing that happens.
Here we are at Day 7 of the playoffs and the dominant topic of conversation today will be Game 3 Sunday night between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators.
by Ken Campbell - May 3, 2013 2:37 PM EDT
Eric Gryba's hit on Lars Eller resulted in a terrible injury, but it didn't appear as premeditated and vicious as Dustin Brown missing Jaden Schwartz.
As expected, the hockey world reacted with passion and volume on both sides of the issue when Eric Gryba of the Ottawa Senators drilled Lars Eller of the Montreal Canadiens with a blow to the head that had devastating results.
by Ken Campbell - April 30, 2013 3:20 PM EDT
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly talked to THN.com about the Coyotes future, which is uncertain to say the least.
Almost four years after enduring a long and expensive court battle to keep the Phoenix Coyotes out of the clutches of Jim Balisille and after years of insisting the team remain in Arizona, the NHL is showing definitive signs of wavering in its support for a team in the desert.
by Ken Campbell - April 30, 2013 12:06 PM EDT
After winning the draft lottery Monday night, the Colorado Avalanche will pick first overall on June 30, where they're expected to pick Seth Jones.
Seth Jones took his first tentative steps as a minor hockey player in Denver and, thanks to some luck in the NHL draft lottery, will have an opportunity to start his pro career there as well.
by Ken Campbell - April 29, 2013 3:25 PM EDT
The Dallas Stars replaced NHL Hall of Famer Joe Nieuwendyk with long-time Wings assistant Jim Nill - and odds are it'll be an upgrade.
When Joe Nieuwendyk was hired as GM of the Dallas Stars four years ago, he was heralded as one of the game’s bright young minds, despite the fact the only managerial experience he had were short junior portfolios with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Canada’s World Championship team.
by Ken Campbell - April 26, 2013 2:03 PM EDT
Erik Karlsson's return form injury a few months early was an amazing achievement, but these things are becoming less and less of a surprise.
At the morning skate before Erik Karlsson’s first game back after missing two months, Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean was asked what he expected that night from his Norris Trophy-winning defenseman.
by Ken Campbell - April 24, 2013 3:55 PM EDT
If you have the best record in the NHL over the last 10 games of the regular season, you're more likely to lose in Round 1 than to make a deep run.
As we make our way into the last days of the season, those among us who like to make the playoffs a little more interesting will undoubtedly be entering playoff hockey pools.
by Ken Campbell - April 22, 2013 12:10 PM EDT
Ottawa put together a strong season despite losing key players to injuries, and did it because of strong organizational depth.
If the Ottawa Senators can hold on for one more week and make the playoffs this season, it will be almost impossible not to vote for Sens coach Paul MacLean for the Jack Adams Award.
by Ken Campbell - April 19, 2013 11:25 AM EDT
The first overall pick of the 2009 draft always had a bright future, but the way he's worked on and improved his game has taken him to an elite level.
John Tavares picked the perfect stage to launch his late-season candidacy for the Hart Trophy, but the reality is the possible MVP you see before you now has been four years in the making.
by Ken Campbell - April 16, 2013 11:55 AM EDT
Toronto hasn't had much success developing and having success with goalies, but Reimer is changing all that.
Pop quiz time. When was the last time a goaltender drafted and developed by the Toronto Maple Leafs won a playoff game for the organization? If you guessed Felix Potvin in 1996, grab a gold star and head straight to the front of the class.
by Ken Campbell - April 15, 2013 4:18 PM EDT
The Oilers possess a wide selection of young, promising talent, but there are not enough support pieces in place.
You’d have to think Steve Tambellini saw this coming. Heck, he probably knew all along it would happen. That’s because there are precious few GMs in the NHL who have the luxury of both undertaking a rebuild and seeing it through.
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