Luongo Calls Out Marner And Matthews After All-Star Performance

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With the Leafs and Panthers playing tonight, and Matthews & Marner being two of the best players currently lighting up the league, Luongo jumps at the opportunity to take a jab at the two young stars before their game tonight.

Marner & Matthews preformed in the Nutcracker play, see the video below:

Maple Leafs forwards Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews appear on stage as Cannon Dolls during a production of "The Nutcracker" in Toronto For the latest hockey action, subscribe to our channel by clicking the big, red shiny SUBSCRIBE button Watch live hockey wherever you are: https://www.nhl.com/tv Breaking news, scores, stats, analysis & real-time highlights: https://www.nhl.com Feeling social?

Leafs draft pick ... What could have been!

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In 2011, The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Tyler Biggs 22nd overall.

The Leafs had the 30th overall pick & the 39th overall pick in the draft, which they traded up to get Biggs. Who did those picks turn into? Well, the 30th pick turned into Rickard Rakell and the 39th turned into John Gibson. Both who have turned into amazing NHL players.

What has Tyler Biggs been up to lately? well, he has just informed the Nottingham Panthers (EIHL) that he will be leaving the club and returning to Kalamazoo.

Now, to make matters worse. On June 20th, 2016 they traded for Frederik Andersen from the Anaheim Ducks, giving up a first round pick & second round pick.

And dont get me wrong, Andersen has been an amazing goalie for the Leafs, but if they drafted Gibson instead of Biggs, the trade would not have been necessary, and what did those picks turn into?

They turned into Sam Steel & Maxime Comtois. Both of whom are grade A prospects.

So in reality, Tyler Biggs & Frederick Andersen could have been: John Gibson, Rickard Rakell, Sam Steel & Maxime Comtois.

Ouch.

Teams contacting Canadiens about Karl Alzner

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Multiple teams have contacted the Montreal Canadiens in regards to defenceman Karl Alzner, per David Pagnotta

The teams that are interested, stated above are the Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders & the Colorado Avalanche.

The best fit for Alzner here would be either the Stars or the Islanders.

The reasoning being that Dallas is lacking a good defensive defencemen while Methot is injured. As well that Alzner has history with the Islanders current head coach Barry Trotz who could help Alzner get his career back on track.

The Leafs are most likely in contact because of Gardiner’s expiring contract, as he will be looking for a hefty raise that the leafs will be unable to afford after resigning Nylander, Matthews & Marner.

Mike Babcock thoughts on William Nylander

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December 1st is only two days away, and this means the Leafs must sign Nylander or he will be ineligible to play this season. It was rumoured last week that the two parties were very close to an arrangement but we have yet to hear anything.

DOCUMENTARY: Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story

Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story Airing on Super Channel in Canada December 14th! https://www.toughguymovie.com/ FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH: Bob Probert, Dani Probert, Joe Kocur, Tie Domi, Don Cherry, Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios, Stu Grimson, Sheldon Kennedy, Troy Crowder, Tony Twist, Steve Yzerman, Ptr Klima, and Marty McSorely

Bob Probert is known as one of the most feared enforcers to ever put on a pair of skates. Racking up 3300 Penalty minutes in 935 games. But this guy could put the puck in the net as well, scoring 29 goals in 87-88 season.

Make sure you check it out: Airing on Super Channel in Canada December 14th!

Trotz finally receives his Stanley Cup ring! Check out his speech

This is the first time that Washington Capitals former coach Barry Trotz faces the Capitals since winning the Stanley Cup so tonight is when he finally got to receive his ring.

Check out his speech to his former club …. a lot of F Bombs are dropped!

30th Annual Strathnairn St, Vincent Hockey Tournament Collingwood Ontario

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The 30th annual Strathnairn Tournament Collingwood is April 5,6,7, 2019. Each team will be Guaranteed 3 games, Entry fee per team  is $675.00. For more information and application forms go to our WEBSITE www.strathhockey.com. The tournament is offering 2 divisions; an open over 18 and a over 35 division. Tournament updates can be found on Twitter [@johnrg23] or by contacting John Greig; E mail is [johnrg23@gmail.com] or by Calling or texting 519-387-2949

Matt Murray Back On Injured Reserve

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Pittsburgh Penguins starting goaltender Matt Murray has been placed on Injury Reserve today, the reasoning has yet to be released.


**UPDATE** Its a lower body injury


Murray has had a tough start to the season going 4-5-1 in 11 starts, posting a 4.08GAA and .877 SV%.

This is not the numbers we are used to from the goaltender who won back to back cups, one being in his rookie season.

Let’s hope the Penguins dont rush this young star back and allow him to fully recover so he can get back to the game he is used to playing.

Tristan Jarry has been recalled on an emergency basis.

TRADE ALERT! Oilers trade Strome to Rangers for Spooner

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This is the second trade in the past few days and both of the players involved in the trade today are off to very underwhelming starts.

Ryan Strome a former 5th overall pick who was sent to the Oilers in exchange for Jordan Eberle, started off the season with 1 goal & 1 assist in 18 games.

While Ryan Spooner only played a total of 36 games with the Rangers over 2 seasons after being traded there from the Bruins and also only has 2 points in 16 games.

Both players are still young, let’s hope that the new scenery for these guys is what they need to restart their careers, or else they may find themselves in the minors!

Ryan Strome Career Stats

Ryan Spooner Career Stats

Andrei Vasilevskiy Out With Broken Foot

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According to Insider Darren Dreger, Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will be missing a signifiant time due to a broken foot.

Vasilevskiy has started the season off very well with 9 wins, a 2.29 GAA and a .927 SV%. But now the question is, who will replace him while he is out? Is Louis Domingue capable of playing the role of a starter? His current stats of 3.43 GAA and .887 SV% on the season dont say so. Their minor league goalies Pasquale & Ingram are not fairing any better with a .896 and .890 Sv% with the Crunch.

What makes the situation even worse is at this time their are no goalies that are considered available via trade at the moment.

The Lightning are going to need to rely heavily on Domingue to carry the load until Andrei returns. Hopefully this does not ruin their chance at a playoff spot like losing Quick did for LA a few years ago.

Ho-Sang Not Part of Islanders Call-Ups

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A few weeks ago, Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang called out his General Manager for not being on the roster. Please see link for reference: https://wheelhousehockey.org/news/2018/10/31/josh-ho-sang-calls-out-his-general-manager

With the current injuries on the Islanders roster, they had to call up a few players from Bridgeport and not to anyones surprise one of these players is NOT Ho-Sang.

When Ho-Sang called our Lou, he current only had 4 points in 9 games, and since then he has had 11 points in 7 games giving him a total of 15 points in 16 games this season, so in his defence, he has really stepped up his game since calling our his general manager. But because of his actions, that is the most likely reason that Ho-Sang is not currently sitting on the big roster instead of Gionta.

Dal Colle is currently having a good season and deserved the call up having 14 points in 14 games. Is this finally the season the former 5th overall pick breaks out?

TRADE UPDATE: Pearson heading to Pittsburgh!

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Wondering what the reasoning behind this trade is. Yes Pearson has started off very slow, but he is by far a much more valuable player than Carl Hagelin. Definitely think L.A lost this trade.

BREAKING NEWS: Pittsburgh Penguins Have Made a Trade!

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With the injury of Justin Shultz i think it was only a matter of time before a trade was made to bring in another defenceman. Or is Jim Rutherford looking to add another forward to their arsenal?

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Josh Ho-Sang Calls Out His General Manager

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When Josh Ho-Sang was drafted in 2014 he was considered one of the most skilled players in the draft, but fell far in the rankings because of his terrible attitude. The Islanders took a chance on him still, drafting him 28th overall pick. Since then Ho-Sang has gotten into 43 NHL games with the Islanders scoring 6 goals and 22 points.

When a player with an attitude problem calls out a general manager, that does not bode well. To get called up to the NHL you need to show you deserve it, and we all know Lou Lamoriello’s strictness, do you think being called out is going to make him bring Ho-Sang to the big leagues? Absolutely not. And if you really want to do this, you need to make sure you have the numbers to back it up, and since leaving junior, Ho-Sang has played in 109 AHL games, scoring 18 goals and 71 points. This season he has currently played 9 games, has 4 assists and is a -8 +/-. Does that sound like someone who has the numbers to back up his words? Absolutely not.

Ho-Sang needs to close his mouth and begin focussing on improving his game, and be ready when that chance eventually comes. Your playing professional hockey, be happy.

NHLPA has filed a grievance on behalf of Jake Dotchin

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As shown above, the NHLPA has filed a grievance on behalf of Jake Dotchin against the Tampa Bay Lightning for wrongful termination.

Dotchin is 24 years old, he was a 2012 6th round pick.

While this was a poor act by the defencemen who had not broken into the NHL on a full time basis yet, in my personal opinion it should not be a reason to terminate someones contract.

If someone shows up out of shape, he should be benched until he is at the point where he should be, or suspended by the team without pay not completely terminated.

But in a way, if you showed up to a normal job unable to do your duties you are most likely to be fired.

Canucks Rookie Elias Pettersson To Miss Minimum 7-10 Days

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Elias Pettersson, drafted 5th overall in 2017, bursted into the league this year with 5 goals and 8 points in 5 games. The 6’2 175 pound forward is currently leading the Canucks and all rookies in points.

Yesterday it was announced that Pettersson would miss a minimum of 7-10 days with a concussion. This will now be the second year in a row that a Canucks rookie was leading the way in rookie scoring just to go down with injury. And since Brock Boeser’s injury he has not quite been the same dynamic player yet this season.

Let’s hope that the injury to this young forward does not affect his abilities, and he is able to heal fully and quickly.

Concussions are a serious injury and we know how it affected superstar Sidney Crosby for years, lets hope this isnt the start of many for Pettersson.

Rest up!

Matt Murray Out Indefinitely With A Concussion!

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This is a tough blow for the Penguins. Murray has had a history of concussions before, and the more they continue the worst they will get. What is it with the Penguins and concussions?

Murray started the season off to a bad, 5.47 GAA and .831 save percentage. So hopefully when he returns from this injury he will be back to his former self. We wish Murray a safe and healthy recovery.

While Murray is out, Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith will need to carry the load. Both goaltenders having a combined 41 games experience. Let’s hope they are ready for the opportunity/challenge!