With the announcement on Thursday that the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will be held in Chicago, one more NHL event in that year has been officially handed to a city not in Toronto. In 2014, then-MLSE president Tim Leiweke announced that the Maple Leafs were already making plans for the 2016-17 season, which will be recognized as the Leafs centennial. It was rumoured in that year that the team had asked the NHL for—among other things—the draft, the All-Star game, and the Winter Classic. READ MORE
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OTPP: Look at the World Juniors, All-Star Rosters, Drouin, Iginla's 600th, and More
Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. On this week’s edition: The boys look at Finland’s big win […] READ MORE
NHL All-Star Game: Joke's on All of Us
Let’s just call this John Scott scenario what it is: the second-biggest joke of the NHL 2015-16 season. The first? The All-Star Game in which this “professional” hockey player will “compete”. And calling the age-old tradition that is the NHL All-Star Game a competition is about as generous as calling Scott an all-star. Nothing against […] READ MORE
NHL Winter Classic: Hockey's Super Bowl?
The NHL Winter Classic has been a main stay on January 1st on the NHL’s schedule every year since its inception in 2008. Is it hockey's Super Bowl? READ MORE