Archive for the ‘Sports/Hockey/NHL/Mike Brophy’ Category

Will Mike Babcock finally win coach of the year?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

It may hinge on an improbable Leafs playoff push that seems destined to go down to the wire, but this could be the year that Mike Babcock wins a long-overdue Jack Adams Award.

Boyle hopes to give Leafs a lift vs. Lightning

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Thursday night's game against his old team would be a great time for Brian Boyle to start displaying some of the veteran savvy (and perhaps even a little offence) the Maple Leafs were hoping for when they acquired him from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline.

Matthews, Rielly trying to fast-track Leafs to playoffs

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Forget "wait 'til next year." Youngsters Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly want to accelerate their team's rebuilding plan by pushing Toronto into the playoffs right now.

Jacob Trouba, Jets looking to finish strong

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Jacob Trouba hopes a strong finish to the season can put a happy face on what has been an otherwise up-and-down campaign for himself and the Winnipeg Jets.

Johnny Gaudreau sees better days ahead

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

It's been a trying season for Johnny Gaudreau, but the Flames' most dynamic player feels the best is yet to come for himself and his team.

Basketball Jones: Jackets’ Seth applies hoops lessons to hockey

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Seth Jones believes he learned plenty from hanging around his dad and other NBA stars in his youth, and the young defenceman is now enjoying a career year in Columbus.

Flyers’ Gostisbehere fighting through sophomore slump

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

A year ago, Shayne Gostisbehere was sitting on top of the world. Now he regularly sits in the press box, a healthy scratch for the Philadelphia Flyers in their past three games.

Rangers centre J.T. Miller adept to all situations

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Averaging 16:09 ice time per game, New York Rangers centre Miller has proven himself to be adept in key situations. Three of his goals have come with the Rangers playing shorthanded and five of his goals are game winners.

Penguins’ Murray continues to develop after whirlwind year

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray was tasked with taking over for a concussed Marc-Andre Fleury during the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs and he took the chance to prove he's more than capable.

Jonathan Drouin, Lightning making it work after rocky start

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

To say the Tampa Bay Lightning's plan for Jonathan Drouin has not gone according to script is an understatement. In fact, there are many who are shocked the 21-year-old left winger is still a member of Lightning, given his tumultuous relationship with management.