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

‘You’re a little in awe’: Rookies meet their idols on Canadian women’s hockey team

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Marie-Philip Poulin. Natalie Spooner. Shannon Szabados (just to name a few). Walking into the Canadian women's hockey dressing room for the first time can be intimidating. Luckily for the newbies, the legends on the team "genuinely care" about them.

Canadian women’s hockey crease not set in stone

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Shannon Szabados will be tough to unseat, but that won't stop her backups from pushing her for Team Canada's starting job at the Winter Olympics.

Leafs’ series against Capitals shines light on Toronto’s bright future

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The Toronto Maple Leafs gave the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals a scare in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs and that's reason enough for the franchise to be proud at this stage.

For all the talk of rookies, it’s Andersen who is key to Leafs’ success

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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The Toronto Maple Leafs woudn't be in the playoffs without the stellar play of goaltender Frederik Andersen, and they won't go far if he is anything but.

Kadri, Bozak among Leafs veterans showing they’ve got game, too

Monday, April 17th, 2017

The Maple Leafs have been all about the rookies this season, but the team's veterans are proving every bit as worthy in these playoffs.

Frederik Andersen saves the day for Leafs

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

No other NHL team has received the sort of critical contribution as the Toronto Maple Leafs have from their freshmen, but at the end of the day, it must also be stated, Toronto would not have made the playoffs without the monumental performance of goaltender Frederik Andersen.

Even a loss has value for young Leafs

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Every new experience the rookie-laden Maple Leafs have is a building block in the foundation Mike Babcock is trying to build.

Doug Gilmour has some playoff advice for the Leafs

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Beloved ex-Leaf Doug Gilmour offered a few words of wisdom for the youngsters who will try to topple the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals in the first round of the post-season.

Lindros, Pronger take different stances on NHL’s Olympic decision

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Chris Pronger believes the distance to Pyeongchang would leave players susceptible to injury due to a crammed schedule leading up to the Olympics, while Hall of Famer Eric Lindros sees things differently.

Why the Leafs won’t trade William Nylander

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

He's been mentioned as trade bait for acquiring help on the blue-line, but with each passing game William Nylander makes himself more and more of an untouchable commodity for the Toronto Maple Leafs.