NHL

How Maple Leafs should shuffle power-play units

6 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

For the first two months of the season, the most dangerous offensive force in the NHL was the Toronto Maple Leafs ' top power-play unit. Overcoming a very ineffective second group, the Maple Leafs ranked third in the NHL in power-play conversion at 29 per cent, bested only by the Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets.
However, since Dec. 4, the Leafs' power play has been decidedly cold, and though there have been a couple games in that stretch where it has managed to break through, overall the team has only managed the 25th-best power-play conversion rate at 11.4 per cent.
That's a stretch...
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Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Oilers favourites on Saturday NHL Odds

Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Oilers favourites on Saturday NHL Odds

6 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking for a sixth straight regular-season win over Boston on home ice when they host the Bruins on Saturday as minus-159 favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Toronto is coming off a much-needed 4-2 win in New Jersey on Thursday night but has struggled at home of late, falling to defeat in three of four ahead of Saturday night's game at Scotiabank Arena.
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Maximum Security wins Haskell, survives inquiry

Maximum Security wins Haskell, survives inquiry

Maximum Security wins Haskell, surviving stewards inquiry Read more ...

Jacob Trouba signs 7-year deal with Rangers

Jacob Trouba signs 7-year deal with Rangers

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba, who they acquired from Winnipeg in a major off-season trade. Read more ...

NHL trade rumors: Oilers trade Milan Lucic to Flames for James Neal

NHL trade rumors: Oilers trade Milan Lucic to Flames for James Neal

The Oilers and Flames are hoping a change of venue for both of these players will produce better results than last season. Read more ...

Oilers win deal with Flames as rivals swap ugly contracts

Oilers win deal with Flames as rivals swap ugly contracts

It may have taken longer than expected, but Ken Holland has made his first major splash as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. Holland stunned the hockey world Friday... Read more ...

Artemi Panarin becomes rare Russian NHL star willing to criticize Vladimir Putin

Artemi Panarin becomes rare Russian NHL star willing to criticize Vladimir Putin

Rangers forward distances himself from ‘Putin Team' in translated YouTube video, says Russia is a nation of ‘lawlessness'. Read more ...

Ron Francis finally gets real shot to prove himself in Seattle

Ron Francis finally gets real shot to prove himself in Seattle

Ready or not, here's a smoldering, midsummer opinion: Ron Francis may or may not be the right man for the general manager job in Seattle. That's not meant to be a sorry attempt... Read more ...

Mitch Marner mum on contract talks with Leafs, trying to 'enjoy summer'

Mitch Marner mum on contract talks with Leafs, trying to 'enjoy summer'

Mitch Marner's summer has already included wakesurfing tricks and throwing a big-time charity event. What's yet to materialize for the restricted free agent winger is a new... Read more ...

Ex-Rangers exec gives inside take on NHL offersheet drama

Ex-Rangers exec gives inside take on NHL offersheet drama

When the Canadiens extended their offer sheet to Sebastian Aho a couple of weeks ago, which included a poison pill in the form of $21 million in signing bonuses coming due... Read more ...

Opinion: We were over the moon about Neil Armstrong and sports in 1969

Opinion: We were over the moon about Neil Armstrong and sports in 1969

Sports world was a lot different when man set foot on the moon. For one, it showed miracles, even in sports, do happen with "Miracle Mets." Read more ...

Maximum Security could face maximum sizzle in Haskell

Maximum Security could face maximum sizzle in Haskell

Hot day at the races: Maximum Security shares top billing with broiling sun in Haskell Read more ...