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Coach’s Corner: Marchand, Stamkos find place on Team Canada

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-09-28

It’s been a good week for Brad Marchand. Marchand helped Team Canada reach the World Cup of Hockey final versus Team Europe with three goals and five points in four games. Oh, and he also signed an eight-year, $49-million contract extension with the Boston Bruins Monday. Marchand opened the scoring for Team Canada in Game 1 of the World Cup final, going roof on Jaroslav Halak. Ron MacLean and Don Cherry took a minute to discuss the Bruins super-pest’s big week during Coach’s Corner Tuesday. “Brad Marchand, $50 million until he’s 37 years of age…” MacLean said. “Yes, and as I’ve said before, he got the money right on the nose,” Cher

The Steve Dangle Podcast – Sep 27, 2016 – Uber

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-09-28

On this episode, the guys talk about Mitch Marner and the Leafs, Jacob Trouba, the World Cup of Hockey, and fight about Uber. WARNING!!! This is an explicit podcast. That means that it contains swearing. If you do not want to hear that sort of thing then please do not listen.

The Steve Dangle Podcast - Sep 27, 2016 - Uber

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2016-09-28

On this episode, the guys talk about Mitch Marner and the Leafs, Jacob Trouba, the World Cup of Hockey, and fight about Uber.

Auston Matthews set to make Leafs pre-season debut soon

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2016-09-27

The Maple Leafs’ development clock has picked up speed the past couple of years. As of Wednesday, it leaps to A.M. time.

Team Canada vs. Team Europe, Game 1 – 2016 World Cup of Hockey Final

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2016-09-27

Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey Final pits the tournament favourite Team Canada against seemingly their least likely final-two opponent at the tournament’s outset in Team Europe. Puck drop: 8 p.m. EST, Sportsnet Team Canada made quick work of Team Europe in group stage, outshooting the Europeans 46-20 and winning the game 4-1. They enter […] The post Team Canada vs. Team Europe, Game 1 – 2016 World Cup of Hockey Final appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

Wayne Gretzky’s warm, formal welcome back to the NHL long overdue

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-09-27

TORONTO – Wayne Gretzky walks into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He’s pulled a hat low over his eyes so as not to raise attention and paid the admission for he and son Tristan. They spend two hours perusing the exhibits in anonymity before eventually coming upon the interactive section where you can take shots at a screen. Tristan, aged 11 or 12, steps up. “He goes four for five and he says ‘OK, Dad, try it,”’ Gretzky recalled Tuesday “I said ‘OK’ and I got up there and missed the first three shots I took. And the young man who was taking care of the line came over to me and said: ‘Sir, if you move your hand down the stick a little bit…’ “I lifted my hat up and I sai

McDavid: Milan Lucic is ‘almost a perfect winger for myself’

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-09-27

EDMONTON — Connor McDavid finally hit the ice Tuesday with his new linemate — the six-foot-three freight train named Milan Lucic — and was barely off the ice before passing judgment. “He’s almost a perfect winger for myself,” McDavid told reporters. “Just the way he plays I think it’s going to work well. He opens up so much room. He wins battles, he keeps a ton of pucks alive.” Lucic skated on a line with McDavid and right-winger Jordan Eberle in what is expected to be a training camp preview of the Oilers’ top line this season. “You have to be ready no matter where you are on the ice because he [McDavid] is really good at get

Ryan Getzlaf expects Frederik Andersen to thrive in Toronto

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-09-27

TORONTO – Following in the rather dubious footsteps of former Toronto Maple Leafs goaltenders Vesa Toskala and Jonathan Bernier, Frederik Andersen arrives in Toronto having never started more than 53 games in an NHL season. He’s the guy who wants to be The Man, believes he can be The Man, but has never been crowed The Man—until now. So, Ryan Getzlaf, does Andersen have the chops to make it as a bona fide No. 1 in Toronto? “That depends on you guys,” Getzlaf quips, referring to the poison-penned local media. “If you let him.” With pressure packed into a hefty five-year, $25-million contract, and considering backup Jhonas Enroth has never won more than 13 games in a single season

Matthews leads Leafs returning from World Cup

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2016-09-27

The attention around the Leafs will likely switch from Mitch Marner, the early camp sensation, to the team's No. 1 pick.

Wayne Gretzky Named NHL's Official Ambassador for Centennial Celebration

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2016-09-27

NHL all-time leading scorer Wayne Gretzky will serve as the league's official ambassador as it celebrates 100 years with a Centennial Celebration beginning Jan. 1, 2017.  Dan Rosen of the NHL's official website reported the news Tuesday. The announcement included a statement from commissioner Gary Bettman about the milestone celebration: A century of great players, great plays and great moments deserves a year-long celebration, and we invite everyone to join our party in 2017. We are delighted that Wayne Gretzky -- whose spectacular contributions on the ice matched his immeasurable graciousness and popularity off the ice -- will serve as our Centennial's official ambassador as we honor

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