Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Montreal Canadiens in 2014-15

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2014-08-30

The Montreal Canadiens' 2014-15 season is approaching. Opening night against the Toronto Maple Leafs is just five weeks away. It seems like a good time to start making predictions about the upcoming year.  One question that's always on the mind of hockey fans before a season begins is who will lead the team in statistical categories.  The Habs have been led offensively by two young stars over the past couple of seasons, and that will likely happen again. The penalty-minutes leader also seems obvious for 2014-15, while plus/minus is much harder to forecast.  Here are some predictions for the Montreal Canadiens' statistical leaders in 2014-15.  All stats from NHL.com.

Top Leafs pick Nylander set for rookie challenge

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2014-08-29

There is no such thing as meaningless competition right now for William Nylander. The Maple Leafs’ No. 1 draft pick in June wants to show he’s not all flash at this stage of his career and that he can stay in the job picture into October when training camp begins next month. So when Thursday’s scrimmage ended at the club’s practice rink, the drudgery for rookies to collect pucks turned into a contest for Nylander and fellow rookies Stu Percy, Connor Brown and Josh Leivo. They tried to out-do each other flipping the discs into the bucket from a few feet away, not wanting to quit until the Zamboni’s loud approach nudged them off the ice. If this had been a game on the CNE midwa

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #16 Frederik Gauthier

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-08-29

The big centre takes a dip in our rankings, after failing to find an offensive boost after the draft. Former first round draft picks generally get held to a higher standard. That might seem a little bit unfair, but let’s think about this for a second. Teams plan all season for the Entry Draft; scouting hundreds of players, watching thousands of games, conducting countless interviews. They break down as much minutiae of a player’s physical, mental and intangible skills and then try and figure out who can actually be useful to an NHL team years down the road. Then, at the end of all that, each team gets an opportunity to place their bets that this kid will be the one to achieve the p

TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #16 Dominic Toninato

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2014-08-29

#146931013 / gettyimages.com What can be said about Dominic Toninato that explains why we think that he’s the 16th best prospect in the Maple Leafs organization? Last year we had the excitement of him being above a point per game in the USHL which was good enough to put him 15th in our rankings. He looked to be following a path similar to Tony Cameranesi, in fact, his USHL numbers were better than Cameranesi’s, and he’s bigger. Both are fast Minnesotan kids attending University of Minnesota Duluth, their paths are similar so their rankings often are too.

Rumors II: Bruins, Oilers, Sharks and Maple Leafs

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2014-08-29

Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: The Bruins could benefit from moving a defenseman or two. Edmonton media reports that the Oilers could use a defenseman like hometown boy Johnny Boychuk. The Bruins will have trouble re-signing Boychuk to a deal at over $5 million a season. David Krejci, Carl Soderberg and Dougie Hamilton will also be […]

The Whale Tale of Chicago Blackhawks Coaches Joel Quenneville and Kevin Dineen

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2014-08-28

Joel Quenneville is one of the most accomplished coaches in the history of the NHL. He has directed the Chicago Blackhawks to two Stanley Cup triumphs and ranks third on the all-time regular-season victory list (706) among head coaches, trailing only Hall of Famers Scotty Bowman and Al Arbour. While it seems like Quenneville has been an NHL coach forever, that's not the case. At one time he was an NHL defenseman who played with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies, New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers and Washington Capitals. He spent seven of those seasons with the long-departed Whalers and developed a great rapport with former Whalers great Kevin Dineen during his time in Connecticut.

Maple Leafs rookie Nylander focused on earning NHL roster spot

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2014-08-28

Toronto young guns will face prospects from Chicago, Pittsburgh and Ottawa at rookie tournament in London.

Ranking the 5 Most Important Players on the Toronto Maple Leafs Roster

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2014-08-28

The Toronto Maple Leafs will have a revamped roster entering the 2014-15 season, although the core players remain unchanged. The Leafs added a number of depth forwards along with a pair of veteran defensemen who should be steadying influences in Stephane Robidas and Roman Polak. The top Maple Leafs are all under 30 years of age, so expecting them to continue to improve this season is not unreasonable. Let's take a look at the five most important players for Leafs as they prepare for the 2014-15 campaign.Begin Slideshow

Blackhawks Rookie Tournament Roster Set

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2014-08-28

The 2014 NHL rookie tournament will be held at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. The rookie tournament is a a great way to see how the Blackhawks top prospects match up vs. top prospects from other organizations. This year the Blackhawks prospects will be playing teams from the Toronto Maple Leafs (Sept. 13), Pittsburgh Penguins (Sept. 14) and Ottawa Senators (Sept. 15). The Blackhawks have some solid prospects in the organization right now and this year the team of youngsters is lead by none other than Teuvo Teravainen (TT). Joining TT in Ontario will be other potential Blackhawks: Stephen Johns, Mark McNeil, Ryan Hartman and Trevor Van Riemsdyk. You can see the entire roster by CLICK

Stickers! Get Your Stickers Here!

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2014-08-28

Greetings, fans of LeafsNation! Your ol' pal baggedmilk here from Nation HQ. Today, I'm here to bring you guys some wonderful news.  No, I'm not telling you that the Leafs will be ending the drought, but I am here to tell you about free LeafsNation stickers! That's pretty cool, right?

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