Malarkey: Maple Leafs hoping new coach means new hope
The Maple Leafs may not necessarily be this year’s Blues. More accurately, they’re looking for ‘The Sullivan Route’ magic.
His fight is hockey’s fight: Owen Brady inspires with his battle back to the ice
Owen Brady was in the midst of chemotherapy cycles when his name was called at the 2019 OHL draft. The hockey community wasn’t going to forget about him.
Replacing Don Cherry on Hockey Night in Canada shouldn’t be a question of who, but what
With the breadth of on-air talent at Hockey Night in Canada, there's the opportunity to fill the first-intermission time slot once occupied by Don Cherry and Coach's Corner with more insightful, informative coverage and analysis.
The Last Word: Put down the tape measure and pick skill over size
NHL teams are risk-averse when it comes to an early draft pick. But instead of ensuring a safe selection, they should ponder the small package slipping through their fingers.
The Last Word: The NHL playoff format ain't broke, so don't fix it
The NHL playoff format isn’t perfect, but the rivalry showdowns are the best thing about the spring – even if they happen early.
Malarkey: The NHL's evolution of post-season dominance
As the league’s copycats bust out small, speedy lineups, has the NHL already changed to big, skilled and fast?
The First Word: Can the Vegas Golden Knights parlay last season's success?
After a stunning run to the Stanley Cup final last season, the Golden Knights have a chance to take things one step further this season and win the whole thing.
The Straight Edge: Scouts are the bedrock of trade deadline day
It’s the GM who does the wheeling and dealing, but he won’t pull the trigger until he hears input from his team of scouts.
Stathletes co-founder Meghan Chayka is on the road to a higher calling
Meghan Chayka sees her company as more than a valuable tool in scouting analysis. She hopes it helps level the playing field.
Malarkey: Recent Cup champs paying steep price of success
The road to the bottom of the NHL standings is often the return trip of the route that saw Stanley Cup parades
Last Word: This evolution – the decline in physicality – is no illusion
Hitting is, and always has been, an important part of hockey. That won’t change. But we’re seeing the gradual transformation of the senseless hit into the sensible hit.
Worried about the welts: Goaltenders continue to weigh in on new equipment
NHL netminders are feeling the pain in more ways than one as the league continues to shrink goalie gear.