Hockey is back! Well it was, thanks to the incomprehensible scheduling of the NHL we are left with a night without anything to do but twiddle our thumbs and wait. So it is an ideal time to have a review of the team struggling to start the season on the right foot and are still without a single victory.
The Toronto Maple Leafs improved to 2-1-0, following a thrilling 7-6 OT win over the Chicago Blackhawks. However, one leaf wasn’t there to celebrate. William Nylander is still in Sweden as contract negotiations between his camp and the team seem to have met a brick wall, but which side will blink first?
Sparks has won the highly competitive job of backing up Frederik Andersen for the Leafs this season and is set to make his debut in Chicago. He will be looking to build on his AHL goal tender of the year performance last year. Meanwhile, it is time for the backup hero that is Mclhinney to say goodbye as he was claimed by Carolina.
Plan the parade, lord Stanley will once again come to Toronto despite a 51 year drought and here is why (even if fellow writer Ollie Hampson thinks otherwise).
It was a night full of nerves, young prospects showing off what they’ve got and controversy. However when all was said and done the Toronto Marlies emerged victorious marking the first professional hockey championship for the city of Toronto since 1967.
It’s the very best hockey has to offer, a game 7 showdown for the championship. The game 7 in question will decide the winner of the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs. For Toronto hockey fans it sparks memories of utter disappointment while for Texas fans it is a welcome relief, having been able to keep the series alive on Tuesday night.
Following the fiasco in Edinburgh that ultimately ended with the Capitals folding and the Racers being denied entry to the league, the EIHL has settled on an 11 team format for the coming season. There has been plenty of discussion regarding who could fill the 12th spot but none of them have included Bristol, until now.