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.
Seven of the NHL’s 31 arenas are based in Canada, traversing the country from Vancouver on the western coast all the way to Montreal in the east. During the hockey season, these stadia are often buzzing with excitement and anticipation as thousands of ardent supporters flock to see their favourite teams in action.
Welcome to the Guildford Flames Legends series. A series which will put the spotlight back onto the great players which formed such a vital part of the history of the club. Players who created many special moments on ice and players who helped build the infrastructure of the club; Cult heroes, championship winners – The very players who we think about when the “good ol’ days” are discussed.
CTP’s in-house New York Islanders fanatic Matthew Burgess gives his take on a busy twenty-four hours for the Isles.
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).
Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Kasimir Kaskisuo to a two year two way extension.
The leafs have a lot of goalies on their books and Kaskisuo may be the likely goal tender you’d forget about.
Hailing from Vantaa Finland and playing junior hockey with Jokerit in the Finnish Jr. B SM-sarja Q before making a move to the US to man the pipes for Minnesota Wilderness and the Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth eventually being signed by the Leafs.
However, with this extension it’s now aparant that the position between the pipes are up for grabs with the Marlies and too the back up spot with the Leafs.
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