Nic Dowd is a familiar kind of player. He’s a imperfect depth guy who wins faceoffs, plays very tough minutes, scores timely goals, and has a dogged work ethic. Hmm. Is there a word for that?
The Maple Leafs blew a 3-1 series lead and lost to the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. That prompted us to revisit the meaning of existence and share our personal hockey-grief journey. For Leafs personality and our friend Steve Dangle, the loss prompted a close examination of his very soul and maybe some yelling. This is revealing content, appropriate only for other heartbroken Leafs fans.
“If you’re a fan from another fanbase,” Dangle says. “You’re a sicko.”
Sickos, gather ’round.
The Toronto Maple Leafs just got eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens in a Game Seven heartbreak. It was 3-1.
And get this: Montreal’s goalie was the superstar.
Dear Toronto: we’ve been there. We know the way out.
The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves for two games.
In Vegas’ blowout loss to the Colorado on Sunday night, Reaves ragdolled Avs defender Ryan Graves, pulling a chunk of Graves’ hair out on the way down.
The Vegas Golden Knights have made a surprise move, putting goalie Robin Lehner in the starter’s net ahead of tonight’s series opener against the Avalanche. Marc-Andre Fleury had been expected to be in net, having saved 3.2 goals above expected in the first round.
Usually goalies have traditionally ben pretty tight-lipped, especially on game days, but we got a strange and special dispensation from the man himself today.
The first round of the loffs went exactly — EXACTLY — as we all expected. Sid, Ovi, and Connor all got eliminated, and John Tavares almost died.
Time for our round two predictions– even tho round one has not technically ended yet. We can wait no longer.
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