Maple Leafs

26 May 19
Toronto Sun

Torontonian Sam Clark sure picked a heck of a location to get over his fear of crowds. Would you believe a packed Jurassic Park on Saturday night as Toronto fans came out in droves to see their beloved Raptors play the seminal Game 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks inside Scotiabank Arena and advance to their […]

26 May 19
On Tap Sports Net

As for this year’s matchup, it should be a good one. Two teams who play a heavy game, can score goals at the drop of a hat, but also play strong defensively and feature top notch goaltending.

26 May 19
News Directory

There was no single player from the Boston area in the 2011 Bruins boys' team or the roster that made an offer to the Cup again in 2013. In 2019, the tables have been turned. Three Bruins grew up in the Boston area: Matt Grzelcyk from Charlestown, Charlie Coyle is from Weymouth, and Chris Wagner […]

26 May 19
The Meaning of Water

It was the Victoria Day weekend and I hadn’t been on my walk along the Little Rouge River in quite a while; I realized I was due to witness the spring awakening. It was May 19, 2019, which was close to the same time that I’d first visited the Little Rouge last year. I’ve since […]

26 May 19
NoVa Caps

Photo: CBS Sports The Boston Bruins, who finished the regular season with the second-most points in the  NHL (107), and the St. Louis Blues, who sat in last place in the league on January 3 before finishing third in the Central Division with 99 points, will face one another in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. […]

26 May 19
Ottawa Sun

“Up and down the Canal almost every day” paid off with a national title Dylan Wykes on Saturday evening. The 35-year-old resident of Old Ottawa South raced to an Athletics Canada 10K road race championship with his time of 29 minutes 56 seconds, just three seconds ahead of Justin Kent of Burnaby, B.C, and Phil […]

25 May 19
Bruins Daily

The Boston Bruins are more than a hockey team. In many ways, the hockey club from a passionate and hard-nosed east-coast city is a family. Bruce Cassidy’s squad — a perfect blend of the veteran core from the 2011 Stanley Cup run and talented young prospects — organically morphed into a cohesive unit starting from […]

25 May 19
Scribbles... stories, poems, songs

download CHURCH STREET IS BURNING Church Street #4 Saturday Night…………MAPLE LEAF GARDENS First into the arena……hockey players ………………………………seasoned seraphims in blue ………………………………pockets choking with miracles. Then……………………….the fans …………………………….. mansons ………………………………women with platinumb reasts. Followed by……………. gamblers ………………………………Heavy grim aces ………………………………Spinning turnstiles like roulette wheels. Outside all is quiet except for a choir of winos ………………………………leaning […]

25 May 19
Toronto Sun

Win one game, not two. That’s the only way the Toronto Marlies can approach their visit to the city of Charlotte, N.C., in what they they hope becomes a four-day trip. For the Maple Leafs’ American Hockey League affiliate to book an extended stay at the team hotel, the Marlies must win Game 6 against […]

25 May 19
Toronto Sun

The Maple Leafs’ organizational goaltending depth received a feather in the cap on Saturday. Ian Scott, selected 110th overall by the Leafs in 2017 and signed to an entry-level contract last December, was named the Canadian Hockey League goaltender of the year following a stellar season with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey […]

25 May 19
News Directory

There is no chance that Zdeno Chara will ever see a statue of himself suspended in the middle of the air, he will stick, celebrating a goal won by Stanley Cup like the one of Bobby Orr located near Boston Bruins. But it is likely that it would help Bruins to deliver the NHL championship […]

25 May 19
Heavy.com

Who owns the Toronto Raptors? Drake does not own the Raptors but is a Global Ambassador for the franchise. Learn more about Maple Leaf Sports ownership.

25 May 19
The Rival Sports

William Nylander never looked so good! How Brock Nelson’s massive extension in Long Island justifies the Maple Leafs contract for the Swedish sniper.

25 May 19
The Denver Post
There’s an excellent chance the Stanley Cup will return to Colorado this summer. Too many direct or indirect Mile High bloodlines and familiar names are playing in the upcoming Cup Final for Lord Stanley’s Cup not to make a visit to the Centennial State in the coming months. The list begins with Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo, who is from Colorado Springs. Carlo, 22, played youth hockey in the Springs before commuting north to Littleton to join the midget triple-A Colorado Thunderbirds. If the Bruins defeat the St. Louis Blues in the Final — Game 1 is Monday night in Boston — the Cup will certainly spend a day or two in the Springs. The Bruins also have Danton Heinen, 23, a third-year forward who starred at the University of Denver as a freshman and sophomore from 2014-16. Heinen is a Canadian from Langley, British Columbia, but Denver is where his hockey career took off and where many of his best friends still reside. On the Blues’ side, veteran center Tyler Bozak — another former DU star — lives in the Denver area in the offseason. Like Heinen, Bozak is a Canadian who spent two seasons with the Pioneers before turning pro. If St. Louis wins the upcoming series, Bozak might spend a day with the Cup in Denver and another in his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan. Bozak, 33, is perhaps the late-bloomer of all late-bloomers — at least of what I’ve seen in the hockey world. He joined the Pioneers as a 21-year-old freshman in 2007 and became the NHL’s hottest college free agent during and after his injury-plagued sophomore season of 2008-09. Bozak had 26 NHL teams interested in signing him at the time. He settled on the Toronto Maple Leafs, with whom he played nine seasons until becoming a free agent last summer and choosing St. Louis. In his first year with the Blues, Bozak has often played on a line with Jaden Schwartz, the former Colorado College star from Wilcox, Saskatchewan. Schwartz, 26, is St. Louis’ leading scorer in the playoffs and a Conn Smythe Trophy candidate as NHL playoff MVP. Among all players in the postseason, Schwartz ranks second in goals (12) and is tied for third in points (16), and is first and second, respectively, among those still playing (Boston’s Brad Marchand has 18 points). Two prominent former Avalanche members are in the series. St. Louis center Ryan O’Reilly led the Blues with a career-high 77 points in the regular season, and former Avs head coach Joe Sacco is an assistant coach with the Bruins. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] O’Reilly’s first four years in the NHL coincided with Sacco’s four years as Colorado’s coach. O’Reilly produced his career-high 28 goals — matched this season with the Blues — in 2013-14 when Patrick Roy replaced Sacco as the Avs’ head coach. To my knowledge, the Stanley Cup — the real Cup, not a replica — was last seen in Colorado with a player in 2004, when Tampa Bay Lightning backup goalie John Grahame hoisted it in Denver, his hometown. Grahame, the son of University of Denver athletic director Ron Grahame and longtime Avalanche special assistant Charlotte Grahame, is the second member of his family to have his name engraved on the Cup. His mother’s name is included with the Avalanche’s 1996 and 2001 Cup-winning teams.
25 May 19
Uconnladybug's Blog

The gorgeous flowers of the  horse chestnut are blooming this week. Aesculus hippocastanum is commonly called European Horsechestnut or Common Horsechestnut. The massive trees are fast growers and need plenty of room to spread out and reach high. Never plant one near or under power lines. The panicle flowers are normally white with parts of pink and […]