In this 389th episode, Mike chats with Toronto Star sports reporter Kevin McGran about covering the Leafs, the new Toronto Star paywall, the demise of Star Touch, the future of newspapers and more. This one gets very emotional.
A very surprising signing gives the Marlies another right-shooting defender.
The #Marlies have signed defenceman Frank Corrado to an AHL standard player contract.#MarliesLive pic.twitter.com/RPnFH3szyp— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) October 22, 2018
Okay, I’ll admit, I made a noise of shock and actual delight when I saw this.
Hard to believe it was only 21 years ago that Carolina hockey was shiny and new, right? Well, it didn’t take long for Pittsburgh to have something to say about the new kids on the block.
Twenty-one years ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins had earned two Stanley Cups, Eddie Olczyk and Jaromir Jagr were leading the Penguins’ roster, and SB Nation was still eight years away from making a debut on the Internet.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Rimouski Oceanic 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 5
D Radim Salda, RIM: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 4 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM
IIHF transfer papers behind him, Salda is free to focus on hockey and the Czech rearguard scored his first goal of the season Sunday in Moncton.
The Marlies snapped a four-game losing streak and sent the Wolf Pack packing.
The Marlies snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (New York Rangers affiliates) who made their once-per-season visit to Ricoh Coliseum.
This is the time of year when coming up with power rankings starts getting fun. Over the first few weeks, everyone’s screaming at you about not overreacting, so you’re basically just going by the preseason consensus.
An extended break during a long road trip across Canada gave the Penguins a chance to stop in Banff National Park for a bit of R&R.
Long road trips present hockey teams with a great opportunity to bond and come together as a team.
Some thoughts as the Leafs get a few days off.
POLL: How good would you consider Auston Matthews to be in the defensive zone?— Acting the Fulemin (@ATFulemin) October 16, 2018
My esteemed colleague Arvind tweeted about this and got a huge amount of shit for it.
Sean Pronger joins the show to talk about the not-so-glamorous life of the average hockey player.
Episode 4 of the PensBurgh Podcast features a great, personal, in-depth interview from Sean Pronger...
On Sunday 21st October Stratford's U14 girls took part in their first ever England Hockey Championship, playing against Banbury and Old Sils. The tier 3 competition is set up so that the clubs play each other in a mini tournament format with each team hosting one tournament.
The Leafs were a high-scoring team until the Raptors started their season.
The Leafs are 6-3 to start the season, yet it feels like they may never score again. Luckily, Auston Matthews already has 10 goals to his name, so if the Leafs fail to score in their remaining 73 games, he still has a chance to outscore everyone on the Sens.