October 8, 2015

Leafs should fly under the radar + our 2015-16 NHL preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

Are you a sports fan living in Toronto and are excited for the NHL season? Why?
The apathy for the new season has reached a high that I haven’t seen in the GTA for a long time. It’s completely understandable, too.
Just down the lane from the ACC, where the Leafs opened the season Thursday night against [...]

July 2, 2015

Leafs got hosed on Kessel deal

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

You might as well call them the Pittsburgh Stealers, because the Penguins robbed the Maple Leafs on Canada Day.
Because Brendan Shanahan and Co. had apparently had their fill of Phil Kessel, they decided to trade the high-scoring winger for next to nothing.
In return, Toronto got Kasperi Kapanen – a first-round pick from last year – [...]

June 5, 2015

Power ranking this weekend’s sports events

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer

You wouldn’t really think that the first weekend of June would be stacked with two days of some great sporting events, but that is in fact the case. With so much going, we might as well break down what to watch, since your time is well worth it. After all, it’s June – we should [...]

May 21, 2015

Calm down, Leafs fans, he’s just a coach

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

The Maple Leafs got their man and couldn’t be more excited about it.
On Wednesday, the team signed former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock to a massive eight-year, $50-million contract.
The move arguably represents the biggest leap in coaching talent from one season to the next, but should the Leafs and their fans really be THAT excited?
Babcock’s [...]

April 2, 2015

Show some class, fans

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

Respect in sports is something that is taught at every level of every game and for very good reason. It’s fundamental to becoming a good, well-rounded person in not just sports, but in life.
That’s why what fans are doing in Buffalo and at the arenas of many tanking teams is deplorable.
You should never cheer for [...]

March 3, 2015

Time to kill the deadline coverage

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

By the time the bell rang at 3 p.m. on Monday for the NHL trade deadline the amount of players on the move roughly equalled the amount of people covering the trade deadline on TSN and Sportsnet.
It was that uneventful.
When you consider the most excitement of the day came when TSN had Gino Reda wrangling [...]

January 30, 2015

The World Cup of stupid

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey, Olympics

I might be a little late to the party on this one, but when you’re sick, you don’t really feel like thinking about things that make you feel even worse.
Over that monstrosity known as NHL all-star weekend, commissioner Gary Bettman announced the return of the World Cup of ice hockey.
What a joke.
There couldn’t be a [...]

January 8, 2015

Let’s concentrate on other sports, Canada

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

After the world junior triumph by Team Canada on Monday and coming off Olympic gold medals by both our men’s and women’s teams at the Olympics in Sochi last year, it is very clear that we are back on top of the world as the undisputed best country in the world at ice hockey.
So, after [...]

October 8, 2014

Our completely uninformed 2014-15 NHL preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey, Picks

I’ll be the first to admit that when I don’t have to, I’m not paying attention to ice hockey.
I’m not a fan of it and I’m not sure if it’s a fan of me.
What I am a fan of is making predictions, especially with a new season raring to go on freshly zamboni’d ice.
So what [...]

June 27, 2014

The NHL draft is not worth watching

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

The second-worst event in major North American sports goes tonight and it’s one that gets a surprising amount of hype for how bad it actually is.
We’re talking about the NHL draft, which is only slightly better than the MLB, but at least baseball has more common sense to actual broadcast its selection process.
There are many [...]

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