One of the biggest stories of the 2017 NHL offseason is that of the long running status of Ilya Kovalchuk and his desire to return to the league. 1,220 more words
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By Lance Hornby
TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs got a bit bigger and better defensively, but definitely older on the first day of NHL free agent shopping. 783 more words
By Steve Simmons
CHICAGO — It is easy to do. Take a look at the two-time Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and do the math and begin to compare the rosters. 890 more words
Toronto Maple Leafs’ pretender-to-contender season echoes Brendan Shanahan, Lou Lamoriello’s early New Jersey Devils days
In Lou Lamoriello’s first season in the NHL he took over the worst team in hockey.
By June, the New Jersey Devils, who had never been in the playoffs before, were one win away from playing for the Stanley Cup. 884 more words
Jim Popp faces colossal task in trying to turn Toronto Argonauts into winners — just like Lou Lamoriello
TORONTO — There is a lot of the Lou Lamoriello story in Jim Popp’s hiring with the Toronto Argonauts.
Lamoriello had built something of a dynasty with the New Jersey Devils, ran out of time and success, and, in some people’s minds, he became yesterday’s man. 921 more words
For all those seasons, post-2004, that the Maple Leafs thought they would make the playoffs and left themselves open to ridicule, the spring of 2017 will have a different vibe. 739 more words