State Your Case: Maple Leafs’ No. 1 goalie

State Your Case: Maple Leafs' No.  1 goalie

The competition to become the No. 1 goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs has started in earnest. Ilya Samsonov showed what he’s capable of Saturday, stopping all 16 shots he faced over two periods in a 4-2 preseason loss to the Ottawa Senators. Matt Murray is expected to get his first chance when he starts … Read more

State Your Case: Golden Knights or Kraken will win Stanley Cup first?

State Your Case: Golden Knights or Kraken will win Stanley Cup first?

The Vegas Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final in their first NHL season in 2017-18. They lost to the Washington Capitals in five games but set the tone early that they want to win the Stanley Cup as soon as they can. Since picking their inaugural team in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, they … Read more

State Your Case: Gaudreau’s point total vs. Huberdeau’s

State Your Case: Gaudreau's point total vs.  Huberdeau's

Johnny Gaudreau and Jonathan Huberdeau ended up in a dead heat last season. Each forward had 115 points, tied for second in the NHL behind the Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (123). Gaudreau had 40 goals and 75 assists for the Calgary Flames. He finished fourth for the Hart Trophy, which goes to the NHL’s … Read more