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  There have been some horrible, terrible and embarrassing trades by the Toronto Maple Leafs in team history. But in recent memory, the number one worst trade blows all the others out of the water — or perhaps blows the Leafs off the trees. Everything about this deal was bad. They chose the wrong player
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Jack McBain 2017-18 Team: Toronto Jr. Canadiens (#19)Date of Birth: January 6, 2000Place of Birth: Toronto, ONHt: 6’3” Wt: 196 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings The Barrie Colts took a gamble in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. They owned two first-round picks. This would have been a perfect opportunity to make
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When general manager Steve Yzerman gambled by selecting a young Czech winger 208th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, nobody batted an eye. There wasn’t any second guessing by other teams because few late round picks turn into difference-makers for their team. Ondrej Palat is an exception. One that the Tampa Bay Lightning are glad
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are the envy of the National Hockey League. They’ve got a phenomenal owner in Jeff Vinik, who put the brakes on disaster and painstakingly rebuilt the organisation from the inside out. A former investment wizard, Vinik has managed to strike the optimal balance between the fanatical micromanagement of some of his
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Game 7 ended the way it began for the Nashville Predators and their fans, in heartbreak. Pekka Rinne had a rough first few minutes and spotted the Jets a two-goal lead. Predators head coach Peter Laviolette then made the call to pull the veteran and put in 23-year-old Juuse Saros. He kept his team in the game
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There’s no hiding the fact that the Edmonton Oilers will be facing a salary cap crunch as they attempt to fill in the holes on their roster this offseason. Luckily for general manager Peter Chiarelli there are various ways that the team can address this impending problem. Earlier, I looked at a group of unproven
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Kyle Dubas has been promoted to general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, team president Brendan Shanahan announced Friday. Dubas, who has served as assistant GM since 2014, will replace Lou Lamoriello, whose contract expired at the end of this season and who will transition into a senior advisor role. The 32-year-old Dubas, an advocate
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It’s possible the Montreal Canadiens retain the services of Max Pacioretty up to the point at which his contract expires next summer and beyond. Just unlikely. That’s due to numerous factors. For example, barring an inability to bounce back from an uncharacteristically unproductive 37-point season, his next contract will be more befitting of a perennial
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One of the biggest struggles for the New Jersey Devils during their six-season playoff drought was the lack of having a top line center. When luck fell their way in last year’s NHL Draft Lottery, they had the opportunity to change that with the first overall selection in the NHL Entry Draft. Unlike the previous
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