Maple Leafs: Thornton Signing a Win/Win Situation

As almost everyone knows, Joe Thornton has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs announced their new hire Friday. Thornton signed a one-year contract for the league minimum salary of $700,000. There are no bonuses involved in the contract, so what you see is what you get. The 41-year-old is currently skating with HCContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Thornton Signing a Win/Win Situation”

NHL: Players Form Hockey Diversity Alliance

On Monday, seven current and former NHL players announced the formation of the much-needed Hockey Diversity Alliance. While this necessary group will doubtlessly be met with the usual guffaws and snide remarks from the usual suspects on social media and beyond, hockey’s need to address issues of racism and intolerance is well-documented. The group willContinue reading “NHL: Players Form Hockey Diversity Alliance”

Devils: Is New Jersey Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel?

Yesterday we wondered if the floundering of the Dallas Stars was business as usual. Today, we can’t help but wonder the same thing about the New Jersey Devils. The Garden State’s hockey club of note seemed to get off to a good start this season, leading the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 into the opener with roughlyContinue reading “Devils: Is New Jersey Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel?”

2019-2020 Season Preview: New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils made serious waves this summer, boosting their roster with the acquisitions of P.K. Subban and Wayne Simmonds while also drafting Jack Hughes with their number one draft pick. Will the moves result in a reversal of fortunes for New Jersey, who’ve only made the playoffs once in the past eight seasons?Continue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: New Jersey Devils”