Ben Scrivens is the 1st goalie in Leafs history to earn a minus on an empty net goal.
If you are a Canadian pro athlete with the last name of "Nash", and you signed a multimillion dollar contract to play for a high profile American pro sports team already filled with superstars: guess what? you fail.
"I love the Boston forever. The hockey begin now because the no good raisin balls Gary Bettman and the no good jabroni the Donald Duck or the Donald Fehr whatever you want me to call him make deal. They make me mad because they make the fan lose the respect for the sport. Now the player have to work hard to make the fan happy so they pay the big money to come and see them play the sport. I respect the hockey I love the fan forever. If you don’t like the hockey than you deserve to like only the cricket because hockey is real sport like the Wrestling."
"If you asked me today, if I had one choice, I'll put the stats in the trash, and I'll go with my eyes." - Alex Anthopoulos,
"To me, the bottom line is, 'What's your legacy going to be, and who is going to come to your funeral and what are they going to say?' Do you know what I want them to say at my funeral? Not that he won the Stanley Cup, but that he was a great dad and he was a community leader and he made a difference. Do it right, do it your way, do it with ethics and a vision and a plan, and have some fun with it. Be somebody. Leave big fucking footprints."
Since the various reports of a Roberto Luongo trade to Toronto aren't already insane enough...let's throw some gasoline on the fire!
One of the intricacies of the new yet-to-be-ratified CBA is the "cap-recapture system." Basically, this affects players with long-term deals (minimum five or six years, I'm not 100 per cent certain).
Either way, Luongo's counts because his is a 12-year deal. Therefore, there will be a penalty if he retires before the contract is completed.
How does it work?
"But as I’ve said many times before: if you hear a rumour about us, it’s almost always not true. When reports are accurate is when things are done. That’s something I’ve always maintained since I’ve been here."
Allaire’s approach with his goalies hadn’t altered even though rule changes meant his insistence on the butterfly technique wasn’t working.