It is a dark and stormy morning in the GTA. The first in recent memory. Is the weather foretelling bad things to come?
The Leafs are rumoured to be signing goaltender Jhonas Enroth as early as today. The just-turned 28 year old played for the Kings last season, but Leafs fans will first remember him for his many years with the Sabres. So far there is only a single report out of Sweden on this, but the source has been treated as reliable and even TSN and Sportsnet are now republishing it.
Would this be a good or bad move by the Leafs? JP Nikota thinks General Manager Lou Lamoriello's off-season work so far is weird and scary. We will have more on Enroth when there is confirmation it is really happening.
Meanwhile Katya wants to remind you that hockey starts sooner than you think, particularly for some of our shiny new European draft picks. In fact, yesterday the Kun Lun Red Star played their first ever exhibition hockey game. They lost 2-0.
Win Probability Tool - MaxPower417
This sheet will let you see at a glance, given a certain score situation and number of minutes remaining in the game, what player will give you the better odds to finish that game in the lead (or tied) based on their historical GF/60 and GA/60 rates over the past 4 seasons (1000 minute min).
So long Sribbles/Scrambles/Scrivezina/Second-Best Scrivens etc...
Brayden Schenn has Monday’s arbitration hearing - Broad Street Hockey
With no settlement reached over the weekend, today's arbitration hearing could be the biggest of the off-season.
Trading Norris Trophy-winning defencemen never ends well for the Montreal Canadiens - Eyes On The Prize
The Canadiens should exercise caution when trading away Norris-winning defencemen.
What If All Teams Had To Keep Their Drafted Players? - Silver Seven
What would the Atlantic Division look like if all teams had to keep their drafted players for their entire careers? No trades, free agency, or anything. Better hope you have good scouting.