Mark Ritchie

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NHL Trade Rumors: Why the Maple Leafs Won't Deal Jake Gardiner This Season

Three games into the season, and the media has already started floating NHL trade rumors regarding young Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner.<p>The media storm began when Elliotte Friedman of CBC Sports and Hockey Night in Canada wrote an article and inserted a small blurb about the Leafs …

Seth Jones visits Nathan MacKinnon’s Avalanche, thirsty for vengeance, probably

Heading into the 2013 NHL Draft, most pundits believed the first overall pick came down to a choice between two future superstars: Seth Jones and …

New NHL mascot commercials are the best thing you’ll see today (Video)

This may just be the Vancouver fan in me speaking, but I don't think Fin gets enough love as an NHL mascot. For my money, he's one of the best in the …

Canucks learning on the fly under new coach Tortorella

The Vancouver Canucks spent the pre-season learning new head coach John Tortorella's system.<p>Now that the games count in the standings, they're taking part in some on-the-job training.<p>Tortorella has implemented a more aggressive, puck-pressure style with Vancouver and he watched the Canucks succeed …

PHOTO: Golf legend Jack Nicklaus drops puck at Blue Jackets opener

Perhaps the greatest golfer of all time (and Ohio native) Jack Nicklaus was on hand to drop the puck at Columbus' home opener<p><b>NHL previews: Atlantic</b> …

Lars Eller scores, Canadiens beat Flyers 4-1

PHI Philadelphia Flyers<p>0-2-0<p>1<p>Final<p>4<p>MTL Montreal Canadiens<p>1-1-0<p>Price (Canadiens - G): Saves: 22, Save Pct.: 0.957<p>Eller (Canadiens - C): Goals: 1, …

Live Thread Part 2

Fanposts<p>Fanshots<p>Sections<p>Colorado Avalanche Affiliates<br>• Final Grades 2015<br>• Colorado Avalanche Game Coverage<br>• The Avalanche Experience<br>• Colorado Avalanche …

In oil boomtown Fort McMurray, ‘it’s like the place has gone dead’

<i>This article is part of a year-long Globe project about Fort McMurray, Alta., which has come to be the emblem of Canada's energy sector, and all the issues that surround it.</i><p>Debbie March calls it, affectionately, Fort McMurray's Newfie restaurant – Ms. B's, popular among the Newfoundland and …

Pittsburgh Penguins Most Likely to Be Traded in 2013-2014

Although the Pittsburgh Penguins' roster has been finalized and the 2013-2014 regular season has already begun, Penguins fans should know by now that Penguins general manager Ray Shero and rest of the front office are already looking at potential moves down the road.<p>With the uncertainty in net due …

Live Thread Part 3

Fanposts<p>Fanshots<p>Sections<p>Colorado Avalanche Affiliates<br>• Final Grades 2015<br>• Colorado Avalanche Game Coverage<br>• The Avalanche Experience<br>• Colorado Avalanche …

Devin Setoguchi nets 2 as Jets take down Kings

LA Los Angeles Kings<p>1-1-0<p>3<p>Final<p>5<p>WPG Winnipeg Jets<p>2-0-0<p>Pavelec (Jets - G): Saves: 33, Save Pct.: 0.917<p>Kane (Jets - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2<p>Setoguchi …

Fantasy Hockey: Feeling Saad, pointless Penner and grabbing Grabovski

<i>Dobber checks in every Thursday to force-feed you the latest fantasy hockey trends. The founder of DobberHockey.com and a columnist for The Hockey</i> …

Postive Signs from the Start of Washington Capitals' 2013-14 Season

After a wild and inspiring comeback victory over the Calgary Flames, the Washington Capitals record stands at 1-1-0.<p>That is a far cry better than last season when it took the Caps five games just to get that first W.<p>Even though only two games have been played, those were two of the most action …

Flames @ Blue Jackets 10/04/13

NHL Scores: Craig Anderson picks up where he left off

Craig Anderson was stellar in net for the Ottawa Senators as they picked up a 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.<p>Two of the goaltenders that will be competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team -- Ottawa's Craig Anderson and Buffalo's Ryan Miller -- faced off in Buffalo on Friday night, and they both …

Top Line: Epic goaltending battle; John Scott rips Steve Yzerman; more links

<b>By Allan Muir</b><p><i>An annotated guide to this morning's must-read hockey stories:</i><p>• The happiest man watching the sensational goaltending duel between Craig …

5 Ramifications from Injury to Montreal Canadiens Enforcer George Parros

When the Montreal Canadiens acquired George Parros last July, many hoped he’d make a huge impact with the Habs right away. Just not like this...anything but this—him getting concussed when his head hits the ice in a fight with Toronto Maple Leaf Colton Orr.<p>It was unlikely that a guy whose career …

Evander Kane Scores Past Jonathan Quick 10/4/13

TJ Galiardi Breakaway Goal 10/4/13

Ryan Miller Hot Glove Save 10/4/13

Sean Monahan First NHL Goal 10/4/13

Wings Stephen Weiss OT Winner 10/4/13

Reimer gets the nod for Leafs in home opener against Senators

James Reimer doesn't know why he has been so good against the Ottawa Senators, but it helped him get the start for the Toronto Maple Leafs' home opener.<p>Reimer, who's 8-1-1 with a 1.69 goals-against average and .949 save percentage in his career versus Ottawa, started the first game of the season …

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette suing Bank of America for fraud

Laviolette is claiming $3 million in damages for failed investments Bank of America<p>The hot seat is the least of Peter Laviolette's problems right now, as the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Flyers coach is suing Bank of America for fraud.<p>Laviolette is seeking $3 million in damages, claiming Bank …

NHL 5 questions: Red Wings, Bruins begin rivalry, Briere faces Flyers

A daily feature which asks the five biggest questions about today's NHL action. Will they be answered? (That doesn't count as one of the five questions.)<p>1. How will Danny Briere play against his old team?<p>After a few strong initial years in Philadelphia, Briere's declining performance led to an …

San Jose Is the Best Place for Joe Thornton to Succeed

When news came out that San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton would probably be willing to take less money to remain in Silicon Valley past the 2013-2014 season, it got me thinking.<p>I started wondering if that would be a good decision for a player like the 34-year-old Thornton.<p>Despite his age, the …

Ice Hockey

Tortorella defends shot-blocking strategy after Burrows injury

Alex Burrows will be out for a couple weeks, after he was injured blocking a shot on opening night, the second Vancouver Canucks forward to be lost to such an ailment in the past month.<p>It is not even the second game of the year and Vancouver, for various reasons, is already dealing with significant …

Joel Ward gets trapped in bathroom stall, rescued by teammates

The strange, but true story of Joel Ward getting stuck inside a hotel bathroom stall and the teammates who rescued him.<p><b>NHL previews: Atlantic</b> …

Canadian Supreme Court nominee gets caught in false NHL Draft claim

There are things that nominees for public office can stretch the truth about with no consequence. But if you’re a nominee for the Supreme Court in …

Three Periods: Why it's very, very good to be reigning NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin

<i>Nicholas J. Cotsonika’s weekly Three Periods column will appear on Thursdays. This week’s topics include Alex Ovechkin’s MVP encore; Adam Oates’</i> …