Monday, December 22, 2014

Brandon Prust on 100 career points, fighting, and reaching veteran status in the NHL (Feels Like '93 exclusive)

Undrafted in junior to NHL vet, it's been a long road for Habs forward Brandon Prust
(Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

It's been a month of milestones for Brandon Prust, who played his 400th game on December 12th against the Los Angeles Kings, then recorded his 100th point on a goal Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators. Only, when he scored, it was the second time that Prust celebrated. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MacTavish's transactions set Eakins up to fail

Oil gonna Oil...

News broke Monday that Edmonton had fired head coach Dallas Eakins, ending a tenure that saw the Oilers go 36-63-14 -- a winning percentage of .381 -- and currently find themselves sitting at the bottom of the NHL standings.

After a horrid start to the 2014-15 season, general manager Craig MacTavish held a press conference on December 5th saying he wouldn't make any knee-jerk moves and that the players "would be held accountable". 10 days later, Eakins is gone. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Observations on the Leafs, Jays, and Raptors: December 12

After making the move to Toronto for college, it's impossible not to see the massive hype around professional sports in the city. 24/7 sports talk radio, free copies of the Toronto Star and National Post at school, combined with studying journalism and analyzing the news on a day-to-day basis has given me a front-row seat to the attention that the Maple Leafs, Raptors, Blue Jays, F.C., and hell, even the Marlies receive.