Part 3: Which Left Wingers Make the Cut in a 6-Team NHL?

Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals, Nick Wass, The Associated Press, NHL, Hockey

Alex Ovechkin still sits atop the players list in his position. (Nick Wass/The Associated Press)

A discussion inspired by Leafs Lunch, it’s an interesting topic to bring up the idea of who would make the cut in a six-team NHL. So, six writers from The Hockey Writers took it one step further and drafted these players by position.

In part one we looked at the top 24 centres. In part two we looked at the top 24 right wingers. So, naturally, in part three we’re going to talk about the top left wingers in the NHL that would make the cut if the league were to downsize to six teams.

For the full list and more details, check out the link below.  Read more of this post

Part 1: Which Centres Make the Cut in a 6-Team NHL?

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins, Jamie Sabau, Getty Images

Sidney Crosby remains one of – if not the best – centre in the NHL. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

A discussion inspired by TSN 1050’s Leafs Lunch, they opened up the idea of a six-team league with today’s talent. Who would make it? Who would remain on the bubble?

In this series, six writers from The Hockey Writers sit down to further this discussion and draft players based on each position. In part one, we look at the 24 centres that would make the cut from our standpoint.

For the full list, check out part one at the link below.  Read more of this post

Nazem… the nightmare

Nazem Kadri celebrates goal

Nazem Kadri celebrates his second goal against Ottawa on March 30, 2012. (Photo by Jana Chytilova//Getty Images)

Across Toronto last season, he was called ‘Nazem the Dream’ – a bright spot for a Maple Leafs team that was looking for some kind of boost after missing the playoffs for  eight straight seasons.

But after his disappearing act in their first round exit against the Bruins, Leaf fans haven’t had much love for the London, Ontario native.  Read more of this post

Gryba gets two games, Montreal responds

Eric Gryba

Eric Gryba receives a two-game suspension for Eller hit. // Photo by Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

At 3:21 p.m. today TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that Ottawa Senators’ defenseman Eric Gryba received a two-game suspension for his hit on Montreal’s Lars Eller.

Eller was taken off the ice on a stretcher after taking a hit from the big defender while in a vulnerable position.

But was the suspension warranted? Read more of this post

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