The Maple Leafs’ 14-game losing streak against their bitter rivals wasn’t exactly eating at Mike Babcock as he went about his day on Saturday.
Welcome back to another year of fun, games, distractions, injury setbacks and who-knows-what for the Ottawa Senators.
Connor McDavid isn’t going to score all the goals to lead the Edmonton Oilers to victory every game. But with his natural hat-trick in the opening game, the question is if the 20-year-old second-year captain will have a ‘Follow The Leader’ factor in play as the returning Hart, Art Ross and Ted Lindsay trophy winner?
Did he see the game? Of course he did.
Already with depth at forward and defence, the Maple Leafs beefed up their goaltending picture on Friday afternoon.
Red Kelly couldn’t help himself.
Though the colts are running loose for the Maple Leafs, they should not put Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk out to pasture just yet.
WINNIPEG — OK Mike Babcock, good luck keeping the lid on fan expectations now.
Hockey fans in Edmonton and Calgary can admit it now, we’d been lying about the Battle of Alberta for about 15 years.Pretending it was a rivalry. Pretending it mattered. Trying to convince ourselves and everyone else that the Oilers and Flames were anything more than an irrelevant B division sideshow that impacted little more than draft positioning