Ottawa Sens Dropping 1500 Seats Highlight Marketing Fail. By Jamie Gilcig 090717

Cornwall Ontario – I’m a secret Ottawa Sens fan.  Of the team, not so much ownership.   I think Ottawa has amazing hockey fans.   Good fans though can get frustrated.   High prices, having to travel to their rink in the boondocks rather than having a downtown rink.  A penny pinching owner. In a… Continue reading Ottawa Sens Dropping 1500 Seats Highlight Marketing Fail. By Jamie Gilcig 090717

Leafs & Sens Win – Nashville 2-0 vs Chicago GAME 2 Thoughts by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 16, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The Habs evened their series Friday night.   This year there seems to be more desperation across the board to win with multiple games of 100 total hits.  It’s good hockey; sometimes great.  Shea Weber, even though he took a lame fighting penalty, was the monster for Montreal.  Just the beating alone… Continue reading Leafs & Sens Win – Nashville 2-0 vs Chicago GAME 2 Thoughts by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 16, 2017

Ottawa Sens Bring Back Chris Neil – Is Drouin Reachable? by Jamie Gilcig FEB 29, 2016

Sens Vet Chris Neil

Classy move by the Ottawa Senators in rewarding one of my faves, Chris Neil, with a contract extension for next season. The long time tough guy is a  great dressing room presence and has a pretty darn good year in limited minutes. Today is trade deadline day in the NHL and so far Ottawa has… Continue reading Ottawa Sens Bring Back Chris Neil – Is Drouin Reachable? by Jamie Gilcig FEB 29, 2016

Bad Asset Management Leads to Habs Fall From Grace in 2015/16 by Jamie Gilcig FEB 17, 2016

Going into this season Habs GM Marc Bergevin made very few impact changes.   Washington for example, clearly saw a need for some secondary scoring support and nabbed TJ Oshie, and Justin Williams. Montreal saw some lottery tickets.    Alex Semin, Zach Kassian, and Tomas Fleischman.     While “Flash” had a good start, as… Continue reading Bad Asset Management Leads to Habs Fall From Grace in 2015/16 by Jamie Gilcig FEB 17, 2016

Sens Land Dion Phaneuf from Leafs in 9 Player Deal – Who Won? POLL Feb 9, 2016

They say to judge a sports trade you have to look at the best player involved.  In this case, it was Christmas for Ottawa GM as he landed Leafs D man Dion Phaneuf in a block buster trade with the Leafs. While the Leafs are doing their fandangled rebuild from the ground up; the Sens… Continue reading Sens Land Dion Phaneuf from Leafs in 9 Player Deal – Who Won? POLL Feb 9, 2016

The Leafs Should Not Rush Kessel & Phaneuf Trades by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 21, 2015 #leafs

While this draft is highlighted as one of the best in recent vintage the Toronto Maple Leafs seem to want to rebuild? In the cap age asset management is key.   Asset value is dictated by contract as well as talent now as well. For all the rhetoric of Toronto wanting to rebuild is there… Continue reading The Leafs Should Not Rush Kessel & Phaneuf Trades by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 21, 2015 #leafs

No Blow Up Needed for the Toronto Maple Leafs by Jamie Gilcig – #NHL FEB 20, 2015

CFN – With the media buzzing about a possible tear down and rebuild of the Toronto Maple Leafs it gave me pause to ponder why on earth to take that direction? The Leafs have more than the average of talent. They are near the cap ceiling as well.  Essentially they have been badly managed as… Continue reading No Blow Up Needed for the Toronto Maple Leafs by Jamie Gilcig – #NHL FEB 20, 2015

The Leafs Really Aren’t That Bad & is Babcock Coming? by Jamie Gilcig JAN 29, 2015

CFN – I’m not a Corsi kinda guy, and probably not a Fenwicker either.  When I created some of the stat systems I used for the Habs back in the late 90’s; some of which still aren’t being used today my  philosophy is that coming up with new terms for things that have already occurred… Continue reading The Leafs Really Aren’t That Bad & is Babcock Coming? by Jamie Gilcig JAN 29, 2015

Leafs on the Edge – Blow it Up or Shake It Up – Or Wait for Babcock by Jamie Gilcig – NOV 20, 2014

CFN –  Is there really such a thing as a great hockey coach in the NHL?   Is winning the sole factor?  We know Scotty Bowman is the prototypical great coach, but was he really  the best?   Is it the X’s and O’S or handling the Prima Donna nature of many hockey players as… Continue reading Leafs on the Edge – Blow it Up or Shake It Up – Or Wait for Babcock by Jamie Gilcig – NOV 20, 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs – Franson, Phaneuf or Both by Jamie Gilcig July 21, 2014 POLL

CFN – The Leafs have been very quiet this off season.  No major trades or free agent buys. A lot of talk of trading Captain Dion Phaneuf and his new long term contract, and of course the usual drama surrounding D man CodyFranson. Let’s compare the two. Dion is 29.   He stands 6’3 and… Continue reading Toronto Maple Leafs – Franson, Phaneuf or Both by Jamie Gilcig July 21, 2014 POLL