Posts Tagged ‘James Van Riemsdyk’

GIF: JVR sets Leafs record by scoring four seconds into period vs. Flyers

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JVR :04

By Darian Somers

Safe to say James van Riemsdyk was ready to go at the start of the second period on Friday.

Van Riemsdyk set a new Toronto Maple Leaf record when he scored just four seconds into the second frame, taking a pass off the opening draw and rifling it top shelf past Flyers goalie Steve Mason. The goal was his 29th this season, and was two seconds faster than Mats Sundin’s old franchise mark, set in a 1995 win in St. Louis.
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  • Published On Mar 28, 2014
  • VIDEO: Phil Kessel, cats, lasers and the worst song of all time

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    I’m not sure there’s much that should — or could — be said about this video other than that I suspect this is what it’s like to be insane.


  • Published On Mar 15, 2014
  • VIDEO: Dion Phaneuf misses hit, takes out teammate James van Riemsdyk

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    By Nick Stoico

    Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf lined up Sharks winger Patrick Marleau for a big hit in the third period on Tuesday night. The only problem was that Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk was on the receiving end as Phaneuf delivered a check hard enough to send his teammate to the quiet room.
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  • Published On Mar 12, 2014
  • Top Line: Canada-US women line brawl; house that Bobby Ryan built; more links

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    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • Considering the emotions when these two teams meet, it’s surprising there aren’t more line brawls between the Canadian and American women’s sides like the one we got on Saturday night. Tensions finally flared when Jocelynne Lamoureux ran Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados, then turtled upon being called to task by Courtney Birchard. “Once every Olympic cycle we have to get it out of our system,” said Canadian captain Hayley Wickenheiser.

    • The Mighty Ducks (yep, Mighty) celebrated their 20th anniversary last night in grand fashion, donning the eggplant-and-teal once more and thumping the Ottawa Senators, 4-1.

    • So, which Ottawa player do you think felt less bad after this one? Bobby Ryan for scoring in his Anaheim homecoming or Robin Lehner for robbing Corey Perry of a sure hat trick with this save of the year candidate?

    • Twitter exchange of the night, between Ottawa Sun writer Bruce Garrioch and Ryan:

    Ryan wins.

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  • Published On Oct 14, 2013
  • Team USA to announce Sochi Olympic roster at 2014 Winter Classic

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    NHL players at USA Hockey Olympic Orientation Camp

    Twenty-five lucky individuals frl\om this group will earn a trip to Sochi. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    USA Hockey announced today that it will reveal the roster for its Olympic team during the NHL’s Winter Classic broadcast on January 1.

    The game, set for Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, will feature the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    The 2014 Olympic tournament starts just five weeks later on Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia. Each nation will be allowed to select 25 players, up from the 23 used in Vancouver. That will allow some flexibility for roster construction, although it’s expected that the Americans will take three goalies, eight defenders and 14 forwards.

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  • Published On Sep 30, 2013


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