Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews works through nagging pain in scoring binge
Auston Matthews just ripped through one of the hottest scoring stretches of his career while receiving regular treatment on an aching right wrist. It's an impressive feat and he's taken the NHL All-Star break to help recover before the second half of his Toronto Maple Leafs season.
Matthew Tkachuk is an all-star veteran, with pictures to prove it
Although it’s the first time he’s been asked to play alongside the NHL’s very best, this, by no means, is his first NHL all-star appearance for Matthew Tkachuk who is more than familiar with the surroundings he will be a part of this weekend.
3 trade deadline moves the Canucks should explore
The Vancouver Canucks have no salary cap space, few assets they’re willing to trade and a lineup general manager Jim Benning trusts and wants to reward. So, does that mean the Canucks are going to sit out next month’s National Hockey League trade deadline?
How Raptors' Fred VanVleet used playoff lows to improve his game
It was less than a year ago that Fred VanVleet was nearly played out of Toronto’s second-round series against these same 76ers, as a combination of a disastrously-timed shooting slump and Philadelphia’s length forced him off the floor. He's learned from those mistakes and has shined in doing so.
Healthy Raptors prove themselves in test against one of East's elite
The Raptors have waited most of half-a-season to find out what they have and how it matches up against the kind of team that they’ll need to get through if they hope to defend their NBA title. A test against the Philadelphia 76ers came at the right time.