The eighth annual Smashfest® Charity Ping-Pong Challenge hosted by Dominic Moore will take place Thursday, July 25 at Steam Whistle Brewing in Toronto.
As a youngster, everywhere Anthony Cirelli went, he chased around a ball with a small hockey stick, even when he went to his grandparents home for a visit. There were no breaks for him.
The 50 rookie skaters in these playoffs are the most since teams used 54 in 2005-06. That could be a reflection of teams having greater trust in young players arriving from junior hockey or college, or the need to stock rosters with cheap talent as a greater percentage of the salary cap is devoted to the elite.