Disappointing Leafs Season Should Fall on Randy Carlyle

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Besides a few years where they made the conference finals in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, the Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t had any success since 1967. Last season was the first in nearly a decade since they made the playoffs, and gave fans hope for the first time in too long. Naturally, after the success […] READ MORE


For Maple Leafs Standing Pat Best Option Going Forward

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This year’s NHL Trade Deadline was a bit different from what we have become accustomed to these past few years. Over this time, many marquee names available have been traded leading up to the days before deadline day. This means that, when the big day comes, the entertainment level is low and both the volume […] READ MORE


Despite Loss, Swiss Hockey is Now on the Map

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Looking at the Goals For/Goals Against numbers for Switzerland going into their qualification match-up against Latvia, it seems improbable that they have only scored two goals, and have managed to hold the opposition to one. When you look at their win-loss record, it’s even more outstanding. Despite scoring only two goals, Switzerland has posted a […] READ MORE


Chris Kunitz the Wrong Choice for Team Canada

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Don’t get me wrong, Chris Kunitz is a good player. He has won Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh and Anaheim, has been a great in his role as a solid, top-six contributor over the years, usually good for around 60 points per season. The last two years he has stepped it up a notch, scoring over […] READ MORE


Addition of Gleason Great, But More Moves Needed In Toronto

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There was much speculation early in the season about the possibility of Carolina Hurricane defenceman Tim Gleason being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. On the day of the Winter Classic showdown between The Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, this deal finally came to fruition, as general managers Dave Nonis of Toronto and Jim Rutherford […] READ MORE


Why the Leafs Should Keep Nazem Kadri

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From a controversial cut after a strong first training camp, to being publicly called out last season by then-Marlies coach Dallas Eakins for coming to training camp out of shape, Nazem Kadri has had an interesting path to the NHL, to say the least. All of this drama was put to rest (at least temporarily) […] READ MORE


Several Leafs Prospects to Watch at World Juniors

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The World Junior Hockey Championship gives hockey lovers some of the best hockey around. The ten day tournament is very popular in Canada, and with the assistance of its Canadian broadcaster TSN, has transformed into an annual hockey must-see comparable in anticipation level to the Super Bowl or March Madness in the United States. The […] READ MORE


Re-signing Dion Phaneuf Imperative to Leafs' Success

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What began as an ordinary winter day ended up flooring the hockey world and igniting excitement in an otherwise dismal season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. January 31, 2010 was the day that the Toronto Maple Leafs shocked the hockey world by making two trades. The first was acquiring all-star defenceman Dion Phaneuf from the […] READ MORE


Leafs Most Pressing Need Is On the Blueline

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have not had a number one centre since the departure of Mats Sundin. Every year when weaknesses that need to be addressed are discussed, a skilled centre to play with Kessel is always the need most focused on.  However, at the 33 game mark, it is clear that a shutdown defenceman, […] READ MORE


TSN Hockey Coverage: Where to Now?

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Finally the NHL has signed a Canadian television rights deal. To the shock of many, however, TSN is not a part of it. The 12 year, roughly $5.2 billion agreement was officially announced on Tuesday, marking a huge change in NHL broadcasting in Canada. For now it appears that the NHL on TSN award winning […] READ MORE