25 Worst Maple Leafs of the Last 15 Years: Part Two #14-1

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Here is the finale to the countdown of the 25 worst Maple Leafs of the past 15 years. Many disagreed with some of the selections (namely Hal Gill and Alex Ponikarovsky) in part one, and that is fine, there is no one right answer to the question of, “whose the 25 worst?” I must state […] READ MORE



"NHL Predictions" for the 2014-15 Season

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Last year I came up with what I thought was a pretty spectacular and accurate list of “predictions” for the 2013-14 NHL season. While I may have slightly missed the mark on a few, such as the Kings bringing back the infamous “Burger King” jersey, as well as the Blues having a game of musical […] READ MORE


Searching for Depth – Leafs Bottom Six Gets a Major Revamp

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Last season the Toronto Maple Leafs were plagued by three problems throughout the year. The first: they had a porous defense that was easy to play against and gave up too many shots per game. Over the summer the Leafs have tried to correct this issue. To address the problem, they waved goodbye to Carl […] READ MORE


Leafs Hire New Assistant GM, Kyle Dubas

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The plot of the movie Moneyball largely centred around Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane and his new, young assistant brought over from Cleveland, Paul DePodesta (Peter Brandt). The two think out side the box, breaking from tradition while using uncommon statistics to find quality players to produce runs/wins, keeping the A’s as contenders without having […] READ MORE



Recent Criticism of John Ferguson Jr. and Joe Thornton

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Unless it happens to be Sean Avery or Jeremy Roenick talking, rarely in the hockey world do we hear someone openly criticize another player, coach, manager, etc. When asking an athlete about another’s┬átalent level or overall ability, the usual answer given is a polite response, a formality, or the question is deflected to another topic. […] READ MORE


Undrafted and Late Round Picks Shine for Kings and Rangers

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With the NHL draft approaching, much of the attention surrounding the draft is being paid to those who will likely be selected in the first round, as usual, specifically the “big four” of 2014: Aaron Ekblad, Sam Bennett, Sam Reinhart, and Leon Draisaitl. While most of the high draft choices are no-brainer type picks, I’m […] READ MORE


Antoine Bibeau: The New Hottest Prospect in Leafs Nation

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Right now is a rare time for Leafs Nation, a time in which they can smile and take pride in the performance of Toronto’s prospects playing in major junior hockey. Erie Otters captain Connor Brown was recently named OHL MVP after a 128 point season, Guelph Storm captain Matt Finn has led his team to […] READ MORE


Bryan Bickell Coming Up Clutch Again

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Before the 2013 playoffs, only the most hardcore of hockey fans outside of Chicago would have known the name Bryan Bickell. The Hawks #29 had a respectable regular season, averaging 12 minutes per game, though he was on pace to break his career high in points in a season. Bickell, with his 17 PTS in […] READ MORE