Rich Clune: Looking Inward in Leafs Search for Toughness

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly going to be adding some toughness to their roster. This hockey “opinionist” says: “look inward”. Toronto native Rich Clune just scored the game seven series-winning goal to send the Marlies to the AHL Eastern Conference finals. Now is as good a time as any to sing his praises… “Cluner” has […] READ MORE


Marlies Defeat Devils, Advance to Conference Finals

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The Toronto Marlies defeated the Albany Devils to advance to the AHL Eastern Conference finals after a thrilling game seven victory witnessed by an ecstatic sold-out Ricoh Coliseum. It was a spectacle to behold as the rival clubs battled it out down to the dying seconds after unlikely hero Rich Clune put the home side […] READ MORE


Phil Kessel Making His Mark in Pittsburgh

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Did the Maple Leafs drop the ball on Phil Kessel? Phil Kessel is certainly making his mark in Pittsburgh during the NHL playoffs this year, and some Leaf fans are sort of pissed. Did Leafs management pull the trigger too soon? He arrived in Toronto amidst a tumultuous retool attempt led by Brian Burke, and found […] READ MORE


Albany Devils Dan Kelly Suspended

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Albany Devils defensemen Dan Kelly has been suspended for ten games for a vicious hit to forward Andreas Johnson of the Toronto Marlies. The American Hockey League levied the suspension today, prior to game five of the North Division finals, currently knotted at two games apiece. Kelly hit Johnson in the second period of game […] READ MORE


Series Review: Penguins Eliminate Capitals

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After a hard-fought overtime win Tuesday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Washington Capitals and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Washington Capitals have once again capitulated, despite a valiant effort that erased a 3-0 deficit and forced the Penguins to the brink in overtime to turn what appeared to be a complete no-show […] READ MORE



Hornqvist Overtime Goal Gives Penguins 3-1 Series Lead

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With a 3-1 series lead, the Pittsburgh Penguins look to have the Washington Capitals exactly where they want them. Game four was the Capitals’ best chance of …well, capitalizing on the absence of the Penguins’ most important defender; Kris Letang, who served a one-game suspension for a high and late hit on Marcus Johansson in […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Poised to Draft a Game-Changer

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The term “we can’t have nice things” may have been uttered for the last time by Leaf fans following the results of the 2016 NHL entry draft. The last time this happened, mainstream internet access was still almost a decade away from being a thing, and the Leafs drafted the legendary Wendel Clark of the Saskatoon […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Series Preview

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Television viewing audiences have been sagging, but the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins matchup may be just the tonic to cure what ails the NHL. Numbers appear to be down across the country, due in no small part to the lack of a Canadian team competing for post-season glory. The hockey giants known as the Kings and […] READ MORE


Panthers vs Islanders First Round Review

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The New York Islanders have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In six games, the Islanders emerged versus the Florida Panthers in a hard-fought battle that was too close to call on many levels. Panthers vs Islanders First Round Review While Panthers fans may want to hang the series loss on […] READ MORE