Connor McDavid Leads Canada To World Championship Gold

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Connor McDavid waited a while to score his first goal of the tournament, but saved it for the perfect time. His goal at 11:24 of the first period was all the offence that Team Canada would need in defeating Finland 1-0 and winning their second straight gold medal at the IIHF World Championships in Moscow […] READ MORE


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


2016 NHL Mock Draft: Part 1

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] 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



Laine v. Matthews: No Controversy Here, The Maple Leafs will Draft Auston Matthews

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With the first overall selection of the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Leafs will draft Auston Matthews. Much is being made about the possibility, however remote, of Patrik Laine actually usurping Matthews as the top dog at the draft based on his excellent play during and since the World Junior Hockey Championship and most recently during […] READ MORE


OTPP – Draft Lottery, NHL Expansion Draft Rules, Playoffs Round 2

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. This week Dave and Ben go on the power play to […] 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


NHL Draft Lottery: Leafs Win First Overall Pick

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NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly revealed the results of the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday evening at the CBC building in Toronto. The [TEAM1] have won the lottery, and therefore the right to the first overall selection in the 2016 Entry Draft, which will take place on June 24 and 25 in Buffalo, New York. The [TEAM2] won with a [ ]% chance, after finishing []th overall in the regular season. READ MORE