Examining if NHL Contract Negotiations are a Repeatable Skill

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As someone who follows the Toronto Maple Leafs, it’s obvious that sometimes GMs lose NHL contract negotiations. On the contrary, some managers like Steve Yzerman consistently seem to sign players for below market value. This begs the question if NHL contract negotiations are a repeatable skill among managers. If they are, we will see some […] READ MORE


Predictions For The 2016-2017 Calder Trophy

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via Last Word on Hockey, by David Elisio The 2016-17 NHL season is coming to a close and what better way to cap off the year by taking a look at the front runners for the NHL Award winners? The Awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas, does not take place until after the Stanley Cup has […] READ MORE


Mitch Marner Shining For Maple Leafs in Place of Phil Kessel

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At first, it might sound ridiculous to compare a 19-year old rookie just halfway through his first professional season to a proven NHL-veteran, but Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner deserves that rare comparison. Just two seasons ago Phil Kessel was Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk‘s linemate. Now, rookie Mitch Marner has filled in that spot by […] READ MORE


Connor Brown’s Place on the Toronto Maple Leafs Roster

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From LastWordOnHockey.com – By Matthew Rodrigopulle   With the 2015-16 NHL season almost here, teams are beginning to shape up their rosters. The Toronto Maple Leafs, a young team using this season to initiate many prospects, have a bit more to think about than other teams. The Leafs system is full of young players ready to make a […] READ MORE


Brooks Laich Mentoring Maple Leafs Rookies

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From LastWordonHockey.com, By Aaron Hamilton At first glance, it looked like Lou Lamoriello was only targeting picks and prospects when he sent Daniel Winnik and a 2016 fifth-round pick over to the Washington Capitals before last year’s trade deadline. In return, the Toronto Maple Leafs received defenseman prospect Connor Carrick, Washington’s 2016 second-round pick and veteran forward Brooks Laich. For a team that’s in the […] READ MORE


Ranking The Top NHL Affiliated Prospects: Part 4 (Top 25)

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the […] READ MORE



The Toronto Maple Leafs Summer of Love

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Far removed from a summer of some discontent, the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans are enjoying a summer of love. The Toronto Maple Leafs Summer of Love The Muskoka Five It’s hard to believe that only eight summers ago, the core of the team were snidely labeled the “Muskoka Five”. Leafs fans will remember the group […] READ MORE


TSP: Toronto Maple Leafs Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf NHL Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will follow the order […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Options

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Your Toronto Maple Leafs have an impressive twelve draft picks to play with in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. Six of those, including first overall, are found in the first three rounds. Barring an unlikely but altogether possible blockbuster trade announcement, we have a pretty solid idea about who the Leafs, who haven’t had anything resembling […] READ MORE