2020-21 Arizona Coyotes Are a Tougher, More Competitive Team

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The 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes have made some roster changes, mostly due to salary cap financial restrictions. With very little resources to work with, new general manager Bill Armstrong did his best to improve his roster. It’s clear his direction and goal is to make the Coyotes a tougher and more competitive team. He added players […] 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




Congrats to Phil Kessel on Penguins Cup Victory

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As the Pittsburgh Penguins enjoy their Stanley Cup victory, the post-championship narrative in Toronto now shifts, oddly, to Phil Kessel. Far more than a passenger in Pittsburgh, Kessel is now a Cup champion. Congrats, Kessel. Well done. Why Leafs fans are “supposed” to be upset by Kessel’s success is as confusing as it is  inaccurate. Congrats to Phil Kessel on […] READ MORE


OTPP: Penguins Can Clinch Cup on Home Ice and More

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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 Ben and Dave look at the Stanley Cup Final. […] READ MORE


Former Toronto Maple Leafs Competing for the Stanley Cup

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The intense rivalries of the NHL playoffs are soon coming to an end with the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins as the last two teams fighting for the Cup. This year, four former Toronto Maple Leafs are dispersed among these two teams, meaning at least one is destined to win the cup. The […] READ MORE



Phil Kessel and the Toronto Media

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Phil Kessel has been putting on a clinic in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. His success stems from the lethal chemistry he’s formed with linemates Nick Bonino and Carl Hagelin. His team-high 18 points has lead the surging Pittsburgh Penguins to their first Stanley Cup Final berth since 2009. If they emerge victorious against the San Jose Sharks in the final round, he would be the candidate most likely […] READ MORE