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


Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks Legacy: Toronto

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We’ve reached the final article in our four-part series on the legacy of San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton. 1: Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: Brilliance 2: Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: Folklore 3: Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: California Now: Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: Toronto Thornton’s move to the Toronto Maple Leafs no doubt stirs up memories […] READ MORE


Who Takes a Discount in the NHL Salaries Part One: Taxes

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In the past few years, taxes have been brought up more and more when talking about NHL salaries and contracts. The theory is pretty simple in that teams like the Vegas Golden Knights and the Tampa Bay Lightning play in areas with relatively low-income tax rates. While teams like Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens […] READ MORE


Joe Thornton Ends His Epic Run With San Jose Sharks

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It was as mundane as it was extraordinary. Or maybe it was extraordinary because it was mundane. The image is this: the San Jose Sharks Joe Thornton, handling the puck as he scans the ice while easing up the half wall. A defender vainly trying to disrupt the big man affectionately known as Jumbo. The […] READ MORE


NHL Mock Draft 2020- Picks 9-15

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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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2020 NHL Draft Team Needs: Atlantic Division

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The NHL Draft is just around the corner and will be done a little differently this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire 2020 year upside down. Because of this, the 2020 NHL Draft will be a virtual online draft. Today, we will take a look at the Atlantic Division and their team […] READ MORE


Sheldon Keefe Brings Structure, Success to Maple Leafs Head Coach Role

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TORONTO– On December 3, 2012, just 29 games into the season, Kyle Dubas made a coaching change. The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds general manager at the time, Dubas replaced then head coach Mike Stapleton with a young Sheldon Keefe. Keefe was previously the head coach of the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the CCHL, a team […] READ MORE


A Year After Tragedy, Maple Leafs Look to Avenge Game 7 Demons

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It was like any ordinary day in Toronto. People going to work. Store owners opening their shops. The sun was shining. Spring was in the air. Until it wasn’t. On the busy stretch of Yonge Street between Finch and Sheppard Avenues, a van would ram its way into the crowds at Mel Lastman Square. 10 […] READ MORE