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


The Bookies Can’t Decide Between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning

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Being such different teams at very different stages of their development and not even being conflicting in their style of play, it may come as a surprise that the experts calling the odds on outright markets in the NHL simply cannot split the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning. In the running for the […] READ MORE


Canadian Fans Growing Increasingly Optimistic of Claiming the Stanley Cup

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The 2015/16 NHL season took a dark turn for the clubs of Canada, without a single one of the country’s seven teams making it to the playoffs. It was the first time since the 1969/70 season that the postseason had been sans Canada. But, that was merely salt in the wound for the diehard hockey […] READ MORE


Starting Six: Toronto Maple Leafs All-Time Lineup

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The Starting Six series comes to you to dive into the best player at each position all-time for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments in franchise history. Here is the Toronto Maple Leafs all-time lineup. Starting Six: Toronto Maple Leafs All Time Lineup With over 100 years of history, the Toronto […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: John Tavares, Kevin Shattenkirk, Alexander Radulov and more

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via Last Word on Hockey by  Connor Lapalme The NHL is entering its busiest part of the off-season. The NHL Draft has come and gone and the free agent frenzy is right around the corner. It keeps the rumour mill churning. The expansion draft has added a new layer to the normal NHL off-season craziness, with […] READ MORE