Maple Leafs Roster Depth Could Get Boost From Kerfoot
After the NHL’s long-awaited return, six teams were in action Tuesday to start the league’s mini preseason. With the Pittsburgh Penguins facing the Philadelphia Flyers, the Toronto Maple Leafs playing the Montreal Canadiens, and the Calgary Flames pitted against the Edmonton Oilers, Tuesday was filled with some longstanding rivalries. The Maple Leafs overcame their rival, […]
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Maple Leafs Depth Must Step Up Against Blue Jackets
Hockey fans are ecstatic as NHL teams have resumed practicing ahead of the expected August 1st season restart. Some important pieces are falling into place for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as star Auston Matthews has recovered from COVID-19, some key injuries have been given time to heal, and Jason Spezza’s hands look as good as […]
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Auston Matthews’ Impact on the Hockey World…So Far
Through almost four NHL seasons, it did not take long for Auston Matthews to establish himself as one of the premier goal scorers in the NHL. The 22-year-old Toronto Maple Leafs center burst onto the scene in 2016 with four goals in a memorable NHL debut against the Ottawa Senators. Since 2016, he is second […]
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Can Maple Leafs Benefit from 2020 NHL Playoff Format?
In a time of unprecedented circumstances, the NHL has taken unique steps as part of a plan to crown a Stanley Cup champion for the 2019-20 NHL season. The new 24-team format was announced by the NHL on June 4 and involves a 16-team play-in round. With a lot of unique variables in play, can […]
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Sports Documentaries to Watch Right Now
As the world of sports is shut down amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, sports fans cling to any bit of content they can find. Recently, the 2020 NFL Draft gave football fans something to cheer about, but only so many stories can be generated from an event like this. Sport has a rich history of stories […]
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Maple Leafs a Source of Positivity in Otherwise Challenging Times
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the world operates. One can no longer turn on the television or open social media without seeing an updated infection count or new restrictions about social distancing. Now in our fourth week without hockey and sports in general (aside from Toronto Raptors championship re-runs), it’s time to forget […]
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Maple Leafs’ One That Got Away: Tuukka Rask
It seems as if every season in the NHL there is a trade that has a clear winner and loser. Sometimes it can take months or even years to tell who that winner is, and the impact from that deal can be felt for years to come. Related: 7 Cool Things About Auston Matthews In […]
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Maple Leafs Need Projected Salary Cap Increase
After general manager meetings wrapped up in Boca Raton last week, teams are looking forward to Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly’s announcement of the projected salary cap increase which is said to be in the range of $84 million to $88.2 million. Related: Maple Leafs – Whipping Boys of the Past Decade With the current salary […]
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Maple Leafs’ Injuries Present Opportunity for Youth
There has been a feeling of panic over the past few weeks, as a series of injuries to Morgan Rielly, Cody Ceci, Andreas Johnsson, and Frederik Andersen has thrown the Toronto Maple Leafs off course. General manager Kyle Dubas added Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford to address the team’s goaltending and toughness issues, but many […]
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Maple Leafs’ Depth Forwards Could be Key to Success
This season hasn’t exactly been one to write home about for the Toronto Maple Leafs. At 23-12-4, their record under Sheldon Keefe is solid overall, but their 8-8-3 record and five regulation wins since Jan. 6 have brought a lot into question. After embarrassing losses in Buffalo and Pittsburgh, the Leafs played maybe their most […]
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Assessing the Maple Leafs Ahead of the Trade Deadline
Five days ahead of the Feb. 24, 2020, NHL Trade Deadline, there has already been an abundance of trade activity. Some of the biggest pieces of trade bait have already been moved, and some of these players have fetched a larger return than what many people had anticipated. That said, there are names that still […]
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Capitals Have Scoring Options at the Trade Deadline
Between players like Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie, John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov, the Washington Capitals have offensive firepower. Carlson is in the midst of a career year and is likely to be the Norris Trophy favorite; Ovechkin is filling the net as usual and is on his way to becoming the greatest goalscorer […]
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Capitals Have Defensive Options at the Trade Deadline
With some high-powered offensive players already in their arsenal, the Washington Capitals may look to add some stability on the blue line at the upcoming trade deadline on Feb. 24. There are some bright spots to the Capitals’ defensive core, as John Carlson is leading the team in points and is well on his way […]
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Capitals’ Key Questions as Playoffs Approach
As the Washington Capitals continue to dominate the 2019-20 NHL season, a few questions loom in the face of Capitals fans. With two-thirds of the season now in the books, anything short of a Stanley Cup would be a disappointment for the NHL-leading Capitals. Is their performance this season enough to make them comfortable that […]
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Olaf Kolzig’s Life and Career with the Capitals
Countries like Canada, the U.S., Sweden and Russia have been the primary sources for NHL talent since Europe’s insurgence to the NHL in the 1990’s. While these five countries make up more than three quarters of NHL players, some unique countries have also contributed players to the world’s top league with one of the greatest […]
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Ovechkin’s All-Star Decision and the Logic Behind It
For a player like Alex Ovechkin, the NHL All-Star Game does not have the same appeal as it might to others. Ovechkin has reached the pinnacle of hockey, winning the 2018 Stanley Cup, entering the top-10 in goals scored in NHL history and scoring 50 goals eight times in his career. For him, the focus […]
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