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Nazem Kadri: Will He Sink or Swim with Maple Leafs?

January 19th, 2013
He’s finally made it. With the Toronto Maple Leafs deciding to have a slightly younger lineup, Nazem Kadri has finally made the Leafs’ roster out of training camp. That won’t be enough for Kadri, as he still has a lot of work to do if he wants to prove that ...

Offseason Grades for Every NHL Team, Mid-Lockout Edition

October 2nd, 2012
It's time for the NHL teams to get their report cards.Some teams did a lot. Some teams did very little. Some of the teams that did a lot might not have improved, while teams that did little improved a lot.If the NHL wasn't locked out right now, we would be ...

5 Ways the Cancellation of NHL Preseason Games Will Affect Regular Season

October 2nd, 2012
With the NHL preseason officially canceled, hockey fans are going to have to wait even longer to watch the game they love.The cancellation of the preseason will have its effects on the regular season, some positive and some negative. Teams that went far into the playoffs will have more time ...

13 Reasons the Toronto Marlies’ Season Could Be a Precursor to Leafs’ Future

September 28th, 2012
With the Toronto Maple Leafs not playing due to the NHL lockout, there is an excellent opportunity for the Toronto Marlies to build upon last season's success. Players that were with the Marlies will continue to develop, but there are players that played with the Leafs last season that are ...

NHL Lockout: Who Is to Blame?

September 18th, 2012
The NHL lockout is now three days old, and there is no end in sight. Only seven years after the last lockout ended, NHL fans are now faced with the possibility that they might miss another season.Who exactly is to blame for the lockout?The answer is fairly simple, but it's ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: No Upgrade in Net Will Make for a Long 2012-13 Season

August 7th, 2012
Going into the offseason, everyone knew that the Toronto Maple Leafs biggest need was a more experienced goaltender. Whatever Brian Burke needed to do acquire one, the fans probably would have agreed with whatever the Leafs gave up. Any name that has been thrown around as being available, be it ...

NHL Trade Rumors: One Contract Each Team Would Love to Move to Free Up Cap Space

July 24th, 2012
When an NHL team signs a new player, they are depending on that player becoming a reliable player for them, whether he be a first-line sniper or a fourth-line bruiser. The hope is that they earn all the money that they gave the player in his new contract. The problem ...

1 Prospect from Each Team That Will Play in the NHL Next Season

May 15th, 2012
Four more teams remain in the hunt for the Stanley Cup. While they remain focused on the ultimate goal in the playoffs, the other 26 teams are preparing for next season.They're looking at potential free agents they would like to sign, exploring trades that would improve their roster and scouting ...

Mikhail Grabovski Re-Signs: What Does It Mean for Toronto’s Future?

March 6th, 2012
Mikahail Grabovski will be a Toronto Maple Leaf for quite some time longer after he signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract. Working out to $5.5 million per year, Grabovski will be the highest-paid Maple Leaf forward starting next season.Some may argue that he has been overpaid, but with the contracts ...

Jonas Gustavsson or Ben Scrivens: Who’s Better Backup for Toronto Maple Leafs?

November 18th, 2011
Ever since James Reimer went down with concussion-like symptoms nearly a month ago, Jonas Gustavsson and Ben Scrivens have been fighting for playing time. Now the question is, when Reimer finally returns, who deserves to be his backup?Both goalies have played well during their stints in goal, and both have ...