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Washington Capitals: Why This Caps Team Is a Playoff Contender in 2013

April 5th, 2013
Don't look now, but the Washington Capitals are atop the Eastern Conference's Southeast Division.Favored to win the Southeast coming into the shortened 2013 season, fans around the hockey world were stunned by the team's 2-8-1 start to the campaign.In fact, the Caps only reached the .500 plateau on April 2 ...

NHL Trade Deadline: Why the Toronto Maple Leafs Must Not Trade for a Forward

April 2nd, 2013
We're now just a matter of hours from the NHL's trade deadline.With the first dominoes already dropping in Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis and Jaromir Jagr to Boston (both per TSN.ca), the time is ripe for the Toronto Maple Leafs to make a move and improve their chances of competing ...

NHL Trade Rumors: Montreal Canadiens Should Pursue Jaromir Jagr

April 2nd, 2013
Oh, trade deadline week. It never fails to generate excitement.With the 2013 NHL season being a shortened one, we were waiting until the last possible minute to decide whether or not plenty of teams would be buyers or sellers.This has resulted in a whirlwind of rumors in the days leading ...

NHL Trade Deadline Primer for the Toronto Maple Leafs

March 29th, 2013
With the NHL trade deadline just five days away, GMs around the league are bound to be working their phones looking for those few pieces that can assist them in making that push for a playoff spot in what is one of the tightest seasons standings-wise that the NHL has ...

NHL Trade Scenarios: Why the Toronto Maple Leafs Should Trade Tyler Bozak

March 22nd, 2013
Since signing on with the Toronto Maple Leafs nearly four years ago, Tyler Bozak has become a fan favorite in Toronto.Undrafted out of college (Bozak played college hockey in the United States for the Denver Pioneers), the 6'0", 195-pound Regina native has worked his way up to being Toronto's current ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Grading Their Performance in the First Half of the Season

March 12th, 2013
With 26 games in the books, the Toronto Maple Leafs have begun the second half of the 2013 regular season.Now with just 22 games remaining, Toronto sits fifth in the Eastern Conference table with a record of 15-10-1 and will look to lock up its first playoff berth in nearly ...

NHL Trade Scenarios: Could Toronto Maple Leafs Make Another Deal with the Ducks?

March 5th, 2013
With the NHL season just about half over, chatter about potential trades around the league is sure to pick up.After last season's disappointing finish, many were speculating that the Anaheim Ducks would trade Ryan Getzlaf or Corey Perry, or both, before they depart as free agents. Now that Anaheim is ...

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Blueprint for Reaching the Postseason in 2013

February 5th, 2013
It's been a hit or miss start to the 2013 NHL season for the Toronto Maple Leafs.At 4-5-0, the team is still in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race, and there's still plenty of time to improve its standing.Yet it seems like this Leafs squad really struggles to ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Why James Van Riemsdyk Will Excel This Season in Toronto

January 29th, 2013
James van Riemsdyk's first five games as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs have been impressive.In fact, van Riemsdyk is actually tied for the team lead in goals scored, with three to start the young (and shortened) season.In just 15 minutes of ice time per game, van Riemsdyk has ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Why They Can’t Use Brian Burke’s Firing as an Excuse

January 22nd, 2013
After managing the Toronto Maple Leafs for four years of futility, Brian Burke found himself removed from the general manager position and shifted into a senior advisory role.With this team being almost identical to the team Burke assembled last season, many believe that this team is not capable of locking ...