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How the AHL’s new fighting rules will affect the Marlies

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com As the American Hockey League evolves themselves more and more into a highly skilled developmental league that competes with even Europe’s best rosters, the league has done its best to minimize the “goon factor” of the league. Enforcers who no longer have jobs at the top are spilling over into new…

Counting Chickens and Jimmy Vesey

Embed from Getty Images August 15th is 40 days away. For the uninitiated, that’s when NCAA players who have passed their period of eligibility without signing an NHL contract can test the market as unrestricted free agents, forgoing the draft rights obtained by their first team years ago. The Leafs are expected to lose a…

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Leafs announce plans for Centennial Season

It’s been a fun hundred years of being richer and cooler than all and better than most. The Toronto Maple Leafs are celebrating their centennial in this upcoming 16/17 season, and today, the team made some announcements as to what the year will entail.

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Talkin’ about Lou’s Rules

Embed from Getty Images By now you’ve probably got an inkling that Lou Lamoriello has a few practices that make him a bit unique as a general manager. Call it old school or military-like, either way, he has a number of somewhat quirky ideas about how a team should be run, and how to push the notion of…

WWYDW: Know Your Role

Embed from Getty Images We’re going to keep WWYDW a little bit on the simple side once again this week. Today, let’s talk about some of the newest members of the team and where you think they’ll stand in the lineup.