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The Toronto Sports Network(s) might run Nylander out of town

I don’t have any NHL or sports media connections, but one thing that I know for sure is that professional athletes, for the most part, read all the things written about them. Tweets, articles, Instagram comments, they see all that stuff. They also watch things like Insider Trading on TSN, Sportsnet, whatever. Players like to…

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Should the NHL revamp the way it hands out penalties?

Something stuck out to me the other night when Mitch Marner was (perhaps undeservedly) awarded a penalty shot against the Senators: Instead of the one-and-done breakaway, I wanted to see the powerplay go to work. I’d rather the whole 34-91-16-43-44 show. This got me to thinking about how perhaps the league should look at allowing…

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Maybe it’s Dubas, not Nylander, that’s the nightmare negotiator

Yes, it’s another Nylander contract article. And before we get into it, let’s establish something: Darren Dreger doesn’t really know anything about the Leafs and is sad because this new management group doesn’t feed him information like Nonis did, so his “Nylander is looking for Draisatl money” claims are likely trash. It’s perhaps best to…

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Auston Matthews is like nothing we’ve ever seen

For a lot of Leafs supporters, at this point I think the most common first reaction to an Auston Matthews goal isn’t a yell, or jump-up, or fist pump. It’s laughter in disbelief. At least that’s where I find myself these days. Last night in the season opener Matthews was up to old tricks: Scoring…

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Predicting the 2018-19 NHL Season

The wait is over and hockey is back tonight. Toronto. Montreal. It’s exciting times heading into perhaps the most talked-about Leafs season in the last 30 years, Before things get rolling, it’s time for our writers to get their pre-season takes out there for us to praise or laugh at eight months. I kept things…

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Leafs have taken calls on Nylander, Canes with confirmed interest

Let’s preface this whole thing by saying the chances of William Nylander being moved due to this contract dispute are still slim-to-none. With that said, it’s still worth noting that teams are circling and perhaps making a play at prying him loose from Toronto – at least that’s the word on the street. Earlier this…

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Preseason Player Preview: Auston Matthews

In 2016, after the draft lottery but before the Leafs actually selected him, I wrote that “Auston Matthews scores goals, and plenty of them“, detailing how Toronto would be getting a center that wasn’t a prototypical distributor the fanbase may have been dreaming about. Instead, based on his numbers to that point, it was clear…

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Getting bored with fantasy hockey? Try a hockey wins pool

I’ve run and been part of regular season hockey pools for a number of years, but one thing I’ve noticed recently is they can become terrible too easily. Put simply, they sort of stink, especially compared to fantasy football. Everyone who’s played fantasy hockey has likely run into the same problems year over year: Someone…