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Calgary Sun
Elite Canadian prospects not in abundance this yearAccording to some, the top Canadian born-and-raised prospect heading into this
Elite Canadian prospects not in abundance this year
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
According to some, the top Canadian born-and-raised prospect heading into this summer's draft likely will be Michael McLeod. The 6-foot-1 Mississauga Steelheads centre, who has 19 goals and 56 points in 48 games the OHL, has been compared to... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Maple Leafs prepare for rare cross-Canada road tripO Canada, here come the Maple Leafs. For only the second time in 99 years, the
Maple Leafs prepare for rare cross-Canada road trip
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
O Canada, here come the Maple Leafs. For only the second time in 99 years, the club will play four straight road games in the Great White North, at one of the most curious times in their history. The Leafs are trying to re-brand their franchise the... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Leafs fans can be patient with the Babcock era aheadThe applause was generous. Most at the Air Canada Centre stayed sitting in thei
Leafs fans can be patient with the Babcock era ahead
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 2 days ago
The applause was generous. Most at the Air Canada Centre stayed sitting in their seats, although a few chose to stand and offer Mike Babcock a little extra. Which seemed appropriate. Babcock was behind the bench Thursday night for the 1,000th... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Limping Leafs try to break nasty slump as offence continues to sputterThe Toronto forward is currently mired in a 10-game goalless drought – his long
Limping Leafs try to break nasty slump as offence continues to sputter
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 4 days ago
The Toronto forward is currently mired in a 10-game goalless drought – his longest as a member of the Maple Leafs. He’s one of many players struggling to score as Toronto endures its second major slide of the season. The Leafs, who return to action... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Leafs hope offence will finally click as they try to break out of nasty slumpToronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock watches his team play during the th
Leafs hope offence will finally click as they try to break out of nasty slump
Brandon Sun / Posted 5 days ago
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock watches his team play during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla., on Jan. 26, 2016. P.A. Parenteau doesn't remember a time he played better without actually... Read more
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Vavel
Toronto Maple Leafs Hoping For Offense in the Second Half02-02-2016 The Mike Babcock effect can be seen throughout the Toronto Maple Lea
Toronto Maple Leafs Hoping For Offense in the Second Half
Vavel / Posted 5 days ago
02-02-2016 The Mike Babcock effect can be seen throughout the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team is playing better despite sitting with the worst record in the NHL. With a number of UFA and... Read more
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TSN
Leafs hope offence will finally click after breakTORONTO - P.A. Parenteau doesn't remember a time he played better without actua
Leafs hope offence will finally click after break
TSN / Posted 5 days ago
TORONTO - P.A. Parenteau doesn't remember a time he played better without actually scoring. The Toronto forward is currently mired in a 10-game goalless drought — his longest as a member of the Maple Leafs. He's one of many players struggling to... Read more
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TSN
TSN Hockey's Top 10 Storylines of the weekScott Cullen takes a look at the top stories from January 23rd through January
TSN Hockey's Top 10 Storylines of the week
TSN / Posted 8 days ago
Scott Cullen takes a look at the top stories from January 23rd through January 29th, including Wideman, Scott, Ovechkin, Toews, Horcoff, Barkov, Thornton and more. WIDEMAN’S REFEREE RUN-IN Wideman, a 32-year-old who doesn’t have a reputation for... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Who to watch for and why at the Top Prospects GameThe BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game comes to us from the wonderful city of Vanco
Who to watch for and why at the Top Prospects Game
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 10 days ago
The BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game comes to us from the wonderful city of Vancouver Thursday evening. The past three times the game was played in a WHL city, Don Cherry and Bobby Orr were not in attendance, but with a Pat Quinn element to this year’s... Read more
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Toronto Star
A Leafs family trip, from the father’s shoes to the son’s sweatersNOTES: Centre Nick Spaling is expected to return to the lineup. He missed 16 ga
A Leafs family trip, from the father’s shoes to the son’s sweaters
Toronto Star / Posted 12 days ago
NOTES: Centre Nick Spaling is expected to return to the lineup. He missed 16 games with an undisclosed upper-body injury. To make room, James van Riemsdyk (fractured left foot) was placed on long-term injury reserve . . . James Reimer is scheduled to... Read more
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ESPN
Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 24-31It was a tough news day for fantasy owners of two of the top goaltenders in the
Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 24-31
ESPN / Posted 12 days ago
It was a tough news day for fantasy owners of two of the top goaltenders in the NHL on Thursday. Carey Price and Sergei Bobrovsky, who own two of the past three Vezina Trophies, both received some bad news. Price's news was not surprising, but still... Read more
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NHL.com
Philadelphia Flyers to host first You Can Play Night against Boston BruinsPHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers will host the first You Can Play Night
Philadelphia Flyers to host first You Can Play Night against Boston Bruins
NHL.com / Posted 12 days ago
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers will host the first You Can Play Night of the season Monday when they play the Boston Bruins (7 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, NESN, CSN-PH) at Wells Fargo Center. The You Can Play Project was created to ensure... Read more
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TSN
Rielly sparks struggling Maple Leafs offenceTSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – He couldn’t actually see Nazem Kadri streak
Rielly sparks struggling Maple Leafs offence
TSN / Posted 14 days ago
TSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – He couldn’t actually see Nazem Kadri streaking to the front of the Montreal net, but he heard him calling and Morgan Rielly managed to fling a backhand pass into his teammate’s wheelhouse for a rare Leafs... Read more
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NHL.com
Dave Keon, Tim Horton, Turk Broda added to Toronto Maple Leafs' Legends RowKeon, 75, was among the latest group of former Maple Leafs stars to join Legend
Dave Keon, Tim Horton, Turk Broda added to Toronto Maple Leafs' Legends Row
NHL.com / Posted 14 days ago
Keon, 75, was among the latest group of former Maple Leafs stars to join Legends Row, a collection of statues located outside Air Canada Centre in Maple Leafs Square. Also honored prior to Toronto's game against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday... Read more
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TSN
Fantasy hockey forecaster Week 17It was a tough news day for fantasy owners of two of the top goaltenders in the
Fantasy hockey forecaster Week 17
TSN / Posted 15 days ago
It was a tough news day for fantasy owners of two of the top goaltenders in the NHL on Thursday. Carey Price and Sergei Bobrovsky, who own two of the past three Vezina Trophies, both received some bad news. Price's news was not surprising, but still... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Leafs must win ugly before bright future arrivesTORONTO – When you are part of a rebuilding organization, there are times when
Leafs must win ugly before bright future arrives
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 16 days ago
TORONTO – When you are part of a rebuilding organization, there are times when the ugly present dwarfs the theoretically bright future. “I like winning,” said Babcock. “That’s how I measure my enjoyment.” There hasn’t been very much to smile about... Read more
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TSN
The secrets of Reimer's successTSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – James Reimer was two minutes or so from reg
The secrets of Reimer's success
TSN / Posted 16 days ago
TSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – James Reimer was two minutes or so from registering his first shutout in more than two years on Thursday night before Jordan Staal pounced on a Justin Faulk rebound and beat him with the overtime winner. Reimer... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Babcock on Maple Leafs' scoring woes: 'What are you expecting?'Scoring, or a lack thereof, has been a central theme to the Maple Leafs’ recent
Babcock on Maple Leafs' scoring woes: 'What are you expecting?'
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 16 days ago
Scoring, or a lack thereof, has been a central theme to the Maple Leafs’ recent woes. They’ve scored just eight goals in that seven game span. Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock addressed the club’s recent slide in his post-game press conference,... Read more
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TSN
Players with biggest possession changesEarlier in the season, I wrote about changes in team possession results compare
Players with biggest possession changes
TSN / Posted 16 days ago
Earlier in the season, I wrote about changes in team possession results compared to last season. Naturally, there was massive improvement in Buffalo, but also Montreal and Toronto, while Pittsburgh, Ottawa and the Islanders were watching their... Read more
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NHL.com
DraftKings daily fantasy value picks for Jan. 21Each day during the 2015-16 season, NHL.com's fantasy staff will identify one p
DraftKings daily fantasy value picks for Jan. 21
NHL.com / Posted 16 days ago
Each day during the 2015-16 season, NHL.com's fantasy staff will identify one player at each position worth owning in DraftKings daily fantasy hockey contests. Based on factors including but not limited to matchups, line combinations, power-play... Read more
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TSN
Elliott comes throughSt. Louis survives a shorthanded night on the blueline, Anaheim and Chicago mak
Elliott comes through
TSN / Posted 17 days ago
St. Louis survives a shorthanded night on the blueline, Anaheim and Chicago make a trade, fantasy and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking. Brian Elliott – The Blues goaltender stopped 29 of 30 shots in a 2-1 win at Detroit. He’s done a... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
NHL Power Rankings: The Injury-Stricken EditionHealth is often dragged out as a reason for why a team is faltering, and not as
NHL Power Rankings: The Injury-Stricken Edition
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 17 days ago
Health is often dragged out as a reason for why a team is faltering, and not as much as a source of success. Chicago, which ranks second overall in NHL health, has followed MVP fave Patrick Kane's record-breaking point streak with a franchise-best... Read more
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TSN
Leafs unfazed by increasing trade chatterTSN Senior Hockey Reporter PHILADELPHIA - Even if a Stanley Cup playoff berth
Leafs unfazed by increasing trade chatter
TSN / Posted 18 days ago
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter PHILADELPHIA - Even if a Stanley Cup playoff berth seemed like little more than a pipe dream prior to the Maple Leafs’ 8-2-2 run in December, the team’s current five-game losing skid has all but extinguished any flicker of... Read more
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TSN
Maple Leafs unfazed by increasing trade chatterTSN Senior Hockey Reporter PHILADELPHIA - Even if a Stanley Cup playoff berth
Maple Leafs unfazed by increasing trade chatter
TSN / Posted 18 days ago
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter PHILADELPHIA - Even if a Stanley Cup playoff berth seemed like little more than a pipe dream prior to the Maple Leafs’ 8-2-2 run in December, the team’s current five-game losing skid has all but extinguished any flicker of... Read more
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Brandon Sun
TSN says account that sent out bogus van Riemsdyk trade alert was compromisedToronto Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk (21) battles for the puck wi
TSN says account that sent out bogus van Riemsdyk trade alert was compromised
Brandon Sun / Posted 18 days ago
Toronto Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk (21) battles for the puck with Buffalo Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y. TSN says the Twitter account for... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
NHL players cheer for loonie’s recovery as reduced revenues sink salariesLast Friday was a big day for NHL players. It was payday – and it happened to b
NHL players cheer for loonie’s recovery as reduced revenues sink salaries
The Globe and Mail / Posted 18 days ago
Last Friday was a big day for NHL players. It was payday – and it happened to be their biggest of the year. That particular cheque was for nearly 11 per cent of their salary for the season, meaning a player earning $5-million would receive more than... Read more
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Daily Journal
5 things to watch in Game 44: Flyers vs. Maple LeafsMark Streit and the Flyers are trending upward while Tyler Bozak and the Maple
5 things to watch in Game 44: Flyers vs. Maple Leafs
Daily Journal / Posted 19 days ago
Mark Streit and the Flyers are trending upward while Tyler Bozak and the Maple Leafs are in the basement of the league. (Photo: Getty Images) Tonight: Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Site: Wells Fargo Center / Philadelphia, Pa. Records: Flyers... Read more
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TSN
Goal funk has Maple Leafs scufflingTSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO - Just before the end of 2015, Mike Babcock c
Goal funk has Maple Leafs scuffling
TSN / Posted 19 days ago
TSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO - Just before the end of 2015, Mike Babcock could sense a rising optimism in the coverage of his then-surprisingly successful team. “This conversation’s very rosy here today,” the Maple Leafs head coach remarked to... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Nylander's path to Maple Leafs now not as clearNot necessarily for the 19-year-old to get called up by the goal-starved Toront
Nylander's path to Maple Leafs now not as clear
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 19 days ago
Not necessarily for the 19-year-old to get called up by the goal-starved Toronto Maple Leafs. But for the debate to at least be raging about whether it was the right thing to do. Consider: The Leafs, with all of five goals to show for in an ongoing... Read more
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NHL.com
Chicago Blackhawks try to make more history by winning franchise-record 12th straightThe Blackhawks will try for a team-record 12th consecutive victory when they vi
Chicago Blackhawks try to make more history by winning franchise-record 12th straight
NHL.com / Posted 20 days ago
The Blackhawks will try for a team-record 12th consecutive victory when they visit the Predators (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN1, SNO, CSN-CH). Chicago matched the team mark set in 2012-13 by winning its 11th in a row Sunday, defeating the Montreal Canadiens,... Read more
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TSN
Blackhawks drop Leafs for 10th straightTORONTO - Patrick Kane and penalties were the undoing of the Toronto Maple Leaf
Blackhawks drop Leafs for 10th straight
TSN / Posted 22 days ago
TORONTO - Patrick Kane and penalties were the undoing of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kane had a hat trick as the Chicago Blackhawks earned their 10th straight win with a 4-1 victory in Toronto on Friday night. Kane, who added an assist for a four-point... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Maple Leafs chasing No. 1 overall pick while maintaining dignityFans of the Toronto Maple Leafs and fans of common sense – often mutually exclu
Maple Leafs chasing No. 1 overall pick while maintaining dignity
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 22 days ago
Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs and fans of common sense – often mutually exclusive, but less so lately – are likely beginning to exhale as this pivotal NHL season turns toward the second half. After those nervous days of December when it appeared... Read more
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TSN
Leafs can’t stop Kane, surging BlackhawksTSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – When he was preparing for the Chicago Black
Leafs can’t stop Kane, surging Blackhawks
TSN / Posted 22 days ago
TSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – When he was preparing for the Chicago Blackhawks ahead of a Friday night meeting Mike Babcock, watching his soon-to-be opponents' performance in Montreal, almost couldn’t believe what he was seeing. “I saw some... Read more
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TSN
Kane's hat trick lifts Blackhawks over Leafs for 10th straightTORONTO - Patrick Kane had a hat trick and the Chicago Blackhawks earned their
Kane's hat trick lifts Blackhawks over Leafs for 10th straight
TSN / Posted 22 days ago
TORONTO - Patrick Kane had a hat trick and the Chicago Blackhawks earned their 10th straight win with a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. Artemi Panarin also scored and assisted on two of Kane's goals for the Blackhawks (30-13-4).... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Kane's hat trick lifts Blackhawks over Maple Leafs 4-1; Chicago wins 10 straightChicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his hat trick agains
Kane's hat trick lifts Blackhawks over Maple Leafs 4-1; Chicago wins 10 straight
Brandon Sun / Posted 22 days ago
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his hat trick against the Toronto Maple Leafs with teammate Artemi Panarin (72) during third period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Friday, January 15, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Kane's hat trick powers Blackhawks past LeafsKane, who added an assist for a four-point night, now has 28 goals on the seaso
Kane's hat trick powers Blackhawks past Leafs
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 22 days ago
Kane, who added an assist for a four-point night, now has 28 goals on the season – best in the NHL. The Blackhawks’ win puts Chicago in first in the Central Division, a point ahead of the Dallas Stars, who played in Anaheim later Friday night. Kane... Read more
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ESPN
Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 18-24Hats off to the kids. Three players 20 years or younger have contributed a hat
Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 18-24
ESPN / Posted 22 days ago
Hats off to the kids. Three players 20 years or younger have contributed a hat trick to fantasy hockey owners this past week. While familiar with all three players, fantasy owners only have a relationship with Domi. Owned in more than 97 percent of... Read more
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TSN
Fantasy hockey forecaster for Week 16Hats off to the kids. Three players 20 years or younger have contributed a hat
Fantasy hockey forecaster for Week 16
TSN / Posted 23 days ago
Hats off to the kids. Three players 20 years or younger have contributed a hat trick to fantasy hockey owners this past week. Sam Reinhart, the second overall pick in the 2014 draft, started things off with three goals for the Buffalo Sabres on... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
NHL Trade Rumour Roundup: Teams kick tires on Leafs' JVRThe NHL’s trade deadline looms just a month and a half away. The Seth Jones–Ry
NHL Trade Rumour Roundup: Teams kick tires on Leafs' JVR
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 23 days ago
The NHL’s trade deadline looms just a month and a half away. The Seth Jones–Ryan Johansen blockbuster and the Jonathan Drouin trade request have whet fans’ appetite for hockey deals, and more general managers are coming out to say whether they’re... Read more
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ESPN
Statistically Speaking: Ovechkin in a league of his ownFrom the weekend Sean Couturier: The Flyers center put up a goal and an assist
Statistically Speaking: Ovechkin in a league of his own
ESPN / Posted 23 days ago
From the weekend Sean Couturier: The Flyers center put up a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-0 win vs. the Islanders; he has 12 points (6 G, 6 A) in the past 10 games. He has the profile of an elite two-way center, playing quality competition,... Read more
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TSN
Phaneuf: ‘We’re going in the right direction’TSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – The first half of the Maple Leafs season en
Phaneuf: ‘We’re going in the right direction’
TSN / Posted 24 days ago
TSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – The first half of the Maple Leafs season ended with their first three-game losing streak since late November. Toronto’s first 41 games (16-18-7), however, have the club feeling optimistic. Dion Phaneuf, the Leafs... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Shawn Matthias still looking for stability in the NHLTORONTO — There is a part of Shawn Matthias that has to wonder if the promise o
Shawn Matthias still looking for stability in the NHL
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 24 days ago
TORONTO — There is a part of Shawn Matthias that has to wonder if the promise of NHL stability will remain forever dangling like a carrot at the end of a treadmill. Within sight, but always a little out of reach. His first half-season with the... Read more
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TSN
Phaneuf on first half: ‘We’re going in the right direction’TSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – The first half of the Maple Leafs season en
Phaneuf on first half: ‘We’re going in the right direction’
TSN / Posted 24 days ago
TSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – The first half of the Maple Leafs season ended with their first three-game losing streak since late November. Toronto’s first 41 games (16-18-7), however, have the club feeling optimistic. Dion Phaneuf, the Leafs... Read more
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TSN
Oilers recall F KassianKeep updated on all the injury news and roster moves from around the NHL with d
Oilers recall F Kassian
TSN / Posted 24 days ago
Keep updated on all the injury news and roster moves from around the NHL with daily Ice Chips. Claim defenceman Kevin Connauton from Blue Jackets. - Bob McKenzie, TSN Jonas Hiller is starting his first game tonight vs. the Panthers since Dec 12.... Read more
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TSN
Preds place Hodgson on waiversKeep updated on all the injury news and roster moves from around the NHL with d
Preds place Hodgson on waivers
TSN / Posted 25 days ago
Keep updated on all the injury news and roster moves from around the NHL with daily Ice Chips. Claim defenceman Kevin Connauton from Blue Jackets. - Bob McKenzie, TSN Place defenceman Nate Guenin on waivers. - Bob McKenzie, TSN Recall forward Zack... Read more
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TSN
Babcock has justified the hype in Leafs’ first halfTSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – The Maple Leafs hover very close to bottom
Babcock has justified the hype in Leafs’ first half
TSN / Posted 25 days ago
TSN Maple Leafs Reporter TORONTO – The Maple Leafs hover very close to bottom of the Eastern Conference, nowhere near a playoff spot. And yet, the first half of their season would qualify as a relative success. Toronto, which struggled with scoring... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Forward Leivo gets opportunity with Maple Leafs after strong start with MarliesBuffalo Sabres Joel Armia (33) and Toronto Maple Leafs Josh Leivo (32) chase do
Forward Leivo gets opportunity with Maple Leafs after strong start with Marlies
Brandon Sun / Posted 25 days ago
Buffalo Sabres Joel Armia (33) and Toronto Maple Leafs Josh Leivo (32) chase down a puck during second period pre-season NHL action in Toronto on Sunday, September 28, 2014. For Leivo, the timing of his recall from the American Hockey League couldn't... Read more
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TSN
Leivo gets opportunity with Maple Leafs after strong startTORONTO - For Josh Leivo, the timing of his recall from the American Hockey Lea
Leivo gets opportunity with Maple Leafs after strong start
TSN / Posted 25 days ago
TORONTO - For Josh Leivo, the timing of his recall from the American Hockey League couldn't have been better. The 22-year-old forward was riding a five-game point streak with the Toronto Marlies when he was called up by the Maple Leafs this week.... Read more
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NHL.com
Fantasy hockey top 100 forward rankings: Positive regression candidates for second halfEvery Tuesday during the season, NHL.com fantasy hockey insider Pete Jensen pro
Fantasy hockey top 100 forward rankings: Positive regression candidates for second half
NHL.com / Posted 26 days ago
Every Tuesday during the season, NHL.com fantasy hockey insider Pete Jensen provides in-depth forward analysis. From updated weekly top-100 rankings to trending players and more, Jensen is your go-to guy for fantasy forward advice all season... Read more
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TSN
van Riemsdyk to miss 6-to-8 weeksTORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk is expected to miss si
van Riemsdyk to miss 6-to-8 weeks
TSN / Posted 26 days ago
TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk is expected to miss six to eight weeks due to a non-displaced fracture in his left foot. The 26-year-old left-winger has 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) in 40 games this season. Van Riemsdyk... Read more
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