Is Phil Kessel a Coach Killer?, or "Hey, Look at This Nonsense!"

Justin Fisher
February 09 2015 11:14AM

The Hockey News has released the cover of their upcoming deadline special and, well...

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Magical Mystery Scouting Tour Continues, Plus UFA Updates

Justin Fisher
February 08 2015 11:37AM

Dave Nonis is In Your City, Scouting Your Players

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis's magical scouting tour continues, as was reported last night by Elliotte Friedman during Hockey Night in Canada's Saturday Headlines segment.

After spending some time in Nashville to take in the Predators-Ducks tilt on Thursday evening, Nonis popped up in a foreign press box once again yesterday to scout the Los Angeles Kings' 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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TLN Top Twenty Leafs Prospects Midterm Ranking: #5 to #1

Justin Fisher
February 07 2015 07:22PM

#5 - Josh Leivo

For a couple of years now, it’s seemed like Josh Leivo is right on the cusp of earning his keep with the big club. Since wrapping up a strong junior career with the Sudbury Wolves and Kitchener Rangers, Leivo has done nothing but produce in the pros. The former third-round pick scored 23 goals in his debut season in the AHL last year. This year, he has 13 points in 22 AHL games. Not stellar numbers, but steady. Leivo also measures well in shot-based metrics: he’s averaging 2.64 shots on goal on a per-game basis this year. Most eventual top-nine NHL forwards average in the realm of 3 per game in the minors.

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LGD - Bad vs. Worse

Justin Fisher
February 07 2015 02:10PM

Today should have been a great day. With the Edmonton Oilers in town, it would have been the perfect opportunity to make fun of such a terrible, miserable, no good organization that hasn't won crap for years and can't seem to pull themselves out of the NHL's basement despite first overall pick after first overall pick after first overall pick.

But no. The Toronto Maple Leafs had to go and lose their franchise record eleventh game in a row last night. They're just as terrible, miserable, and no good an organization than the Oilers. We've reached the lowest of lows here, people.

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Leafs Postgame - Make It Eleven

Justin Fisher
February 06 2015 08:01PM

At some point, something's gotta give. The Leafs once again outshot and outchanced an opponent, but left the ice tonight with nothing to show for it. Well, that's not entirely true. They leave New Jersey with an impressive 11-game losing streak, after dropping tonight's contest against the Devils by a score of 4-1.

And so help me Hockey Gods, if I hear another person try to tell me it's a "winless streak" and not a "losing streak", I'm going to drop hockey forever. 

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