Viktor Loov wrecks Nikita Scherbak with huge open ice hit

Jeff Veillette
November 13 2015 04:41PM

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There are a lot of things about Viktor Loov that gain him price from scouts and observers. He's a strong skater, has offensive instincts, and is a hilarious interview. But nothing gets the attention of anybody faster than his gigantic open ice hits. They've come back to bite him in the past, in the form of penalties and suspensions, but tonight's rendition? Ten out of ten.

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Leafs could use a new "Goaltender of the Future"

Justin Fisher
November 13 2015 03:08PM

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It's been a wild ride watching James Reimer stopping lots of pucks and winning lots of (ok, two) games lately, but this run of good play probably hasn't changed the minds of many who believe that neither Reimer or Bernier are the answer in net.

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5 things: Nazem Kadri's future

Ryan Lambert
November 13 2015 12:17PM

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1. Things are different

When the Leafs swapped out Randy Carlyle/Peter Horachek for Mike Babcock, the most immediately apparent beneficiaries were young, super-talented guys that those coaches seemed, for some reason, to really not like very much at all.

You've got your Jake Gardiners and your Morgan Riellys, sure, but the guy who I thought was probably going to take the biggest step forward under the new regime was a fellow called Nazem Kadri. It is rare to see a player get so badly mishandled by a coach, and then be maligned for having been mishandled, in the manner that Kadri was over the final few years of Carlyle's tenure.

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LFR9 - Game 16 - Yup - Tor 2, Nsh 1 (SO)

Steve Dangle
November 13 2015 11:57AM

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The Leafs have won back-to-back games, I'm thrilled with the team, and oh no this is the part where I get my hopes up.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
November 13 2015 06:45AM

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Sedins beating father time, Tootoo says Burrows crossed the line, Stamkos agent gives contract update, Andrew Ladd negotiations, cap and waiver concerns for Flames, Oilers defense rebuilt, Taylor Hall, Alex Ovechkin, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings

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