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March 20 2015 06:03AM

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The Kadri saga continues, LA Kings conspiracy theories, Jannik Hansen owns Dion Phaneuf, Flames dominate the Pacific division, Ben 'Sievens', Michael Hutchinson and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKIngs.

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LFR8 - Game 72- Shark Tank - SJ 4, Tor 1

Steve Dangle
March 19 2015 10:30PM

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Praise for Jumbo Joe and some food for thought on the incomparable CapGeek.

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Horachek blasts Maple Leafs' top players: 'It was like a pro-team playing a non-pro team'

Thomas Drance
March 19 2015 09:07PM

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Toronto Maple Leafs interim head coach Peter Horachek is seeing the same things we are, and he isn't happy about it.

"It was like a pro-team playing a non-pro team," Horachek said following Thursday nights latest ugly effort, a lopsided 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks. 

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Leafs Postgame - More like the Pirañas

Jeff Veillette
March 19 2015 08:22PM

When you're a dysfunctional team that desperately wants to turn things around, the best case scenario is to face a dysfunctional team that desperately just wants their season to be over. Unfortunately for the sake of entertainment, the Leafs are the latter half of that equation. Fortunately for the sake of the reverse standings, the Leafs are the latter half of that equation.

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Leafs GM Nonis: 'There's a couple of players in the draft that could alter the fortunes of a team'

Thomas Drance
March 19 2015 12:30PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing out the string of a long and painful season.

Losing in the NHL comes with a silver lining though, as this unwatchable iteration of the Maple Leafs is exceedingly likely - the likelihood sits at 69 percent according to sportsclubstats.com - to finish 27th in the league, thereby acquiring a 9.5 percent shot at landing the top overall pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. 

Landing that top pick and selecting Connor McDavid, a true generational talent, would be a game changer for the Maple Leafs (or any other team). Though to hear Dave Nonis tell it, there are perhaps some other names in this upcoming draft class that could fundamentally alter the trajectory of the franchise as well.

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