Turning Marlies into Maple Leafs

Cam Charron
June 10 2014 02:04PM

I saw it being shared around the Twitters, and I must say I couldn't disagree more with Jeff Langridge's assertion that to become an NHL player, one must effectively be drafted and seasoned in the minors for x number of years prior to becoming "NHL-ready".

There are, at any given time, 540 jobs for skaters in the NHL, and only half of those players should be deemed at a high-enough level above replacement that a player of a similar skill level couldn't be picked up freely on waivers, like Jussi Jokinen, or close to free via a low round pick, like Mathieu Perreault. That means that when you draft a player, you're hoping that he'll wind up in the Top 270 or thereabouts.

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Playoff LFR: Gotham's Reckoning

Steve Dangle
June 10 2014 12:16PM

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The LA up 3-0 over New York, I am convinced that the Kings are the Bane of the NHL.

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Slow News Day / The Square

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 09 2014 02:29PM


It is the worst day of all days. It's what you come to dread after the final buzzer of the final game. It's the opposite of what any fan of the sport could possibly want. It's that imperfect spot in the sea of news.

Today, it is 4PM and nothing is going on with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Where hockey's new numbers get it wrong

Cam Charron
June 09 2014 12:47PM

Like a lot of people, I've become increasingly concerned with the importance placed on several of these newfangled stats that take away from my enjoyment of the NHL game. Hockey was a better sport before all the bookkeepers came along and started siphoning out the fun by cataloguing everything and determining the best players in the game based on who scored goals and made assists.

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Mailbag: Lazy Sunday

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 08 2014 02:49PM


I've probably used this title before, but I don't know that it really matters. Today, I'm focusing my day on cleaning my room, doing laundry, responding to messages, and laying the foundation several weeks worth of content for this site. In the process, I noticed that I had a mailbag email (!!), a mailbag tweet (!!!) and 23 AskFM questions. I really need to chip away at these, so we may have more mailbags over the next week or two. The bottom three questions are three months old, for reference.

To submit a question, send me a tweetemail meask me, or leave a comment.

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