The Magical Time Before The Instigator Rule

Jonathan Willis
March 28 2012 10:25AM

Show any hard hit on a star player, or any cheap shot, and someone is bound to talk about the need to dump the instigator rule. They may reference the magical time before the instigator rule was implemented, generally in a ‘back when men were men and rats were hunted down and killed’ sort of way.

It’s self-delusion, of course.

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The Tank Canetinues

Matt Stephen
March 27 2012 10:04PM

Fore More Years
Fore More Years

On the same night the Caps and Sabres were fighting over a position that the Leafs held onto firmly only seven weeks ago, the Leafs were engaged in a less momentous battle for 12th place. Or should I say battle for 13th place? While the bubble teams fight it out for 8th, the Leafs are in a race to dead last where the consolation prize for a disappointing season resides in a high draft pick.

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Combing The Desert For Good Young Players

Leafs Nation Podcast
March 26 2012 09:32PM

 

Through the rough times that have been these past seven years, fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs have been forced to grasp at the straws for some traces of hope in an otherwise disappointing season. If the team is absolutely horrible, it's only reasonable that we turn our focus from the failure of the group to a few individual successes that make the wait for the playoffs (at least somewhat) bearable.

This week, Danny Gray and I take a look at a few of the Leafs' younger players, Carter Ashton, Matt Frattin, Nazem Kadri, and Cody Franson, to name a few, and assess what we've seen of them so far under new coach Randy Carlyle.

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Should the Leafs employ a shootout specialist?

John Lofranco
March 26 2012 07:29AM

nifty mittens

No.

Oh, you want more? Ok. Bear with me because this is a very rudimentary statistical analysis, but it's my first time with graphs and stuff. I don't even know how many of them will make it into the post, but here we go!

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Nation Radio - March 24, 2012

NationRadio
March 25 2012 09:24AM

As the Oilers work to play spoiler in the final eighth of the season, other Canadian teams are still (fruitlessly?) battling to make the dance. Today on Nation Radio we talk prospects, junior hockey, Edmonton's last gasp this season as well as the fading dreams of the Flames and Jets.

This is Nation Radio.

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