Dion Phaneuf can't fight in that situation

Cam Charron
January 18 2012 02:20PM

Dion Phaneuf, the Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, needs to be less selfish and must pick his spots more intelligently (if at all) when it comes to fighting. Even if his honour is at stake, it's the worst thing Phaneuf can do in any situation, as not just the team's Captain, but as its best defenseman.

His team's rivalry with the Ottawa Senators picked up for maybe the first time since Phaneuf became a Leaf.

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Midseason Awards, Part II: The Norris and the Selke

Jonathan Willis
January 18 2012 01:13PM

As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site.

Today, we look at the second set of our midseason awards: our picks for the winners of the Norris and Selke trophies.

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Is Korbinian Holzer Going To Be Traded?

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2012 10:36AM

(screen grab via mapleleafs.com)

The 23-year old defenseman is in the middle of his second AHL season, and rumour has it that multiple teams might be interested enough to take him in exchange for some help right now.

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Midseason Awards, Part I: The Hart and The Vezina

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2012 10:11AM

As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site.

This morning, we unveil the first of our midseason awards: our picks for the winners of the Hart and Vezina Trophies.

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And Gardiner Returns…

Jonathan Willis
January 16 2012 04:10PM

As it turns out, the decision to send defenseman Jake Gardiner down to the Toronto Marlies was just a chance to get him some game action. The Leafs recalled the young defenseman earlier today, one day after demoting him to the minors.

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