In the Pipeline - February 1st

Greg Thomson
February 02 2012 12:28AM

Editor's Note: This is Greg Thomson's first contribution to The Leafs Nation. He'll be helping keep an eye on the Leafs' prospects in the CHL and NCAA.

With most of the emphasis on the Leafs pipeline derived from a strong talent base with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, the Leafs prospects in the CHL and NCAA have flown under the radar this season. The likes of Greg McKegg, Sam Carrick and Josh Leivo have all made strides in the OHL. Read on to find out how they have performed as of late and where they stand in the Leafs system.

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NN Hockey Pool Update: It's Been A While

Jonathan Willis
February 01 2012 10:30PM

Well, it's been a while. Between zipping down to Edmonton/Calgary for the World Juniors and a host of other things, it's been better than a month since we've checked in on the Nation Network Hockey Pool. As it turns out, a lot can happen in that amount of time.

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Is No News Good News?

Jonathan Willis
February 01 2012 05:38PM



Eight years ago, at the conclusion of the last collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and then NHLPA director Bob Goodenow were set in their respective positions and firing salvos at each other through the media. Today, Bettman and new NHLPA director Donald Fehr are approaching the end of another CBA in a very different matter: by putting negotiations off.

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Other things the Star compared last night's Leafs loss to

Cam Charron
February 01 2012 02:02PM

It's almost too easy that a Star article that needs perspective brings up a guy called "Fisk".

The Toronto Maple Leafs dropped an absolute heartbreaker in Pittsburgh last night. I'm not too interested in re-hashing it, and despite Toronto blowing a 4-1 third period lead, they managed a point out of a road game against one of the best teams in the East, and are still well in the playoff race.

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Introducing: The Mario Lemieux Hat-Trick

Danny Gray
February 01 2012 08:39AM


Sweet, sweet nostalgia.

Hockey is a team sport in almost every way. There are really only two individual accolades a player can accomplish in a given game: scoring a hat-trick or getting a shutout. While impressive, these feats are common enough that they are never the lead story on Sportscentre, or front page news. I realized that there are no hockey equivalents of a no-hitter and a perfect game, or hitting for the cycle. So I decided to create one.

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