Should the Rich Get Richards?

Jeff Veillette
January 10 2015 12:44PM

According to Elliotte Friedman, the Los Angeles Kings have decided that they would like to trade centre Mike Richards, if possible. Furthermore, the Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the teams that they've approached. The Leafs are often rumoured to be looking for a high-end centre, so he this a good option to fill that void?

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Randy Carlyle's Impact on Hockey Analytics Unmatched

Adam Laskaris
January 10 2015 10:26AM

Whatever way you slice it, Randy Carlyle’s tenure in Toronto wasn’t spectacular by any means. Though Carlyle was behind the bench for parts of four seasons, he spent just 188 regular season games as the Leafs head coach, winning 91 of those contests. Carlyle was in Toronto for just one full season as the Leafs’ coach, to go along with a lockout shortened year, the end of one season and the first half of another. Three playoff wins was ultimately all he had to show for it. Even if you don't think his time was horrible, it really wasn't great.

But in that short period of time, Carlyle’s impact on the advancement of hockey analytics was massive, perhaps more than any other single individual’s contributions. No, seriously.

Randy Carlyle was the perfect villain that the analytics movement needed to gain legitimacy.

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LEAFS POSTGAME: Horacheckmate

Jeff Veillette
January 09 2015 08:33PM


Okay, so maybe the first game of the Peter Horacheck interim-era didn't go the way the Leafs would have liked it to. They out chanced and out shot Washington, but couldn't outscore them. Tonight was an opportunity to build on the positives and turn it all into something constructive, and, to the Leafs' credit, they did exactly that, earning a convincing 5-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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LGD: Off the pace

Ryan Fancey
January 09 2015 11:59AM

With all the insanity surrounding the Leafs this week, a lot of us barely noticed that they've now slipped three points out of the playoffs, and to be honest, most probably don't care. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 09 2015 07:00AM


World Junior gold, Phil Kessel exchange with reporter, Leafs fire Carlyle, 5 coaching candidates, Todd Nelson needs to go, Flames at the halfway mark, catching up with former Canucks and more in this week's Roundup.

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