What If Matthew Lombardi Is Healthy?

Jonathan Willis
August 28 2011 05:52AM

There have been hints this summer that Matthew Lombardi, acquired as a salary dump from the Nashville Predators earlier this off-season, may be healthy in time for training camp with the Leafs. Those hints came from people like Kevin Allen and Jeff Marek – reliable sources – and a couple of weeks ago Chemmy looked at where Lombardi might fit into the lineup.

Today, I wanted to spend a little more time looking at the role Lombardi has played over the last three seasons, and what it could mean for the Leafs if he is healthy.

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BioSteel and the Placebo Effect

Danny Gray
August 24 2011 01:16PM



Luke Schenn wants you to drink Bio Steel.

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Marginal goals, shot quality, and Nikolai Kulemin

Cam Charron
August 23 2011 08:45AM

The question I've had the most fun with this offseason is asking whether Nikolai Kulemin is more likely to score over 35 goals or fewer than 25. Kulemin came off a season of 30 goals and 57 points playing on the revamped MGK line with Clarke MacArthur and Mikhail Grabovski, as part of a unit that was quite often dubbed "the best 2nd line in hockey".

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Better Safe Than Sorry?

Danny Gray
August 22 2011 09:26AM


What can consumer response to fluctuations in the price of eggs tell us about the behavior of NHL General Managers?

It turns out that consumers and NHL GMs are both chickens.

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Around the Nation - Debut Edition

Kent Wilson
August 21 2011 09:31PM



It's been a big summer for the Nations. We've added some stellar talent to Leafs Nation, Canucks Army and Flames Nation. We had five writers at the draft and managed to debut Flames Nation radio. Oilers Nation radio has grown in audience with each iteration. And the return of the Jets allowed us to add the newest member site to the network.

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