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LIKE A BOSS

You may be shocked to learn this, but since the departure of bingofuel there has been very little in the way of adult supervision around Nation Central Command.  The writers continue to write, the radio continues to radio and thankfully the advertisers continue to pay their bills.

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The New Leafs by the Numbers

    Per the Leafs’ Twitter the newest members of the Maple Leafs have settled on which number they will wear with the team. NHL players are notoriously superstitious. Choosing a number can be a complex process. You have to avoid any retired or honored numbers and be conscious of which players wore the number…

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Chris Osgood retired. Who cares?

  You’re going to hear a lot of talk in the coming week about Chris Osgood. A lot of that talk is going to include the word "great." And all of it is going to be 100 percent incorrect.

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Anatomy of an undervalued hockey player

    Niclas Bergfors. Tyler Kennedy. Torrey Mitchell. Scott Gomez. Martin Hanzal. Scottie Upshall. Nikolay Zherdev. Peter Regin. Michael Frolik. What do all nine of these players have in common?

NATION RADIO – JULY 16, 2011

Thousands of years ago when computers were invented we highly doubt that they were intended to bring you wireless transmissions from the radiola. But in the year 2011, here we are bringing you NationRadio. This weeks guests include David Staples, Jonathan Willis, Tyler Dellow and Bob Stauffer. Commerical free as always – it’s NationRadio.

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On Mike Zigomanis and the quest for a #3 centre

    The Toronto Maple Leafs were third worst in the NHL in penalty killing last season at 77.4 per cent success rate, ahead of just Edmonton and Colorado. This doesn’t equal a complete retooling of defensive personnel, as the pieces were there for success.

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DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE: EDITION XIV

After successfully not drowning or cramping up during my first triathlon sprint over the weekend, I spent Sunday and Monday catching up on the hockey world. I was shocked not at all to see that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had once again done nothing to deter a GM from spouting off, found some interesting arbitration comparables, was perplexed at the…

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The best defensive group in the league

   (Cam Charron continues to look at general NHL issues for us here at the Nations. This week, he investigates the Sharks new top-four defense rotation and wonders if it’s one of the best in the league)

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High Quality Scoring Chances, 2010-11 (at Even Strength)

    Over the 2010-11 season, I tracked scoring chances for 80 of 82 Toronto Maple Leafs games, with the other two games tracked by other bloggers. I’ve already posted team statistics for Even Strength, Power Play, and Short Handed situations here at LeafsNation. Now we’re going to dig deeper, starting with a look at…