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WJC: Thoughts on Rielly and Biggs

I was going to put some thoughts together on the Leafs players in the World Junior Hockey Championships played in Ufa, Russia, but with the imminent opening of NHL training camps, my thoughts drifted into connections for Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly and his NHL readiness and forward Tyler Biggs putting on display his translatable skills….

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What would you trade for Roberto Luongo?

via @manbearpiglpu Following up on some speculation from the week, it seems like the hockey world is bracing for a deal that would send Roberto Luongo to the perpetually embattled Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending rotation, regardless of what Randy Carlyle told the media today. Rob Longley over at the Toronto Sun quotes Luongo as giving…

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Housekeeping: Two issues for the Leafs to settle in camp

Original source A few things to consider this afternoon. One is that the NHL lockout has yet to be lifted, so teams can not communicate with players, nor can teams move players around. There appears to be no timeline yet on when any of this changes, but several observers expect camps to start up some…

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LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED

What’s that thing called when you break up with someone, both see other people and then decide you are going to get back together and have to pretend like the last 6 months never happened? Yeah. It’s time for about 1000cc of that.

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Agreement reached; Lockout on verge of end; Christmas saved

After 16 hours of bargaining and mediation Saturday and early into Sunday morning, the National Hockey League and its Players Association came through with a tentative labour agreement that will see the remainder of the 2012-2013 season played out under a pro-rated salary cap. A groggy Gary Bettman, who was speaking about as quickly as…

Luongo a Leaf after CBA is signed?

Once a CBA is agreed to and the lockout is over I wonder how long it takes The Maple Leafs to announce that Roberto Luongo is a Leaf? — Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) January 6, 2013 @gregthomsonnhl that its done — Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) January 6, 2013 This is per Sportsnet’s Josh Rimer. To tear away…

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KHL: Ringing in 2013

   The KHL played its first hockey games of 2013 with a light, 3-game schedule. The playoff race is heating up big time. Enjoy!

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Cap crunch: Toronto Maple Leafs amnesty buyout options

As published by James Mirtle at the Globe’s website yesterday, the Toronto Maple Leafs have 13 players signed for $41.5M for the 2013-14 season. General belief is that the cap should fall around $60M, so that gives the Leafs plenty of space going forward in efforts to sign some good hockey players. Whether or not…