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Missing out on Stamkos closes a shortcut, but isn’t a roadblock

Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY SPORTS Before we get into this topic, let’s make a few things clear. Firstly, Steven Stamkos isn’t a traitor for choosing to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was under no obligation to sign in Toronto; ultimately, the choice was his, and he went with what he thought was…

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What the Maple Leafs can learn from Steven Stamkos’ decision to stay in Tampa Bay

Photo Credit: Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Not to rehash the old Space Balls bit into oblivion, but it turns out that your cousin’s milksman’s fellow parishioner’s third husband’s personal trainer – who knows Steve Stamkos and swears that he wants to come play in Toronto – was incorrect. On Wednesday afternoon, as you’ve probably already heard, Stamkos made…

WWYDW: What now?

Embed from Getty Images We’re going to keep today’s WWYDW very simple. After all, we all knew from the start what today’s topic was going to be, it was just a matter of how it was approached.

REPORT: Steven Stamkos to stay in Tampa Bay

Embed from Getty Images The National Hockey League has hit peak insanity today. The Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson in what was immediately called the worst 1-for-1 trade in NHL history. Minutes later, the Montreal Canadiens traded PK Subban to Nashville for Shea Weber in what was immediately called a competitor for…

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Matt Martin is underrated, so don’t sign him

Photo Credit: Brad Penner / USA TODAY SPORTS Contrary to popular belief, there are Unrestricted Free Agents on the market that aren’t named Steven Stamkos. One of those players is New York Islanders forward Matt Martin, who according to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period and Arthur Staples of Newsday, has attracted interest from the…

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Why things didn’t go as planned for Stuart Percy

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com The deadline for pending restricted free agents (RFAs) was Monday, June 27th at 5 p.m. The clock moved its hands past the 5 and still, Percy had received no qualifying offer (QO) to return to the Maple Leafs. It must have stung for the former first-round pick of the Leafs, to be indirectly…

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9 Things To Consider about Toronto’s RFA Decisions

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com Early yesterday morning, Chris Johnston finally broke through the Lamoriello-run walls of silence and put together a final list of outcomes for the Toronto Maple Leafs’ upcoming restricted free agent class. Six players survived, while three will likely move on to greener pastures. Rather than overwhelm you with information you don’t…

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Kerby Rychel trade, Leafs RFAs

A lack of Leafs news? NEVER! They traded for Kerby Rychel and made some decisions on all nine of their remaining restricted free agents. Here’s my take on all of it.