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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Metropolitan Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Hurricanes looked to solve their goaltending issue, the Penguins worked to keep their Cup-winning core intact, the Capitals lost an exodus of good…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Atlantic Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Panthers and Sabres are moving in a new direction again, the Lightning dealt with some housekeeping that should allow them to rebound next…

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Some quick case studies in Leafs line-matching

We hear a lot about players’ quality of teammates and competition and how much that factors into their on-ice performance, and from that, their numbers. It’s obviously no secret that coaches around the league seek out matchups that they believe will be favourable to their team, and that likely goes for essentially every level of…

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The Roundup

The Oilers rocked out at Eberle’s wedding, Canucks make changes to front office, the clock is ticking on an arena deal in Calgary, a look at the summer in the Central and Pacific divisions, Mitch Marner, Mike Smith, and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen

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Where Does Martin Marincin Fit In 2017-18?

The Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves entering the 2017-18 season with steady enough defence, but there are still question marks around the backend. After a busy offseason, the Leafs enter this year with seven defencemen on their NHL roster and have a number of prospects who will be coming in and gunning for a spot…

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Annual Tyler Bozak trade speculation (or lack thereof) post

Count me among the people who don’t think John Tavares to the Leafs next summer is entirely impossible. A long shot? Without a doubt. But I do believe Toronto’s front office will at least go to the whiteboard and see if that could work. I mean, they sort of have to, no? With that in…

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GIFs: 17th overall pick Timothy Liljegren

For the fifth edition of “look at all these fun GIFs of Maple Leafs,” I’m going to cover a player who hasn’t actually played a game for the team yet and has only been in the organization for about a month. No, not Patrick Marleau, try somebody younger. Much younger. He went 17th overall in…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Central Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Blackhawks went through another renaissance and brought back some familiar faces, the Predators added to one of the best young cores in the…

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WWYDW: What would you do if you were running a Leafs blog?

As you probably know, #JefflerOut. State of TLN 2017: #JefflerOut For some reason, they trusted me to run the ship here. I’ve been around for a while but in case you don’t know me, nice to “meet” you. The site is a little empty right now, but we’re working on building it up to standard….

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The Steve Dangle Podcast – Jul 25, 2017 – Patrick’s Stat Tricks

00:00 – Adam’s Home Sense Ad 11:00 – Serious life talk with Steve & Adam 19:30 – Hockey! Phil Kessel rumours 25:05 – Flyers Talk 29:00 – What’s Happening in Vegas? 35:00 – Some more quick signings 39:00 – Connor Brown Town 51:30 – Robin Lehner Re-Signed 53:30 – What if Crosby was on the…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Pacific Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Coyotes took a major step forward into actually contending, the Ducks navigated nicely through the expansion draft, the Flames continued their search for…

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Hit ’em with the GIFs of Auston Matthews

It’s time for some more GIFs, folks. Auston Matthews is the fourth player I’ll be covering in this fashion. In case you missed the first three you can go to my author page here to find similar pieces on Jake Gardiner, Mitch Marner and William Nylander. Let’s get right into it because I’m excited for this….