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NHL 21 predicts the rest of Auston Matthews’ career

The 2021 shortened season is fast approaching and so is the excitement of hockey finally coming back after a prolonged absence. It’s only fitting that predictions and guesses of what will happen are sure to follow in the days leading up to puck drop as well as once the campaign finally gets underway. One such…

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Stories of the Year: COVID-19 and the NHL

As we finally say goodbye to 2020, we’ll stop one last time to reflect on how COVID-19 has impacted the NHL. Of course, the NHL portion of the impact of the disease is so much more trivial than the devastation of that we’ve seen on a global level. The deaths, the separation of families, the…

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Leafs by the Numbers: Alexander Kerfoot

I miss Nazem Kadri. I wouldn’t have traded Nazem Kadri. And I will always unfairly judge Alex Kerfoot because he was part of the Nazem Kadri trade. For that reason, Alexander Kerfoot’s number is 43. With Barrie gone, and Kadri thriving in Colorado, cranky old farts like myself will continue to misdirect our disappointment at Kerfoot, a…

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AHL Board of Governors approve new start date to 2021 season

We are finally getting information on a real start date to the AHL season, according to the AHL. .TheAHL Board of Governors has approved the structural framework for an AHL season that will begin on February 5, 2021. pic.twitter.com/l5Yk0z2rht — AHL Communications (@AHLPR) December 30, 2020 Back in October, American Hockey League President and CEO,…

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Page 6ix Wednesday, December 30th: The End of 2020

Happy almost 2021, friends! Hopefully the upcoming year treats us all better than this year did. At least we know hockey is starting up soon! If you didn’t get the chance, check out our special edition Leafs’ holiday post round-up from Saturday.  There was lots of holiday cheer going around, and we captured as much…

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Leafs by the Numbers: Jack Campbell

Ever since the departure of Curtis McElhinney via the waiver wire, Leafs fans had been clamouring for a reliable backup to help ease Frederik Andersen’s workload. With the likes of Garret Sparks, Michael Hutchinson, and Kasimir Kaskisuo among others not providing enough faith in management to give them anything more than the occasional start on…

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Do the Leafs need to consider anyone for a Pro Tryout?

The short answer is no. The Leafs have a ton of prospects they want to take a look at and give shots to. They have brought in a number of players already on league minimum deals to help build out depth at every position, there really isn’t a reason to think they need to add…

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Leafs by the Numbers: Ilya Mikheyev

The surprise emergence of Ilya Mikheyev last season seems like it was fun for everyone involved (except the goalies he scored on). Coming over from Russia, he immediately found a role as a top-6 forward playing a more energy role, like Zach Hyman does on whatever line he’s playing on. At 5-on-5 last season, Mikheyev…