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Maple Leafs trade targets: Defencemen

The Leafs defensive unit, particularly the right side, has been a source of concern for what seems like forever. This offseason will be no different as Kyle Dubas looks to revamp his blue line once again. Last summer saw him trade for Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci – two players that failed to stabilize the…

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Overage standouts in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft

When Kyle Dubas was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs in July 2014, he made clear that his draft philosophy was one of exploiting inefficiencies. He was not in charge of the draft at that point, but it seemed pertinent that Brendan Shanahan’s first major hire was eager to go against conventional draft logic. In…

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3 things the Leafs need to do to become Stanley Cup contenders

Last year’s season was an unexpected one. Newly acquired Tyson Barrie didn’t pan out, there were a ton of injuries and the Leafs were a very inconsistent hockey team. But there’s a list of requirements that Kyle Dubas needs to hit to make sure Toronto is ready to go for next season, as well as…

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Who will be back in 2020-21? – The defense and goalies

The Leafs are well into their offseason, and while there’s still hockey to be played, the Leafs focuses are on next season and what improvements they can make to the roster to finally put them over the hump. The good news for Kyle Dubas is that this will be, to some extent, his easiest offseason….

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Who will be back in 2020-21? – The forwards

The Leafs are well into their offseason, and while there’s still hockey to be played, the Leafs focuses are on next season and what improvements they can make to the roster to finally put them over the hump. The good news for Kyle Dubas is that this will be, to some extent, his easiest offseason….

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Behind The Net Podcast Episode 40: Roadblock

In this episode, Matthew Rodrigopulle and I discuss the Raptors’ struggles early on in their series against the Celtics, how the team can get cut the deficit, and comparing Pascal Siakam to Jayson Tatum. We also check in on the latest with the NBA and NHL playoffs, go over the Blue Jays deadline deals, and…

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My (horrible?) idea for a P.K. Subban to the Leafs trade proposal

I could tell a couple of days ago that I would get carried away with Leafs trade speculation. The fact that we were treated to an early Kasperi Kapanen trade, we’re seeing a barrage of Frederik Andersen rumours, and the fact that we’ve still got over a month until the draft means that there is…

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The NHL and NHLPA announce anti-racism and inclusion efforts

The NHL has announced plans to tackle racism and increase inclusion and diversity across the league.  The @NHL has announced initiatives to combat racism and accelerate its inclusion efforts. The League will work with the NHLPA and Clubs to adopt additional measures. Details: https://t.co/TocAhqPOtM pic.twitter.com/pBZXpJrta3 — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 3, 2020   The…