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Jason Spezza Hat-Trick in 7-3 Win over Vancouver

Toronto defeated Vancouver 7-3 today in a dominant display of offense. The Leafs scored early, scored often, and most importantly, scored at even strength. That is a formula for success in any game, especially when you cannot always rely on consistent officiating. I will limit this to one gripe, and that is the uncalled boarding…

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The NHL announces new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

With roughly 90 players placed on the NHL’s COVID protocol list and over 20 games postponed, the league announced on Thursday some new measures to try and slow the spread of the virus. The @NHL announced today a series of additional COVID-19 preventative measures, which all Clubs must implement beginning with today’s games. Details: https://t.co/U7Ywo6C8X2…

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Leafs take on the Canucks – and try to avoid a trap game

The Canucks have landed on the east coast, and tonight they play the Leafs for their first of three in a row and nine this season. The Leafs are coming off four days of rest after an overtime loss to Edmonton, and though their last game was a loss, they are on a five game…

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Zach Hyman is a core piece that needs to be prioritized

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been somewhat of an enigma to start their 2021 campaign. They’ve seemingly come out of the gate blazing hot, capturing 15 out of a possible 20 points, and are sitting comfortably in a playoff spot, albeit in a weak division. Under the hood, however, some less than stellar numbers remain…

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Total Player Score and Contract Valuation

Here’s the thing. There’s a ton of great analytics resources out there. Evolving Hockey, Hockey Viz, and others are producing amazing insight into the NHL that has given us new ways of looking at the players around the league and predicting the success of teams. Their knowledge of hockey, analytics, and programming is beyond what…

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Canucks vs Maple Leafs 02/04/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Toronto Maple Leafs are fresh off a break and facing an opponent with little record of resiliency on the road. The Maple Leafs are -185 favourites and the Vancouver Canucks are +160 underdogs with a 6.5-goal total on the NHL odds for Thursday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com….