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Page 6ix Wednesday, April 14th: The post-trade deadline era

Apologies for the missed column last week – if you follow me on Twitter you are probably aware that I had a doggy emergency, and sadly hockey drama took a backseat to getting our furbaby healthy again. But here we are! Back in action, post-trade deadline, with all the fun fallout of the weekend plus…

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Toronto Marlies games postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

The AHL announced today that three Toronto Marlies games (April 15, April 18 against Laval) and (April 21 against Belleville) have been postponed due to COVID-19 league protocols. No make-up dates have been announced as of yet by the league. The Toronto Marlies are 10-11-0-1 on the season and had 11 games left before the…

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How did rival teams do at the deadline?

There’s been a lot of talk about the moves the Leafs made at the deadline, and all the new players they will be bringing in, and why not? They’re players we haven’t seen on the Leafs before, and it’ll be fun to see what kind of impact they make. But, the Leafs rival teams also…

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The Curious case of Benjamin Hutton and what he brings to the Leafs

It seems like Ben Hutton becoming a Leaf has been a long time in the making. Hutton has always been one of those defensive defensemen that avoids scrutiny from the numbers crunchers by being a solid shot suppressor, and one that actually plays minutes. In fact, over his six year NHL career, Hutton averages just…

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How can the Leafs fix their power play?

Alright, so that was an interesting game. For me personally, I’d say it was pretty boring, which it always seems to be against the Calgary Flames. David Rittich made his first start for Toronto facing off against his former team and it wasn’t bad. Nick Robertson and Scott Sabourin also got into an NHL game again…