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Rumours: The Leafs seem to believe in their group too much

The offseason started off with the news that not many wanted to hear and that was the four big contract forwards weren’t going anywhere. Or at least that want the organization was pushing, but whether you are in the trade Marner camp or the trade Nylander, (or for that matter if you want Matthews or…

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Will Nick Robertson be in the Leafs lineup on opening night?

I’ve gone back and forth in terms of what I think about Nick Robertson and what type of player he can be. For now though, I know what player he is. A fast, skilled and strong shooter who belongs in the NHL, not the AHL. Here’s a video where I discuss my reasons behind this…

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Nick Richard’s top 32 prospects for the 2021 NHL Draft

Powered by InStat Hockey The 2021 draft class has been an interesting and challenging one to evaluate. There was far less consensus than most years to begin with and with the hockey world turned upside down due to the pandemic, many prospects ended up playing fewer games than they normally would with some unable to…

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Around the NHL: The awards this year were… actually good?

I’m not going to lie, I was 100% banking on the awards giving me some kind of spicy content to churn out for this week’s column, because the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association almost always messes it up in some regard every year. Draisaitl getting the Hart trophy last year, the big-braining to not vote for…

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The Marlies have a few free agents worth retaining

As we take an all encompassing look at the Leafs free agent situation this summer, it’s necessary to also consider what the Leafs will do in the way of the Marlies free agents. A decision was already made around Antti Suomela, and he was brought back on an AHL deal. A decision was seemingly made…