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The Toronto Maple Leafs’ real contract problem

It’s fairly common knowledge that all NHL teams have a hard limit of 50 pro contracts. The Toronto Maple Leafs currently sit just outside that limit with 48 contracts signed for this upcoming season, and it is this, more so than any individual contract that may pose the biggest issue for the Leafs this year….

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Optimizing the Maple Leafs’ defence pairings ahead of training camp

The Maple Leafs will have a partially different bottom-six, as well as two brand new goaltenders, yet their defence will consist of the same players. Morgan Rielly, TJ Brodie, Mark Giordano, Jake Muzzin, Timothy Liljegren, Justin Holl, and Rasmus Sandin if or when he signs a deal. Aside from Giordano, this Maple Leafs defence core…

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Inside the Leafs’ development pipeline: Report from the Rock

The following article contains excerpts from an interview originally conducted in November 2020. The Toronto Maple Leafs, like any team aiming for long-term success, have heavily invested in prospect development. And in a flat salary cap world, the versatility of good players being able to slot into a lineup for close to league-minimum is more…

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What should the Maple Leafs’ next goal song be?

It’s been four years since the Maple Leafs began using Hall and Oates’ “You Make My Dreams Come True” as their goal song and it’s finally time to send it to the stratosphere. That means, it’s change Toronto’s goal song o’clock. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy “You Make My Dreams Come True” just as much as…

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Having a third-string goaltender wouldn’t make sense for the Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs don’t need a third-string goaltender, nor should they want one. Toronto was in an interesting spot after being eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning — they seemed to have more freedom than they’d like with the goaltending position. With both Jack Campbell and Michael Hutchinson becoming free agents, and Petr Mrazek barely…

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Shut it down. Patrick Kane to the Leafs would be a disaster

It’s definitely at the point in the summer where people are looking for something to talk about, and it seems that Patrick Kane rumours are how the hockey world is going to pass the time. Unfortunately when it comes to ways to make sure there is enough gasoline on the fire to make a topic…