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Report: Kyle Dubas Has Been Scouting in Russia (Again)

The concept of “market inefficiencies” has become synonymous with Kyle Dubas in recent years. The bespectacled executive’s love for trotting down the paths less travelled is certainly quite apparent, and when it comes to which of these routes can be deemed his favourite, well, the answer is pretty obvious: the European free agent pool. Boy,…

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After Four: 4 Maple Leafs Who Have Disappointed (So Far)

The 2019-20 NHL regular season is now four games old, which means there are four games of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey upon which to draw hard, definitive conclusions. Naturally, some players have greatly impressed — either by meeting their already-lofty expectations or simply not being the abject disasters we projected them to be. Others, however,…

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After Four: 4 Maple Leafs Who Have Impressed (So Far)

The 2019-20 NHL regular season is now four games old, which means there are four games of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey upon which to draw hard, definitive conclusions. Naturally, some players have greatly impressed — either by meeting their already-lofty expectations or simply not being the abject disasters most projected them to be. Others, however,…

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Maple Leafs Pre-Game #1: 5 Things to Watch in Tonight’s Home Opener

No more RFA talk. No more trade rumours. No more intermission shows geared specifically towards eliciting outrage from its viewers. No more nonsense. The Toronto Maple Leafs are back tonight, mere hours out from puck drop on an actual hockey played for actual points in front of a sold-out crowd. It doesn’t get better than…

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Preseason Post-Game #4: 5 Takeaways vs Buffalo (Again)

The transition from the dog days of the offseason to the dog days of the preseason is truly amazing. It feels like only a few days ago that we were longing for actual hockey. Now, the slog is upon us, folks. And boy, is it ever dragging. Last night, roughly five actual Maple Leafs and…

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Preseason Overreaction: Has Mike Babcock Really Changed?

“Harpur did his job for us. I was impressed with him”  Those were Mike Babcock‘s words, used to describe the performance of Ben Harpur in what was the defenceman’s first game as a Maple Leaf. In a shocking twist, those who had just watched the exact same contest as Babock declined to share in the…

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How Mitch Marner’s Contract Makes the Marlies Even Scarier

The Mitch Marner saga is over. And with that, we can finally focus on hockey again. Hallelujah. Upon learning of Marner’s extension, I’m going to guess that you didn’t immediately begin to pine over its potential impact on the Toronto Marlies. Some of you might have done this, of course. Just, not the majority. Regardless,…