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Report from the Rock: Drama boils over and the city wins, for now

It’s a dark day for sports fans in the city of St. John’s. Perhaps the darkest it has seen since the day it was announced that the St. John’s Maple Leafs were leaving town… or the day it was announced that the St. John’s Fog Devils were ceasing operations… or the day that the St….

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Report from the Rock: Growlers Game Day Notes

For the first time in 590 days, it’s a Newfoundland Growlers game day. The Leafs’ ECHL affiliate opens the league’s new season on the road against one of its new teams, the Trois-Rivieres Lions, who are the ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. First things first, the opening right roster was released this morning. Since…

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Report from the Rock: Growlers Training Camp Opens

For the first time since March of 2020, the Newfoundland Growlers now officially have a roster of players. The team has announced the initial training camp roster for the 2021-22 season and in addition to the seven players signed to ECHL deals last month the roster includes 11 AHL-contracted players from the Toronto Marlies (two…

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TLN Top 20 Leafs: #8 Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell exceeded all expectations in the 2021 season. He went from the latest in a long line of backups to Frederik Andersen to a beloved starter and NHL record-holder, based on performance alone, I feel Campbell has earned his spot on this ranking, but performance is only half of the package you get with…

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TLN Top 20 Leafs: #10 Jason Spezza

Father Time has no effect on Jason Spezza, team dad of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Since joining the team in 2019, Spezza has carved out a place on this team as one of the best fourth-liners to ever put on the blue and white and has won over the hearts and minds of even the…

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Stop the slander, John Tavares is absolutely worth his contract

When John Tavares signed his seven-year, $77-million contract on July 1, 2018, fans across the nation were ecstatic. The Leafs landed the biggest fish in free agency that year. The “rebuild” phase of the team’s ascent from the ashes of the old regime was over, the team now had bonafide superstars, plural, and were poised to…

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Report From The Rock: ladies and gentlemen, we’re back

After weeks and months of speculation, worry and anxiety, the Newfoundland Growlers and the city of St. John’s announced this morning a short-term lease agreement for the use of Mile One Centre in downtown St. John’s. Hockey is officially back on The Rock. eh b'y It's the "lease" we could do. 🔜 Want tickets? Join…

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Report From The Rock: Growlers hire head coach and other notes

This will go down in history as one of the hardest articles I’ve had to write. Not because it involves heavy subject matter or anything like that, I mean that it was physically difficult for me to finish and submit this article because of thundershowers continually knocking out the power and internet as I attempted…