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Should the Leafs be interested in Ilya Kovalchuk?

I know what you’re thinking and no, this isn’t April Fools day. There are legitimate rumours that Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to make a return to the National Hockey League, as Elliotte Friedman reported in Saturday night’s edition of Headlines on Hockey Night in Canada. Here’s what Friedman had to say:

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Leafs Postgame: Wrong Will Has His Way

Well, that was something. Something chippy, something yappy, something violent, something exciting, something mystifying, something uplifting, something soul-crushing. Just.. something. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals met at the Verizon Center for a pivotal Game 5, and while the Blue and White put up a heck of a fight, they ultimately fell 2-1 in…

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How bad was Nazem Kadri’s low hit on Alex Ovechkin?

On Friday night, Nazem Kadri delivered a hard, low check to Alexander Ovechkin. The referees assessed a two minute minor penalty for tripping, rather than opting for the more punitive clipping penalty, which would have automatically been a major penalty due to Ovechkin seemingly being injured on the play. The difference between a beautiful, legal…

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LGD: Five Alive

If nothing else, the Leafs have made a series out of this thing. Even if it falls off the rails from this point on, Toronto have put up a fight that most outsiders didn’t believe to be possible against the Presidents Trophy winners, and that’s something to be very proud of. Also, it’s loser talk….

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Forward Matchups In The First Round

One of the questions that’s of interest heading into any playoff series is how the two head coaches are going to strategise in order to maximise their chances of winning.  This obviously happens in the regular season too, but since a playoff series typically lasts several games against the same team, it gives coaches more…

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The Roundup

Reasons why Flames should move on from their GM, Leafs have put the NHL on notice with playoff run, sorting the coaching candidates in Vancouver, Jets have holes they need to address, a survival guide to the Oilers playoff run, free agency, preseason predictions and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by…

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Marlies Drop Game 1 To Albany

The Toronto Marlies began their best of five series with the Albany Devils tonight, in front of a somewhat existent crowd at Times Union Center. The first round’s shortened format and option for an interesting game location format makes for a proposition of risk if you’re the favourite; a single win or loss is that…

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Matthews, Werenski, Laine Nominated for Calder Trophy

Well, this isn’t much of a surprise. Auston Matthews has been nominated for the Calder Trophy, the National Hockey League’s Rookie of the Year, along with 2016 second overall pick Patrik Laine, and Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Zach Werenski.

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Series Preview: Toronto Marlies vs. Albany Devils

Time can be a flat circle sometimes. Just when you think that you’ve done something for the one and only time, it’ll come back at you again, and again. Over, and over. The Toronto Marlies have had a few repeat playoff opponents over the years, but if there’s one that people were hoping to avoid…