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Looking at the Leafs Controlled Entries

Our good friends over at Oilersnation occasionally get their hands some pretty neat proprietary data that we don’t get a chance to see in the wild too often, and today they had an article featuring some controlled entry data from SportsLogiq. If you are interested in reading the full summary of the data, you can…

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The untold story of the curse of the Toronto Maple Leafs

With every year that passes by, it gets increasingly more difficult to suggest that the Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t cursed. Not only has the franchise been subjected to over fifty years of futility, but they’ve found increasingly shocking, almost comical ways to elude success. For most teams, losing to a Zamboni driver would be a…

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2020 NHL Entry Draft Consensus Rankings

The 2020 NHL Entry Draft has been scheduled for October 6th and 7th, which means it’s finally that time of the season where we can all pretend we watched hundreds of hours of Saginaw Spirit games and are acutely aware of their third-pairing defender’s strengths and weaknesses. Don’t have the time to research this year’s…

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Mo’ Money, No Problems for the Leafs?

The Toronto Maple Leafs print money. Even if they didn’t, both Rogers and Bell print money. If there’s a team in the NHL that can maintain a business as usual attitude through the COVID pandemic, it’s probably the Maple Leafs. The rest of the league is certainly feeling it… News: At least 17 #NHL teams…

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Does Travis Dermott have a future with the Maple Leafs?

Another early exit from the playoffs has made Kyle Dubas flex his trading muscles a bit. The Maple Leafs’ GM has said he’s not done making trades — which usually comes with some (more like a lot of) speculation. The guessing game of who gets traded next has picked up and Travis Dermott’s name could…

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Which Leafs Are Most Consistent?

One idea that is persistent in all sports, including hockey, is that there is a certain desirability to players that are consistent. We like the guys that show up to play every night, even if we need to sacrifice some upside for boredom. When it comes to the Leafs, this concept is even more pervasive,…

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Auston Matthews finishes second in Lady Byng voting

“I guess Auston Matthews can’t even win at being soft.” -Your inebriated uncle (probably) Ryan O'Reilly finished third in voting for the Lady Byng #stlblues … pic.twitter.com/15X9CM7n8y — Lou Korac (@lkorac10) September 11, 2020 While it wasn’t particularly close and Auston didn’t even receive the second most 1st place votes, there he is right in…

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Should the Leafs sign Mark Borowiecki?

At the time of writing this post, we are less than a month away from the start of free agency. This means Speculatetember has kicked into maximum overdrive with potential additions for each team being thrown at the dartboard every other minute. With each passing day, we’ll get a better idea of who will be…

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