Thursday, April 2, 2015

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One of the main questions in Toronto down the stretch has been whether or not Dave Nonis will be General Manager of the team moving forward. It is a reasonable question, but perhaps it is not the right one. More appropriately, is this a position that anyone in the league with experience will actually covet? There are the obvious reasons one can think of as to why an experienced manager would not want to take control of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team is lousy, they have an admittedly shallow prospect pool, the team is riddled with controversy and has a poor...

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With Connor McDavid on the sidelines (resting for the playoffs), Dylan Strome put together a six-point afternoon versus Niagara yesterday, including four goals, to capture the OHL scoring title from Mitch Marner's grasp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lOUVrwCZhE With both putting up fantastic draft year seasons and Marner technically still edging Strome on points per game, the debate as to who goes fourth behind the consensus top 3 of Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin is unlikely to rest anytime before the draft. And as we're all well aware, their current fourth overall draft standing places the Leafs central to that debate. Strome vs. Marner has been written...

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning

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Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lineup Alex Killorn - Valtteri Filppula - Steven Stamkos Ondrej Palat - Vladislav Namestnikov - Nikita Kucherov Jonathan Drouin - Cedric Paquette - Ryan Callahan Brenden Morrow - Brian Boyle- J.T. Brown Mark Barberio - Matthew Carle Nikita Nesterov - Anton Stralman Luke Witkowski - Slater Koekkoek Ben Bishop Andrei Vasilevskiy Scratched: none Injured: Victor Hedman (lower body), Tyler Johnson (upper body), Andrej Sustr (upper body), Jason Garrison (upper body), Braydon Coburn (lower body) Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel Leo Komarov – Nazem Kadri – Joffrey Lupul Zach Sill – Sam Carrick – Richard Panik David Booth – Trevor Smith – Joakim...

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The Marlies rebounded with an important 4-3 win yesterday against Rochester to move them within two points of 8th with two games in hand on the two teams immediately ahead of them (Hamilton and Milwaukee). Connor Brown's goal and three assists vaulted him into first in the rookie scoring race with 55 points in 66 games, while William Nylander added a goal and an assist (now has 19 in 27). Ryan Rupert also scored and is chugging along with a quietly solid clip of 25 points in 48 games in his rookie AHL season. Rupert and Brown share the team lead in plus-minus...
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Kyle Dubas with a look at how educating and learning about different ways to analyze the game using quantitative measures have changed the way you can look at the game of ice hockey. Notably, how learning and advancing knowledge of hockey analytics can aid in eliminating the impact of cognitive biases on personnel decisions of all sorts. And finally, a look at what we are truly trying to accomplish by incorporating analytics into our organizations at this time.

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This was a tight game in chances through two periods, with neither team doing much. A ninety second flurry early in the second featured six chances and two Ottawa Senator goals, putting the Toronto Maple Leafs behind again. Toronto managed to pull one back in the 3rd, and after an exchange of power-play goals, went into the last eight minutes with a chance to earn something out of the game. For once in this terrible stretch, they actually managed it, Tyler Bozak getting a goal with the Leaf net empty for his first career hat trick, taking the game to...

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An unfortunate loss to Hamilton for the Marlies this afternoon sets their playoff chase back, but there's still 11 games left to be played. Currently underway, Jack Eichel and Matt O'Connor's Boston University team are taking on Leafs prospects Dominic Toninato and Tony Cameranesi of Minnesota Duluth on TSN2 (5:30 p.m. EST start) in the NCAA Northeast Regional Final. Oh, the Leafs play, too. This is a chance to play spoiler on the Senators, but the third overall pick is maybe within reach. Conflicted rooting interests. Nazem Kadri will return for the Leafs while James Reimer will start. Lines are unofficial. Ottawa Senators Projected Lines Clarke...

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The Oilers winning two in a row has them gaining ground fast on a Leafs team that's barely gained a point in three months. Once thought an impossible feat (getting within shouting distance of the Oilers and Coyotes), Edmonton is now just three points back with seven games remaining. Catching 2nd-last Arizona, who trail by 6 points, is pretty unlikely unless the Leafs lose out and Arizona finishes "strong" (.500ish). But hey, never count this Leafs team out!     The Marlies play this afternoon at 3 p.m. in a game with serious playoff implications, as their opponent in Hamilton currently holds the 8th-seed and is...

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Like their last game, against the Wild, the Toronto Maple Leafs started well against the Florida Panthers, out-chancing them in the first period. Things then fell apart in the second, with two quick Florida goals opening up a lead. That lead seemed to break the Leafs, who were out-chanced 7-2 in the second half of the period, and fell further behind, leading to Jonathan Bernier getting replaced by James Reimer. Florida then shut down the game in the third, and while Toronto pulled one back, that was all they got, with the Panthers earning a critical win in their playoff chase. All...

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Florida Panthers Projected Lines Jonathan Huberdeau - Aleksander Barkov - Jaromir Jagr Brandon Pirri - Vincent Trocheck - Brad Boyes Jussi Jokinen - Dave Bolland - Jimmy Hayes Shawn Thornton - Derek MacKenzie - Scottie Upshall Brian Campbell - Aaron Ekblad Willie Mitchell - Erik Gudbranson Dmitry Kulikov - Alex Petrovic Roberto Luongo Dan Ellis Scratched: Tomas Kopecky, Steven Kampfer, Sam Brittain Injured: Nick Bjugstad (lower body), Al Montoya (groin) Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel Joffrey Lupul - Greg McKegg - David Booth Richard Panik - Leo Komarov - Brandon Kozun Joakim Lindstrom - Sam Carrick - Casey Bailey Jake Gardiner - Morgan Rielly Eric Brewer - Dion...