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Gus Katsaros is the McKeen's Hockey Director of Analytics & Pro Scouting and has been writing at MLHS since 2009.

On Defense: Mike Green

The most important person involved in the Mike Green snub from the Canadian Olympic team is perhaps the defenseman himself.Reasoning used by the Canadian...

Torontosaurus Rex is …

Pretty obvious choice this week, with two shutout wins making history after poured into Leafs silks.J.S. Giguere stabilized the crease with immediate impact in...

RIP

Not only is it a life lost, so too are the future accomplishments.RIP Brendan Burke

Getting Out of Bottom Five = New Playoffs

Setting up a goal for the Leafs in lieu of a playoff spot, making up seven points to get out of the NHL basement...

Less Scoring? Play Better Defense

Where will goals come from? Toronto softened offensively with the moves on the weekend and questions abound about who will put the puck...

Kats Krunch: Phaneuf Regression In Context

In the end, perhaps the player to best describe the trades is ... Wayne Primeau?After all, the former Flame has been through this before.The...

Kaberle Key To Improved Goaltending

TORONTO -- Leafs general manager, Brian Burke, has repeatedly stated he will not ask Tomas Kaberle to waive his NTC. This situation, however, could...

Get F’ed With Ed Winners

Attended the Philadelphia game with Andrew R, and we caught up with the winners from the Get F'ed with Ed contest. Just a...

NJ Wins Despite First Shutout of Season

A shining example and further proof of New Jersey's dominance recently. Even when blanked for the first time this season, the Devils still...

Slumpbusters

Last season, Phil Kessel registered 14 of 24 assists in an 18-game span, with 10 more over 58 games. He battled an ugly 14-game...

100 Shootouts Milestone at NHL Midpoint

The NHL hit triple digit shootouts (100), setting a dubious milestone on the same day the midway point in the NHL schedule was reached...

Maple Leafs 2009 Review in Numbers

The Toronto Maple Leafs were amongst leaders in 2009 for all the wrong categories. The Buds were the most scored upon team in 2009,...

Kats Krunch: My Team Canada Selection

My Team Canada Roster selections may seem a little vanilla, but they've been selected to play out various situations. Penalty killing, power play and...

Brodeur Inspired; NHL Shutouts 2009-10

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of three teams without a shutout this season. They have been shutout four times, allowing 15 goals. They've scored...

Podcast: Stick Work – WJC Edition

Stick Work with Fab&Kats went AWOL last week, but is happy to announce this week's lineup of notable guests:Headling our guests is TSN's Bob...

NHL on Record Shootout Pace

Did the neutral zone trap morph into the shootout? The pre-lockout reason for altering the rules, transfigured into the shootout as teams play for...

Tlusty Lost, Paradis Gained

Here's a description of Paradis from the 2009 McKeen's Hockey Draft Guide with a quote from CHL reporter for Rogers Sportsnet Patrick King.Paradis makes...

Podcast: Stick Work 6 – Reality and Fantasy

Stick Work has a stellar lineup of guests this week to give listeners variety.Kicking off the first segment isEric Prime, who covers the Toronto...

Schedules Making Impact

By: Gus Katsaros Prior to the season starting, I had written about the impact of schedules. In particular, as the Leafs face the Habs tonight...

MARLIES 2009-10 BOBBLEHEAD PACK SCHEDULE

Johnny Bower Bobblehead Night Saturday (today) at Ricoh Coliseum as the Marlies take on the Minnesota Wild AHL affiliate Houston Aeros. (Note**Bower will be...

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