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A Great Day For Hockey!

Happy Boxing Day, hockey fans! It's a great day for hockey here in Leafland.  The World Junior Championship Tournament, featuring the Leafs' highly-touted Nazem Kadri, officially gets underway this afternoon as Canada takes on Latvia....

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 after playing the previous night, while Montreal is rested. Interesting...

Q & A with NACS Chief Scout Mark Seidel

Big thank you to Mark Seidel, Chief Scout of North American Central Scouting and contributor to The Hockey News, for taking the time to chat about the upcoming 2010 NHL Entry Draft. His agency's...

Schedules: Leafs Middle Out; Sharks/Bruins Struggle?

Last season in a draft, I chose Evgeni Nabokov for an H2H league organized by James Mirtle. It seemed early, but I had reasons. To win in fantasy GMs must find an...

The Heatley Saga

The Edmonton Oilers are said to be meeting face-to-face with disgruntled Ottawa Senators forward Dany Heatley tonight in a last-ditch attempt to convince him to accept their trade offer. Update: Heatley putting trade on...

Quick Hits Under The Shadow Of Free Agency

Some quick rumour updates entering the final stretch before the free agent spending spree begins. From the grapevine: * Heatley to Edmonton said to be done (you knew that already).  NYR not as upset as some thought...

2009 NHL Draft – Leafs Review

The Toronto Maple Leafs' first draft under the watchul eye of Brian Burke displayed a stark change in the team's draft philosophy. The scouting staff searched for the type of players and attributes that...

NHL Entry Draft: Day 2 Live Blog

The first round didn't quite live up to all the hype that we were hoping for, but Toronto did come out of it with a promising two-way centreman in Nazem Kadri. As it currently...

Mock-Up: Projecting The Top 10

This time of year pretty much everyone is doing a mock draft of some sort.  So, with one week to go until the Entry Draft, I figure it's time I chip in with my...

Coyotes Staying Put (at least, for now)

Judge Redfield T. Baum has ruled that Jim Balisillie cannot use bankruptcy law to force his purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes.   The judge has also ruled that the NHL's relocation requirements do not violate...

The Latest Talk: Would You Do It?

In just over two weeks, the NHL Entry Draft will be upon us.  Naturally, speculation as to the future destination of the top prospects is heating up.   With July 1st rapidly approaching, trade rumours...

Anatomy of a Turnaround: the 1989-90 Maple Leafs

Excitement abounds these days in the streets of Toronto, as a long-overdue rebuilding effort for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the prospect of a revitalized franchise, moves into high gear. Arguably the last successful revitalization...

Western Conference Playoff Preview

Western Conference: San Jose Sharks (1) vs Anaheim Ducks (8) Preseason odds: Sharks 10/1 Ducks 12/1 Last 10: Sharks 5-4-1, Ducks 7-2-1 Season Series: Sharks win 4-2-0 Overview: Perennial cup hopefuls San Jose enter the playoffs with their franchise...

Points System: Revealing Results

With Files from Gil Brown The current point system is most equitable for playoff races in January and individual franchise marketing, beginning as early as midseason. Part of the logic behind Detroit Red Wing's GM Ken...

A Look at the Future between the Pipes

As the goals against continue to pile up, so do the questions regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs' future between the pipes. Last night's 7-5 drubbing at the hands of the Boston Bruins officially moved...

Points System: Could Schenn Have Been a Duck?

With Files from Gil Brown Brian Burke doesn't take credit for the Maple Leafs drafting Luke Schenn 5th overall in 2008, but he's sure glad they did.  Under different circumstances, which we'll get into over...

Late Night Quick Hits

Couple of quick notes: The conditional pick received in the Nik Antropov trade is determinant upon the Rangers' playoff success. While I'm awaiting confirmation from a team official, the pick seems to be conditioned upon...

Team Canada announced – Our boy makes it!!

The final roster for Hockey Canada's 2009 World Junior Hockey team was announced early this morning and here were the final 16 cuts: Memorial Cup winning netminder Tyson Sexsmith and Jake Allen; defencemen Travis Hamoic...

Looking Ahead: Free Agent Class Of 2009

Trade talks are heating up, in the NHL rumour mills, and online forums.  To that end, I've compiled a list of notable free-agents to be, both UFA and RFA, across the league, who may...

Late Night Musings: Chris Gratton? Update: Gratton clears

Hey folks, couldn't sleep, so I decided to grab a glass of milk and pop on the computer for a few minutes and was privy to some late night "breaking news". There are unconfirmed...
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