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Points System: Revealing Results

With Files from Gil BrownThe 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...

Post-Deadline Peformances, Part 1: Paying Dividends

It’s been 9 days since the deadline and already certain teams are rising and others are falling based on their performance on the “mayday” trade day. Here’s a closer look at how a few...

Around the League

Here are some quick hits on news around the league with just around 24 hours to go until the deadline:From The Score:With only one day left before the trade deadline, several NHL teams placed...

Breaking Rumor! Pens and Leafs?

Turns out, there's speculation that the trade between Anaheim and Pittsburgh was an inadvertent 3 way trade with the Maple Leafs. That’s right, that big Ryan Whitney trade was for the bigger picture.The rumor...

Trade: Whitney Dealt to Ducks

The trade went down earlier today and involves a prospect and a shooter from the Ducks.To Pittsburgh: Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi To Anaheim: Ryan WhitneyRyan Whitney, who has only played 28 games this season...

Playing The Odds

As the Trade Deadline approaches, speculation will continue to grow over which Maple Leaf players may be moving on to new NHL destinations.The following is my own personal estimation of the likelihood of regular...

Why Uneven is Right.

I feel that the NHL has paradoxically lost a lot of it's appeal to the casual hockey observer by ushering in a salary cap and establishing the presence of relative parity. The prospect of...

Post-Game: Leafs and Avalanche (The Slump Slasher)

It was a game that was circled with a red marker on the calendar, for the Maple Leafs. They would travel to Denver to meet the Avalanche, but this visit had a different feel...

Our Kingdom for a Goalie

Through 45 games the abject tandem of Toskala and Joseph has combined for the worst team save percentage in the NHL and by an ever increasing margin. Where .900 is seen as a barometer...

Recession, Relocation and Retraction

Just six months ago many a grapevine was carrying rumor of NHL expansion while I lamented the integrity of a revenue bound salary cap. Even into the new season few had foreseen the sheer...

Hey, Burkie, Leave Them Kids Alone!

Ed. Note: Lots of holiday reading going up today for you guys. Merry Christmas.Here we are the Christmas break, and I’d like to take the time to look back at what we saw in...

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...

The Ron Wilson Way

Ed. Note: Richard-Steven Williams, a UK-based NHL and European hockey enthusiast, will be joining the MLHS blogging team.It's fantastic to have Richard aboard, he's an immense talent. Here's his piece on Ron Wilson from a...

MLHS Roundtable Discussion #1!

Sorry for the delay guys.  We greatly appreciate the flood of great questions and comments, and are sorry to say we couldn't get to them all. We've all been pretty busy lately for a...

Battle of Ontario – Prospect Edition. Also: FLA-PIT Report

The Battle of Ontario's prospects ended in triumph for the Senators in an action-packed, end-to-end tilt featuring 12 goals split 7-5.The night started brightly for the Maple Leafs following Phil Oreskovic's bout with Geoff...