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Matthews defies odds to crack Team North America lineup

Matthews defies odds to crack Team North America lineup

thehockeynews.com Updated May 27 (3 days ago)
So just how good is the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft, Auston Matthews? Well, he’s so good that apparently he can skate uphill. When Peter Chiarelli and Stan Bowman, the two men most responsible for putting the North American roster for …
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  • Mitch Marner is destroying the Memorial Cup, so what can we exp…

    Mitch Marner is destroying the Memorial Cup, so what can we expect from him next season?

    thehockeynews.com May 25 (5 days ago)
    The London Knights are steamrolling the competition at the Memorial Cup and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner is leading the way, just as he did in the OHL playoffs. All told, the right winger has 57 points in his past 21 games (13 in three Memo…
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  • John Brophy and the most epic, F-bomb-filled rant in hockey his…

    John Brophy and the most epic, F-bomb-filled rant in hockey history

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com May 24 (6 days ago)
    Legend has it that when John Muckler was running the Long Island Ducks of the old Eastern Hockey League, he traded John Brophy six times and traded back for him seven times. Things sometimes become a little blown out of proportion when it comes to these…
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  • Patrik Laine vows never to wash Finland jersey after Ovechkin c…

    Patrik Laine vows never to wash Finland jersey after Ovechkin check

    yahoo.com May 21
    Patrik Laine is the sensational 18-year-old winger from Finland who will go either first or second in the upcoming NHL Draft (but most likely second, behind Toronto Maple Leafs savior Auston Matthews). He’s also really growing on us, from his goofball d…
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  • Kessel doing with Penguins what was impossible in Toronto and B…

    Kessel doing with Penguins what was impossible in Toronto and Boston

    Should Phil Kessel continue his personal assault on the playoffs and be named winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as tournament MVP, fans in Toronto and Boston should feel nothing but happiness for him. Wasting their time and emotional energy lamenting wha…
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  • Maple Leafs rebuild gets a big boost from Marlies’ playoff succ…

    Maple Leafs rebuild gets a big boost from Marlies’ playoff success

    So the Toronto Marlies are off to the Eastern Conference final in the American League as the executives with the big team tap the tips of their fingers together, their plan falling perfectly into place. Mitch Marner and his London Knights made a mockery…
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  • London Knights sweep OHL championship; look unstoppable

    London Knights sweep OHL championship; look unstoppable

    Right now, the Brandon Wheat Kings and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are in control of their respective championships in the WHL and QMJHL, with 3-1 series leads over Seattle and Shawinigan. The Wheaties lost yesterday, the Huskies the day before. The OHL’s Lon…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Canucks, Oilers set to have busy off-seasons in …

    Rumor Roundup: Canucks, Oilers set to have busy off-seasons in search of winger, blueliner

    It’s been nearly a month since the Vancouver Canucks’ season came to an end. That hasn’t stopped the local media from speculating about the club’s off-season roster plans. The Vancouver Sun’s Ben Kuzma lists five things he believes the Canucks should an…
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  • Babock, Boudreau and Tippett prove NHL coaches should be all fo…

    Babock, Boudreau and Tippett prove NHL coaches should be all for salary disclosure

    The recent spate of coach signings has revealed two very clear notions. The first is that, as was the case with the players more than two decades ago, full salary disclosure would do wonders for the salaries of the 30 men behind NHL benches. The second …
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  • The benefits of Jason Spezza, and other playoff observations

    The benefits of Jason Spezza, and other playoff observations

    The beautiful part of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a reporter who otherwise follows the Toronto Maple Leafs is, you get exposed to the rest of the league. Often that means watching players that, for the most part, you only see on the highlights or read …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Expect Maple Leafs to keep No. 1 pick, and still…

    Rumor Roundup: Expect Maple Leafs to keep No. 1 pick, and still pursue Stamkos

    The Toronto Maple Leafs winning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery generated considerable excitement among their long-suffering fans. It’s also sparked speculation over what the Leafs might do with that pick. It’s assumed the Leafs will retain it and select Ame…
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  • Let’s snuff out three preposterous Auston Matthews rumors befor…

    Let’s snuff out three preposterous Auston Matthews rumors before they spiral out of control

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the 2016 NHL draft lottery and will pick No. 1 overall for the first time since they nabbed Wendel Clark in 1985. This is good news for the sport, whether you love or hate the Leafs. It’s the equivalent of a high-profile…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five games that could have changed the 2016 dr…

    Down Goes Brown: Five games that could have changed the 2016 draft lottery results

    Back in March, we took a look back at five forgotten games from NHL history that, in hindsight, changed the results of a draft lottery. It was a reminder of just how close we came to Patrick Kane as an Oiler, or Vincent Lecavalier as a Canuck. It was me…
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  • Prospect Need to Know: Wade Allison is burning up the draft cha…

    Prospect Need to Know: Wade Allison is burning up the draft charts

    As the season begins to wind down, we’re starting to see some hardware handed out in the prospect ranks. Toronto Maple Leafs hopeful Mitch Marner, for example, just won the OHL’s Red Tilson Trophy as the league’s most outstanding player for his work wit…
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  • Leafs prospect Mitch Marner named OHL most outstanding player

    Leafs prospect Mitch Marner named OHL most outstanding player

    NHL.com May 3
    TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner is the Ontario Hockey League's most outstanding player this season. The London Knights forward captured the Red Tilson Trophy after finishing third in league scoring with 39 goals and 77 ass...
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  • Expected No. 1 pick Auston Matthews is a potential superstar fo…

    Expected No. 1 pick Auston Matthews is a potential superstar for the Maple Leafs, just not next season

    Leafs Nation erupted on Saturday night, and for good reason. They won the draft lottery and will have the right to select first in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. It’s been a long while since they got a win this big. This one wasn’t on the ice, that’ll hav…
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs sign Nikita Zaitsev, but what impact should…

    Toronto Maple Leafs sign Nikita Zaitsev, but what impact should be expected?

    The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to pick up bodies for their rebuild today, signing KHL defenseman Nikita Zaitsev to a one-year deal. This move has been long-rumored, but now that it’s official, the question becomes one of expectation. Sure, Zaitsev wa…
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  • Maple Leafs draft lottery win doesn't validate tank, says Shana…

    Maple Leafs draft lottery win doesn't validate tank, says Shanahan

    The Toronto Maple Leafs finished with the worst record in the NHL and the League’s lowest point total. This was, of course, by design, as team decided to rid itself of veteran players in attempt to tank the season for a high draft pick. “We explained to…
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  • Maple Leafs win draft lottery; hold No. 1 pick for first time i…

    Maple Leafs win draft lottery; hold No. 1 pick for first time in more than 30 years

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the draft lottery, giving the franchise its first No. 1 pick since 1985 when future captain Wendel Clark was selected. The Leafs finished the season with the league’s worst record at 29-42-11, giving them a 20 percent ch…
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  • Video - Sharks Skate Past Maple Leafs 00:56

    Sharks Skate Past Maple Leafs

    Mar 19
    The Sharks beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 to snap their two-game losing streak.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:57

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 13
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.
  • Video - Maple Leafs Win In Shootout 01:10

    Maple Leafs Win In Shootout

    Mar 11
    Tyler Bozak scored in the third period and in the shootout to lift the Maple Leafs past the Sabres 4-3.
  • Video - Tavares, Islanders Rally Past Leafs 00:57

    Tavares, Islanders Rally Past Leafs

    Mar 9
    John Tavares' 33rd goal of the season lifted the Islanders to a 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.