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Bruins, Avs dominate my NHL Awards picks

Bruins, Avs dominate my NHL Awards picks

thehockeynews.com Updated Apr 18 (5 days ago)
Once again, I’m privileged enough to receive a ballot for the NHL’s annual individual player awards. It’s a huge honor for any hockey journalist and one I think deserves the respect of full transparency to the public. If we’re supposed to represent the …
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  • Joel Quenneville goes nuts in tirade against refs in Game 1 (Vi…

    Joel Quenneville goes nuts in tirade against refs in Game 1 (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 18 (5 days ago)
    A 5-on-3 power play in double overtime of a Stanley Cup Playoff game comes around about as often as a Maple Leafs championship parade float, but the Chicago Blackhawks nearly earned one at the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. With Ryan Reaves already …
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  • The Phoenix Coyotes win the 2014 Stanley Cup…of Hope

    The Phoenix Coyotes win the 2014 Stanley Cup…of Hope

    thehockeynews.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    Here’s an easy way for the NHL to make even more money: hold a post-season tournament for all non-playoff teams to determine the Stanley Cup of Hope. The inspiration for the idea comes from the Kontinental League, which started the Nadezhda Cup (a.k.a. …
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  • Bettman: We'll miss Shanahan in league office

    Bettman: We'll miss Shanahan in league office

    ESPN.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    Commissioner Gary Bettman will miss Brendan Shanahan, the Hall of Fame player and former head of player safety who recently took on the post of president of hockey operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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  • Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year e…

    Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year entry-level deal

    NHL.com Apr 16 (7 days ago)
    TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Viktor Loov to a three-year entry-level contract Wednesday. The 21-year-old native of Sodertalje, Sweden had 12 points (five goals, seven assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 42 games for Modo...
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  • Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year e…

    Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year entry-level deal

    thehockeynews.com Apr 16 (7 days ago)
    Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year entry-level deal
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  • Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    thehockeynews.com Apr 16 (7 days ago)
    Florida won the draft lottery last night, meaning the Panthers get the first crack at an interesting field with a lot of variation in it. A lot goes into a draft list and the final results are always thrown into chaos by trades and reaches. As the draft…
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  • Florida Panthers win lottery. Will they keep top pick or deal i…

    Florida Panthers win lottery. Will they keep top pick or deal it?

    Turnabout is fair play for the Florida Panthers. At last year’s draft lottery, the second-to-last Colorado Avalanche leap-frogged the Panthers to win first overall pick. This year, it was the Panthers who did the leap-frogging. Florida moved up one spot…
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  • Childhood friends captain opposing teams in OHL West conference…

    Childhood friends captain opposing teams in OHL West conference final

    NHL.com Apr 15
    Childhood friends from their minor hockey days in Toronto and both drafted by the Maple Leafs, Matt Finn and Connor Brown will be on opposite sides of the puck in the Ontario Hockey League's Western Conference final. Finn is the Guelph Storm'...
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  • An NHL season of disappointment across Canada leaves just one p…

    An NHL season of disappointment across Canada leaves just one playoff team

    NHL.com Apr 15
    Next week will bring an early summer in six Canadian NHL cities when the playoffs begin without the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames. For the first time since 1973, the...
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  • Randy Carlyle remains the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs…

    Randy Carlyle remains the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs - for now

    TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle says he has yet to discuss his future with new team president Brendan Shanahan. Carlyle's status with the team remains a burning question as the NHL club attempts to pick up the pieces af...
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  • Leafs GM Nonis: “We have to get better in all areas – scouting …

    Leafs GM Nonis: “We have to get better in all areas – scouting in particular”

    There have been no shortage of sideshow symptoms afflicting the Maple Leafs over the years, but many hockey people will tell you the main ailment that has plagued this franchise for decades is their ineffectiveness on the drafting and development front.…
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  • Barry Trotz should be next coach of Toronto Maple Leafs

    Barry Trotz should be next coach of Toronto Maple Leafs

    Talk about the luck of the Irish. On his first day on the job, Brendan Shanahan was handed a gift in the form of Barry Trotz being fired by the Nashville Predators. And there is no move that Shanahan, the new president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, could …
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  • Maple Leafs' Bernier needs surgery for sports hernia

    Maple Leafs' Bernier needs surgery for sports hernia

    NHL.com Apr 14
    Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier confirmed Monday he will have surgery to repair a sports hernia. Bernier, who is scheduled to have the surgery Wednesday, missed the Maple Leafs' final four games of the regular season and nine of...
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  • All playoff matchups set, as Avalanche win Central thanks to Bl…

    All playoff matchups set, as Avalanche win Central thanks to Blues' collapse

    yahoo.com Apr 13
    If there's a team the Toronto Maple Leafs should try to emulate next season, it's the St. Louis Blues. Not so much the toughness, or the decision to retain good hockey player Alex Steen, or the committment to team defense, mind you. Mostly, it's the way…
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  • Jason Spezza, Craig Anderson lead Ottawa Senators over Maple Le…

    Jason Spezza, Craig Anderson lead Ottawa Senators over Maple Leafs 1-0

    OTTAWA - Jason Spezza scored the lone goal, and Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 Saturday night. With the victory, the Senators (36-31-14) tied a...
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  • Video - Brendan Shanahan To Join Maple Leafs 03:32

    Brendan Shanahan To Join Maple Leafs

    Apr 10
    Pierre LeBrun discusses Brendan Shanahan appearing to be set to join the Maple Leafs in an executive role.
  • Video - The Disappointing Teams This Season 02:39

    The Disappointing Teams This Season

    Apr 10
    The Capitals, Maple Leafs and Senators top the list of the most disappointing teams this season in the NHL.
  • Video - SportsCenter's Inside The NHL 13:18

    SportsCenter's Inside The NHL

    Apr 10
    Steve Levy and Scott Burnside look at the race for the final wild-card spot, the most impressive team this regular season, and where do the Canucks go from here.
  • Video - Lightning Strike Maple Leafs 01:03

    Lightning Strike Maple Leafs

    Apr 8
    Ondrej Palat scored twice in the Lightning's 3-0 win over the Maple Leafs.

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