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Five most expensive healthy scratches this season

Five most expensive healthy scratches this season

thehockeynews.com Updated 7 hours ago
There’s no shortage of ill-advised contracts in the NHL. Most teams have at least one player earning more money than his contributions warrant. But while it’s disappointing to watch a $4-million player toil on the fourth line or third defensive pair, th…
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  • Legendary coach Al Arbour welcomes fan notes in battle with dem…

    Legendary coach Al Arbour welcomes fan notes in battle with dementia

    thehockeynews.com 22 hours ago
    The man who led the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cups is now looking for a little motivation from his fans. Hall of Fame coach and player Al Arbour, 82, is reportedly being treated for dementia and Parkinson’s disease at a retirement h…
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  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson Scores Distant Shorthanded Goal On Hapless…

    Oliver Ekman-Larsson Scores Distant Shorthanded Goal On Hapless Leafs

    deadspin.com Jan 30 (yesterday)
    Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was only trying to dump the puck, but the unintended accuracy gave him his 13th goal of the season as the "shot" got past Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier. Toronto is at the point where it can…
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  • Lack of goals during losing streak continues to bewilder reelin…

    Lack of goals during losing streak continues to bewilder reeling Leafs

    NHL.com Jan 30 (yesterday)
    TORONTO - Under interim coach Peter Horachek, the Toronto Maple Leafs are a conundrum. The defensive inconsistency that cost Randy Carlyle his job is mostly gone, but at the same time the goals have disappeared. "When you think about it, if y...
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  • Blue Jays ink Santiago to Minor League pact

    Blue Jays ink Santiago to Minor League pact

    MLB.com Jan 30 (yesterday)
    The Blue Jays have signed veteran infielder Ramon Santiago to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced on Friday.
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  • Coyotes score soft goals on Bernier as Maple Leafs lose eighth …

    Coyotes score soft goals on Bernier as Maple Leafs lose eighth straight

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    TORONTO - For the balance of their losing streak, the Toronto Maple Leafs were done in by the goals they didn't score. It reached eight because of goals Jonathan Bernier should not have given up. Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored from the other sid...
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  • ECHL team trolls Maple Leafs, will host “Toss Your Jersey” nigh…

    ECHL team trolls Maple Leafs, will host “Toss Your Jersey” night

    thehockeynews.com Jan 29 (2 days ago)
    One of the stranger stories of the NHL season is the number of times Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys have been thrown onto the ice in protest of the team’s subpar performance. So the ECHL’s Brampton Beast, being nearby and all, thought they would turn a neg…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, Kings, and Hurricanes buzz

    Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, Kings, and Hurricanes buzz

    thehockeynews.com Jan 29 (2 days ago)
    The Toronto rumor mill continues to churn with speculation over possible moves by the struggling Maple Leafs leading up to the March trade deadline. TSN’s Darren Dreger believes the next few weeks will determine if the Leafs become deadline buyers or se…
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  • Separation between East’s have & have-not teams will make N…

    Separation between East’s have & have-not teams will make NHL trade deadline unique

    thehockeynews.com Jan 29 (2 days ago)
    If you don’t know by now the NHL’s points system is essentially a competitive funhouse mirror designed to give more teams the appearance they’ve got a shot at a playoff spot, you should. The league has, to the credit of its business acumen, recognized m…
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  • Devils send Maple Leafs to 7th straight loss, top Toronto 2-1 i…

    Devils send Maple Leafs to 7th straight loss, top Toronto 2-1 in shootout

    NHL.com Jan 28 (3 days ago)
    NEWARK, N.J. - Jacob Josefson and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and the New Jersey Devils rallied late to beat Toronto 2-1 on Wednesday night, extending the Maple Leafs' losing streak to a season-high seven games. Cory Schneider made 29...
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  • With Janssen on board, Nationals' roster has no holes

    With Janssen on board, Nationals' roster has no holes

    MLB.com yahoo.com Jan 28 (3 days ago)
    A week after adding Max Scherzer to the front of their rotation, the Nationals have agreed to a deal that addresses the only issue they faced on the way to Spring Training, adding another solid late-innings option in former Blue Jays closer Casey Jansse…
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  • Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

    Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

    MLB.com Jan 27 (4 days ago)
    Talks between the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers regarding a Jonathan Papelbon trade continue, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.
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  • Rumor Roundup: Stars eyeing pair of Maple Leafs defensemen

    Rumor Roundup: Stars eyeing pair of Maple Leafs defensemen

    thehockeynews.com ESPN.com Jan 27 (4 days ago)
    In recent days there’s been some buzz claiming the Dallas Stars could be interested in Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen Dion Phaneuf or Cody Franson. The basis for this was a report on the Stars needs by Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. Heika, howev…
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  • Beeston to remain Jays president through '15

    Beeston to remain Jays president through '15

    ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com Jan 27 (5 days ago)
    The Blue Jays say Paul Beeston will remain as team president through the end of this season.
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  • Rumor Roundup: What to watch as trade deadline draws near

    Rumor Roundup: What to watch as trade deadline draws near

    thehockeynews.com Jan 26 (5 days ago)
    With the 2015 NHL All-Star Game now history and teams returning to action on Tuesday, the focus shifts toward the approaching NHL trade deadline on March 2. It’s expected trade activity will increase over the next five weeks as more clubs fall out of pl…
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  • GIF: Kyle Lowry Fools Pistons By Feigning Timeout

    GIF: Kyle Lowry Fools Pistons By Feigning Timeout

    dimemag.com Jan 26 (5 days ago)
    This isn’t standard, but a layup by Kyle Lowry with a little under four minutes to go in the first quarter in last night’s Raptors-Pistons game only happened after he lulled Detroit into thinking he was about to call a timeout. Lowry’s switch-up has bee…
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  • Toronto to get All-Star Game and outdoor game in 2017: Source

    Toronto to get All-Star Game and outdoor game in 2017: Source

    COLUMBUS – The Toronto Maple Leafs will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2017 with the All-Star Game and an outdoor game, a source with close ties to NHL ownership told thn.com. And it looks as though the Winter Classic for 2016 will be held in Bost…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, Kings, Sabres, Oilers, and Senators…

    Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, Kings, Sabres, Oilers, and Senators all prepared to make moves following break

    Talk of the the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings swapping toxic contracts by exchanging defenseman Dion Phaneuf and Mike Richards persists in the rumor mill. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman believes it could make sense for both clubs. He thinks t…
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  • Russell Martin excited to work with Blue Jays' young pitchers

    Russell Martin excited to work with Blue Jays' young pitchers

    yahoo.com Jan 24
    VANCOUVER — While Russell Martin has said he's prepared to catch R.A. Dickey's knuckleball, the work he puts in with the Blue Jays' promising young arms will be the 31-year-old's most rewarding challenge in his first year in Toronto. Drew Hutchison, 24,…
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  • Video - Raptors Win In OT 01:44

    Raptors Win In OT

    Jan 30
    Despite 35 points and 13 assists by Jarrett Jack, Toronto outscored Brooklyn 14-9 in overtime to win 127-122.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 08:19

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Jan 29
    Cary Chow and Katie Strang pick out the players who need to perform the best for their teams down the stretch, what the Red Wings' winning streak means for coach Mike Babcock, and recap the legacy of Martin Brodeur.
  • Video - DeRozan Leads Raptors To Third Straight Win 01:20

    DeRozan Leads Raptors To Third Straight Win

    Jan 27
    DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points in the Raptors' 104-91 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - Raptors Hold Off Pistons 00:58

    Raptors Hold Off Pistons

    Jan 25
    DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points with six rebounds to help the Raptors beat the Pistons 114-110.

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