Alex DeBrincat is a Noted Goon (and Always Has Been)

Alex DeBrincat is a Noted Goon (and Always Has Been)

Alex DeBrincat and Sam Girard dropped gloves during the Chicago Blackhawks blowout loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, November 30, 2019. At 5’7” and 5’10” respectively, both guys are better known around the league for their hockey skills and pretty plays, definitely not for fighting. That is, generally speaking. But Alex DeBrincat has quietly […]

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 Mike Babcock Fired, But Babcockisms Live Forever

Mike Babcock Fired, But Babcockisms Live Forever

The Toronto Maple Leafs finally pulled the trigger and fired head coach Mike Babcock. Following a six-game losing streak and only two regulation wins in the last 12 games, it was only the inevitable. Babcock will be replaced by Sheldon Keefe, who has coached the AHL Toronto Marlies since 2015, including their 2018 Calder Cup […]

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 Zach Hyman is Irreplaceable To The Maple Leafs

Zach Hyman is Irreplaceable To The Maple Leafs

With the Toronto Maple Leafs season well underway, the injury to Zach Hyman and his subsequent absence from the first line is glaringly obvious. Normally, Hyman slots in on John Tavares’s left wing with Mitch Marner balancing out the right side.  Hyman was originally injured during the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs […]

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 Alex DeBrincat and the Future Of the Blackhawks

Alex DeBrincat and the Future Of the Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks signed Alex DeBrincat to a $6.4M AAV for 3 years on a bridge deal. It activates next season and locks the winger down through the 2022-2023 season. The Blackhawks drafted DeBrincat with their first pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, choosing him 39th overall in the second round. Since his NHL debut […]

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 The Toronto Maple Leafs Captaincy Conundrum

The Toronto Maple Leafs Captaincy Conundrum

With the Toronto Maple Leafs captaincy vacant for three seasons, the organization has hinted to naming a new captain for the upcoming season. The core is newly locked down and the captaincy is the final piece in solidifying the roster. Leafs Captaincy Candidates Morgan Rielly has been my personal choice in captain over the past […]

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 Maple Leafs Must Prepare for a Marner-less Opener

Maple Leafs Must Prepare for a Marner-less Opener

The Toronto Maple Leafs are heading into the new season with a few glaring holes in the lineup. With restricted free agent Mitch Marner still unsigned, the Leafs must be prepared to play on opening night with or without him. His absence combined with the projected absences of injured players will drastically shape of the […]

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 The Auston Matthews Tie-Dye Power Ranking

The Auston Matthews Tie-Dye Power Ranking

Known for his interests in fashion, Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews has not shied away from going big with his attire, even in the offseason. Unafraid to go outside the box, this summer has already provided a variety of Auston Matthews tie-dye looks. Matthews was one of two NHL stars listed in Sports Illustrated’s […]

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 Maple Leafs: Risky Move in Jordan Schmaltz

Maple Leafs: Risky Move in Jordan Schmaltz

In Kyle Dubas’s summer mission to acquire a much needed arsenal of right-handed defensemen, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jordan Schmaltz from the St Louis Blues in exchange for left-handed defenseman Andreas Borgman.  Borgman was one of the Leafs’ promising prospects and a key component in the Toronto Marlies’ success in the 2018 Calder Cup […]

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 Evaluating the Toronto Maple Leafs Offseason Moves

Evaluating the Toronto Maple Leafs Offseason Moves

Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas has been busy over the past couple of weeks. Surrounding the draft and free agency day, the peak of the offseason boasted a complete transformation of the Toronto Maple Leafs roster. Jumpstarted by offloading Patrick Marleau’s contract, the frenzy of acquisitions and movements only escalated from there. So here’s […]

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 Blackhawks: Bad Move in Hiring Marc Crawford

Blackhawks: Bad Move in Hiring Marc Crawford

The Chicago Blackhawks expanded their coaching staff by adding Marc Crawford as an assistant coach to Jeremy Colliton. Crawford joins the Blackhawks after serving as interim head coach for the Ottawa Senators for the last two months of the 2018-2019 season. On paper, he’s a heavily decorated coach who has earned a level of prestige. […]

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