Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Deadline Options

Luke Glendening (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports) The upcoming NHL trade deadline is unlike one that we have seen in years past and yes, it’s because of Covid. With quarantine restrictions, Canadian teams were hesitant to trade with teams outside the North division due to quarantine laws. But just last week, the required quarantine time was shortened from 14 days to just 7 which will likely result in the trade market starting to heat up.    The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of those teams who always have a leg in the race with every key free agent target on the market and […]

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The NHL North Division’s Biggest Surprises So Far

Image Credit: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press The NHL’s new Scotiabank North Division has been one of the most exciting aspects of the 2020-2021 NHL season. The anticipation has been worth it and every game seems to be more entertaining than the last. There have been plenty of surprises over the course of the season but hey, that’s what makes hockey so much fun. Vancouver’s Fall The Canucks were deemed to be one of the favourites to finish atop the North Division alongside the Toronto Maple Leafs but as we near the half-way point of the season, things are not going […]

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4 NHL Players Who Need to Step up Early This Season

photo: Dan Toulgoet, Glacier Media The 2020-2021 NHL season may have only just begun, but it has been full of surprise. The start to the season is always when players are put under the microscope, especially if they don’t start off very hot. There have been more than a handful of players who have not performed up to their expectations early on this season but below are 4 of the most noteworthy players who need to start improving.  Igor Shestyorkin There were a lot of expectations for the New York Rangers rookie goaltender ahead of his first full season in […]

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Previewing an All-Canadian Division in the NHL

Image Credit: “Canadian Tire Center” by caribb is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The 2020-2021 season is almost here, yet there is still much we don’t know. One of the most highly anticipated decisions is one regarding Canada. With the Covid-19 pandemic limiting travel, there has been plenty of talk surrounding the NHL implementing an all-Canadian division for the 2020-2021 season. This has been met with plenty of excitement and rightfully so.  An all-Canadian division will be one of the most exciting things to occur in the NHL for quite some time. Some of the biggest rivalries in the sport […]

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Grading the Leafs Free Agent Signings

Photo: Calgary Flames defenceman T.J. Brodie returned to action on Monday after collapsing 11 days ago at practice. (Derek Leung/Getty Images) The Toronto Maple Leafs have been one of the busier teams during the extended offseason. Going into the offseason, the Leafs knew that they had some key holes to fill and they look to have met their goal. Highlighted by the big signing of T.J. Brodie and the news that went viral with Joe Thornton moving to Toronto, Leafs fans have a lot to be excited for.  Aside from signing T.J. Brodie, Toronto did not make any big splashes […]

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