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NHL Trade Analysis: Maple Leafs Trade Phil Kessel to Penguins

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NHL Trade Analysis: Maple Leafs Trade Phil Kessel to Penguins

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 hours, you’d know that the Toronto Maple Leafs completed a blockbuster trade that sends star winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. There have been rumours surrounding this possibility for a few days now, but Brendan Shanahan finally pulled the trigger this afternoon. The Leafs also […]

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The Status Crow: Maple Leafs hiring Mike Babcock just another fingerprint on Brendan Shanahan’s plan

By Hunter Crowther The conversation started to change Wednesday morning. TSN insider Darren Dreger threw a grenade on the hockey universe, reporting that the Buffalo Sabres and the Toronto Maple Leafs were bidding for the services of Mike Babcock, the man who won a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008, two Olympic gold medals […]

The Hockey Guys Podcast Episode 20: Shanahan Joins Leafs, Playoff Talk

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The Hockey Guys Podcast Episode 20: Shanahan Joins Leafs, Playoff Talk

  We love and encourage all our listeners to give us feedback and your thoughts on what we discussed on the show. If you have something to share, send a tweet to Hunter, James or John and speak your mind. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #THGTalk to ask the guys a question; your tweet […]

NHL Needs to Step Up its Discipline

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NHL Needs to Step Up its Discipline

by Aaron Musick (@Avalangelist) The NHL has a problem on its hands. They are handing down punishments, seemingly daily now and nothing seems to be improving. Players are still extending elbows, targeting the head and making dangerous hits. It started with Shawn Thornton and James Neal’s attacks on vulnerable players. Since then, it seems like […]

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NHL Draft: Detroit Red Wings Nab First Round Talent in the Second Round

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) In this weekend’s 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Detroit Red Wings waited until the 49th overall pick in the second round to make the team’s first selection. The extended wait was due to the team trading its first round pick to acquire defenseman Kyle Quincey at the Trade Deadline, but time could prove […]

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The Return of the Double Standard

by Rhys Richards (@RREsq) People in all walks of life methodically make decisions or choose actions in the name of building their reputations. Unfortunately, some learn that one bad decision or action can undercut months and even years of hard work such that a once sterling reputation cannot be rehabilitated. On June 1, 2011, Brendan […]

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NHL GM Meetings: Hybrid Icing & Player Safety are the Keys Moving Forward

By Adam Graham (@adam_graham) There’s no question that hockey wouldn’t have evolved to the wonderful sport it is today if it wasn’t for change and adaptation, which is the main purpose behind the annual NHL general managers meetings. In order to make hockey at its highest level become more enjoyable for the fans and safer […]