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The Jonathan Huberdeau Contract Phenomenon

In the past few weeks, many Panthers players have signed to new deals to renew their contracts with the team. Jonathan Huberdeau, the team’s only restricted free-agent left, … 589 more words


It's time to reset expectations for Edmonton Oilers' forward Nail Yakupov

It’s time to reset expectations for Nail Yakupov.

Yakupov entered the NHL with the burden of being a first overall draft pick. His draft number has affected the way the team has handled him, the way the fans have perceived him and the expectation of the sort of player he would eventually become. 870 more words

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Babcock expects Kadri to be 'an elite player'

Expectations for Nazem Kadri have always been high. When you’re a seventh overall draft pick, that’s going to be the case.

But with Phil Kessel gone and Tyler Bozak potentially out the door next, new coach Mike Babcock expects the 24-year-old Maple Leafs center — armed with… 161 more words

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Kessel trade shows Leafs are trying to 'build this thing the right way'

In the words of Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan, here’s why Phil Kessel was traded today:

“This is really about a recognition on our part that what we’ve been doing here, and the group that we’d assembled here, wasn’t getting the job done, and it wasn’t good enough. 225 more words

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Get to know a draft pick -- Mikko Rantanen

Like we’ve done in the past, we’re profiling top prospects who may hear their names called Friday in the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. 304 more words

Leafs' van Riemsdyk goes extra mile to see brother win Stanley Cup

CHICAGO – James van Riemsdyk wouldn’t let a little weather get in the way of watching brother Trevor win the Stanley Cup.

When big brother’s flight from Minneapolis to Chicago was diverted to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday evening, he decided to get a rental car and drive the rest of the way to United Center. 392 more words


Should They Stay or Should They Go: The Phil Kessel Edition

Well, Babcock is in, and the city of Toronto is buzzing. And with good reason. Obviously, a good coach is a crucial component of any winning franchise. 2,077 more words

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