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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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Should They Stay or Should They Go: The Tyler Bozak Edition

So, the GM is gone, all of the coaches are gone, and most of the scouting staff is gone. Shanahan burned it all down. Luckily, SportsFromTheSix was able to dig up… 1,571 more words

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Video: New Pred Moses opens U.S. scoring at Worlds with beauty goal

There was some Nashville-on-Nashville crime to open Team USA’s account at the 2015 World Hockey Championships, but Predators fans probably won’t mind.

That’s because their newest signee — KHL goalscoring phenom Steve Moses — opened the American account with a highlight-reel tally against Finland on Friday, scoring this pretty goal against his future teammate, Pekka Rinne: 113 more words

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Leafs' core expects Shanahan to make changes

After one of the worst statistical seasons in franchise history, which saw the Leafs finish 30-44-8 including a 9-28-5 record following a January coaching change, club President… 580 more words

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