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The Kovalchuk debacle

One of the biggest stories of the 2017 NHL offseason is that of the long running status of Ilya Kovalchuk and his desire to return to the league. 1,220 more words

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Toronto Maple Leafs fulfill their free-agent shopping list with short-term bargains

By Lance Hornby

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs got a bit bigger and better defensively, but definitely older on the first day of NHL free agent shopping. 783 more words

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After year spent developing young talent, Toronto Maple Leafs shift focus to filling holes

By Steve Simmons

CHICAGO — It is easy to do. Take a look at the two-time Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and do the math and begin to compare the rosters. 890 more words

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Maple Leafs' Season a Credit to Management

The Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a playoff spot on Saturday. Nobody expected them to reach the playoffs this season despite an influx of good young players led by their number one pick, Auston Matthews.  404 more words

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ pretender-to-contender season echoes Brendan Shanahan, Lou Lamoriello’s early New Jersey Devils days

In Lou Lamoriello’s first season in the NHL he took over the worst team in hockey.

By June, the New Jersey Devils, who had never been in the playoffs before, were one win away from playing for the Stanley Cup. 884 more words

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Jim Popp faces colossal task in trying to turn Toronto Argonauts into winners — just like Lou Lamoriello

TORONTO — There is a lot of the Lou Lamoriello story in Jim Popp’s hiring with the Toronto Argonauts.

Lamoriello had built something of a dynasty with the New Jersey Devils, ran out of time and success, and, in some people’s minds, he became yesterday’s man. 921 more words

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Toronto Maple Leafs 'can’t get off track' at trade deadline, GM Lou Lamoriello says

For all those seasons, post-2004, that the Maple Leafs thought they would make the playoffs and left themselves open to ridicule, the spring of 2017 will have a different vibe. 739 more words

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