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Defensive questions for 2015-2016 season.

This year’s instalment of the Toronto Maple Leafs certainly sees no shortage of free agent additions looking to prove themselves.

This post looks at the Defensive acquisitions made this off-season. 362 more words

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Leafs sign Marincin to a one-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked up restricted free agent defenseman Martin Marincin to a one-year deal.

According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, it’s a one-way contract worth $700,000. 82 more words

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Edmonton Oilers trade Martin Marincin to the Toronto Maple Leafs

Edmonton’s wheeling and dealing at the draft continued into the fourth round on Saturday, as the team dealt defenceman Martin Marincin to Toronto in exchange for prospect Brad Ross and a fourth-round draft pick. 541 more words

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Nikita Nikitin still plays defence like an NHL novice, which makes him a strong buy-out candidate

Schultz, Klefbom and Nikitin all struggled on defence for the Oilers. But what is Nikitin’s excuse?

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Edmonton Oilers' focus on drafting plus-sized defencemen in recent years has yet to pay off

Too big or not too big? That is the question.

Back at the end of March when Edmonton Oilers signed college defenceman Joey Laleggia to an entry level contract, many in Oil Country took note of his dimunitive size and concluded he was unlikely to help the big (if not big  1,290 more words

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The numbers tell a tale for Oilers d-man Martin Marincin, but "the narrative" tells a different one

2014-15 Edmonton Oilers in review: Martin Marincin

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For some time now the reviews on Martin Marincin have been something of a mixed bag. The 23-year-old defender  has been pretty underwhelming by eye, but continues to post some solid underlying statistics that if taken at face value suggest that he is among the least of Edmonton Oilers’ concerns. 1,940 more words

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