1. Lukas' 2009 NHL Playoff Predictions: Western Conference

    Wi With the NHL playoffs just around the corner, I figured that it would be a good idea to take a look at who will make the playoffs. Today, however, I am only going to look at the Western Conference playoff picture...

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  2. Montreal Canadiens: Going Down Hill From Here

    Before I begin this article, I would like to say one thing. I know that most of you are aware that I am a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. This article is me speaking not as a Leafs fan, but as a hockey fan...

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  3. You Vote: Best NHL Player (Winner)

    The You Vote series officially came to an end today. The "Best NHL Player According to Bleacher Report" award goes to Alexander Ovechkin, with four votes. Thank you to everyone who voted, and to everyone who edited the You Vote articles...

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  4. You Vote: Best NHL Player

    About three months ago, I wrapped up a series called “You Vote.” In the series, any Bleacher Report writer could vote on who he/she thought was the best at his position...

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  5. Creating Controversy: Top 10 Most Likely Maple Leafs to Get Dealt

    Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when the rumor mill begins to turn, and NHL GMs are working the phones constantly while trying to put together the best deal possible...

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  6. Toronto Maple Leafs Defense: Who Is In and Who Is Out After Deadline

    With the NHL’s trade deadline less than a month away now, the Toronto Maple Leafs have begun to look at their options...

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  7. The Ultimate ReBuild: Are the Toronto Maple Leafs on the Right Track?

    It has been many years since we Leafs fans have seen the Stanley Cup parade in Toronto (42, to be exact). In fact, some havn't even seen the parade, myself included. We have seen many general managers and coaches get fired...

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  8. Creating Controversy: Reducing NHL Roster Sizes

    Lately, teams have been looking for players that will protect their more skilled ones. Teams such as Montreal (Georges Laraque), Toronto (Ryan Hollweg), and Ottawa (Jarkko Ruutu) all went out to get a tough guy, to protect their more skilled players...

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  9. How to Keep Fighting in Hockey

    There have always been many arguments as to whether fighting in the NHL should be banned. However, with 21-year-old Whitby Dunlops defenseman Don Sanderson dying as a result of an on-ice fight, the argument has become heated...

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  10. Creating Controversy: Should the NHL Allow Fans to Vote for the All-Stars?

    With four players from one team being voted to the Eastern Conference's starting lineup, and not a single one of them being Alexander Ovechkin, the questions have been raised as to ...

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  11. Jason Blake: Is He Underrated?

    Since coming to Toronto, Jason Blake has had a hard time, and by saying he has had a hard time I don't just mean scoring goals. He has had to deal with Leukemia, which was fortunately caught early enough that he can just take a pill every morning...

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  12. Vesa Toskala's Bad Season: Too Much Effort?

    Over the course of the season, a lot of people have said that Vesa Toskala has been overworked by Ron Wilson, forcing him into a GAA of just 3.06, and a terrible save percentage of .890...

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  13. Toronto Maple Leafs: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    It has been a very fun week in Leafland. From Mike Van Ryn's return to the lineup, to Anton Stralman being sent down to the Marlies in a surprising move by Burke, there has been no shortage of news from the Leafs...

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  14. Maple Leafs Defense: Who Is In and Who Is Out

    With three injured defensemen expected back soon, the Maple Leafs have a jam on the back end, yet again. Mike Van Ryn, who was injured on the 8th of November, should be back within ...

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  15. Creating Controversy: Sean Avery As a Maple Leaf

    Sean Avery is at it again. And boy, is he ever at it this time. Sean commented about how it has become a re-occurring thing in the NHL for other players date to his old girlfriends, except he did not say "old girlfriends...

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  16. Dominic Moore: A Salute To You, Maple Leafs Player

    The year, 2000, the round, three, the pick, 95th. That was when Dominic Moore was drafted 95th overall in 2000 by the New York Rangers...

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  17. Toronto Maple Leafs Players Who Have Made the Season Exciting

    You have to admit that all and all, thanks to certain players (who will be named in a moment), the Maple Leafs' season has been pretty entertaining. These players have amazed us with their speed, ability to score, and just flat-out hard work...

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  18. Is the Maple Leafs Goaltending a Problem?

    Over the course of the season, the Maple Leafs have had shaky goaltending. Toskala has been suffering with a goals against average of just 3.19. Joseph hasn't been great either. His GAA is an extremely high 3...

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  19. Creating Controvery: Tavares, or Playoffs?

    I would first like to start off by thanking Andrew Echevarria for the idea to write about this article. Now as you all know, the Maple Leafs are long shots to make the playoffs. They just lost Schenn and Hagman, while Frogren is already out for a while..

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  20. You Vote: Best NHL Goalie Winner

    We now have the top players at every position figured out. It was a good journey along the way, as there was lots of votes, and even a few ties...

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  21. Brian Burke's First Moves as Toronto Maple Leafs GM

    It's 99.9 percent done. All Brian Burke needs to do is sign on the dotted line, and he is the new president and GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. So with the deal all but done, there has been lots of speculation as to what Burke will do first as Leafs GM...

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  22. Creating Controversy: Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Yes, I do understand that you may be sick of hearing about Brian Burke coming to Toronto. Or, you just may be really mad that MLSE should have him signed by this weekend, because you ...

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  23. Was Alex Steen Treated Right by the Maple Leafs?

    With the Maple Leafs trading Steen and Colaiacovo to the Blues today, a lot of people have been asking, and answering this question: Was Alex Steen treated well and given a fair chance while in Toronto? My answer is yes...

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  24. You Vote: Best NHL Goalie (Round Two)

    It was a record setting round for the "You Vote" series. Roberto Luongo set the record for all-time most votes for, with an outstanding six votes. It was the best turnout ever for the series, with a total of twenty-three votes...

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  25. Bleacher Report: Writers That Are Almost Guaranteed a Sports Job

    Today I was reading a lot of articles on Bleacher Report, while trying to think of a good topic to write about...

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