1. NHL Lockout 2012: How a Lost Season Could Affect the Free Agent Market

    As the CBA talks have broken down once more, one cannot help but wonder what another cancelled season can do to the landscape of the NHL . One area the owners may not be considering losses is with the Free Agent Market...

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  2. Teemu Selanne and 5 Veterans Who Could Lose Their Final Season to the Lockout

    With the November 30th deadline to cut more games looming, fans are waiting for some resolution to the lockout that has wiped out over 300 games ( Herald Sun )...

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  3. NHL Lockout 2012: Can Bill Daly and Steve Fehr Save the Season

    It’s day 63 of the lockout, and the two sides seem to be no closer to a deal that would have even a shortened season back in play by January 1st. Both sides have been balking at the idea that those they represent should be the ones to fold...

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  4. NHL Lockout: Is Donald Fehr Replacing Bettman as the Most Hated Man in the NHL?

    November is closing in on its halfway mark and no real progress has occurred between the NHL owners and the NHLPA . A full 82-game season is no longer possible, but media outlets are speculating on a shortened season (per the National Post )...

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  5. NHL Lockout: Potential Effects of the Lockout on the AHL

    The NHL has officially cancelled the remainder of the preseason, and finally Friday to discuss non-central issues of the Bargaining Agreement after a two-week hiatus...

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  6. Toronto Maple Leafs: A Case for Joffrey Lupul to Be Team Captain

    Currently the Toronto Maple Leafs have a captain, one that management seems to be quite happy with in Dion Phaneuf. Leafs Nation, on the other hand, wants to see the blueliner replaced and a new captain crowned...

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  7. Nashville Predators: How Would a Lockout Affect the Predators?

    With talks between the NHL owners and the NHLPA suspended until a time yet to be determined, fans are bracing for the third lockout under Commissioner Gary Bettman...

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  8. NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement: Is It Time to Fire Gary Bettman?

    As September 15th moves ever closer, the thought of yet another lockout has many fans of the NHL questioning if commissioner Gary Bettman should keep his job...

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  9. Shea Weber and the 10 Craziest Free-Agent Offer Sheets Ever Extended

    This summer NHL fans got to see what happens when a team says they will match any offer for a specific player. Nashville GM David Poile had stated that he would match any offer sent to top defenseman Shea Weber ...

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  10. Clarke MacArthur: Where Will He Fit with Toronto Maple Leafs This Season?

    There has been a lot of speculation in Toronto media about who will take the top spot at centre. Whichever player lands that position, it could change the look of the Maple Leafs drastically this season...

    John B Matheson Written by John B Matheson about 2 years ago 1,901 reads 60 comments

  11. Toronto Maple Leafs: The Positional Challenges They Face for 2012-13

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have been trying to improve their club since the lockout that cancelled the 2004-05 season. They have gone through a number of GMs and coaches on their way to their current state...

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  12. Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Contenders for the No. 1 Centre Position

    In the event that the NHL and the Players' Association can work together and finalize the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, as it is the Toronto Maple Leafs will need to fill the gap that is the No...

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  13. Nazem Kadri: How the Toronto Maple Leafs Can Use Him as Trade Bait

    The Leafs are preparing for a training camp that is not pushed off, or even worse, a season locked out if the owners and NHLPA can't come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement...

    John B Matheson Written by John B Matheson about 2 years ago 4,152 reads 42 comments

  14. 12 Controversial NHL Topics Open for Endless Debate

    The NHL is no stranger to controversy; in fact, it seems that new ones seem to spawn every season. Some are as old as the league itself, and they continue to spark debate from ...

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  15. Toronto Maple Leafs Not a Desired Destination for Top Talent in Today's NHL

    It has been a long hard road for Toronto fans since the last time their beloved Maple Leafs raised the Stanley Cup over four decades ago. What makes things worse are the decades of mismanagement the team has had...

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  16. NHL: The 25 Most Hideously Ugly Jerseys in NHL History

    Over the course of the NHL ’s long history there have been many jersey changes. Some have been due to a name change, like when Anaheim dropped the word “Mighty” from their team name...

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  17. NHL Free Agency: 6 Teams That Have Fared the Worst This Summer

    Free agency is a time when teams try to change their fortunes without having to offer up any of their prospects or top talent through a trade...

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  18. Toronto Maple Leafs: Will Their Offseason Deals Help the Leafs to the Playoffs?

    At the beginning of last season, the deals that Brian Burke made this time a year ago seemed to be working well. There was a brief point early in the season were many thought that Toronto even topped the league...

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  19. Predators Match Flyers' Offer for Shea Weber: Preds Will Regret This

    On July 24th, the Nashville Predators decided to match the $110 million offer sheet signed by team captain Shea Weber ( NHL.com )...

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  20. Wayne Gretzky and the 15 Worst Players-Turned-Coaches in NHL History

    Adam Oates was recently named the latest coach of the Washington Capitals ( TSN ), following in a long line of players-turned-coaches. Many have seen great success in the transition from on-ice player to bench boss...

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  21. NHL Free Agency 2012: What Shea Weber's Offer Sheet Means for the Predators

    It has been a rough offseason for the Nashville Predators. A few days into free agency they lost one of their star defensemen when Ryan Suter signed with the Minnesota Wild...

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  22. NHL Free Agency 2012: Is Dominik Hasek an Option for the Leafs Goaltending Woes?

    The asking price for Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo is high, and Canucks GM Mike Gillis is not willing to budge on it, as reported by the National Post back in June...

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  23. NHL Free Agency 2012: Could Jason Arnott Be the Top-Line Center Toronto Needs?

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are still looking for the No. 1 center that they have been missing to join with Phil Kessel and either James van Riemsdyk or Joffrey Lupul...

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  24. NHL Free Agency 2012: Toronto Maple Leafs Have Been One of the Quieter Teams

    The fans of the Maple Leafs start to salivate at the thought of the big-name free agents signing in Toronto almost as soon as the season ends...

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  25. NHL Free Agency 2012: Should Phoenix Be Concerned About Losing Shane Doan?

    The latest news coming out of Shane Doan ’s camp, according to USA Today , is that the deadline is gone...

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