Toronto Maple Leafs Anti-Bullying Campaign

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ashton compressed

After seeing yet another blue and white jersey thrown onto the ice, this time in Vancouver; and hearing a Boston Bruins fan refer to loyal Toronto fans as ‘Sheep Nation’, I’ve decided that I am tired of seeing Leafs get bullied unnecessarily, not only by opposing fans, but by some of their own heartless, fairweather, so-called supporters. Evidently, Phil Kessel felt the same way, scoring a spiteful goal shortly after seeing his #81 jersey float to the ice surface at Rogers Arena last week.

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The Cinderella Stories of 2015 Goalies

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P1015643

Like any other year in the NHL, there have been many surprises in the 2014-15 NHL season. Blockbuster trades take place, teams take unexpected dive bombs after what seemed like a promising season, and season ending injuries take huge blows to a contending team. However, the biggest surprises of this season has been the prevalence of lesser goalies unexpectedly turning a team’s season around. These are some of the goalie Cinderella stories of this season.

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Four Fantasy Hockey Footnotes: Fantasy Hockey Playoffs

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Fantasy Hockey Playoffs

With the fantasy hockey playoffs in full swing for most standard and custom fantasy hockey leagues, it’s do or die time. There is no room for lineup mistakes, no second chances. It is the time of year fantasy hockey GMs worldwide live for. So without further adieu here are my final tips for the season and hopefully they will lead you to become the victor of your league’s fantasy hockey playoffs.

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A Closer Look At: NHL Events

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NHL Events

The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone again.  If you look at the month leading into the Trade Deadline this year there were a total of 47 trades made with 89 NHL and AHL players moved (some of them moved twice in that month) along with 50 draft picks (roughly, because some of them were listed as the dubious “future considerations”).  That is a lot of movement, and considering the caliber of some of the players being moved, one could argue one of the more interesting and exciting Trade Deadlines in recent history.  The only thing is, much of that movement happened in the weeks leading up to the Deadline, and not actually at the Deadline.  Although you want to leave GMs to do their job as they see fit, I can’t help but think of the lost entertainment value here.

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What to do when your team has been eliminated from the NHL Playoffs

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leafs disaster

With the Buffalo Sabres being the first NHL team to be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs in the 2014-15 season on Sunday and the Edmonton Oilers the second team to be eliminated on Monday, what should the hockey fan do when their team does not make it into the post season?

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Four Fantasy Hockey Footnotes: Final Playoffs Push

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Fantasy Hockey Playoffs Push

In most fantasy hockey leagues the playoffs will be beginning in the next week or two. For teams that find themselves still scrambling to clinch a playoff berth, it can be a pretty stressful week. A week of constantly watching every detail of every game hoping for the most specific of outcomes. It is time for that final playoffs push. But fear not, below are 4 tips that will help you stay on the right side of the fence as that final day of the fantasy hockey regular season draws to a close.

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NHL Playoffs: 2015 Wild Card Race

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As the 2014-15 season winds down many teams have all but clinched their playoff berth, but like most years the last few playoff spots are far from determined, with several close teams on the outside looking in. How good of a chance does your team have of making the playoffs?

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A Closer Look At: Media Responsibility

By:
Kessel

Yesterday, before the Toronto Maple Leafs game against the Florida Panthers, Phil Kessel unleashed a rant unto the masses.  At around 11:30 am he apparently called over the media and said,  “I’m disappointed today, I think the way the media treats Dion Phaneuf in this city is embarrassing. A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves. I’m embarrassed for them. I don’t think anyone deserves to be treated like that.”  There was much more to it than that, but these couple of sentences really do sum up what was on Kessel’s mind.  Many of the sports talk show’s were all over this topic today.  At the heart of the argument was the notion that the media is really starting to go too far in its analysis of players.  I admit that as a fan, I started to question just what it is that I am looking for from the media in terms of hockey analysis.

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