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  1. Leafs' problems go beyond Carlyle

    Craig Custance

    Unless you're holed up in a bunker, the Toronto Maple Leafs are inescapable in Toronto. Players, coaches and management can ignore the clips, stay off the Internet, turn off talk radio and you're still going to get the pulse of the hockey fans in Tor...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. Why Phil Kessel-type deals involving future first-round picks are...

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman writes why trading away future first-round selections -- as the Maple Leafs did to acquire Phil Kessel -- can result in more help than harm for certain NHL teams.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2014
  3. Staal trade talk premature, complicated

    Craig Custance

    Let's start here: It's premature. Talk of a possible Eric Staal trade has already started and another loss by the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night won't slow it down. The Hurricanes' season is only four games old -- long enough to indicate that ...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  4. Jake Gardiner is deserving of a bigger role for the Toronto Maple...

    Matthew Coller

    Checking in with every Atlantic Division team in the offseason, continuing with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  5. Top 10 draft classes of the past 10 years

    Craig Custance

    There's a theory in hockey when it comes to the draft. Get two NHL players out of a draft class and you're doing pretty well. Hit on three and you're ahead of the game. Four? You could be building a dynasty if they're impact players. Teams that mi...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  6. NHL - Tyler Seguin makes appearance in latest Hockey Prospectus p...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus updates the ranking of top NHL players by Goals Versus Threshold through March 9. Tyler Seguin makes an appearance after impressive recent production.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  7. Olympics - Phil Kessel tops player power rankings for Sochi after...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus identifies the top 10 skaters and top five goalies at the Olympic games through the end of the preliminary round of competition. USA's Phil Kessel tops the skaters, while Switzerland's Jonas Hiller is the top netminder.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  8. NHL - Phil Kessel soars up Player Power Rankings Feb. 3 update

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus updates the ranking of top NHL players by Goals Versus Threshold through Feb. 2. While there's no change at the top, a pair of Anaheim skaters are picking up steam -- as is a certain American Maple Leaf.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  9. NHL Daily Links - Jan. 2

    Tim Kavanagh

    The big talk this week in hockey circles surrounds the announcement of rosters for the Olympic games. Team USA made their call following the Winter Classic on Wednesday, and there is already a ton of debate over which players deserved to make the tea...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  10. NHL - Three fixes to make the Toronto Maple Leafs playoff contend...

    Ryan Wagman

    The Toronto Maple Leafs seem to be in a tailspin, but given the weak Eastern Conference, they could turn it around and make the playoffs. Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus offers three fixes to get them there.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  11. NHL Morning Links - Dec. 5

    Tim Kavanagh

    The New York Rangers knocked one of their key lingering business issues off the checklist on Wednesday, securing Henrik Lundqvist to a seven-year, $59 million extension. So that's one down, but we still wait to hear of developments on the Ryan Callah...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  12. Fantasy Grapevine - Week 10

    Victoria Matiash

    A former first-round draft pick with the Florida Panthers joins Michael Del Zotto of the New York Rangers, Dmitry Orlov of the Washington Capitals and Jake Gardiner of the Toronto Maple Leafs on a short list of promising, young defensemen rumored to ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  13. Will Wild or Leafs halt skid first?

    Craig Custance

    Following Saturday's loss to the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle made a comment that was quite telling for a team that has been a statistical anomaly this season. It was a comment that confirmed the argument of advanced st...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  14. Predicting Team USA's roster for the Sochi Olympics - NHL

    Frank Provenzano

    Frank Provenzano breaks down the toughest position battles competing for a spot on Team USA.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  15. NHL - Teams facing tough decisions on impending veteran UFAs

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance assesses the decisions that various teams must make this season on their impending UFAs, including Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller, Henrik Lundqvist, Dion Phaneuf and Marian Gaborik.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  16. 5 reasons the Kessel deal works

    Craig Custance

    Phil Kessel didn't want to negotiate a contract extension during the regular season, so the two sides worked hard to get it in just under the bell. Colleague Pierre LeBrun reports that Kessel's new deal with the Maple Leafs is a healthy one...

    Blog | October 01, 2013