Alan Downward

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Battle of Ontario Sets Up Pre-Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs are set to begin the Pre-Season this week.<p>Its the most wonderful time of the year. No, it’s not Christmas, but it mind as …

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Power Play will Dominate with Matthews, Tavares

The Toronto Maple Leafs power play looks to be unstoppable.<p>The Toronto Maple Leafs power play was solid last year. However, with Tyler Bozak and …

Toronto Maple Leafs: Josh Jooris Career Rollercoaster

This year, the Toronto Maple Leafs kickstarted Canada Day by signing Josh Jooris to a one-year, $650K contract.<p>After inking the highly-coveted John …

Toronto Maple Leafs: Centre Depth Is Best in NHL with Tavares

The Toronto Maple Leafs have the best centre depth in the NHL.<p>There, I said it. Don’t worry, i’m not pulling this statement out of thin air. After …

Toronto Maple Leafs: Andersen Slighted out of Vezina Nomination?

It’s a tough pill to swallow, but Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender, Frederik Andersen, did not fit the Vezina candidate criteria this season.<p>Frederik …

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What Is the Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Preference?

Who would the Toronto Maple Leafs rather play in the Playoffs?<p>The Toronto Maple Leafs have been striving for success this season, currently sitting …

Toronto Maple Leafs: Rosen and Borgman Solid So Far

Following Wednesday’s loss at the hands of the New Jersey Devils, it was clear that the Toronto Maple Leafs defence has work to do.<p>By now, discussing …

Toronto Maple Leafs: Bad Penalty Habits Becoming a Trend

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a wild few games.<p>As many had hoped, the 2017-18 season has been impressive thus far. No one should be getting too …

Toronto Maple Leafs 2017-18 Player Profile: Miro Aaltonen

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed <b>Miro Aaltonen</b> to an entry level contract in March.<p>The deal enabled the Toronto Maple Leafs to welcome one of the KHL’s …

Toronto Maple Leafs Roster Preview, 50-in-50: Mitch Marner

<b>Mitch Marner</b> is one of the Toronto Maple Leafs most coveted young stars, heading into his second NHL season with limitless potential. The 20-year-old …

Toronto Maple Leafs Roster Preview, 50-in-50: Nazem Kadri

<b>Nazem Kadri</b> is considered to be one of the Toronto Maple Leafs most entertaining players. The 26-year old has seen his role change over the years, …

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Toronto Maple Leafs Roster Preview, 50-in-50: Jake Gardiner

<b>Jake Gardiner</b>‘s potential as a National Hockey League player is relatively undisputed. As a top four defenseman, he continues to prove to Leafs …

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Offseason Improvements and Let Downs

The Toronto Maple Leafs will play their first game of the 2017-18 NHL season in 67 days.<p>While it’s not quite time to dust off our jerseys, the …

Winnipeg Jets Sign Connor Hellebuyck to One-Year Deal

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed goaltender <b>Connor Hellebuyck</b> to a one-year, $2.25 million contract. The deal allows both parties to avoid an …

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Oilers to Sign Connor McDavid to 8-Year Contract

The Edmonton Oilers are expected to sign Connor McDavid to an eight year contract worth $13.25 million per season. The deal will mark the biggest cap …

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Edmonton Oilers Sign Zack Kassian to Three-Year Contract

The Edmonton Oilers have signed <b>Zack Kassian</b> to a three year contract worth $5.85 million. Moving forward, the Oilers will pay Kassian an AAV of $1.95 …

Toronto Maple Leafs: Protection List Projections

The Toronto Maple Leafs are heading into an off-season full of opportunity.<p>They will have chances to improve, whether it be through the draft, …

Seattle Mayor to Announce Future of KeyArena

The Mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, has scheduled an announcement pertaining to the future of the KeyArena project. Details surrounding OVG’s plans will …

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Naming a Captain is not a Priority

The Toronto Maple Leafs do not need a captain to be successful. A solid campaign last season is evidence to support this fact. The Leafs were, …

Toronto Maple Leafs: Josh Manson is a Viable Option

Anticipation is growing at the heart of Leafs nation. As the Toronto Maple Leafs begin their offseason tenure, questions have arisen as to which …

Toronto Maple Leafs Offseason Search for Defensemen

Despite a surprisingly successful season, the Toronto Maple Leafs offseason should be geared towards addressing their blue line. Their situation on …

Toronto Maple Leafs Cap Situation Promises Roster Growth

After completing a respectable season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are preparing for an eventful summer. As they continue to grow, the Leafs have allowed …

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Toronto Maple Leafs Rebuild Continues after Playoff Campaign

The Toronto Maple Leafs, despite a first round exit, managed to prove their worth in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Toronto’s bout with the …

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Brad Marchand Suspended 2 Games for Spearing Jake Dotchin

Boston Bruins <b>Brad Marchand</b> has been suspended two games for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman <b>Jake Dotchin</b>.<p>The incident took place Tuesday …

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Kris Letang will Undergo Neck Surgery, Out 4-6 Months

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without defenceman <b>Kris Letang</b> for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The defensemen is set to undergo surgery for a …

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Tom Rowe to Step Down as Panthers Head Coach

<b>Tom Rowe</b> has decided not to return as the Florida Panthers head coach next season. Rowe filled the position on November 27, following the dismissal …

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Carolina Hurricanes Recall Bryan Bickell from AHL

The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled <b>Bryan Bickell</b> from their AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.<p>The Hurricanes have also recalled 23-year-old</b> …

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Winnipeg Jets Shawn Matthias Out for Season due to Shoulder Surgery

Winnipeg Jets forward <b>Shawn Matthias</b> will miss the remainder of the season. The 29-year old will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his …

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United States Women's Hockey Team to Boycott World Championship Over Wages

The United States Women’s hockey team has threatened to boycott the World Championships over a wage dispute. The players have announced their …

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Dallas Stars Antoine Roussel Out 6-8 Weeks with Hand Injury

The Dallas Stars will be without forward <b>Antoine Roussel</b> for up to eight weeks, according to a report released by Mark Stepneski on the teams …

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