Alan Downward

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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 …

NHL

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 …

Ice Hockey

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 …

NHL

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, …

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 …

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 …

NHL

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 …

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 …

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, …

NHL

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 …

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, …

Ice Hockey

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 …

NHL

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 …

NHL

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 …

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 …

NHL

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 …

Ice Hockey

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 …

Winter Sports

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 …

Ice Hockey

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> …

NHL

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 …

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 …

USA Hockey

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 …

NHL

Toronto Maple Leafs Blueline Needs Boost Before Deadline

With the first half of the 2016-2017 season complete, teams are beginning to plan for the NHL trade deadline. General managers will decide whether to …

NHL Veteran Martin Havlat Announces Retirement

<b>Martin Havlat</b> has announced his retirement from the National Hockey League after 14 seasons. The veteran forward played an astounding 790 games with …

Released: Top 5 Fantasy Hockey Sleepers/Waiver Wire Highlights

By NHL Daily<br>Oct. 27, 2016<p>The 2016-2017 NHL season is officially underway. As a fantasy hockey team owner, you may be realizing by now where you stand …

Fantasy Football

Matthews Nets Four in Historic Debut

By NHL Daily<br>Oct. 13, 2016<p>On October 12th, 2016, history was made in Ottawa, Canada. It was there that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators …

Canadian Hockey