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Toronto Blue Jays Rebuild – The Time Is Now

It’s time to get real Blue Jays fans, the odds of Toronto doing anything special this year is truly slim. Yeah, maybe on paper Jays fans might like to think this team stands a shot at finishing with a 79-83 record. In all fairness, maybe they do, but can an impartial fan really see the Jays winning the Americal League East? Many Toronto Blue Jays fans will stutter when asked because they already know the truth and living in denial is the best way to swallow the pill of another mediocre season. Blue Jays fans would rather opt to...

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No Room For Racism In Hockey: Devante Smith-Pelly Incident

Living in the 21st Century, people have become more “socially aware” of human rights and frowned upon racism. After all, the Founding Fathers wrote in the United States Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Meaning that anyone and everyone – no matter race, creed, sex, sexual orientation or anything else that can distinguish a person from another – has the right to succeed and has the right to be treated...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Mitch Marner Working Wonders On The Second Line

For the longest time, Mitch Marner was struggling on the Toronto Maple Leafs third and sometimes the fourth line. He was an assist getter, but he was not a “goal scorer”. It seemed as if Mike Babcock was punishing Marner. From a hockey fan’s perspective, it does not look like Babcock trying to assert Marner as a checking line forward. It is not the Marner is small in terms of general size. Marner is about six-foot and he weighs around 175 pounds. Keep in mind, that is small for a checking line forward. That is why many Leaf fans were...

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Why Toronto Maple Leafs Justin Holl Should Remember His Time With The Big Club

TORONTO, ON- JANUARY 31 – New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss looks to his net after Justin Holl celebrates his first goal in his first game in the third period in Toronto on Wednesday. 2018. (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images) From a young age, players like Justin Holl long to make it to the NHL. Although unfortunate, most players do not get a chance to make it to the big club, because they simply do not have what it takes to compete at an elite level. Meaning that they spend most of their time playing in the minors....

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How Ottawa Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk Can Learn From Former Toronto Maple Leafs Owner Harold Ballard

CANADA – JUNE 25: Eugene Melnyk, founder of Biovail Corp, speaks at a news conference to announce the launch of Trimel Pharmaceuticals in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Biovail Corp.’s disputed board election will land in a Canadian court, extending the drugmaker’s battle for control with founder Melnyk at least until a July 8 hearing. (Photo by Norm Betts/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the National Hockey League’s all-time greatest franchises. The team has won Stanley Cups, iced Hall of Fame players, and created moments that have been cherished by fans...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Recall Kasperi Kapenen and Send Down Frederik Gauthier

BRIDGEPORT, CT – JANUARY 21: Kasperi Kapanen #24 of the Toronto Marlies brings the puck up ice during a game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Webster Bank Arena on January 21, 2018 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images) The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled Kasperi Kapanen from the AHL Toronto Marlies after sending down centerman Frederik Gauthier earlier today. The @MapleLeafs have recalled Kasperi Kapanen from the @TorontoMarlies while Frederik Gauthier has been loaned to the Marlies. #TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 23, 2018 The move comes as a surprise to many fans in Leafs...

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Vegas Golden Knights: The Real Question is How Soon Is Now?

What better place to sign a deal with the devil than Sin City? Nevada ain’t no holy land. Especially Vegas itself. People from a vast amount of creeds would say to stay away from that “forsaken place” Unless a person is from the 12 Tribes of Let’s Get It On, Vegas is a no-no. The Vegas Strip – a place full of the things every Christian practitioner would hate. Gambling, lust, excessive alcohol consumption, lies, and bad hangovers with a random woman that person met on Adult Friend Finder. Gary Bettman chose this city to bestow the league’s newest expansion...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly Placed On IR With Upper-Body Injury

On Tuesday afternoon, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they have placed defenceman Morgan Rielly on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Rielly sustained the injury during Thursday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Rielly missed one game after getting hurt in Thursday’s overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. The 23-year-old fell in the second period and saw limited action in the third. The Leafs top-pairing, left-handed defenceman is having a great season. Rielly has tallied five goals and 26 assists in 47 games played. Rielly’s Corsi For percentage is a modest 52.5. He leads the Leafs defencemen in...

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