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Author: Joe DeClara

Former Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres Defender Josh Gorges Retires

SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 12: Josh Gorges #4 of the Buffalo Sabres looks on during a NHL game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on October 12, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) Veteran defenseman Josh Gorges officially announced his retirement after 13-NHL seasons this morning. He became an unrestricted free agent on July 1st of this year after his contract with the Buffalo Sabres ran out. Gorges released a statement through the NHLPA. Josh Gorges has announced his retirement from hockey today following 13 NHL seasons. Full release and a prepared statement...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Are Playing For Home Ice

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – JANUARY 10: John Tavares #91 of the Toronto Maple Leafs scores his 300th NHL goal at 7:21 of the first period against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 10, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) What exactly is the Toronto Maple Leafs playing for as they enter the second half of the NHL season? Last year, as the season wound down, the Maple Leafs weren’t playing for much. They weren’t going to win the division, the Tampa Bay Lightning had that won early. And the Boston Bruins...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Season Review At The Half

TORONTO, ON – JANUARY 3: Mitchell Marner #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his 1st goal of the game against the Minnesota Wild during the Next Generation NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on January 3, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) The first half of the Toronto Maple Leafs season is in the books. There have been ups and downs, but overall, the 2018-2019 season has been very successful for the Maple Leafs. They’re tied for second overall in the NHL with the Calgary Flames. Mitch Marner leads the team in points with 55. He’s...

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Five Possible Toronto Maple Leafs All-Stars

DETROIT, MI – APRIL 01: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs prepares for a first period face off while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on April 1, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) It’s possible there will be five Toronto Maple Leafs All-Stars at the game in San Jose on January 26th. But it’s not very likely due to the mandate that each NHL team has a representative. If the All-Star game really picked the players who until this point in the season were the best, the Maple Leafs would...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Replacement Players

TORONTO, ON – APRIL 16: Patrick Marleau #12 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates a goal against the Boston Bruins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2018 Stanley Cup Play-offs at the Air Canada Centre on April 16, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins 4-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) Toronto Maple Leafs replacement players are plentiful. Whether it’s Kasperi Kapanen replacing William Nylander on Auston Matthews‘ wing. Or Andreas Johnsson getting time with the top six, replacing departed James van Riemsdyk. The Maple Leafs have a system in...

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