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Tanner Answers the Toronto Star’s Leafs Mailbag: Vol 2

After the overwhelming popularity of my hijacking of the Star’s Maple Leaf Mailbag last week, how could I resist going back for more?  Once again, I feel the need to […]

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Tanner Answers the Star’s Maple Leafs Mailbag

One of my favorite sports writers is Andre Stoeten of AndrewStoeten.com (formerly of Drunk Jays Fan) and he does this thing where he answers the Mailbag of Jays Beat writer Richard Griffen. […]

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Coyotes’ Special Teams Catalyst To Victory Over Jets

Some may think the Jekyll and Hyde syndrome is solely reserved for the pen of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson. In the course of two consecutive games, the Arizona Coyotes […]

by · January 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Arizona Coyotes, Uncategorized
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Tippett Labels Coyotes Play as ‘Garbage’

When you’re sitting near the bottom of the NHL standings and your journey to the precipice of playoff contention remains uneasy at best, you better come to play every night. […]

by · January 7, 2015 · 1 comment · Arizona Coyotes, Uncategorized
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Bad Habits Return; Losing Streak Continues

The Sabres extended the losing streak to four games last night and 8 of their last 9, with the loss in Madison Square Garden.  Old habits from the early season […]

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The Perfect Christmas Gift: Giveaways from Your Favorite Defensemen

Turnovers, they are for what all intents and purposes can drive coaches, teammates, goaltenders, general managers, fans, almost everyone berserk. Turnovers can almost single-handedly turn the tides of a game […]

by · December 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Jake Gardiner has been providing a great offensive boost for the Toronto Maple Leafs lately. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Jake Gardiner Leafs Fan’s New Whipping Boy

Has Jake Gardiner played well this season? Not particularly, but it’s not like he’s been horrible. OK, for argument’s sake, let’s say maybe he has been. But if that’s the […]

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Minnesota Wild: Five Things to Watch in the Week Ahead

Let’s hope the Minnesota Wild got some motivation from their shootout victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night, because they’re certainly going to need it this week. Here’s what […]

by · December 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild, Uncategorized
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Ducks Find Ways To Win: Maintains Best Record in NHL

ANAHEIM – In earning two more more points Wednesday night, the Anaheim Ducks clearly displayed why they sit atop of the NHL world. Gaining a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks, Uncategorized
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Coyotes Are In Dire Need of Victories

With one of the worst records in the NHL, Arizona general manager Don Maloney tried to jump-start his woeful team with a plethora of changes.. Last Friday, Maloney announced the […]

by · December 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Arizona Coyotes, Uncategorized
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Re-Learning to Shake Off a Loss

As Joel Ward sealed the 5-2 victory for the Capitals over the Islanders on Friday night, there was a feeling across Long Island that I don’t think has truly been […]

by · November 30, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders, Uncategorized
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Coyotes’ Season Could Be Slipping Away

No team official or coach will admit, but the Arizona Coyotes are in the middle of a goalie shuffle. No, this is what the popular notion might call, “a controversy,” […]

by · November 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Arizona Coyotes, Uncategorized