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Several options for Leafs if Dubas hangs on to first-round pick acquired from Penguins

Article content continued If the Leafs keep the pick, that option works. While the Leafs need help on the blue line, the chance they select a defenceman midway through the first round who can help immediately is slim to none. Dubas is open to drafting a player at any position. A glance at some of …

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About Last Night: Habs’ offence finally explodes in Game 2 blowout victory

Article content continued Thanks, Alain! The Canadiens got a pair of goals from Tomas Tatar, a player whose goalscoring abilities had been sorely needed since the play-in round. He entered the playoffs with four career playoff goals. He nearly matched that tally Friday, scoring half of his career playoff output in one game. It took …

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Top Oilers prospect Philip Broberg will stay for playoffs – Edmonton

By now, Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland should’ve shaken his hand and seen him off on a flight back home to Sweden. Instead, Philip Broberg has turned a week of training camp into a spot on the team’s playoff roster. “The plan really was, he was going to come over here for Phase 3 …

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Vancouver visits Winnipeg after Horvat’s 2-goal game – Winnipeg

By Staff The Associated Press Posted January 13, 2020 3:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Vancouver Canucks (25-17-4, third in the Pacific Division) vs. Winnipeg Jets (24-18-4, fourth in the Central Division) Winnipeg, Manitoba; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: …

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FANTASY FARE: Tavares’ recent Sundin role is costing him points

John Tavares took ownership of a rough outing on Wednesday against the Jets, but it’s been a dull homestand overall for both the Maple Leafs captain and his linemates, William Nylander and Alexander Kerfoot, with nary a point between them. The problem here is not a new one for the Leafs. Like Mats Sundin two …

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Stu Cowan: Ilya Kovalchuk excited to get a last chance with Canadiens

Eighteen years later, the Canadiens finally got Ilya Kovalchuk. At the 2001 NHL Draft in Sunrise, Fla., former Canadiens general manager André Savard tried everything to get the No. 1 overall pick from the Atlanta Thrashers. There were 11 or 12 teams interested in acquiring the No. 1 pick, but none more than the Canadiens. …

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Confidence and creativity driving Canadiens’ power play | HI/O Show

On this week’s show, our panelists — CBC Daybreak Montreal’s Jessica Rusnak, Julian McKenzie of CTV Montreal and Habs Eyes On the Prize, and comedian Joey Elias — along with host Adam Susser talk about the Canadiens’ resurgence with the man-advantage and the Habs’ struggles against the NHL’s bottom-feeders. They also weigh in on these topics: Rookies getting opportunities to …

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In the Habs’ Room: Solid second period paves the way to victory

PITTSBURGH — The Canadiens didn’t look good in the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but coach Claude Julien said he wasn’t overly concerned. “I kind of anticipated we would be a little bit rusty, but the first period was over and we were only down by one goal,” Julien said …

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‘WE’RE ALL OF CANADA’: Leafs Nation West welcomes its team

VANCOUVER — Justin Trudeau must be jealous of the Maple Leafs. He travels just one province east or west from his Ontario base and starts encountering hostility, while Toronto’s hockey team, despite its own dubious record, can go multiple time zones in either direction and still feel some love. As the Leafs begin their only …

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