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Creating a custom NHL 2004 Arcade Machine

Creating a custom NHL 2004 Arcade Machine

So a few weeks ago, perhaps a little sooner in the process than I expected, my new NHL 2004 custom arcade cabinet made some waves on social media. The fact that people couldn’t even wait for the air bubbles to settle on the graphics wrap before giving it some love was very heartwarming. I’ve always wanted my own home arcade machine, and I felt that […]

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The definitive ranking of all 31 NHL Reverse Retro jerseys

The definitive ranking of all 31 NHL Reverse Retro jerseys

After weeks of speculation and many scattered leaks, the National Hockey League and Adidas revealed their “Reverse Retro” jersey lineup today. Some looked exactly as expected, some had elements that threw us off, and all of them have created a ton of great discussion. As a jersey nerd myself, this is essentially Christmas for me. As such, the below is an unscientific ranking of every […]

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When right is wrong, or why the nerds yelled too

When right is wrong, or why the nerds yelled too

On Tuesday night, Major League Baseball’s 2020 season came to a conclusion – but not without controversy. Actually, a couple of controversies – but I’m not going to devote much time explaining to you that letting players play while getting an inconclusive COVID-19 test reviewed is bad, and letting the player celebrate with his team after he’s tested positive and you’ve put him in isolation […]

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The case against the Leafs pursuing Alex Pietrangelo

The case against the Leafs pursuing Alex Pietrangelo

There’s a perfect storm brewing in the Unrestricted Free Agency market this fall, at least in theory. St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo has made public that he plans on testing the waters when things start to open up on October 9th, leaving many in Toronto salivating at the thought of adding a “big ticket” in free agency for the third time in four years. […]

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Leafs move Kasperi Kapanen, replenish organizational depth in deal with Penguins

Leafs move Kasperi Kapanen, replenish organizational depth in deal with Penguins

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made their first signficant move of the offseason, trading forward Kasperi Kapanen back to the team they acquired him from five years prior – the Pittsburgh Penguins – as part of an extended seven-asset transaction. Along with Kapanen, the Maple Leafs will send out Pontus Aberg and Jesper Lindgren to the Penguins, while receiving the 15th overall pick in the […]

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Seattle nails 'Kraken' team name and branding

Seattle nails ‘Kraken’ team name and branding

The National Hockey League’s 32nd team might still have another season and change before they join the fold, but today, we got some clarity on who exactly they’ll be. The Seattle organization announced today that they’ll be referring to themselves as the Seattle Kraken, one of the most talked-about names amidst over a year of speculation. The name itself, again, doesn’t come as much of […]

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Nick Robertson is likely NHL ready, and the Leafs should play him in the playoffs

Nick Robertson is likely NHL ready, and the Leafs should play him in the playoffs

In hockey, having a big three – like the Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and William Nylander trio that the Leafs debuted in 2016/17 is a great luxury. An Elite Four, like they formed when John Tavares signed? Seems like something out of a video game, but okay, I can suspend belief a little. A fantastic five, though? That’s just too insane. Such a thing just […]

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What sort of home ice advantage do the NHL hub cities have?

What sort of home ice advantage do the NHL hub cities have?

The NHL is taking it’s sweet time to announce it’s hub cities for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Perhaps that’s for the best – maybe it means they’re taking precautions seriously. Or at least, a little bit closer to seriously than they were when they started the chase favouring a hotspot in the middle of a pandemic. It seems all but confirmed, though, that the […]

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An Ode To David Clarkson

An Ode To David Clarkson

Today marks the seven-year anniversary of one of the single worst contracts ever given out in the history of hockey. On July 1st, 2013, the Toronto Maple Leafs brought Mimico native David Clarkson back to the city he calls home with a 7-year, $36,750,000 contract. It carried an annual average value of $5,250,000, had unprecedented protection against a buyout integrated into its bonus-vs-salary structure, and […]

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Building A Superstar

Building A Superstar

One of the best time-killing and argument-inducing activities we’ve got on sports social media is the dollar game. For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, it usually involves having a budget to build a roster of players given various costs. Those who know what they’re doing can usually exploit them pretty easily. For example, take this Sportsnet graphic from this week. $15 to spend […]

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