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Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle takes on big task with little room for error

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle takes on big task with little room for error

by Yahoo! Sports - March 7, 2012 12:16 AM EST

Toronto coach Randy Carlyle ran a couple of training camp-style practices, but it'll take a lot more than that to salvage the Leafs' season.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika TORONTO – Randy Carlyle replaced Ron Wilson with 18 games to go, and general manager Brian Burke gave two reasons for making the coaching change when he did: One, Carlyle gave the Toronto Maple Leafs a chance to salvage the season.


Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle takes on big task with little room for error

by Yahoo! Sports - March 7, 2012 12:16 AM EST

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika TORONTO – Randy Carlyle replaced Ron Wilson with 18 games to go, and general manager Brian Burke gave two reasons for making the coaching change when he did: One, Carlyle gave the Toronto Maple Leafs a chance to salvage the season.


Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane: Growth spurts & growing pains

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane: Growth spurts & growing pains

by Yahoo! Sports - March 6, 2012 1:29 PM EST

Patrick Kane is a right winger by trade, but he's spent some time at center for the 'Hawks this season.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Patrick Kane expected a growth spurt this season. He has gone through growing pains instead – off-season wrist surgery that hurt his training, a move to center that forced him to adjust, the worst statistics of his five-year NHL career, even the suggestion that he might be tradable.


What We Learned: Despite ‘miracle’ run, the Anaheim Ducks are now roasted

by Yahoo! Sports - March 5, 2012 9:42 AM EST

By Ryan Lambert Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend's events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team.


Toronto Maple Leafs turn to coach Randy Carlyle for turnaround

Toronto Maple Leafs turn to coach Randy Carlyle for turnaround

by Yahoo! Sports - March 3, 2012 1:25 PM EST

Randy Carlyle was all smiles when introduced to the media as Toronto's new coach on Saturday.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika To explain why he fired coach Ron Wilson, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke used the airport anecdote: Say you have a friend who lives near the airport.


Colorado Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog plays a man's game at age 19

Colorado Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog plays a man's game at age 19

by Yahoo! Sports - March 3, 2012 12:23 PM EST

Gabriel Landeskog's performance and maturity belie his tender age.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika You don't want to put too much on the kid, because no matter how he looks, no matter how he plays, he's still only 19 years old.


CHL sees less fighting, but the debate over fisticuffs rages on

by Yahoo! Sports - March 2, 2012 3:35 PM EST

New Jersey Devils forward Cam Janssen believes removing fighting from junior hockey could hurt future NHLers.
By Sunaya SapurjiWhen Larry Mavety tells you stories about his early days in hockey, they seem almost fantastical. They are scenes straight out of the movie Slap Shot, in which the 69-year-old former player, coach and GM was actually an extra.


Trending Topics: The Toronto Maple Leafs are losing, and this surprises you?

by Yahoo! Sports - March 2, 2012 10:54 AM EST

By Ryan Lambert Trending Topics is a column that looks at the week in hockey, occasionally according to Twitter. If you're only going to comment to say how stupid Twitter is, why not just go have a good cry for the slow, sad death of your dear internet instead? Remember over the summer when the Toronto Maple Leafs made a couple of decent signings and everyone was like, "Oh, hey, I bet they end up being a borderline playoff team," and that all seemed reasonable? Then they started out pretty hot, with Phil Kessel scoring 1,000 goals in two games and the Leafs streaking to a 10-5-1 record on Nov.


Toronto Maple Leafs shouldn't fire coach Ron Wilson (until they miss the playoffs)

Toronto Maple Leafs shouldn't fire coach Ron Wilson (until they miss the playoffs)

by Yahoo! Sports - March 1, 2012 5:21 PM EST

The Leafs have taken a long-term view, and firing Ron Wilson before the end of the season is a short-term solution with little upside.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Topics: First Period Second Period Third Period Power Rankings Plus/Minus @Cotsonika Tweet The Ron Wilson era is coming to an end, if not now, if and when the Toronto Maple Leafs miss the playoffs yet again.


NHL Trade Deadline: Winners & losers

NHL Trade Deadline: Winners & losers

by Yahoo! Sports - February 27, 2012 8:55 PM EST

Paul Gaustad gives the Predators more size down the middle, which is vital in the Western Conference.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Winners? Losers? Truth is, we won't know for a long time who made all the right moves at Monday's NHL trade deadline.


NHL Trade Deadline: Where's Rick Nash going (and other burning questions)

by Yahoo! Sports - February 26, 2012 1:43 PM EST

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Monday. The Rick Nash deadline is not. There is no Rick Nash deadline. There is no reason for Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson to trade his franchise player now unless he receives the huge premium he is seeking, when he can wait until summer and have a better chance at making his best deal.


Jeff Carter traded to Los Angeles Kings: A second chance and 'huge risk'

Jeff Carter traded to Los Angeles Kings: A second chance and 'huge risk'

by Yahoo! Sports - February 24, 2012 12:25 AM EST

Ex-Flyers Jeff Carter and Mike Richards have been reunited on the West Coast.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Jeff Carter never wanted to leave Philadelphia. He was shocked last June when the Flyers shipped him to the Columbus Blue Jackets, while sending his buddy Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings the very same day.


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