Justin Bourne
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Looking at Maple Leafs stats, trends heading into 2021-22 season
Justin Bourne
As the Maple Leafs begin their new season, one where it feels everything is on the line, Justin Bourne shares some notable stats and trends to keep in mind. How many of these did you already know?
Acceptance of Carey Price's decision a positive step for hockey
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Why the NHL has a sleep problem and how it could change
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Balancing healthy sleep with the grind of an NHL season is a challenge for the league and its teams. Justin Bourne writes about why solutions are difficult to balance and how improvements could be made.
10 expectations for the 2021-22 NHL season
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The 2021-22 NHL season is now a week and a half away, so Justin Bourne shares 10 things he expects to see.
How the Maple Leafs should use Mitch Marner on the power play this season
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How luck and results can complicate pre-season NHL player evaluation
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The randomness and chance in a hockey game can make it difficult to properly evaluate a tryout player, or one jockeying for position on the depth chart, in a sample size as small as the pre-season. Justin Bourne explains the challenges.
What the betting odds predict for the 2021-22 NHL season
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With the NHL season approaching, regular season betting lines are available. Justin Bourne goes over some of the values he's finding and what the lines are saying about season projections.
Why it's crucial for NHL teams to sign their RFAs in time for camp
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What to expect from the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2021-22
Justin Bourne
Another playoff disappointment has lowered expectations around the Toronto Maple Leafs to some degree, but could they return as one of the NHL's top teams in the regular season? Justin Bourne looks at the state of the Leafs.