Justin Bourne
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Why extreme parity in the NHL this season is a blessing and a curse
Justin Bourne
Looking at the NHL standings you'll see how parity in the league has reached unforeseen levels. Justin Bourne writes about the positives and negatives of that, and how it could change as the cap rises.
Auston Matthews needs to get more involved to jump-start Leafs' offence
Justin Bourne
Why Maple Leafs GM Treliving needs to find permanent defence solutions soon
Justin Bourne
The Toronto Maple Leafs are finding wins, and getting by, but as more minutes and pressure falls to their depth defencemen, some of the shine will wear off. Justin Bourne writes why Brad Treliving can't wait long to add a permanent player to the blue line.
How and why coaches convince teams a record doesn't define them in November
Justin Bourne
Not all teams with a bad record at this point are actually bad, just as not all teams with a good record so far are going to end up being good all the way through. Justin Bourne writes about the importance of a coaching staff managing the message this time of year.
Analyzing what the Maple Leafs defence really needs to improve the most
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Why the Maple Leafs aren't as leaky a ship we thought they were
Justin Bourne
Today let's look at the bright spots for this Leafs team, and why — despite some issues — they’ve got a chance to contend this season.
What Kris Knoblauch can, and can't, do to turn around the Oilers' season
Justin Bourne
Fix the goalies? Fix the defensive system? Fix the power play? When Kris Knoblauch took over the Oilers at 3-9-1 there was a lot going wrong. But what can a new coach really change in-season? Justin Bourne explores.
Maple Leafs' poor defensive play can be explained by off-season changes
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A look at the Canucks' great start and what we can expect them to be
Justin Bourne
The Vancouver Canucks are Canada's best team, and third overall in the league, so far, but what is sustainable and what perhaps is not? Justin Bourne looks at the numbers to make sense of how we should view the Canucks.