Rory Boylen
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Rory Boylen joined Sportsnet in 2014 and is the NHL and junior hockey editor at Sportsnet.ca. He is also co-host of the Tape to Tape NHL Podcast.
Tough weekend challenge 'exactly what the doctor ordered' for Maple Leafs
Rory Boylen
Following an 0-for California road trip, the Maple Leafs have now won three straight. A 3-1 victory in Carolina was the cherry on top, and flips last week's narrative on its head.
Six intriguing NHL teams that have caught our attention so far
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Friday Four: Stay in the NHL, or be returned to major junior?
Rory Boylen
Teams must decide soon whether to keep under-20 players up on the NHL roster and "burn" a year of their entry-level contracts, or send them down to junior to avoid that. Here's a look at the players in that situation.
Friday Four: Is a goalie problem brewing in Minnesota?
Rory Boylen
GM Bill Guerin's plan was to come into the season with an experienced goalie tandem of Cam Talbot and Marc-Andre Fleury. But when the latter re-upped on an extension before becoming a free agent, the former asked for a trade out of town to get more playing time — and then Talbot was sent to Ottawa.
One bold prediction for every NHL team heading into 2022-23
Rory Boylen
Projecting Auston Matthews' next contract against a rising salary cap
Rory Boylen
When the NHL's salary cap was introduced for the 2005-06 season, the upper limit was set at $39 million. Astounding, when you look where we're at now.
NHL 2022-23 Metropolitan Division Preview: Contenders, risers and hangers-on
Rory Boylen
The Metropolitan Division is an interesting one, with recent past champions mixing with rising new challengers, and a couple still lost in the woods.
NHL preparing teams for sharp salary cap increase over next three seasons
Rory Boylen
NHL Training Camp Blog: Muzzin's back injury, Kane talks trade, and more
Rory Boylen
After a weekend of rookie tournaments around the league, Wednesday opened the door to the start of NHL training camps and the beginning of a new season. On Thursday, some teams begin hitting the ice.