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Donbass Donetsk, Ukraine's only team in the league, is sitting out this season and U.S. economic sanctions could hit Russian team owners.
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What does it say about the Maple Leafs that Morgan Rielly, the first-round pick in 2012, has played more NHL games than the other 26 players drafted by the team since 2010? Combined.
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Off-day hoops breaks tension of five-game losing skid with first-place Blues in town Tuesday.
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With Jonathan Bernier out James Reimer put on a spectacular performance in relief. Then he was kicked in the head — and his game got even better.
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With Nike about to sign a billion-dollar sponsorship deal with Manchester United, experts say cash-hungry North American leagues can’t hold out much longer.
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Kadri scored his first goal in seven games on Wednesday, as the Leafs find themselves desperately in need of secondary scoring.
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With starting goalie Jonathan Bernier out three weeks, Reimer is the main man between the pipes the final four regular-season games.
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St. Louis pumped for Toronto visits, coach Ken Hitchcock says. Miller Leaf killer in Sabres days.
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Ranger has played nine of the last 10 games, and Leafs are 5-2-2 with him in the lineup over that stretch. He has two goals to boot.
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The career parallels are numerous for the young defencemen, both drafted No. 5 overall by the Maple Leafs.
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  • Toronto Star
    Sports Reporter, 1999 - present
  • Canadian Press
    Joursnalist, 1989 - 1999
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I write about hockey and the Maple Leafs for the Toronto Star. Oh, and Shakespeare didn't write those plays.
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I cover the Toronto Maple Leafs and the NHL for the Toronto Star. 
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  • University of Western Ontario
    MA Journalism, 1987 - 1988
  • York University-Glendon College
    English, Computer Studies, 1982 - 1986
  • Neil McNeil HS
    1977 - 1982
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Maple Leafs sign goalie James Reimer to two-year contract | Toronto Star
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Reimer, a restricted free agent, and the Leafs were scheduled to go to arbitration on Monday.

Russia’s KHL impacted by conflict in Ukraine | Toronto Star
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Donbass Donetsk, Ukraine's only team in the league, is sitting out this season and U.S. economic sanctions could hit Russian team owners.

Maple Leafs: Shanahan takes patient approach to changing team culture | ...
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Ninety days into his new job as president of the Maple Leafs, Brendan Shanahan has been remarkably quiet, making only a few subtle changes t

OHL over Harvard paying off for Guelph Storm’s Zack Mitchell | Toronto Star
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OHL final tied 1-1 after Battalion win. Mitchell leads OHL playoff scorers, lands free-agent contract with Minnesota Wild.

Maple Leafs will lean on James Reimer rest of the way | Toronto Star
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With starting goalie Jonathan Bernier out three weeks, Reimer is the main man between the pipes the final four regular-season games.

LeafsBeat: Time to start looking at Maple Leafs prospects | Toronto Star
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What does it say about the Maple Leafs that Morgan Rielly, the first-round pick in 2012, has played more NHL games than the other 26 players

Maple Leafs: What will it take for Dave Nonis to fire Randy Carlyle? | T...
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We talk to sports executives to find out what it takes for a GM to fire their coach.

Brian Burke ‘really happy’ in Calgary, 15 months after Leafs exit: Cox |...
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The former Leafs GM heads back to Toronto with his new team, the Flames, looking to deliver a fatal blow to the Leafs’ playoff hopes.

Beaches Jazz Festival Loses Backing - Drake Gets $300,000 - My Freakin E...
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So the government decided to pull $75,000 of funding from the Beaches Jazz Festival, but give $300,000 to Drake's OVO festival. Groopie's pi

LeafsBeat: How the Maple Leafs ended up fighting for their playoff lives...
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As the Maple Leafs swoon downward through the standings, it is important to understand just what has gone wrong with the club.

Ryan Miller, powerhouse Blues next test for Leafs | Toronto Star
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St. Louis pumped for Toronto visits, coach Ken Hitchcock says. Miller Leaf killer in Sabres days.

Slumping Maple Leafs roll up rim to stay loose | Toronto Star
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Off-day hoops breaks tension of five-game losing skid with first-place Blues in town Tuesday.

LeafsBeat: Third-period goaltending still a problem for Leafs, data show...
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Those Game 7 demons from last season haunt the Maple Leafs still, no matter what goalie is in the net.

Maple Leafs win against the Kings, but lose Bernier while Reimer gets hi...
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With Jonathan Bernier out James Reimer put on a spectacular performance in relief. Then he was kicked in the head — and his game got even be

Maple Leafs: Kadri, Gunnarsson volunteer to play goalie after Bernier hu...
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With Bernier hurt in the game, who would have played goalie for the Leafs if Reimer had to leave the game?

Paul Ranger finding his stride with Maple Leafs | Toronto Star
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Ranger has played nine of the last 10 games, and Leafs are 5-2-2 with him in the lineup over that stretch. He has two goals to boot.

Maple Leafs completely off their game in big 6-2 loss to the Sharks | To...
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The Maple Leafs were pummelled — along the boards, with the fists and on the scoreboard — by the San Jose Sharks,

Will NHL jerseys soon be sporting corporate logos? | Toronto Star
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With Nike about to sign a billion-dollar sponsorship deal with Manchester United, experts say cash-hungry North American leagues can’t hold