Posts From Dom Lunardo

Brodie and Bogosian Headline Toronto’s Defensive Overhaul

When people think of the Toronto Maple Leafs, a few things come to mind. The club carries a rich and storied history in the center of the hockey universe-Toronto. They also possess the likes of elite-level players such as Auston Matthews, John Tavares, William Nylander, and Mitch Marner, to name a few. Heading into the 2020-21 campaign, the Leafs’ defensive corps will have a new and improved outlook, spearheaded by the likes of newcomers T.J. Brodie, and Zach Bogosian.

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Montreal Canadiens Defense Taking Shape Ahead of 2020-21 Season

When the 2019-2090 National Hockey League regular season was brought to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19, the Montreal Canadiens had a 31-31-9 record through 71 games. After the commissioner’s office in conjunction with the player’s association (PA) adopted an expanded postseason format in the summer, the Canadiens were given a second wind. The Habs rallied and pulled off an improbable upset defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in the qualification round in four games (3-1) officially advancing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs before losing in six games to the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Sharks’ Kevin Labanc Is Worth Every Penny

On a San Jose Sharks team stacked with talent with the likes of Brent Burns, Timo Meier, Logan Couture, Erik Karlsson, and Tomas Hertl, it’s easy to forget some of the other catalysts. Hockey fans can add one more name to the aforementioned list of studs in Silicon Valley. That name is Kevin Labanc.

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Senators Sign Dadonov, Brown to 3-Year Deals

The offseason is also a time for reflection and retooling for 31, soon to be 32, general managers across the league. In the case of Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion, this fall has certainly been one of the ages.

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Senators Have Franchise-Altering Draft with Stuetzle & Sanderson

The 2020 NHL Entry Draft will go down in history as one of the deepest drafts in recent memory. Hockey fans from around the globe were treated to high impact names such as Alexis Lafreniere, Jamie Drysdale, Lucas Raymond, Alexander Holtz, Quinton Byfield, Jack Quinn, and numerous others. These players will all have new zip codes in the coming years under the bright lights of the National Hockey League.

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2020 NHL Draft Recap: Red Wings Make a Splash with Lucas Raymond

When the National Hockey League conducted its annual draft lottery, the Detroit Red Wings were awarded the fourth overall selection at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The 2019/20 campaign resulted in the Wings posting a league-worst 17-49-5 record through 71 games. Fans in the Motor City were anything but pleased after their worst season in almost 25 years. Last Tuesday, Kris Draper announced the selection of Lucas Raymond with the pick. Who is Raymond, what can Detroit expect from him, and why were they so keen on selecting him?

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