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What\’s Different With the Toronto Maple Leafs This Year?

By Liam Kindred If there\’s one thing to know about being a Maple Leafs fan, it\’s to never get your hopes up about a regular season. Over the last few years, fans have seen the iconic franchise break their franchise records for regular-season wins and points yet continuously come up short in the opening round …

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What’s Different With the Toronto Maple Leafs This Year?

By Liam Kindred If there’s one thing to know about being a Maple Leafs fan, it’s to never get your hopes up about a regular season. Over the last few years, fans have seen the iconic franchise break their franchise records for regular-season wins and points yet continuously come up short in the opening round …

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Fixing the Toronto Maple Leafs

After another disastrous postseason effort from the Leafs, we take a look at some of the moves GM Kyle Dubas should be looking at in a summer with all eyes on him. Known as an GM who takes pride in analytics, we try to match Dubas and the Leafs with difference-makers for the 2021-22 season.

QSAO’s Insights around the NHL: Offseason Edition – How two of the NHL\’s busiest franchises look ahead of the 2020-21 Season

As we progress further into the offseason, the NHL landscape begins to settle. With so much uncertainty regarding various aspects of the game we once knew so well, teams need contingency plans to avoid taking a step back next season. Teams like the New York Islanders & Tampa Bay Lightning are already looking at cap overages with outstanding RFA contracts to sign, while franchises like the Colorado Avalanche boast an exemplary cap structure, allowing them to not only keep their contending roster intact but also add a few more high-value pieces to their lineup. In the second instalment of QSAO’s Insights Around the NHL: Offseason Edition, Constantine Maragos breaks down why the Colorado Avalanche are this offseason’s big winners and how the New Jersey Devils can best utilize their roster space.

QSAO’s Insights around the NHL: Offseason Edition – How the Montreal Canadiens & Vancouver Canucks have fared thus far

If there is one thing we learned this year, it’s that things can change on a dime. Through the NHL Draft and Free Agency, we have seen rebuilds kickstarted, rosters reimagined, and of course, the ever-lasting goaltender carousel continues. With so many question marks heading into the season, NHL front offices have (mostly) done their best to prepare their teams for the upcoming 2021 NHL season, whenever that may be. With this much movement, we are looking at an all-new NHL. So, after a short break, QSAO’s Insights Around the NHL has returned for an offseason redux. In the first of two offseason editions, we look at how the Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks’ busy offseasons have gone so far.

The Stanley Cup Formula: An investigation through machine learning

By Owen Kewell NHL seasons follow a formulaic plotline. Entering training camp, teams share a common goal: win the Stanley Cup. The gruelling 82-game regular season separates those with legitimate title hopes from those whose rosters are insufficient, leaving only the sixteen most eligible teams. The attrition of playoff hockey gradually whittles down this number …

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