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Tyler Hunt

Citizen based in Toronto, ON, Canada. Joined on May 18, 2011



Op-Ed: Leafs demise is one based on high expectations, not failure

Following three straight years of missing the playoffs heading into the 2008-09 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs hired head coach Ron Wilson to return the team to a winning culture. What followed is one of the most confusing rides in professional sports

Op-Ed: Criticism toward Maple Leafs is misguided

After a horrid stretch of hockey and falling to fifth in the Atlantic division, the Toronto Maple Leafs have drawn criticism from fans and media alike. But the team that is currently disappointing Leafs Nation isn't exactly what it was meant to be.

Op-Ed: Clarkson debut will show what Maple Leafs are made of

When Mimico, Ontario native David Clarkson signed a lucrative seven-year, $36 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs this past offseason, the former Devils winger could hardly hold his excitement to play for the team he grew up watching.

Maple Leafs open wallet, add Clarkson, re-sign Bozak

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis made his presence felt early into the start of the NHL's free agency period, inking winger David Clarkson to a seven-year deal worth $36.75 million, and re-signing centre Tyler Bozak to a five-year extension.

Op-Ed: Kings' Quick was snubbed in MVP voting prior to playoffs

After leading his team to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick took home the Conn Smythe Trophy for the playoffs most valuable player. But there was one piece of hardware Quick wasn't recognized for.

Op-Ed: Kings are built to compete for years to come

With a roster that is finally coming to fruition, and players like Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, and Mike Richards signed to long-term deals, the Kings team that has suddenly emerged as a Western Conference powerhouse will be together for a long time.

Op-Ed: NHL: Does fighting belong in hockey?

It's an age-old part of the game of hockey that can put fans on their feet in seconds, but with the recent crackdown on head shots and after a summer of tragedy, is it time to take fighting out of the game?

Op-Ed: NHL: Players to watch this season

Now that the summer is over and preseason is officially underway, teams are cutting their roster down to the 23-man unit that will start the regular season. We take a look at which players are ready to make the jump to the elite, heading into 2011-12.

NHL: Maple Leafs re-sign Schenn to a five-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs locked up a key piece of their future heading into training camp this weekend, re-signing restricted free agent Luke Schenn to a five-year deal, reportedly in the $3.5 million a year range.

NHL: Selanne back for another; Myers, Tavares re-sign long-term

Teemu Selanne is back for yet another year, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks worth $4 million. In other news, restricted free agents Tyler Myers, John Tavares, and Zach Bogosian were re-signed by their respective clubs.

NHL: Jets set to unveil jerseys Tuesday

According to Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press, the unveiling of the Winnipeg Jets' new jerseys will come on Tuesday, as the team gets set to start training camp Sept. 20.

Op-Ed: Which NHL prospects are most likely to make the jump this year?

As training camp looms in mid-September, most of the NHL's top prospects will get a chance to show their skills and compete for a spot on the pro-roster. But which rookies are most likely to make the jump to the NHL?

NHL news: Flames trade Langkow for Stempniak, Ryder drops the Cup

In recent NHL news, the Calgary Flames traded Daymond Langkow to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Lee Stempniak, while Bruins' forward Michael Ryder celebrated his day with the Stanley Cup after it fell to the ground.

NHL: Crosby return facing questions as training camp draws closer

It's been over seven months since Sidney Crosby played in an NHL game, and as training camp approaches in September, it's unclear whether the Penguins star will be ready to start the season while he continues his recovery from post-concussion symptoms.

Hockey: Canada's World Junior team assembles for development camp

Forty-seven of Canada's top ranked hockey players under the age of 20 gathered in Alberta this week to participate in Hockey Canada's National Junior Team Summer Development Camp.

NHL: Weber awarded $7.5 million, Nabokov ready for Islanders

Things are heating up in August as the NHL prepares for training camp in September. Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber had an arbitration hearing today, while the San Jose Sharks signed two defencemen who will bolster their blueline this season.

NHL: Winnipeg Jets unveil new logo for 2011-12 season

True North Sports & Entertainment announced Friday it would unveil the new logo for the Winnipeg Jets, which were relocated to Winnipeg from Atlanta earlier this summer.

U.S. judge declares mistrial in Roger Clemens perjury case

After years of defiance and denial in the face of accusations of using performance enhancing drugs, Roger Clemens hit a home run Thursday when U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton declared the case of perjury against the former MLB pitcher a mistrial.

NHL news: Re-alignment in 2012, Cogliano traded to Ducks

The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Andrew Cogliano to the Anaheim Ducks for a second round pick. In other news, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold hinted at a divisional re-alignment, which would see the Winnipeg Jets in the Central Division of the West.

Op-Ed: NHL: Winners and Losers since the NHL Draft and Free Agency

The first week of free agency brought nearly a month's worth of action. Some teams bolstered up their lineups and look to have moved into the top half of the league, while others seemed to have dropped off, raising many questions entering the 2012 season.
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