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Recent articles by Dave:

Everything’s coming up Leafs. Maybe playoff readiness isn’t such a stretch

Playoff readiness is the Maple Leafs’ only relevant pursuit. Their willingness and ability to score in close proximity to the blue paint in a successf... → Read More

The Leafs complete a California sweep with an assist from Michael Bunting

On Sunday, Bunting put up his second multi-point performance of a three-game California road swing as the Maple Leafs beat the Ducks 5-1 to finish the... → Read More

At the 1,200 game mark, Jason Spezza’s love for his craft remains — and is rubbing off on his Leafs teammates

Playing in his 1,200th NHL game on Sunday against the Ducks, Spezza now more often wows those around him with his obvious affection for his craft, wri... → Read More

The Leafs have seen the light in California. They don’t need more sun

Maybe it’s the giddy buzz of a hot streak. Maybe it’s the humility born from the franchise’s accumulated failure. But the current road swing in Califo... → Read More

Maple Leafs show faith in rookie Joseph Woll, who proves them right in another win over Sharks

If Friday’s choice of starter was an acknowledgement of the humanity of Jack Campbell, it was also a show of faith in the ability of Joe Woll, writes ... → Read More

The Leafs are winning despite no goals from Nick Ritchie — not for lack of trying

In some ways, Ritchie’s dry spell is no big deal with 12 wins in 14 games heading into Friday night’s road date with the Sharks. But they also ranked ... → Read More

The Leafs’ bargain third line is built for playoff hockey. They just hope it’s built to last

The grittiness of the unit centred by David Kämpf offers a tantalizing vision of a style that figures to be effective in the playoffs for the Maple Le... → Read More

Maple Leafs’ inevitable offensive explosion arrives in Campbell’s return to Los Angeles

As Auston Matthews said before the game, it was “just a matter of time” until a big scoring night arrived for the Maple Leafs, who’ve been leading the... → Read More

The Leafs aren’t sacrificing offence for defence. They just aren’t scoring much

Twenty games into the season, the once high-flying skill gods from the centre of the hockey universe were scoring a mere 2.55 goals per game, which ra... → Read More

Jack Campbell returns to L.A. as the NHL’s man of the moment, but can he keep it up for the Leafs?

Maple Leafs new No. 1 has been impressive since he arrived in Toronto in a pre-trade deadline deal. → Read More

The Raptors can learn from the Warriors, two years after shattering their dreams

The Raptors’ road date with the Warriors on Sunday night will be is a good time to remember the fineness of the line that can separate NBA pretenders ... → Read More

The more Leafs the better in Beijing. A playoff rehearsal with gold-medal stakes is exactly what they need

After so many moments of post-season failure, if there’s one thing the core Leafs need it’s more practise at playing under pressure. The injury to Joh... → Read More

Maple Leafs’ line juggling reunites Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews

Coach Keefe sees Marner as a better match from Matthews than Nylander. Marner has a history of helping others score. → Read More

Tales from the Hall: Marian Hossa couldn’t beat the best, so he learned from them

Jumping from the Penguins to the Red Wings didn’t result in a Stanley Cup, but the lessons in Detroit led to three. → Read More

The Raptors aren’t big on following NBA trends. They’re gambling on the offensive glass and making it pay off

Crashing the boards in search of putbacks has been deemed too risky a tactic by coaches horrified by the prospect of giving up easy fast-break baskets... → Read More

The Leafs need more from Jack Campbell, and hope to get by with a little less

Monday night’s start against the Kings at Scotiabank Arena was his 10th in Toronto’s 13th game. That put Campbell on pace for 63 starts over the 82-ga... → Read More

‘It has to change the world.’ Brent Sopel says nothing will be the same about the Blackhawks’ 2010 season after Kyle Beach’s allegations of sexual abuse

“Every single one of us in this hockey world let Kyle down,” Sopel says. “Every one of us needs to look in the mirror and how we can get better.” → Read More

Raptors’ defence provides big returns now that the players’ money is in the bank

Birch, Trent are examples of what a little security can do for a player’s all-around game. → Read More

Hockey legend Mark Messier authors a bit of advice for Auston Matthews and the Leafs: Embrace the ‘outside noise’

Messier’s book “No One Wins Alone” spills a few secrets from his Oilers days and makes the case for using fans’ passion as fuel, win or lose. Open you... → Read More

The NHL Players’ Association knew Kyle Beach needed help, but did nothing. Why?

While the Chicago Blackhawks showed lamentable judgment, their motives were as clear as day. They swept Beach’s case under the rug in the pursuit of a... → Read More