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Past articles by Michael:

TRAIKOS: Islanders' Bo Horvat acquisition a sign that bubble teams could be most active at NHL trade deadline

Watch out, Pittsburgh — a new contender has entered the chat. → Read More

TRAIKOS: Auston Matthews injury another reminder that the Leafs are in need of some toughness

Add another item to Kyle Dubas’ wish list ahead of March 3 trade deadline. → Read More

TRAIKOS: Alexis Lafreniere might not be a bust — but that doesn't mean he won't be traded at the deadline

The most intriguing name heading into the March 3 trade deadline might not be Bo Horvat or Patrick Kane or even Ryan O’Reilly. Rather, it belongs to a former… → Read More

Michael Traikos: Canucks, Senators or Canadiens — who is truly the worst team in Canada?

Opinion: The Canucks might be the worst team in Canada. But they’ve got plenty of company when it comes to dysfunction. → Read More

TRAIKOS: Do the Jets have a better chance at winning a championship this year than the Leafs and Oilers?

TORONTO — They don’t have a superstar like Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews. These days, they don’t even have a captain. But when it comes to handicapping… → Read More

TRAIK-EOTOMY: Paul Maurice rips refs, Provorov boycots Pride night and Panthers are coming on strong

Paul Maurice was laughing. But he wasn’t happy. → Read More

TRAIKOS: With the Canucks waving the white flag, what does a trade package for Bo Horvat look like?

The Vancouver Canucks are officially open for business. And they aren’t waiting around until the March 3 deadline to make a deal. → Read More

TRAIKOS: How Mitch Marner could help David Pastrnak become the highest-paid player in the NHL

What’s that they say about payback? It can be a … Mitch? → Read More

TRAIKOS: Nashville's Mattias Ekholm shocked to learn that his name was being floated around in trade talks

For the record, Ekholm doesn’t want to be traded. Not now. Not ever. → Read More

TRAIKOS: 10 storylines to watch in the second-half of the NHL season

With half the year now in the books, here are 10 storylines to watch out for in the second-half of the NHL season. → Read More

The All-Snubs — ten players who deserve to be at the NHL All-Star Game

After all, it’s the All-Star Game — not the All-Inclusive Game. → Read More

Send in the tanks! Teams are already lining up for a chance to select Connor Bedard

And from Chicago to Montreal to Vancouver, there appears no shortage of teams (happily) losing games for the chance to select him. → Read More

TRAIKOS: Send in the tanks! Teams are already lining up for a chance to select Connor Bedard

Send in the tanks! All of them. With nine goals and 23 points in six games at the world juniors, Team Canada’s Connor Bedard has made it abundantly ... → Read More

TRAIKOS: No matter what criteria you used, Cale Makar was unquestionably Postmedia's Male Athlete of the Year

Only 24 years old, the Colorado Avalanche defenceman not only won the Norris Trophy as the best at his position. → Read More

TRAIKOS: Why Connor Bedard has a chance at becoming the next Connor McDavid

If what we know about the 10,000-hour rule is true — that it takes literally years of intensive practice to achieve the mastery of a complex skill — then maybe… → Read More

TRAIKOS: At 39 years old, Giordano has surprised Maple Leafs by 'doing absolutely everything'

Giordano was expected to be an affordable depth player, but is now averaging 22-and-a-half minutes a game for the Maple Leafs. → Read More

Seattle's Beniers remains the favourite to win the Calder Trophy

When it comes to scoring, Matty Beniers appears to be running away with the rookie race. But whether that translates to a Calder Trophy as the top rookie in… → Read More

Despite leading all defencemen in goals and points, Karlsson remains a Norris Trophy long shot

Erik Karlsson leads all defencemen in all measurable stats. But the 32-year-old, who is among the top-5 in NHL scoring, is still considered a long shot for the… → Read More

TRAIKOS: Even with two-thirds of the season remaining, a Leafs-Lightning rematch is looking inevitable

TORONTO — Mitch Marner didn’t want to talk about it. Didn’t even want to think about it. → Read More

Odds are good that the Maple Leafs will get a rematch against the Lightning in the playoffs

A game in the first week of December can hardly be considered a playoff preview. But with two months in the books, the odds are good that Toronto and Tampa… → Read More