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Maple Leafs inch closer to breaking nine-year playoff drought
James Mirtle kicks off the love-in.

The NHL Playoff Push: 52+ points or bust
52 points? 52 points. More, from James Mirtle.

Scrivens won’t go away and stakes his claim in win over Panthers
Michael Langlois likes what he sees.

Trade deadline 2013 - What the Leafs might sell
Cam Charron eyes a list of players at TLN.

What record does your team need down the stretch to make playoffs?
6-8-0? The Leafs can do that. I think they can actually do that. From JB at BHS. (This is complementary to Mirtle's article.)

How hard will the Rangers try to make the playoffs?
Ryan Lambert wonders if the Rangers will attempt a big trade in order to catch 8th place. Whether they do or not could be pretty relevant to the Leafs.

A Dose of Truth
You'd think the NHL would hammer the Flames for cap circumvention on this one, but of course they won't. The latest from Tyler Dellow.

Bruins claim Kaspars Daugavins off waivers
In 19 games with the Senators this season, Daugavins has registered one goal and two assists with nine penalty minutes. He has six goals, eight assists and 21 penalty minutes in 85 career NHL games. From the CP via the Globe.

Eight Great NHL Trade Breakouts
Down Goes Brown's latest at Grantland.

Andrej Meszaros injured again; Erik Gustafsson recalled
Things go from bad to worse for Philadelphia, reports Travis Hughes.

Backhand Shelf Podcast
More on the Pens, Kane's big night, and yes, Joffrey Lupul.

Jarome Iginla isn’t dressed tonight because he’s getting dealt, and soon
As a matter of fact, by the time you read this, he'll likely have been dealt. Story from Justin Bourne.

Flames trade Iginla to Penguins for first-rounder, prospects
Aaaaand here's the update from TSN.

Senators’ owner Melnyk working with forensic doctors
Guy says he wants to prove Cooke cut Karlsson on purpose. Uh huh. From Justin Bourne.

8 Great NHL Trade Breakouts
If you're an NHL general manager pulling the trigger on a trade, there are a few ways the move can blow up in your face.

Todd Bergen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Under 'playing career', there's a crazy story about Mike Keenan and Philadelphia's awful medical staff via MF37

That's Offside!: Lies, Damned Lies, and PDO
A really fantastic look at PDO on an individual level

Stretch Run
Looking at what each team in the running for the last few playoff spots have left.

Phoenix Coyotes on the move? NHL may soon consider relocation
For real, this time. From Harrison Mooney at PD.

Dan DeKeyser and Athletes Without Degrees
J Evans at Not Another Hockey Blog has a somewhat controversial stance.