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The Hockey News Podcast: Are the Leafs Going to be OK?

Is it time to worry about Toronto's skid? Mid-season picks for the Stanley Cup and coach of the year; and more.
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin:

- Roughly at the NHL season's midway point, who is the Stanley Cup frontrunner? Who deserves the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year?

- The Toronto Maple Leafs' grip on first place in the North loosens after five losses in six games. What's the cause of their struggles?

- With news that Nikita Kucherov will likely return in time for the playoffs when the salary cap disappears: is cap circumvention going to be a problem at the trade deadline?

- Erik Karlsson doesn't want to be part of a rebuild in San Jose. Is there any hope of the Sharks being contenders any time soon?

- The New York Islanders are now top-five in the NHL in points percentage. Why do we underestimate them year after year?

- Listener mailbag, including: how will the new ESPN TV deal impact the NHL?

And more!

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