LGD: What can we expect from tonight's Leafs/Canucks hate-filled battle?

Jeff Veillette
December 03 2016 11:34AM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Vancouver Canucks face off at Rogers Arena tonight, and it's already been hyped up as the battle of the century. That, of course, is because the last game was full of questionable hits, crazy fights, and death threats. Also, when they played actual hockey, the Leafs slapped around a team that is basically the 2014/15 version of themselves. Which is, to say, a really bad one, but also Canucks' version skipped on drafting William Nylander and actually signed David Bolland.

Anyway, let's talk about what we can expect from this game.

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Marlies open weekend with loss to Rochester

Jeff Veillette
December 02 2016 08:28PM

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Maybe this team isn't infallible after all. The Toronto Marlies lost another one tonight, falling 3-2 to the Rochester Americans in a game that went right down to the wire, giving them a (gasp) losing record in their past ten games.

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The most (and least) improved Leafs of November

Jeff Veillette
December 02 2016 01:55PM

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Yesterday, we went over the Leafs' statistical progress as a team over the month of November. The overall conclusion was that they're getting pucks closer to the net and that the spike in puck-stopping has gone a long way in making the team Actually Good (TM). Continuing the trend, I dove into just about every statistic that I could pull out for October and November for individual players at and came up with three names in each direction that deserve to be pointed out for their progression from month to month.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 02 2016 05:00AM

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A look at the Oilers without McDavid on the Ice, Brian Burke is fed up with the Dougie Hamilton rumors, Leafs young players - playing like stars, analyzing the Jets early season struggles, Flames need to be open for trade business, coach shake up in Florida, analytics vs traditionalists, NHL power rankings and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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LFR10 - Game 23 - Fire Fail - Tor 0, Cgy 3

Steve Dangle
December 01 2016 02:30PM

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So... what did we learn?

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