Leafs Postgame: Worst Team In League Beats Other Worst Team In League

Justin Fisher
February 11 2016 10:39PM

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It's an ongoing joke that Toronto-born hockey players always step up when they face off against their hometown team, except no Leafs fans were laughing when local kid Connor McDavid lit them up for five points tonight in a 5-2 Edmonton win. That is unless you already joined the Tank Nation ranks and were actively rooting for Toronto to finally take sole ownership over 30th place in the league. If that's the case, then a big ol' salute to you, soldier. Mission accomplished.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Feb 11, 2016 - Grumpy

Steve Dangle
February 11 2016 09:48PM

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On this episode, Steve is glad someone is finally thinking of Chicago, assessing Phaneuf, and #DangleNavy.

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LGD: The Leafs are bad, but the Oilers are worse

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 11 2016 11:02AM

Connor McDavid is finally going to be forced to do the one thing he's been avoiding for his entire life; facing the Toronto Maple Leafs. I feel for the kid, really; he clearly wanted to be here, to the point where his clavicle acted in his best interests to get him out of the last matchup between these two teams.

But now, the gloves are off, and the Leafs need a loss. Tonight, even in Blue and Orange, he is Toronto's saviour, not Edmonton's, as the Leafs push for a huge zero points. Let's get right to it.

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Nazem Kadri to avoid suspension, will be fined for Throat Slash Gesture

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 11 2016 09:20AM

Sometimes, a slap on the wrist is all a person needs. That's what the NHL is gambling on today, as they've decided not to suspend Nazem Kadri for his throat-slash gesture earlier this week.

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The Leafs' best trade asset is their cap space

Jon Steitzer
February 11 2016 09:01AM

Truth be told, this is my second time writing this post this week. Monday I drafted up a plea for MLSE to dig into their pockets and realize that their cap space could be their greatest asset in improving the Leafs.

Tuesday essentially nullified my original post because the Leafs did exactly what I suggested they do, and use their current cap space to benefit the Leafs long term. For a short term hit over the next couple of seasons, the Leafs have added a solid prospect, a second round pick, and have rid themselves of the albatross Phaneuf contract.

Clearly there is some merit to treating cap space as an asset, and with plenty of room left to maneuver, I'd certainly hope the Leafs will continue to exploit this asset.

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