Playoff LFR: Ugly

Steve Dangle
April 24 2014 10:29AM

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It's that beautiful part of the playoffs where things get ugly.

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Wayback Wednesday: Speaking of Sweeps

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 23 2014 06:03PM

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L ast night, the Montreal Canadiens swept Mike Kostka and the rest of the Blue and White in the first round. People would probably care about this more if it happened in 2013, but today, that means the elimination of the Tampa Bay Lightning. But that got me thinking; forget just winning a playoff series, when was the last time the Leafs swept a team?

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Nation Playoff Pool Update

baggedmilk
April 23 2014 12:43PM

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The playoffs are a week in and here's your first playoff pool update. If you didn't enter, shame on you. If you did sign up, it's time to brag about how smart you are.  Unless, of course, your pool looks like mine where I go out and pick players that have completely fallen off the face of the earth.  I'm looking at you Nyquist. *shakes fist*

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Day 7: Habs Advance and Pest Patrol

Steve Dangle
April 23 2014 11:15AM

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Talking about why Brad Marchand rules, the Sharks could win, Philadelphia is brutal, and the Habs pulling off the sweep.

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The Emergence of Sam Carrick

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 22 2014 08:38PM

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After Sam Carrick scored the game winning goal in last weekend's regular-season finale, he seemed more than happy about his frame of mind. "It feels good to have some confidence going into the playoffs". He'd go on to talk about the team effort, but it got me thinking about his play of late

I'll be the first to admit that when  the Toronto Marlies opened up their season in October, I didn't have him  pegged as a significant part of the roster. With just four points in ninteen games last year and not a whole lot else to back it up, it was hard to drum up that much enthusiasm for the 21 year-old.

Even the start of this year was similar. It took him a month to earn his second point and first goal. He was contributing a bit defensively and showed signs of an edge, but it wasn't enough to jump out at you. But after an early sputter, Carrick has developed into one of the team's most versatile and effective forwards down the stretch.

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