POSTGAME: Leafs dominate, lose in a shootout in Vancouver | Leafs 2 - 3 Canucks

Ryan Hobart
December 03 2016 08:03PM

There was much anticipation to tonight's matchup with the Canucks and Leafs, given the physicality and fisticuffs that happened the last time these teams met.

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Peter Holland, Ben Smith, Tyler Bozak, and the Leafs' Penalty Kill

Ryan Hobart
November 30 2016 09:32AM

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An announcement came out recently that the Leafs were going to try to trade Peter Holland due to his concerns over ice time and future with the organization. Jeff Veillette covered the announcement here, so I won't double up on that.

A common first reaction to this move was that it was terrible and that the Leafs were continuing to make mistakes involving the selection of players for their 4th line. But after digging into the data, it seems that's not the case. The information below should show why that is, and discuss a good plan would be going forward if the Leafs are unable to trade Peter Holland.

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Leafs looking to trade forward depth for defensive help

Ryan Hobart
November 29 2016 07:48PM

Bob McKenzie was on TSN's Insider Trading show today talking about Dougie Hamilton trade rumours, and how they've been connected to the Leafs so far. Here's what he had to say:

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LEAFS POSTGAME: Leafs lose a close one in New Jersey

Ryan Hobart
November 23 2016 08:31PM

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The Leafs were in tough, playing on a back-to-back game against a rested opponent. Playing their backup goaltender, and facing a pretty solid New Jersey team.

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William Nylander and The Beautiful Game

Ryan Hobart
November 23 2016 07:45AM

Yesterday morning, Dave Feschuk and Steve Simmons met on the radio to talk hockey, and the subject of William Nylander came up. Their take below thanks to the transcribing of Platinum Seat Ghosts:

There are a lot of reasons why this is ridiculous. He's just a rookie, he's been really good already, his usage hasn't been ideal, it's ignorant and toxic. But this is a story that puts a different spin on it all.

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