Leafs Postgame - How You Like 'Em Now?

Justin Fisher
March 31 2015 08:47PM

Well, that was unexpected.

The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their winning ways this evening, downing the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 3-1. Their second win in a row, the Leafs played pretty well for being the least likeable group of athletes that Sportsnet's Stephen Brunt has ever been around.

Man, I don't know about all that nonsense. For one, teams are always more likeable when they're winning hockey games. There's certainly some players I could do without, but what fan out there actually likes every single roster piece on their favourite team? 

When it comes to the Leafs, there's actually more pieces I like than dislike. Phil Kessel, Morgan Rielly, Nazem Kadri, Jake Gardiner, James van Riemsdyk and both goaltenders. I like them all. 

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LGD - Tampa Your Expectations

Justin Fisher
March 31 2015 01:59PM

Sure, the Toronto Maple Leafs are coming of their first victory since what feels like the Middle Ages, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The Leafs will host the Tampa Bay Lightning this evening, one of only five teams in the league that have already clinched a playoff berth, so I certainly hope you weren't looking for a winning streak.

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Leafs Postgame - The Tank Takes a Detour

Justin Fisher
March 28 2015 08:20PM

Eric Brewer? Are you [expletive] kidding me?

The Toronto Maple Leafs took a pause on being horrible tonight, snapping a seven-game losing streak and downing the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime. 

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Don Cherry is Pretty Pissed that Connor Brown isn't with the Leafs

Justin Fisher
March 28 2015 06:37PM

It'd been a while (like, a couple hours?) since Don Cherry accused the Toronto Maple Leafs organization of being college hockey homers, but alas, here we are again.

During tonight's Coach's Corner segment, Cherry railed against the Leafs for not calling up Marlies leading scorer Connor Brown, while signing Casey Bailey and fast tracking that filthy American to the National Hockey League. 

"Now, I want to say something about the Leafs," Cherry began. At this point, I should have just turned the television off, or thrown it out the window, but instead I decided I'd transcribe what followed.

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WWYDW - Trading For Phil Kessel (With a Twist!)

Justin Fisher
March 25 2015 09:32PM

Phil Kessel is far and away the Toronto Maple Leafs' best player. Also, he only has three points in his last ten games and must be traded. 

I mean, that's not really the case. Yes, he's not scoring at his usual point-per-game clip, but only a bunch of idiots would want to run him out of town because of his stat line.

For instance, I'm actually in the "Trade Kessel" camp, but I also love him. I don't think that makes me an idiot, though I'm sure plenty of you would disagree. I just think that a complete teardown and rebuild would do this organization a lot of good, and also, a trade would do Phil Kessel a lot of good. He doesn't deserve this.

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