LGD - We're Gonna Need A Higher Scoring Boat

Justin Fisher
January 15 2015 06:28PM

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Peter Horachek probably isn't all that thrilled with the beginning of the Peter Horachek era in Toronto. In two games under the new bench boss, the Leafs have dropped both and gone scoreless. Sure, it's two tough games on the road against two of the best teams in hockey, and sure, the Leafs have suddenly started playing pretty decent defence (relatively speaking), but 0-2-0 just isn't a pretty record.

The piling injuries aren't helping either. Joffrey Lupul, Peter Holland, Leo Komarov, and now David Booth are on the mend and won't be lining up tonight. Matt Frattin, the AHL Marlies' leading scorer, has been recalled.

This patchwork lineup will have to find their scoring touch pretty quickly if they hope to hang with the Sharks tonight in San Jose.

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WWYDW - Trading Kessel

Justin Fisher
January 14 2015 08:03PM

There's been a whole lot of nonsense in my Twitter dot com feed lately, and I'm not talking about Bobby Cappuccino. 

What is this? Seriously? Jeffler wrote a good piece this morning on why trading Phil Kessel would be a dumb idea, but I guess nobody smartened up and we are apparently still talking about it.

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WWYD: Bench Boss Edition

Justin Fisher
January 07 2015 08:13PM

Jesus H. Christ, that Mike Babcock is an intense looking man. Look at those goddamn eyes. Forget Detroit, Babcock looks exactly like the kind of no-nonsense-or-I-will-cut-you sociopath the Toronto Maple Leafs need manning their bench.

Or maybe he isn't. I don't know. What do I know? Nothing. I'm just a blogger. You guys though - the readers - you're the smart ones. Help me out.

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Leafs Postgame - Leafs Fall to Wild

Justin Fisher
January 02 2015 10:24PM

No Nazem Kadri, Joffrey Lupul or Peter Holland. That's not to make excuses for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who were defeated 3-1 this evening by the Minnesota Wild, but it certainly made things more difficult. Without them, the Leafs ran lines that played well enough but severely lacked an offensive spark.

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LGD - Get Wild

Justin Fisher
January 02 2015 05:48PM

The Leafs have travelled to the far and frigid North i.e. Minnesota to take on the Wild tonight, and they'll be doing it with as many as three regulars out of the lineup. 

Joffrey Lupul is on the IR, Peter Holland is banged up, and Nazem Kadri is a gametime decision. To patch together their forward lines Toronto has called up Greg McKegg, pictured above looking all sexy and/or lazy.

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