LGD: Battle Of The Losers

Steven Tzemis
January 29 2015 12:00PM

For all the talk lately about how bad the Leafs have been, the Coyotes have been just as terrible. Well, almost as terrible. Both of these teams are on seven game losing streaks, but the Coyotes have two shootout loses versus the Leafs one, so "take that Toronto!" say all 50 Coyotes fans. 

With that being said, the Leafs are playing for the second consecutive night after tying losing on the road to the Devils last night, 2-1 in a shootout. This will be the 12th time Toronto is playing on consecutive days, with a record of 5-5-1 in the second game of these situations. Unfortunately for the Leafs, they've decided to go with Jonathan Bernier in net again, and if history tells us anything, it's that starting a goalie on consecutive nights is never a good idea. 

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LGD - Goalzak to the Rescue

Steven Tzemis
December 04 2014 12:35PM

Ever since the consecutive debacles against the Sabres and Predators, the Leafs have been world beaters. They've won four of their last five games, their only blemish being an overtime loss to the Penguins. They've also scored at least three goals in all of those games, including five or more in three of those games.

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Leafs Post Game: Red is Hotter than Blue

Steven Tzemis
October 17 2014 09:48PM


We entered Friday’s game with plenty of storylines. James Reimer was getting his third consecutive start, Jake Gardiner was re-entering the lineup after two games in the press box and the Leafs were looking for their third win in a row after starting the year with two straight losses. 

Unfortunately, it all came tumbling down tonight in a game that saw the Leafs lose 4-1 on home ice, culminating in a Phaneuf jersey thrown on the ice near the end of the game.

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Leafs Roster Preview - Joffrey Lupul

Steven Tzemis
September 27 2014 06:30AM

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Isn’t Joffrey Lupul sweet? He’s a good looking man, he’s got Lupe’s troops and he can score goals. Hell, my girlfriend loves him. You know what else? He gets injured a lot. When he’s healthy, he’s productive and when he’s not . . . well, he’s not. And far too often lately, it’s been the latter. There’s only so much a man of his social stature can achieve when he spends a considerable amount of time in the press box.  

Down below, we’ll examine his season last year, and what we can expect heading into this upcoming campaign.

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Leafs Roster Preview - Jake Gardiner

Steven Tzemis
September 21 2014 06:30AM

Remember when the Maple Leafs had Francois Beauchemin and traded him for Jake Gardiner and Joffrey Lupul? Well, that's a laugh (thank you Burkie).

Gardiner was the big off-season winner in Hogtown, getting the long term contract he deserved. The Leafs went the smart route and signed him for five years with an AAV of $4.05 million as opposed to the ever-popular bridge contract or even worse, trading the budding-superstar. Gardiner proved himself worthy of the money last season, and is poised for an even bigger role with the team this upcoming year.

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