Losing streak confirms this team just isn't good enough

Jeff Veillette
February 03 2017 10:58AM

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Look, I'm not saying that the season's over. But they're on a losing streak when they really can't be, and they've done so in a highly, highly embarrassing way. They're clearly not good enough to do any sort of damage on any sort of big stage. How can you still have any faith in them?

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The Leafs made the wrong choice sending Gauthier to the minors

Ryan Hobart
February 03 2017 07:00AM

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To get this out of the way off the start, here's a link to TLN's own Dom Luszczyszyn's piece on why fourth lines and bottom pairs matter. Great, now that that's out of the way... 

The Leafs sent down Frederik Gauthier to the Toronto Marlies yesterday. Ben Smith was able to come off of the Injured Reserve and join the team to re-claim his spot at the team's fourth-line centre for last night's game. So, between Gauthier and Smith, they chose Smith. But, based on what we know, they were 100% wrong.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 03 2017 05:00AM

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5 things to know about Patrik Laine, lots of guys on the block in Detroit, some teams don't want the Leafs to be patient, Flames prospect update is ugly, McDavid clearly breaks NHL fastest skater record, Canucks still hurting from poor drafting, a crazy junior scrap, NHL power rankings, an All-star rundown and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Leafs Postgame: Season Over, Or Something

Jeff Veillette
February 02 2017 11:55PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs lost 5-1 to the St. Louis Blues tonight, and as such, may as well not play the rest of the season, or something along those lines. It's clearly an insurmountable tragedy. Here's a highlight (lowlight?) pack:

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LGD: Ending The Blues

Jeff Veillette
February 02 2017 04:01PM

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Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars was disgracefully bad. I'm mad at myself for even mentioning it. But with that mess in mind, the Leafs are heading into the Scottrade Center in St. Louis looking to pull away from back-to-back regulation losses and get back to picking up standings points in a late-night match against the Blues.

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