LGD - GAME 71: ROUND 1 PREVIEW?

Steve Dangle
March 19 2014 10:43AM

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One of these Stevens is an athlete. The other is a blogger. CAN YOU GUESS WHO IS WHAT?

The bad news is that the Leafs are playing a divisional rival who's close in the standings on the second half of a back-to-back. The good news is that that Leafs are finally back at the ACC for the first time since March 8th.

Awaiting them there is Steven Stamkos, ready to take on the Leafs for the first time as Tampa Bay Lightning captain.

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LFR7 - Game 70 - NoTown - Tor 2, Det 3

Steve Dangle
March 18 2014 10:36PM

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That was a very winnable game The Leafs only take four of a possible ten road trip points. Feeling comfortable?

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Breaking Down The Reimer Drama

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 18 2014 10:23PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs just lost to the Detroit Red Wings in a game where James Reimer saved three pucks, but allowed three to go past him. Two quotes and two tweets later, and everybody is in a state of mini-panic. Let's break some statements down.

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Leafs Postgame: Detroit Loss City

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 18 2014 09:13PM

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You know, this battle feels a lot different knowing that we won't see the behind-the-scenes on HBO in a couple of days, doesn't it? The Winter Classic storylines are over, and Toronto/Detroit returns to being just another new divisional matchup. The implications are heavy, though; a rookie-laden Red Wings roster is trying to claw their way back into the playoff picture, and the Leafs are fighting to hold on to their spot. Unfortunately for the blue and white, this worked out much better for the home team, as the Wings won this one by a score of 3-2.

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The Case Against Starting MacIntyre Tonight

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 18 2014 04:14PM

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As you all know, I'm a huge fan of Drew MacIntyre. Not just a fan, but somebody who truly believes that he's more than just an AHL starter, and capable of playing in the NHL. The Leafs play a back-to-back this week, facing Detroit today and Tampa Bay tomorrow, so it's not without logic for one to assume that James Reimer will get one game, and MacIntyre will make his debut in the other.

Stealing shamelessly from Steve's pregame post, Nick Kypreos suggested that because the Bolts are likely to be the harder team, and because MacIntyre is familiar with a lot of the call ups playing on the Red Wings today, he should be the one going in net.

It's a sound theory, except for one problem.

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