February 06 2016 04:38PM
The Toronto Marlies have only three losses since December 29th, and interestingly, two of them have come from teams at the bottom of their conference. After losing 6-5 in overtime to Binghamton last Saturday, the Marlies ran into the same issue in the West, falling by the same score to the 30th overall Manitoba Moose this afternoon.
February 06 2016 02:26PM
Major tank implications in the nation's capital tonight, folks. It's pretty incredible that six teams are currently tied with a league-low 47 points, including your Toronto Maple Leafs. Not only could a win pull Toronto out of the basement, but the Ottawa Senators sit only five points ahead of the Leafs, with the good guys still having two games in hand. There are not many things that bring more joy to Leafs fans than beating up on the Senators and rubbing it in the face of that one Ottawa fan you may or may not know, so it's shaping up to be a tough night for the more militant members of Tank Nation.
February 06 2016 09:33AM
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This is a guest post from friend-of-the-blog Mike Commito.
Mike Commito is a policy analyst and hockey historian from Sudbury, Ontario. You can find him on the Royal Half where he writes as the Preview Professor. Follow him on Twitter... @mikecommito
I recently had the chance to chat with Nazem Kadri before Leafs practice on Friday afternoon and pick his brain about Darryl Sittler’s record-setting game from 1976, how he spent his All-Star break, and how the team’s play has improved this season with Mike Babcock behind the bench.
Mike Commito: So how did you spend the All-Star break?
Nazem Kadri: I went on vacation with a few of the guys, went out to Mexico, just tried to lay in the sun and enjoy ourselves a little bit. I think we came back a little re-energized and it was good for us.
Did you happen to catch any of the All-Star Game on Sunday or were you guys in full R & R mode?
We actually caught the majority of it in the airport, so we were fortunate enough to have it on TV and I enjoyed the format actually.
February 05 2016 01:49PM
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The Toronto Marlies are the best team in the American Hockey League, and it isn't even close. You probably already knew this, though, especially if you're a regular to our coverage here on The Leafs Nation. But I was curious just how far ahead they were of this year's crop. With that considered, I dug into the numbers to see how wide the gap was. The results? Well..
February 05 2016 10:46AM
Boz Lightyear to the rescue!