THE ROUNDUP

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October 17 2014 08:00AM



Jonas Hiller seeing beach balls, the Oilers aren't very good at hockey, the Leafs could use Eric Staal, the impact of defense on goaltender stats, loving the game again and more in this weeks Roundup.

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What Would You Do Wednesday - Sorting Out the Defence

Justin Fisher
October 15 2014 03:26PM

Wow, can you believe that Jake Gardiner has been healthy scratched two games in a row? I mean, that's nuts. There's gotta be a better way to arrange that blue line without sitting the guy you just signed to a lengthy, expensive contract.

If only we had some smart hockey minds to tell us how to fix our mess. If only there was some group of handsome and sophisticated people out there who can get this defence sorted out. The writers here at TLN certainly don't fit that bill, so let's turn it over to our readers.

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Should The Leafs Pursue Eric Staal?

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 15 2014 11:49AM

According to noted Tyler Bozak lookalike and Dave Nonis relative Darren Dreger, the Toronto Maple Leafs may be interested in acquiring Carolina Hurricanes centre Eric Staal. The question, of course, is would this be a good idea?

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LFR8 - Game 4 - The Philash - Col 2, Tor 3 (OT)

Steve Dangle
October 15 2014 11:40AM

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The Philash triumphs over the Everberg!

Also - LET THEM FIGHT!

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BozFeed: Which Questionable Leafs Trade Would You Make?

Jon Steitzer
October 15 2014 06:52AM

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As Leafs fans we often like to fantasize that this team is one or two trades away from being ready to compete for the Stanley Cup. As a seven year old I carried a notebook and a hockey almanac around and would develop what I deemed as fair trades for the Leafs to make in order to ready to win the Stanley Cup. Most of my ideas were multiplayer deals involving Ed Olczyk and Vincent Damphousse going to the Penguins for Mario Lemieux or to the Bruins for Ray Bourque, but I’m still confident that seven year old was still more grounded in reality than your average HFBoards commenter

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