Leafs Postgame: Going Streaking

Shawn Reis
November 14 2015 08:11PM

It was another good night if you're a Leafs fan.  A good first half of the game from the team, and an excellent second half followed up by some yet again fantastic goaltending from James Reimer, ensured Toronto their third straight win, and the sixth time in their last seven contests that they've picked up at least a point.

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LGD: Ew, The Canucks

Justin Fisher
November 14 2015 01:36PM

Tonight will be a battle between two proud and  franchises, with the Toronto Maple Leafs being proud of their rich history and the Vancouver Canucks being proud to... Uh....

The Canucks, their supporters, and disappointing fan sites would have you believe that their team is still relevant, but that just isn't the case anymore. Their past, present and future is bleak at best, and Cory Schneider is one of their all-time greats. He didn't even play 100 games for them! Good grief!

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Viktor Loov wrecks Nikita Scherbak with huge open ice hit

Jeff Veillette
November 13 2015 04:41PM

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There are a lot of things about Viktor Loov that gain him price from scouts and observers. He's a strong skater, has offensive instincts, and is a hilarious interview. But nothing gets the attention of anybody faster than his gigantic open ice hits. They've come back to bite him in the past, in the form of penalties and suspensions, but tonight's rendition? Ten out of ten.

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Leafs could use a new "Goaltender of the Future"

Justin Fisher
November 13 2015 03:08PM

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It's been a wild ride watching James Reimer stopping lots of pucks and winning lots of (ok, two) games lately, but this run of good play probably hasn't changed the minds of many who believe that neither Reimer or Bernier are the answer in net.

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5 things: Nazem Kadri's future

Ryan Lambert
November 13 2015 12:17PM

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1. Things are different

When the Leafs swapped out Randy Carlyle/Peter Horachek for Mike Babcock, the most immediately apparent beneficiaries were young, super-talented guys that those coaches seemed, for some reason, to really not like very much at all.

You've got your Jake Gardiners and your Morgan Riellys, sure, but the guy who I thought was probably going to take the biggest step forward under the new regime was a fellow called Nazem Kadri. It is rare to see a player get so badly mishandled by a coach, and then be maligned for having been mishandled, in the manner that Kadri was over the final few years of Carlyle's tenure.

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