Dion Phaneuf injures James Van Riemsdyk with Missed Hit

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 11 2014 10:48PM


Early in the third period, Dion Phaneuf went for one of his trademark open ice hits. This time, it didn't go exactly as he had hoped, hitting winger James van Riemsdyk straight in the head. Click on to see it:

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LGD - GAME 67: Death Valley Part II

Ryan Fancey
March 11 2014 12:27PM


I've heard that Toronto fans are the most fragile in the entire NHL, and it's probably true. Every loss feels like the beginning of a major collapse, and there can never be enough space between the Leafs and the teams chasing that last playoff spot. We always check the schedule for the "uh oh" stretches, like Deathcember (also known as December) and the Death March (also known as March).

After the Olympic break, the beginning of this month looked a little scary, especially the stretch we're in now. Though the Rangers or Flyers aren't powerhouses, they have climbed into playoff spots after disastrous starts to the season. Add to that three games in California, and you could see how this week in the schedule could cause some uneasiness. 

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Role Pacing: Forwards

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 11 2014 09:55AM


I'm seeing a lot of 82 game pace numbers being spread around the Internet right now for forwards on the Toronto Maple Leafs, mostly for the sake of arguing about people. The issue I have with a lot of these numbers is that they don't account for ice time, so for the sake of your yelling, I've adjusted the numbers a bit for you. Enjoy and fly forth, young angry birds.

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LFR7 - Game 66 - Crappy Bird - Tor 3, Ana 1

Steve Dangle
March 11 2014 01:47AM

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The Leafs begin their Death Valley road trip with a win!

Kessel is entering Sundin territory, Bernier's entering Vezina territory, and Bozak ain't bad either.

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Leafs Post Game - Quack Quack, Mr. Badstick

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 10 2014 10:55PM


Some may say that this road tour of California is one that will give the Leafs a rude awakening. While there's a lot of potential for that to be true; it's better to look at it from a different angle. Any team that wants to make a serious dent come playoff time should be capable of keeping up with the best. The Anaheim Ducks are technically the second best at the moment, but that's still a pretty high hurdle to face. After all, they've more or less clinched themselves a playoff spot already! That's pretty dominant.

But give the Leafs some credit; they pulled out a surprising win to get the trip underway, beating the Ducks by a score of 3-1.

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