LEAFS POSTGAME: Leafs Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Bobby Cappuccino
February 07 2015 08:31PM

Despite losing a franchise-record 11 straight games prior to tonight, the Leafs hadn’t been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. And with even a slight chance of the playoffs, you know the Leafs players and coaches are proceeding with the hope of playoffs, but the realistic expectations of finishing 10th or 11th.

Playoff push or not, a win was necessary for the team tonight. Fortunately, the Oilers were in town.

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TLN Top Twenty Leafs Prospects Midterm Ranking: #5 to #1

Justin Fisher
February 07 2015 07:22PM

#5 - Josh Leivo

For a couple of years now, it’s seemed like Josh Leivo is right on the cusp of earning his keep with the big club. Since wrapping up a strong junior career with the Sudbury Wolves and Kitchener Rangers, Leivo has done nothing but produce in the pros. The former third-round pick scored 23 goals in his debut season in the AHL last year. This year, he has 13 points in 22 AHL games. Not stellar numbers, but steady. Leivo also measures well in shot-based metrics: he’s averaging 2.64 shots on goal on a per-game basis this year. Most eventual top-nine NHL forwards average in the realm of 3 per game in the minors.

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Toronto Team Wins Hockey Game (It's The Marlies)

Jeff Veillette
February 07 2015 04:00PM

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They did it! They did it! The buzzer has sounded! The blue and white have won! Toronto are victorious! The... Marlies have won a hockey game!

Yeah, sorry. It's not the Leafs win you were looking for, but after losing six of their past seven and three in a row, it's good for this skid to be snapped too. 

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LGD - Bad vs. Worse

Justin Fisher
February 07 2015 02:10PM

Today should have been a great day. With the Edmonton Oilers in town, it would have been the perfect opportunity to make fun of such a terrible, miserable, no good organization that hasn't won crap for years and can't seem to pull themselves out of the NHL's basement despite first overall pick after first overall pick after first overall pick.

But no. The Toronto Maple Leafs had to go and lose their franchise record eleventh game in a row last night. They're just as terrible, miserable, and no good an organization than the Oilers. We've reached the lowest of lows here, people.

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LFR8 - Game 53 - Eleven - Tor 1, NJ 4

Steve Dangle
February 07 2015 01:00PM

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Eleven.

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