What They’re Saying About The Toronto Maple Leafs

Jonathan Willis
September 21 2011 11:37AM

With a new season come new hockey magazines, many of which offer some insight into the Toronto Maple Leafs. After the jump, Leafs Nation will look at what eight different publications had to say about the fortunes of the blue and white – ranked by where each publication projects the Leafs to finish in 2011-12.

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Leafs Head to Philly

September 21 2011 10:14AM

I hear last night's game against Philly was fantastic and a great time was had by all. I didn't watch the game because it was the preseason. However I know some of you like to watch preseason hockey even if personally it serves only to enrage me when things go poorly so here's a preview.

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Leafs vs.Flyers Re-Cap: Separating the Men from the Marlies

Danny Gray
September 21 2011 05:47AM


Look, it's the pre-season. These games are a chance for the guys who know their job is safe to their legs under them, they guys on the bubble to prove the belong, and everyone else to show management what they can offer the team in the future. The only thing we should take away from tonight is that: Oh man are the Marlies going to be fun to watch this year.

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Is Keith Aulie Ready For A Top-Four Role?

Jonathan Willis
September 20 2011 01:54PM

With the Maple Leafs boasting a deep group of defensemen, there will naturally be competition for ice-time. Beyond Dion Phaneuf, Luke Schenn and John-Michael Liles – the sure things – the Leafs still possess one-time marquee free agent Mike Komisarek, summer addition Cody Franson, and Carl Gunnarsson, whose poise earned him increased ice-time as the season went on.

None of those latter three are currently being slated for a top-four role, however. Instead, it seems highly likely that Keith Aulie, the 22-year old who came over from Calgary with Dion Phaneuf, will start the season as Phaneuf’s partner in the top-four. Is he ready for that role?

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Danny Gray
September 20 2011 08:21AM


Sports and Superstition have long gone hand in hand. 

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