For the Leafs, this is it!

Steve Lansky
March 10 2011 09:27AM

Like MJ said, albeit from his grave, "This Is It!" Because the Maple Leafs have been sniffing the playoff race since early February, when they went on their insane 10-3-5 run, virtually all of those “The Leafs will never make the playoffs” frumps have disappeared into the woodwork. The hockey world knows that the Leafs have a real chance to compete in the postseason. But, every game that occurs without them getting two points (like v. Chicago and on Long Island) makes the job tougher. With 15 games remaining, let’s look at how tough it might be.

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Leafs Wanted: Dead or Alive

March 09 2011 12:08PM

Ladies and Gentlemen I come to you today with the rational assertion that the sky is, in fact, falling. The Leafs have now played two games in a row where they haven't won. The reasons for this are straightforward and obvious and so I'll walk you through them as a sign of courtesy as you most likely are already well aware of them. These people are wanted for their crimes against our playoff march.

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Game #67 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs @ Islanders, Mar. 8/11 (4-3 OTL)

Slava Duris
March 09 2011 08:35AM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20993

The Leafs were outchanced 25-17 in the game but fortunately snagged a point with a regulation tie (not so lucky in OT, of course).  Toronto picked up at least one point in each of their four games against the Long Islanders this year, with a seasonal record of 2-0-2.  The Isles came slightly ahead in the overall scoring chances count, 73-68.

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Leafs' fans owe Fergie some thanks

Steve Lansky
March 07 2011 06:29PM

There is no disputing that, before he left the Toronto Maple Leafs as their general manager, John S. Ferguson was widely vilified in the Leafs Nation. Maybe he deserved that send off. Maybe he didn’t. But, as the Leafs gear up for the final 16 games of the regular season – five points in arrears of eighth in the East – it’s worth remembering some of the better things Ferguson did for the Leafs.

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Game #66 Scoring Chances: Blackhawks @ Maple Leafs, Mar. 5/11 (5-3 Loss)

Slava Duris
March 07 2011 06:11PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 209 77

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