Eric Johnson
December 13 2010 11:59AM

With 3 big wins in the past 8 days for the Blue and White, including beating the hated Habs and coming from behind to beat the surprisingly flailing Washington Capitals, the Leafs are actually building some positive momentum. These wins correspond with the return of the heavy browed Captain my Captain Dion Phaneuf.

Playing big minutes and a calming force on the back end, it’s clear he has a huge impact on this young team and at only 25 himself is proving his value.

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Steve Lansky
December 13 2010 09:08AM

Ahhhh, one of the great books of my childhood. Without solid centremen, a team is nothing. I’m not entirely sure I accept that as a truism, but it’s hammered into my head enough by half-baked hockey fans that it’s starting to stick. Twenty-nine games into their season, the Maple Leafs’ are embarking on a three-game swing through Western Canada. The Oilers spanked the Leafs 5-0 at ACC on December 2nd. And the Canucks demoralized Toronto exactly one month ago, when Mason Raymond scored on a stupidly long slapshot that J-S Giguère still wishes he could have back. Time to rate the Leafs’ centres 29 games into the season.

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Game #29: Montreal @ Toronto, Dec. 11/10 (3-1 Win)

Slava Duris
December 12 2010 07:32PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20427

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Greg McKegg's Production

December 12 2010 05:23PM

With 24 goals and 26 assists for 50 points only 33 games into this OHL season Greg McKegg is looking like a steal for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Drafted 62nd overall he's carrying the offense for the Erie Otters and looking good doing it.

Season Age GP G A Pts
2008 - 2009 16 64 8 10 18
2009 - 2010 17 67 37 48 85
2010 - 2011 18 33 24 26 50

After the jump we'll look at some statistics to predict how he'll do in the NHL.

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Leafs vs Habs - Return of the Waffles

December 11 2010 12:01PM

Looking back on the past 7 days of hockey, the journey of the Leafs has been eerily similar to that of the Rebel Alliance in Star Wars. At first, they faced down what seemed to be insurmountable odds; the Rebels the Galatic Empire with their Death Star, the Leafs with the 5 best teams in the Eastern Conference in succession.

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