LFR8 - Game 49 - Seventh Hell - Tor 1, NJ 2 (SO)

Steve Dangle
January 29 2015 12:39PM

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LGD: Battle Of The Losers

Steven Tzemis
January 29 2015 12:00PM

For all the talk lately about how bad the Leafs have been, the Coyotes have been just as terrible. Well, almost as terrible. Both of these teams are on seven game losing streaks, but the Coyotes have two shootout loses versus the Leafs one, so "take that Toronto!" say all 50 Coyotes fans. 

With that being said, the Leafs are playing for the second consecutive night after tying losing on the road to the Devils last night, 2-1 in a shootout. This will be the 12th time Toronto is playing on consecutive days, with a record of 5-5-1 in the second game of these situations. Unfortunately for the Leafs, they've decided to go with Jonathan Bernier in net again, and if history tells us anything, it's that starting a goalie on consecutive nights is never a good idea. 

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Should the Leafs claim Dylan Olsen?

Bobby Cappuccino
January 29 2015 10:56AM

The Florida Panthers placed 24 year old defenseman Dylan Olsen on waivers today. Olsen, a former Blackhawks first rounder, has played in 44 games this season, putting up 8 points.

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Leafs Postgame - Leafs Lose Seventh Straight in a Real Snoozer

Justin Fisher
January 28 2015 10:08PM

Every week, all of the TLN writers call dibs on which pregame and postgame posts they'd like to write. For some reason, I told my friends and colleagues that I'd take tonight's postgame. Why? Why did I do that?

New Jersey is one of those teams that bores me to tears. By the third period of Devils games, sports bars across the city start brewing fresh pots of coffee to help keep everyone awake. Maybe it's because the Devils play a tight, defensive system. Or maybe it's because New Jersey is just as much a retirement community as it is a hockey team.

Either way, this is why it's so exponentially more frustrating to watch the Leafs lose to them, for their seventh straight loss, in a shoot out, by a score of 2-1. God, that's annoying.

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WWYDW - If You Love Something, Let it Go?

Justin Fisher
January 28 2015 07:24PM

There's been a lot of talk - and I mean a lot of talk - about the possibility of Cody Franson being traded. Arguably the Leafs' best defender this season, Franson becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and the Leafs only have so much cap space available. As in, not nearly enough cap space available for what Franson would and should command on the open market.

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