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Eastern Conference Bubble Update

At the outset of the season, there wasn’t a pundit or hockey writer around who suggested that the Toronto Maple Leafs or Winnipeg Jets were surefire Eastern Conference playoff favourites. Toronto was lumped in as a bubble team while Winnipeg was sort of on the fence between a bubble team and a lottery team, partly…

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The Leafs and Habs: Shift by Shift

                                                                 Ladies and Gentlemen, lend me your tears- Grabbo being Grabbo Oh baby!  One of the things I’ve been noticing is that in the…

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October 21 News and Notes

                  Another week has passed in the season, and with that, it’s time for another review of matters around the league. In this installment, the Canucks make the first significant move of the year, two first rounders appear on divergent paths, and the Leafs face life without…

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OH, BABY!

Oh. My. Grabovski. What a goal. The Leafs turned in what may be their most complete game effort this season to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 in overtime. The Habs are now winless in three consecutive games at home for the first time in a long time, and having Montreal fan favorite Mikhail Grabovski score…

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NATION RADIO – OCTOBER 22, 2011

  What a magnificent day in Edmonton. The sun is shining, the Oilers play the Rangers this evening and oh what’s that? It’s Jason Gregor’s birthday. We can’t imagine how old he is, but short of cutting him in half and counting his rings we will estimate that today marks the start of his 52nd…

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Setting the Stage: Leafs vs. Habs

                         Oh baby.  There is just something about a Leafs/Habs game. This is the 710th meeting between these storied franchises. Historically the Habs hold a better record against the Leafs, but they have failed to win a season series against the Leafs in a…

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The Buds and The Bears Shift by Shift

                                                  It’s like a freakin’ country-bear jamboroo around here- Jonas Gustavsson   The Leafs first loss of the regular season was a spectacular one.

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BENJAMIN SCRIVENS, STOP DROOLING NOW!

Jonas Gustavsson has allowed 17 goals in his last three starts. If he wants to remain an NHL goaltender for much longer, he seems to be confused about how to go about doing that. There were several goals scored tonight that would be unfair to blame on him, but that fifth goal was absolutely brutal,…

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Dear Leafs Fans: It Isn’t Your Fault

It is a story we have all heard before: the Toronto Maple Leafs have been a bad team for a long time because they know that no matter what they do, they’ll sell out every game and make a ludicrous amount of money. The enduring popularity of the story is easy to understand. As fun…

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Leafs vs. Bruins: The Strive for Five

                                Welcome to a sold out TD Gardens, home of the Boston Bruins Hi, I’m Danny Gray for The Leafs Nation…And in goal tonight, Tim Thomas for The Boston Bruins and Jonas Gustavsson for The Toronto Maple Leafs For The…

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The Phil Kessel hot-start conundrum

-Getty Images Thus far in the NHL regular season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are shooting at 12.1%. This can be interpreted as either a good thing or a bad thing. The good news is that the Toronto Maple Leafs are shooting at 12.1% and thus scoring a lot of goals and are 6th in the…

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Leafs and Jets Shift by Shift

                         Our Leafs played arguably their most exciting game of the season last night. After looking all but dead for most of the second period they came out flying in the third and scored two PP goals to tie the game and send it…