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Maple Leafs 4 – Jets 3 (SO): Kessel Just Scores

As @Archizuber once said "All Kessel does is score." The biggest knock against Kessel – out of the unending litany of knocks (real and imagined) – is that Kessel is not an elite player. Or maybe it’s that he’s not clutch. Well, maybe he is clutch. What we do know for a fact is that Phil Kessel…

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Leafs and Avs Shift by Shift

                                Sorry this re-cap was a little late in coming, it’s not as fun writing about the games we lose. 

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From “We” to “They”

                                   Every so often “people” (members of the media, sticks-in-the-mud) tell “us” (the fans) how to cheer for our favourite team. As there is no cheering in the press-box, referring to the team in the first person is obviously…

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Why We Undervalue Defensive Contributions

                                    James Reimer and Tyler Bozak were both praised for their defensive efforts against the Flames on Saturday night. After the Flames jumped out to a quick two goal lead each made a strong play to prevent the Flames…

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Leafs and Flames Shift by Shift

At about the same time the Leafs were spotting the Flames a two goal courtesy lead I was enduring a turbulence filled landing at Billy Bishop Airport.

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NATION RADIO – OCTOBER 15, 2011

One week into the NHL season and there are already a ton of items on Lowetide’s agenda this week. Arena talk in Edmonton, Luongo’s early season struggles in Vancouver and a detailed look at the Oilers’ AHL affiliate in Oklahoma. This is NationRadio.

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RETURN OF THE KESSEL

Like in their previous two starts, the Leafs took the first period to wake up, and quickly fell behind 2-0 to a hard-working Calgary Flames team. A defensive miscommunication between Nikolai Kulemin and John-Michael Liles, and a bad bounce off a Leafs’ defenceman’s skate both left Reimer with almost no chance. Luckily for the Leafs,…

Game 4 – Flames at Leafs Live Chat

Game 4 – Flames at Leafs Live Chat Somewhat depressing fact of the day (via our sister site LeafsNation): the Calgary Flames only have one player that they’ve drafted in the lineup in David Moss. Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs have two players that the Flames have drafted in Dion Phaneuf and Matthew Lombardi. This is…

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Leafs-Flames Game Preview: Blast From The Past

  Talk about going back in time… Finally, the Toronto Maple Leafs have come back to play some hockey. After a ridiculous week off, they’ve jumped into their time machine to play the 2008-2009 Maple Leafs. Sorry, my mistake, they’re playing the Calgary Flames. Lineups and thoughts after the jump.

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October 14 News and Notes

                  After a summer of sloth, our review of some of the recent events of note from around the league returns Nationwide. In this iteration of the round-up, the Flames snap out of it, the Oilers sleep through another night in St. Paul, and the Jets get…