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Liles Signs 4 Year Extension with Leafs

  The Leafs get creative in protecting Liles from future concussions We all know Burke likes to get a head start on the competition. While he did not make a trade today he got out in front of those looking to add a puck moving defenseman to their line-up this summer. As per TSN, Leafs…

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Ron Wilson Definitely Does Match Lines

  Either Ron Wilson matches lines or Dion Phaneuf just REALLY likes playing against John Tavares The Leafs home and home sweep of the New York Islanders was important for two reasons. First, the Leafs picked up four crucial points in a tight playoff race to keep pace with three other teams at 55 points….

All Hail Mikhail Grabovski

Let me tell you a story my friend. It’s a story of a Leafs team that was losing a game 2-0 to the lowly New York Islanders in what was, as things are wont to become for bubble teams in late January, a must win. The Maple Leafs had pressured the Islander a lot but…

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Fresh Blood

The Leafs Nation has built a solid coterie of contributors in it’s relatively short life. We’ve got Danny Gray, JP Nikota, and myself are bolstered by Nations vagabonds Cam Charron and Jonathan Willis. This week we’ve added another contributor but we’re still looking for more. Who is this mystery man? And how can you be next? Well,…

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Nation Radio – January 21, 2012

    With Edmonton’s post-season hopes once again turning cold, Lowetide’s attention is sensibly turning to the long-term again, with his gaze shifting towards the upcoming draft in June 2012. Futures and the ever depressing Battle of Alberta are the topics du jour. This is Nation Radio.

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The Leafs and Wild: Shift by Shift

  This hug is tighter than the one The Monster gave to the post on his lone goal against.  Despite his assertion that his line-up changes were minor, the Leafs lines looked much different last night than they have at any point this season. Despite this quibble, you can’t argue with the results. The Leafs…

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Midseason Awards Part III: The Calder, Jack Adams, and Lady Byng

As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site. Today, we consider the third and final set…

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Questionable Qorrelations: Ron Wilson should keep his mouth shut

  "This is why we can’t have nice things" “This isn’t about maintaining seventh spot,” said Wilson. “This is about getting home-ice advantage. And we’re only a couple of wins from establishing that.” That is Ron Wilson as quoted by the National Post. That was on January 9th when the Leafs were in 7th place…

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Bubble Team

  I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Last week the Leafs had just won their fourth straight game and looked poised to vault up the Eastern Conference standings, and maybe even challenge for home ice. This week they have just lost their third straight game and sit ninth in the East,…

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Dion Phaneuf can’t fight in that situation

Dion Phaneuf, the Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, needs to be less selfish and must pick his spots more intelligently (if at all) when it comes to fighting. Even if his honour is at stake, it’s the worst thing Phaneuf can do in any situation, as not just the team’s Captain, but as its…

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Midseason Awards, Part II: The Norris and the Selke

As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site. Today, we look at the second set of…

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Is Korbinian Holzer Going To Be Traded?

(screen grab via mapleleafs.com) The 23-year old defenseman is in the middle of his second AHL season, and rumour has it that multiple teams might be interested enough to take him in exchange for some help right now.