Did the Leafs’ emphasis on fighting help them make the playoffs?

I’m hearing it everywhere this season, well, mostly on Coach’s Corner and on the comment section of my website. “The Leafs are winning because they’re tougher and fighting more.” In fact, the New York Rangers lost their fighter Brandon Prust in the offseason. They’ve gone from 1st in the league in fighting majors to 24th…


Maple Leafs beat Senators 4-1 on Hockey Night – PLAYOFFS!!1

Photo by Jana Chytilova/NHLInteractive via Getty To be quite honest, I didn’t think that Bob Cole’s call of Joffrey Lupul’s clincher was his best work. I remember a similar goal in 2002, when Joe Sakic scored on a breakaway with just over a minute to go for Team Canada in the Olympic Gold Medal Game….


The Toronto Maple Leafs have made the playoffs

“Now they come to centre ice. They Leafs slow to clear… they’re onside! Sundin tried to go in… he lost the puck and it was cleared away to centre. Look out, they’re out they’re again these Flyers are coming hard… SCORES! That is it! Jeremy Roenick got a break. He come in, and beat Ed…