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Kipper stays in Calgary – Leafs Nation exhales

TSN is reporting this morning that Miikka Kiprusoff has decided to stay in Calgary. Kent Wilson over at Flames Nation has the longer take. Why is this notable? Because for two days, Leafs Nation was sent into a frenzy as it appeared that they were in fact, interested in the veteran goaltender out of Calgary….

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Deadline Day: Checklist for the Toronto Maple Leafs

It’s Deadline Day in the NHL. Yesterday gave us several deals that uprooted Jaromir Jagr and Derek Roy from Dallas and sent Ryan Clowe to the New York Rangers. But there are still a few names on the horizon, and generally, deadline deals that we don’t expect go through. The big names are off the…

Miikka Kiprusoff, cont.:

Mikka Kiprusoff is open to a trade to Toronto. Still wants adjustment on his contract for next season. #transactions2013 — Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) April 2, 2013 My thoughts on Kiprusoff are well-known. I just wanted to put the thought out there before anything concrete happens in this un-ending “will the Leafs find a goalie they…

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MIKE BABCOCK: IF YOU COACH, BE PREPARED

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has had a very successful career. He was a decent hockey player; suiting up for the  Saskatoon Blades in the WHL, the University of McGill and he spent one season playing pro hockey in England where he racked up 45 goals and 127 assists in 49 games. But…

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While I’m at the Blue Jays game…

  Are you there, Leafs? It’s me, Steve. Leafs…I don’t ask for much. I’ve been watching you for a long time, Leafs. As far back as I can remember, I would throw on my little 93 jersey, plant myself firmly in front of the television, and watch the blue and while battle their biggest rivals….

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Reports: Leafs talking with Kiprusoff’s reps

Calgary Flames have granted Toronto Maple Leafs permission to talk to Kiprusoffs representatives #TSN — Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) April 1, 2013 Per Aaron Ward, the first to break the news that Jarome Iginla had been traded to the Boston Bruins. That said, Ward was vindicated somewhat by the word of Bruins’ GM Pete Chiarelli, who said…

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In James Reimer, the Leafs found goaltending solution at home

So Dave Nonis held a small conference in Toronto this morning. No particular purpose I can see, just to update folks on the looming trade deadline and the Maple Leafs’ approach. There’s a full transcript at the Globe & Mail and I wanted to focus on Nonis’ comments about his team’s goaltenders. Is adding experience…

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“Depth” down the middle

  I’ll admit that some of the items on the Leafs’ wishlist heading in to Wednesday’s deadline are a bit confusing to me. We’ve read that, while they aren’t in dire need of making a deal, the team is keeping an eye out for a) a top four defenceman, b) a veteran goaltender and c)…