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YakovMironov’s Leaflets: Playoff Edition

LESSONS LEARNED At the very least we can now say everyone on the roster has playoff experience. The Leafs are still getting reacquainted with the post season so it seems only fair that there are few things that needed to be relearned. One goon in your lineup in the playoffs is pointless, but two is…

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Game One scoring chance count does not flatter Toronto Maple Leafs

(Photo via Jared Wickerham/Getty Images and NHLInteractive) I had a friend in university who got really sick at exam time in her first year. She didn’t get a virus, and showed no symptoms beyond nauseousness. There’s nothing different between a university exam and a class. The material doesn’t change. If you know the subject you…

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Leafs Play First Playoff Game in 8 Years, Lose Badly in Boston

Basically a metaphor for the game itself. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) It’s clear to anyone who understands "luck" in hockey, and how a team can in fact get lucky over a sample size of nearly fifty games, that this years Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t particularly good. They’re not as bad, however, as they looked…