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NATION PLAYOFF POOL UPDATE #5

It’s Friday again and I know how much you guys look forward to the weekly Nation Drafts update! As expected, I have absolutely nothing happening in my pool since the only player I have left is Drew Doughty. It’s a sad state of affairs. I can’t even blame Chris Kelly anymore since the Bruins are…

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Series Preview: Marlies vs. Stars

“I’ve always believed that there’s a fine line between cockiness and confidence, and we want to remain confident, but not cross over”. These were the words of Steve Spott yesterday morning, as the team practiced at home for the last time before heading to Cedar Park, Texas to play the first game of the AHL’s Western Conference…

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REMINDER: That’s Just Your Opinion, Man

I checked my AskFM inbox today, as I usually do. After all, I’d like to be on top of all the requests for me to jump off a bridge, the messages about how I’m arrogant and stupid and a bad writer, and occasionally, a question or two about either myself or the Toronto Maple Leafs organization….

Ratings and records and misconceptions about analytics

#164688687 / gettyimages.com I was going to write a post explaining the issues and inconsistencies with that article that everybody is talking about, but Tyler Dellow has already done an excellent job and it might be redundant. I think the biggest point of contention for me is that a particular writer at the Toronto Sun has…

World Championship Update: Leafs Doing Things

#489209503 / gettyimages.com In case you forgot, the IIHF World Hockey Championship is going on as we speak! It’s an event that kids of some backgrounds aspire to win, and others aspire to never participate in, because that means they didn’t spend enough time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Leafs, of course, spent no…

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Mailbag: Yay Fireworks

Today is a big day for a lot of people. You eat a bunch of food, see a bunch of friends, blow up some colourful gunpowder in the sky, and then rush back across the highway to get home, preparing for work the next day. Well, for most people. I actually did my fireworks on…

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Sustainability and the Toronto Marlies

Going into the Western Conference Finals, the Toronto Marlies have yet to lose a game in these playoffs. The first round consisted a three game sweep of the Milwaukee Admirals. The second round consisted of a four game sweep of the Chicago Wolves. This team has to be in the discussion of best AHL playoff teams…

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Who’s Left? Conference Finals Edition

If there’s one thing that the Leafs have at an elite level, it’s a self-deprecating fan base. But, what’s a strong gun without ammo? Here’s a list of former Leafs still playing in the NHL and AHL playoffs as of today.