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Leafs Roster Preview- Roman Polak

#480678999 / gettyimages.com In hindsight I am now looking to the Roman Polak trade with a sense of satisfaction. Sure, the Leafs gave up a far better defenseman in order to acquire a right handed shot. Sure, it doesn’t matter which hand Polak uses because you don’t want to see him handling the puck, and…

Leafs Postgame: Toronto Loses 3-0 to Detroit, Yawwwwwwn

#456081134 / gettyimages.com To say that watching the Leafs get shutout by the Detroit Red Wings is difficult to watch is understandable, but make no mistake – this was one of the most unwatchable games I’ve ever watched. Did you tape it? Going to watch it later? Don’t. There are many more enjoyable activities you…

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Monday Mailbag: Amber Lamps

Last time around, we got some comments on our new wheels. Some liked the old school mail delivery truck feel. Justin felt it looked like an Ice Cream Truck, probably because he forgot why exactly he was loafing around and eating ice cream while looking out the window. Whatever the case, it may have to become…

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Leafs Roster Preview – Dion Phaneuf

#455714722 / gettyimages.com It’s rare to come across an article or television segment these days that doesn’t refer to Dion Phaneuf as a “lightning rod”, or the Leafs’ most polarizing player. While differing opinions of players like Kessel or Bozak usually just pin those who believe in grit and Mimico against the folks who simply value skill, discussing Phaneuf is something different. It gets…

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THE NATION NETWORK BUYS HOCKEYFIGHTS.COM

Ah it’s been quite a week. First we got to announce Jeanshorts is joining the Nation Network full time to head up our new video department. Then last Thursday we told you that The Royal Half has joined the Nation Network as our first American team site. And now today the grand daddy of them…

Leafs Make Cuts. Bodie waives goodbye. Injury Prone Player Hurt.

#484062123 / gettyimages.com It’s a weird day when Leafs twitter bemoans the fact that Toronto has put an enforcer on waivers. Of course if that enforcer is Troy Bodie, and means a greater likelihood that Colton Orr and/or Frazer McLaren will start the season as Leafs I guess there’s some reason for outrage.

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Leafs Postgame: Bernier Shuts the Door in Shootout Win

#456031758 / gettyimages.com It’s been a week of preseason now, and we’ve confirmed that Phil Kessel is the best. Has been for a minute, will continue to be. It was just another meeting with the Buffalo Sabres, this time at home, but Kessel and last year’s top line quickly rediscovered their flow and once again…

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Little Brother, Big Dreams

It’s been just about five years since the Toronto Maple Leafs said “Hey, do you know what we need to add? A Kessel”, and took the steps to do so, offering a kings ransom to the Boston Bruins for Phil in September 2009 – a move which gave them one of their best wingers of the…

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit

Ladies and Gentlemen, here is Fantasy Hockey’s most detailed and helpful FREE fantasy hockey draft kit. With 300 player / goalie projections and analysis and a team-by-team season preview and breakdown, the 2014-15  DailyFaceoff Draft Kit is the only tool you will need to be successful on draft day.

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Leafs Roster Preview – Colton Orr

#464390119 / gettyimages.com As one half of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Colt Knorr has been an old-school favourite – and go-to guy for Carlyle – in Toronto for awhile. But facepunchers are a dying breed, and Orr doesn’t offer a heck of a lot beyond facepunching. Oh and guess what? He barely even facepunches anymore, and when…

Robidas cleared for contact, five players sent to Marlies

Stephane Robidas has been cleared for contact. — David Alter (@dalter) September 27, 2014 Robidas was held out of the early part of camp and has yet to play a preseason game. While the defenceman brushed this aside as being a precautionary measure, it was somewhat surprising, and created concern over where he was in his recovery from breaking the…

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Leafs Roster Preview – Joffrey Lupul

#466723325 / gettyimages.com Isn’t Joffrey Lupul sweet? He’s a good looking man, he’s got Lupe’s troops and he can score goals. Hell, my girlfriend loves him. You know what else? He gets injured a lot. When he’s healthy, he’s productive and when he’s not . . . well, he’s not. And far too often lately,…