LGD – Back At It In The Sunshine State

View image | gettyimages.com After snapping a three game skid in Dallas on Tuesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to build their own winning streak against the Florida Panthers this evening. As the Panthers are one of the teams nipping at the heals of both Toronto and Washington, the Leafs would do well to…

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First Star, Worst Star: December 28, 2014

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, ate your weight in delicious food and spent way too much time arguing with your relatives about your opposing political viewpoints. You know, the TRUE meaning of the holidays! 

Leafs at the World Juniors: Korbinian Holzer, 2007

View image | gettyimages.com Canada plays Germany tonight at the World Juniors, and is not exactly known as a traditional powerhouse. But at the 2007 tournament, Germany gave Canada a scare with a 3-1 loss in the preliminary round in a game that was tied 1-1 until nearly the 35 minute mark.  Current Toronto Maple Leaf Korbinian…

TCGD: Here Come The Germans

View image | gettyimages.com Canada cruised by Slovakia with an 8-0 win yesterday and will look to keep the good times rolling against a vulnerable German squad tonight.

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The Roundup

2014 year in review, hockey’s biggest problems, Johnny Hockey, Oilers goaltending, Team Canada, World Junior’s, top prospects and more in this week’s Roundup.

Canada crushes Slovakia 8-0 in opener

View image | gettyimages.com As an annual tradition, the World Junior tournament begins with Canada facing off against an overmatched opponent before ramping things up over the next couple weeks. This year is no different, as tonight they opened things up on home ice against Slovakia, a team they’ve never lost to at this competition.

Leafs at the World Juniors: Jonathan Bernier, 2008

View image | gettyimages.com Jonathan Bernier’s time with the Maple Leafs has seen him transition into, when he’s at his best, one of the better goalies in the league. Despite a seemingly neverending controversy between him and James Reimer, the one thing that is abundantly clear is he’s the team’s most frequently used goaltender, and therefore the…

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Marlies Win Boxing Day Classic

While many Torontonians feverishly cruised around the city, looking to save 31% on items that are usually 30% off, over seven thousand hockey fans filled up Ricoh Coliseum for some Boxing Day hockey. As always, the Toronto Marlies took on the Hamilton Bulldogs in what has become an annual tradition for the two teams. For…

TCGD – Here Come The Canadians

View image | gettyimages.com Hope all of you folks have gotten over your Christmas Day hangovers (turkey related, or otherwise), because it’s just about time for World Junior Hockey. Facing off tonight at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT, Team Canada will kick off their tournament against Team Slovakia at the Bell Centre in Montreal. 

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The World Juniors, An Infographic

Hey everyone, I’m super excited to introduce to you the very talented Justine Collard – she’ll be doing infographs and other cool stuff at TLN from here on out. You can check out more of her work on her Twitter, Tumblr and Blog. And now, we’ll have Justine kick off our WJC coverage with this wicked…

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WWYD Wednesday – Secret Santa

View image | gettyimages.com You ever been part of a Secret Santa? You know, that game that you play with friends and/or coworkers where you pick names out of a hat (or anything capable of holding strips of paper, really) and you have to get that person a Christmas gift?