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my column: december 15

Hey guys welcome to my column, the only column that is mine. Lots to talk about right now so let’s do it.  Nelson Mandela I’m coming in hot on this one guys. Don’t even get me started on this story. I have never been so disappointed in an athlete – and of all the athletes, it…

Leafs Prospect Update – December 14th, 2014

View image | gettyimages.com Gauthier Produces at Team Canada Camp While there’s no guarantees that Gauthier will return for a second go-around with Team Canada later this month, he’s had a good enough camp to survive the team’s first round of roster cuts.

Leafs Postgame: Leafs Overcome West Coast Ref Bias, win 4-3

View image | gettyimages.com On one hand, the Leafs are on a five-game winning streak and picked up a victory on the second half of a back-to-back against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. On the flip side, Toronto was utterly dominated for much of the night, and could consider themselves lucky to come out with…

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Marlies Cap Off Weekend With Victory

I had a thought during the first period of today’s Marlies/IceCaps game – on a teddy bear toss night, what happens if the opening goal is disallowed? Do they throw the bears back into the crowd and try again? Do they just go through with it anyway? It just seems like it would be an…

Leafs at the World Juniors: David Booth, 2004

#52351096 / gettyimages.com David Booth hasn’t seen a whole lot of action with the Maple Leafs this season, averaging around ten minutes of ice time per night in eight games so far this year. But ten years ago (soon to be eleven), the nine-year NHL veteran suited up for the 2004 American World Junior squad, which culiminated…

LGD- A Royal Visit

View image | gettyimages.com The Leafs host the Kings on the traditionally untraditional Sunday 5 p.m. slot. The hottest team in the NHL, the Leafs are looking to win five straight for the first time all year, but have their work cut out for them on the second day of a back-to-back. 

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Leafs Post-Game: Victory

The Leafs wanted to get the same result that they did Wednesday, but this time they actually wanted to play well.  Mission accomplished: Toronto swept the home-and-home against the Red Wings and won themselves the season series with a big 4-1 win tonight against Detroit.

Leafs at the World Juniors: Joffrey Lupul, 2003

#53129535 / gettyimages.com Over the next two weeks here at TLN, I’m going to be looking back at the different Leafs to suit up at the World U20 Hockey Championship, more commonly referred to as the World Juniors.  As I’m sure you know, Toronto and Montreal will be hosting the tournament this year (as well…

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LGD: Series Finale

View image | gettyimages.com It feels like it’s a little early in the season to be talking about finales, but tonight marks the fifth and final game that the Leafs and Wings play against each other this season. The NHL is good at scheduling.  Through the four they have played so far, they are tied 2-2, with…

THE FANTASY MINUTE

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).