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Happy Anniversary Dion Phaneuf!

View image | gettyimages.com Wow, time flies when you’re losing a lot of hockey games. It’s been five years to this very day since Dion Phaneuf was traded by the Calgary Flames along with Frederik Sjostrom and Keith Aulie to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Matt Stajan, Ian White, Nicklas Hagman and Jamal Mayers.

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Marlies fall to Comets in Overtime

The Toronto Marlies got away with being outplayed yesterday, coming out ahead despite being outshot by over thirty. This wasn’t a performance that they could repeat tonight if they wanted to go back to back. On one hand, the gap wasn’t as big, but the defensive holes remained and came back to haunt them, turning a…

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LGD – Leafs Look to Extend Losing Streak to Nine Games vs. Flyers

View image | gettyimages.com There are a lot of questions being asked in the photo above. David Clarkson is asking the referee “Why are you giving me a penalty? Why can’t I sit on this guy?, while Matt Read is asking anyone who will listen “Why is this guy sitting on me? Why are the Leafs so, so…

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Marlies Get Blown Out But Win Hockey game

I have no idea what Utica’s mascot is supposed to be, but I must say, he makes me appreciate Duke the Dog so much more. Being a dog has nothing to do with being the Duke of Marborough, but at least I can relate to owning a dog. This thing? Not so much. At the…

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STOP REWARDING FAILURE

Why should the NHL continue to reward the Edmonton Oilers for on-ice failure and organizational ineptitude by giving them a better chance to select the cream of the crop at the Entry Draft while more successful teams line up behind and wait their turn? It shouldn’t.

TLN Roundtable – Rebuild, Retool or Regroup?

View image | gettyimages.com The importance of the upcoming trade deadline and the upcoming offseason can’t be stressed enough. The Maple Leafs organization is at a crossroads – they’re not good enough, they’re out of cash, and they don’t have a lot of assets. The next decade of Leafs hockey largely hinges on whether Brendan…

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The Roundup

Trade speculation begins, Canucks better without Bieksa, Stamkos to Toronto, Ryan O’Reilly watch, Phaneuf an Oiler, size in the NHL matters, fantasy hockey and more in this week’s Roundup.

Postgame: No Good Goals in 3-1 loss to Arizona

View image | gettyimages.com Hockey’s a funny sport, ain’t it? What a funny game for the Leafs, as they lost their eighth straight, bringing Peter Horachek to a .200 winning percentage in his ten games behind the Leafs bench.

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LGD: Battle Of The Losers

View image | gettyimages.com For all the talk lately about how bad the Leafs have been, the Coyotes have been just as terrible. Well, almost as terrible. Both of these teams are on seven game losing streaks, but the Coyotes have two shootout loses versus the Leafs one, so “take that Toronto!” say all 50 Coyotes fans.  With…