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LGD: Teach Me How To Dougie

Embed from Getty Images Now that the Oilers are over and done with, the Leafs travel across Alberta to take on the Calgary Flames. That’s a little less interesting from a hockey perspective, but with Dougie Hamilton and Brian Burke both being things, storylines are flying high tonight. Here’s what’ll be going down:

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Leafs’ Playoff Talk As Much About Other Teams As Themselves

Photo Credit: Perry Nelson/USA TODAY SPORTS Well, winning a second game on the road was a start, yes, and whether we want to consider it a “statement” win or not over a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in coming up to 11 years or not, points are points — on the second-last evening of…

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Peter Holland, Ben Smith, Tyler Bozak, and the Leafs’ Penalty Kill

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY SPORTS An announcement came out recently that the Leafs were going to try to trade Peter Holland due to his concerns over ice time and future with the organization. Jeff Veillette covered the announcement here, so I won’t double up on that. A common first reaction to this move was that…

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Leafs’ young stars are creating shots at star-like rates

Photo Credit: Perry Nelson/USA TODAY SPORTS Auston Matthews has gotten off to a pretty fast start to his NHL career.  His 9 goals have him tied for the team lead on the Leafs with Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk, while his 17 points are just one off the team lead.  Even more impressive is…

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Leafs Postgame: Nazem’s Town

Photo Credit: Perry Nelson/USA TODAY SPORTS “I am the kid with the motor mouth, I am the one you should worry about”. Drake said it, Nazem Kadri practices it, and the City of Edmonton must be endlessly frustrated about it. The Toronto Maple Leafs flew high once again against Connor McDavid and pals, taking tonight’s…

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Marlies fall to Phantoms in rare home matinee

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com Tuesday night home games aren’t something that the Toronto Marlies do particularly often, but there are always exceptions to every rule. The team is probably hoping that the final score matches up with that phrase as well, as the younger generation of the Blue and White fell 4-1 to the Lehigh…