Flames and Leafs can’t keep their eyes off each other

Embed from Getty Images It’s typically in the couple weeks leading up to the trade deadline where we start getting wind of which pro scouts or other front office executives are traveling around and making appearances at games where “available” players might be. I’m not sure if I’ve ever noticed it starting this early in…

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What’s Going On With The Leafs Powerplay?

Embed from Getty Images The Toronto Maple Leafs powerplay was confounding in Mike Babcock’s first season as head coach of the team.  They were 3rd in the NHL in shot attempt rate at 5v4, at 103.6 attempts per 60 minutes.  Even more impressive, they were 1st in scoring chance rate, at 28.7 scoring chances per…

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Leafs Postgame: Capped The Curse

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY SPORTS The absolute craziest narrative of the season, outside of William Nylander not trying hard enough because he makes things look easy, was the idea that the Leafs were doomed to lose the second Auston Matthews put a puck in the net. Sure enough, though, it had been the case…

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Marlies split weekend matchups against Upstate New York

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com The Toronto Marlies aren’t winning games blindfolded this year. They’re still one of the best teams in the league, but it isn’t quite as effortless as it was before. Nonetheless, a pair of games against Syracuse and Utica saw the Marlies set out to go back to their winning ways. It…