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Many Rivals Don’t Want The Maple Leafs To Be Patient

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline/USA TODAY SPORTS We all see that scripted warning (more a statement of fact) etched on top of the glass in a car’s rear-view mirrors: OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR. We notice it, probably, for the first time, as a little kid, and we think we know what it…

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Examining the Neutral Zone play of the Leafs’ defence corps

Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY SPORTS Many of us who write about hockey from a statistical standpoint are fond of using Corsi, otherwise known as shot attempt ratio, to describe the general flow of play when various players or teams are on the ice.  The idea is that a team with a ratio above 50%…

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LGD: Stretch Run

Embed from Getty Images Tomorrow will mark the beginning of February, and the rebuilding Toronto Maple Leafs will be in the thick of the eastern conference playoff race. I just wrote those words in real life.  With the All-Star weekend behind us, the team now embarks on a very busy second-half run where they’ll start to close the…

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Kerby Rychel represents Marlies at AHL All Star Weekend

The American Hockey League had its own All-Star Weekend in Glen Falls, New York, just off to the side of the NHL’s festivities in much further away Los Angeles. Auston Matthews represented the Leafs in the big-league game, but down below? Look no further than Brendan Leipsic and Kasperi Kapanen to represent the Marlies and…