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McInjured, Pickard Recalled

You have to wonder what Curtis McElhinney got up to on his days off that his lower body is so sore that he can’t play. All I can say is I hope it was as fun as I’m making it out to be in my mind. Anyways, the Leafs have officially shut him down temporarily…

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Morning After Recap: Putting the Desert Dogs Down

After a long break between Leafs games, we come back from the holidays with an epic showdown between the Leafs and Matthew’s second favourite team. What was very noticeable in this game was that both goalies had a little bit of turkey in their system, what with 10 goals allowed between Freddy and Scott Wedgewood….

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WJC Prospect Report Day 3: Räsänen M.I.A, Woll struggles against Slovakia

Day three of the World Juniors brought several not-so-great performances from our two active Leafs prospects in Buffalo. Though Timothy Liljegren is not outwardly struggling, he does not necessarily seem to be settling into the Swedish blueline.  Joseph Woll allowed three soft goals against the Slovaks in the USA’s first loss of the tournament.  Oh, and Eemeli Räsänen went ghost. In general, this year’s tournament…

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LGD: Matthews goes home

As the Christmas break comes to an end and the season gets back into the swing of things, the Leafs are heading down to the desert for their customary holiday road game against the Arizona Coyotes. The Leafs will be nice and rested; this is their first game back from the holiday break, and they…

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Canada Postgame: 6-O, Canada.

After a convincing 4-2 win over Finland yesterday afternoon, Team Canada was back in action at the 2018 World Juniors today, this time facing off against Team Slovakia, who were playing their first game of the tournament. 3⃣0⃣ minutes away from puck drop on ????? … check out the line-up for the Canadians… #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/cYXxqvA7vq…

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WWYDW: What would you do with Kasperi Kapanen?

WWYDW Brought to you by Arctic Spas Arctic Spas is a proud partner of the Nation Network. Looking for a way to stay warm during hockey season? Check out a local dealer near you. It seems like we’ve had this debate 100 times before, and truthfully, we probably have. Local folk hero Kasperi Kapanen’s name has been…

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Come to our TLN NYE event!

Hate New Years? Love New Years? Either way, come spend it with us! We’ll be at the Pint Toronto, located at 277 Front Street West, Toronto, (just outside of the Rogers Centre), starting at 3 pm. Come hang out with your favourite writers, enjoy some cold ones and watch the Leafs beat the pesky Golden…

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Leafs weekly review: Back on track

The record 2:1:0 Things got back to normal this week in Leafland as the Buds won two games. Carolina were in town for a matinee game on Dec. 19 and the Leafs ran riot over the Canes to win 8-1. The Buds were three for three on the Powerplay and even grabbed a shorty through…

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A collection of the best Johnny Bower stories

There’s little that’s been said about Johnny Bower that hasn’t been said already. Passing away yesterday at the age of 93, Bower embodied the Toronto Maple Leafs organization every day of his life. A late bloomer in his career, coming into the NHL while in his thirties, the man known as “The China Wall” won…

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Five Ideal Replacements for James van Riemsdyk Next Season

As Christmas quickly approaches, so does the trade deadline. With some key UFAs on the Leafs roster, they need to decide sooner or later what’s going to happen to them. While this may not affect the Leafs at all this season, it’s a good idea to see who should stay, who should go, and who…