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2017-18 Leafs Year in Review: Dominic Moore

Dominic Moore came back for his second stint in a Leafs uniform, signing as a free agent in the 2017 offseason after making his way to seven other NHL teams in the meantime. After the departure of Brian Boyle as a free agent, and the team deciding to not really stick with any of Ben…

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WWYDW: The goalie situation

Well, we got a maximum of six NHL hockey games left In this season. The draft is less than a month away, and free agency is a little over 31 days from now. But despite all of that, it’s time to argue about goalies. Yesterday, the Leafs signed on Kasimir Kaskisuo, who had been on…

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2017-18 Leafs Season in Review: Connor Brown

It’s time for us to discuss the greatest Connor to ever come out of the Erie Otters organization: Yes, that’s right. Let’s talk about Downtown Connor Brown. Brown can best be characterized as steady and dependable with a flash of offensive upside — we saw that last year in his first full year in the…

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2017-18 Leafs Season in Review: William Nylander

Hello, friends. Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and saviour, William Nylander? Stats GP GOALS ASSISTS POINTS Rel.CF% Rel.xGF% 82 20 41 61 .40 -.67 The Hyman-Matthews-Nylander line was great again at 5v5, operating at a clip of 2.07 rel.CF%, 3.87 rel.xGF% which resulted in a 15.01 rel.GF% largely due to…

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Our Staff’s Stanley Cup Final predictions

There isn’t really all that much to say at this point, other than the fact there will be a new Stanley Cup Champion over the next little bit. Will it be, uh, the team without Nate Schmidt, or the team that used to have Nate Schmidt? Will it be the one with the Russian captain,…

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Monday Mailbag: Finals Edition

Well, they said that the Leafs would need to win the Cup for hell to freeze over, but we still got hell frozen over, but instead because of one of the most unlikely Stanley Cup Finals ever: Washington vs. an expansion team. I don’t know what hockey is anymore, but let me answer your questions…

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2017-18 Leafs Season in Review: Tyler Bozak

Likely his last season as a Maple Leaf, Tyler Bozak was able to play well in a limited role. A different change of pace than he has had in the past, but now it’s other center’s turns to play next to elite wingers.

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30 Trade Offers For Nikita Zaitsev

We might have some differing opinions you and I on Nikita Zaitsev. I can’t say that I’m a fan, and I’m even less of a fan of his contract. You might like him. Okay, cool. This post probably isn’t for you then. This post is for everyone who thinks Zaitsev tops out as a third…

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I Love Jake Gardiner Almost As Much As I Love Your Mom

Let’s face it. Jake Gardiner isn’t perfect, but neither is your Mom, and I love her. I also love Jake Gardiner. For all those times he misplays an odd man rush, or picks up the wrong man in his own end, he’s probably helped the Leafs get out of their own zone a dozen times…

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This is the most confident in the Leafs I’ve ever been

I’m going to start this off by giving you a quick rundown of how writing about the Leafs in this space has gone over the last number of years. Initially when I got into turning my obsession with this team into a little hobby, I think we were starting out in the Burke years, and…

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Top 5 Leafs That Could Be On the Move Now That Dubas Is In Charge

It’s just over four weeks until the draft. Over five until free agency. You’re going to get listicles. Today I think it’s worth considering how is most at risk for being shown the door now that Kyle Dubas is calling the shots instead of Lou Lamoriello. For the purpose of this exercise I’ll avoid getting…

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2017-18 Leafs Season in Review: Auston Matthews

For this part of the Year in Review series, it is time to discuss the face of the franchise: Auston Matthews. After spending countless hours pouring over every detail of his game, it is important to take a step back every once in a while to see the big picture. Below, you’ll find a general…