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Monday Mailbag: Roster Finalization Edition

It’s been a busy day. You can read about the busiest parts here. Now I’m sure that not everyone fully agrees with the decisions that were made, but it’s important to remember that none of these positions are overly important. None of these players are immune from being replaced at a later date. And finally the…

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Season Preview: Frederik Andersen

Next up in our series is The Great Dane himself, Frederik Andersen. Andersen is entering his third season with the Leafs since coming over from Anaheim in the summer of 2016. After back-to-back 66-game seasons, we’ve seen enough of Freddie Andersen in Toronto to get a good sense of what he brings to the crease…

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Connor Carrick Not on Waivers. Traded? Malkin?

According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet we’ve had a last minute change of heart when it comes to waiving Connor Carrick. Hearing that Connor Carrick wasn’t actually placed on waivers today after #leafs announced at 10:30 a.m. he would be. Standby… — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 1, 2018 Chris goes on to speculate that an…

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Waivers Fun Finalizes* the Leafs Roster

There could always be a few paper shuffling transactions we see between now and puck drop on Wednesday night, but the Leafs have completed their transactions to get the roster down to 23 players. We still don’t know who from Sunday has cleared or not (SPOILER: probably all of them), but we have some interesting…

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On the Bubble: Josh Jooris

So this was written before Josh Jooris got put on waivers. It’s probably a good sign that we should have wrapped up this On the Bubble thing before the bubbles burst. Anyway, since Josh Jooris stands a pretty good chance of being recalled, and Freddie Gauthier stands an excellent chance of not panning out, I’m…

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Reviewing The Leafs Travel Schedule

Over the course of a season, there is one thing that no team can avoid: Travel. While each team must play 41 games away from home every season, some teams must travel farther than others simply because of geography. And you don’t need a degree in sports science to understand why teams want to travel…