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Postgame: Goals, Goals, Goals

There is a clear theme happening with every early Leafs game this season. Goals and lots of goals. As long as they end up with more goals than the other team, there’s nothing to be extremely worried about.

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Know Your Enemy: The Ballad of Connor Carrick

Fun fact: I was supposed to write Connor Carrick’s preseason preview article, and the day I was going to, this happened: Connor Carrick to DAL. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 1, 2018 Didn’t think I’d be writing about him a week later though. Maybe writing about Connor Carrick is my calling. You wouldn’t have to…

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Forget The Captaincy; Auston Matthews Has His Sights On Loftier Goals

When Toronto Maple Leafs phenom Auston Matthews graced the timelines of hockey twitter last night, the focus of the people was clear. An article profiling Matthews had just been published in Canadian men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine Sharp. The fashion involved in the shoot was, to say the least, loud. While this is the most notorious…

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Should the NHL revamp the way it hands out penalties?

Something stuck out to me the other night when Mitch Marner was (perhaps undeservedly) awarded a penalty shot against the Senators: Instead of the one-and-done breakaway, I wanted to see the powerplay go to work. I’d rather the whole 34-91-16-43-44 show. This got me to thinking about how perhaps the league should look at allowing…

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Frederik Gauthier replaces Andreas Johnsson in tonight’s lineup

The goat is back. Based on this morning’s lineup at practice, it appears that the always smiling, but constantly frustrating Freddie Gauthier will indeed play a game for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. Looks like Johnsson will be scratched tonight. Kapanen sticking with Matthews. Ozhiganov also back in. Leafs projected lineup: Marleau-Matthews-KapanenHyman-Tavares-MarnerLindholm-Kadri-BrownLeivo-Gauthier-Ennis Rielly-HainseyGardiner-ZaitsevDermott-Ozhiganov Andersen…

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Post Turkey Mailbag

It was the Thanksgiving holiday yesterday so we didn’t have the mailbag on Monday. You get it today. Here are responses to your questions. Who gets a hat trick against the Leafs tonight: Polak or Carrick or both? — Graeme Nishida (@graemenishida91) October 9, 2018 Sigh. Somehow one of these clowns is going to score,…

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LGD: Polak/Carrick Reunion Tour

Not since Loggins and Messina has there been a duo with such obvious contempt for everything the other one is. On one hand we have Roman Polak, the hard working, blue collar player who just can’t seem to do anything right. And on the other hand we have Connor Carrick, the cerebral, offensive defenseman who…