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Auston Matthews seen skating, shooting at Leafs practice facility

Is everything a news story in Toronto? Auston Matthews is back on the ice ahead of #Leafs practice today. Darryl Belfry, Hayley Wickenheiser and therapist Jon Geller out there with him. Some shooting involved in today’s drills. pic.twitter.com/b7zZwUa8DN — Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) November 5, 2018 You’re darn right it is. Auston Matthews, the crown jewel of…

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Is a one-year megadeal for Nylander in the cards?

The Toronto Maple Leafs have built a reputation of using analytics and the Collective Bargaining Agreement to their advantage as they have the resources to do so. Using such things like Long Term Injured Reserve list for cap relief, assignments in the AHL to avoid waivers, and loaning players to other teams to help development…

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Monday Mailbag: November Rain Edition

The Leafs won and that’s good. Auston Matthews hasn’t found a miracle shoulder cure and that’s bad. We’re still talking about the Nylander contract and that’s really bad. Your mailbag… Nylander?! — DJ Sinnimin (@djsinnimin) November 5, 2018 Thank you for being as open ended about this as possible, that should allow us to do…

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The Hurricanes are all-in on William Nylander

As the rumours become louder, the dialogue between the Leafs and the Nylander camp continue to be kept secret. The latest speculation regarding Nylander came from the HNIC segment “Headlines”. Here is the quote from Elliotte Fridman. “When the time does come, if the time does come that Toronto decides they are going to deal (Nylander),…

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Why are the Leafs better on the road than at home?

Home advantage. It’s something that you’ve probably had drilled into your head since you started playing sports. Whether it’s baseball, football, hockey, or any other sport, there’s always been this comforting mentality of playing at home, with your friends, family, and fans watching you, and cheering you on. It’s that kind of edge that teams…