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Matthews shows off a Marleau jersey for the crowd in San Jose

Before Auston Matthews stepped up to take part in his competition for tonight’s NHL All-star Game Skills Competition, the accurate shooting competition, he unveiled a little surprise for the home crowd in San Jose. He pulled off his own jersey to reveal a Patrick Marleau’s jersey underneath. The crowd went wild to see their old…

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How Does the Oilers GM Search Affect the Leafs?

This week the Oilers took drastic measures and relieved Peter Chiarelli of General Managers duties. Since the Oilers are rarely capable of comprehending what is their best interest, it stands to reason that they certainly haven’t considered what most of the hockey world is anxious to know, and that is how it affects the Leafs….

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Why Utility Forward Trevor Moore is Destined For NHL Success

The Toronto Marlies know that Trevor Moore isn’t going to be around much longer. “He’s the next one,” veteran forward Chris Mueller said when asked about Moore being on the brink of being an NHL regular. “He’s so skilled, so fast and he’s got a great attitude and wants to work and wants to get…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 15: The Stock Exchange

This week, on Leafs on Deck: — Why you shouldn’t include Timothy Liljegren in hypothetical trade packages. — Ryan Clowe is stepping away from the Newfoundland Growlers, John Snowden named new head coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs’ ECHL affiliate — Mid-way through the Marlies season, the guys evaluate the stock of the Leafs prospects…

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Report: Elliotte Friedman suggests Leafs and Matthews aiming for 5-6 year deal

When the Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves constantly making headlines for a to-the-wire contract negotiation with forward William Nylander this fall, it seemed inevitable that they would do just about anything to avoid a similar situation with 2016 first overall pick Auston Matthews. The team all but confirmed that on Tuesday, with general manager Kyle…

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Slump Busting: Leafs Head Into All-Star Break Breathing Easy

It was about as good as anyone could have envisioned. The Leafs put together an impressive team effort last night, fighting off the looming potential of a third consecutive loss that would have sent them into the All Star Break on a 3-8-0 tailspin in their last 11 games, stretching back to December 29th. And while…

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ombudsman adresses rumor’s about cane’s d,

(Editor’s note: this post has been edited for content and clarity. The author is CanesOmbudsman, who you can follow on twitter here.) i ‘m a bit nervous addressing leave fan’s, cause even tho i count many among my best on-line friend’s, 1 time 1 of u went through and blocked all of my followers; a…

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Postgame: Toronto Capital-izes on a tired Washington team

Tonight, the Leafs are taking on the Washington Capitals who have been linked to the Leafs regularly over the last few years. The playoff series in 2016, and then the outdoor game for the Stadium Series in 2018. The game is in Toronto, where the Leafs are only 13-11-1 this season. In their last 10…

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LGD: Slump Busters

It’s Game Day! The Leafs are mired in a slump that’s seen them lose 7 of their last 10. In search of a turn-it-around win, they’ll welcome to Washington Capitals to town. The Caps are reeling as well, coming off of a 7-6 overtime loss and dealing with a 3-4-3 stretch of their own. Something’s…

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What Kyle Dubas Can Learn From His Peers

This morning, Kyle Dubas held a Press Conference held in lieu of practice for the Toronto Maple Leafs today. The seldom-heard from Leafs general manager touched on a number of pressing topics, such as the Leafs’ recent collective cold streak, Auston Matthews’ pending extension, and the upcoming 2019 Trade Deadline. As Kyle Dubas treads into…