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LGD: The chance to clinch

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been stuttering a bit down the back stretch of the season, but their end game – a third consecutive playoff berth after years of misery – is mathematically guaranteed if they play their cards right on Saturday evening. It’s a playoff-clinching night for Toronto, as they can guarantee their spot…

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Calle Rosen to be recalled by Leafs for Monday

Though he narrowly missed making the Leafs out of camp, and has 46 points in just 54 games from the Marlies’ back end, Calle Rosen has yet to suit up for a single NHL game this season. That’ll change Monday night when Toronto recalls him for the game against the Islanders. Calle Rosen joining Leafs…

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Quinn Hughes latest NHL talent to be linked to Toronto in free agency

Last night, the Vancouver Canucks got a taste of their latest hot young star. In his first NHL game, Quinn Hughes dazzled the crowd on nearly every shift. quinn hughes szn pic.twitter.com/k5T38YHdXQ — Olivia Lin (@oliviaylin) March 29, 2019 Unfortunately for those in Vancouver, he’s already being rumoured to sign a contract with the Toronto…

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Leafs Getting Some D

Good News Everyone! It looks like the Leafs will have help arriving shortly. Jake Gardiner is reported to be feeling well. It’s hoped he can get into a couple of games next week. Dermott plays in Ottawa, Sparks is confirmed starter. #LeafsForever — Paul Hendrick (@HennyTweets) March 29, 2019 Both Gardiner and Dermott are going…

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Leafs working out new-look powerplay units

To say people are nervous about Toronto’s powerplay going into the playoffs would be a bit of an understatement. What was supposed to be an absolute destroyer of worlds when the season began has seen the Leafs’ conversion rate sink to 8th in the league to this point at 22-percent. That’s not exactly bad, but…

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Taking Inventory: Making The Most Of The Leafs’ Imperfect Situation

There’s a saying about March – in like a lion, out like a lamb.  For the Leafs, the saying should probably be something closer to “in like a slightly wounded and underperforming lion, out like a lamb that should hopefully have its D-core back together soon”. Then again, that doesn’t exactly have the same ring to…

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Postgame: What’s a shootout anyways?

The Leafs were in the city of Brotherly Love tonight to face the Philidelphia Flyers. The Flyers were looking for some revenge after the two teams played each other two weeks ago in a wild 7-6 Leafs win. Once again, the Leafs were playing with an injury-filled defensive core, as they wait for Jake Gardiner…

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LGD: Restless

Good Morning, It’s A Game Day! The Leafs are back in action in Philadelphia tonight, where they have a date with the Flyers. Philly, while not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, would need a miracle (i.e. winning out while the Habs and Blue Jackets both lose out) to qualify at this point. The Leafs, meanwhile,…

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REPORT: Hurricanes RHD Prospect Adam Fox To Hit Free Agency

Jeff Cox has reported that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Adam Fox will be staying for his fourth year of college, and becoming a free agent at the end of it. Per multiple sources, Harvard junior D Adam Fox will return for senior season, opting not to sign with Carolina Hurricanes. Favors becoming free agent next summer….

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Rest for Andersen benefits both goaltenders

Mike Babcock has a plan for Andersen and Sparks usage down the stretch. That might comfort a lot of people, but it doesn’t really comfort me. You see, I’d really like Andersen playing as little as possible, since, I dunno, when he’s in he’s often looked like a guy who needs a night off, and…