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It looks like Jake Gardiner is as good as gone

The Maple Leafs have had a few days to think about their disappointing Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins that ultimately resulted in the team losing in the first round for the third consecutive year. Today, they cleaned out their lockers and faced questions from the media.

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Pointing fingers and laying blame, Babcock goes out with a bang

Despite the pitchfork and torches after the Maple Leafs were knocked out of the playoffs by the hand of the Boston Bruins for the third time in the last four playoff outings, there were some moments of self-reflection and other moments of pointing fingers going on during the final press conference on Thursday afternoon.

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Another tragedy at the TD Garden

Another tragedy at the TD Garden. An opportunity at a gettable path through to the Stanley Cup final squandered. It was antithetical Leafs; they generally outperformed Boston at even strength through the series, held the series lead three times, and held a one score lead at home in game six to threaten Boston’s elimination. And…

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Zach Hyman has a torn ACL and what that means for your fall plans

As per tradition now that the Leafs have been eliminated from the playoffs we get to learn how hurt they were. In Zach Hyman’s case, he was hurting pretty bad… The @MapleLeafs announced today that forward Zach Hyman will undergo surgery Monday, April 29 to repair a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sustained during the…

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It’s time to talk about Mike Babcock

Is it too early to talk about firing Mike Babcock? I think for a lot of you frustrated by game seven and new to questioning the coaching of Mike Babcock, you might want to unpack things a bit more before you decide where you truly stand. For the Babcock true believers, well, this post probably…

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Let’s be frank: The Leafs wasted this season

Honestly, I don’t know where to start with this one, so let’s skip the boring intro and get right to it. This season was a waste, no doubt about it. This season began, and ended, on July 1st. We signed John Tavares, and then that’s it. We might as well had done nothing this year,…

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Game Six Thoughts: The one that got away

Well, here we go again. A first-round series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins will be decided in seven games. With only a few hours left before an epic game-seven, I am going to cut straight to the meat and potatoes. Therefore, in this article, I will be demonstrating how the Bruins…

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LGD: Can we get a Happy Ending?

Folk’s, what’s really left to say on this series. At times some players have been great and at other times they were underwhelming. Sometimes the series looked to be going the Leafs way, and at other times it looked like it Boston was dominating. We’ve had our highs and lows, and really the only constant has…

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Leafs are reportedly interested in Ilya Mikheyev

The playoffs are truckin’ along but apparently Kyle Dubas is still putting in work… Hearing #TMLtalk is among the few remaining teams closing in on Ilya Mikheyev, 24yo speedy versatile RW. No agreement in place yet — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) April 23, 2019   Accurate. Leafs have been chasing this guy for awhile. As @IgorEronko…