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The Everything Leafs Podcast: The TOR vs CLB series preview

There’s only one week left before the beginning of the Leafs vs Blue Jackets. With that, Kevin Papetti and I break down the various aspects that will play a part in the outcome of this play-in series. In addition, both Kevin and I wrote series previews on this matchup. Kevin’s can be found here. Mine can…

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Nick Robertson will play in exhibition game vs. Montreal

During an appearance on TSN OverDrive, Sheldon Keefe dropped a bombshell that Leafs fans have been longing to hear. Sheldon Keefe on OverDrive now on Nick Robertson's lineup status for their exhibition game versus the Canadiens: "He'll be playing tomorrow" — OverDrive (@OverDrive1050) July 27, 2020 With this announcement, Nick Robertson is now one step…

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Mitch Marner nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

It might not be the Selke Award he was going for, but Mitch Marner has the potential to take home some hardware this offseason: A leader on and off the ice. Congratulations to @Marner93 on being nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy!#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/KngeUkI6oK — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 27, 2020 On the award:…

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Could the NHL have a Flexible Cap?

In this week’s 31 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman noted that there was an interesting proposal put forward for dealing with the cap. One team suggested that they adopt a “flex cap”, where unused cap space could be rolled over into the following season. My initial reaction was that this was a terrible idea, for many reasons….

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Early impressions of life inside the NHL bubble

An NHL game is going to be played this week, something a lot of us weren’t sure would occur again in 2020 back in March. We know this because the 24 teams have made their into their respective bubbles in both Toronto and Edmonton, with the last teams arriving on Sunday night. Along with the…

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Gauthier looks to be on the outside looking in as Leafs ready themselves to face the Habs

The mystery of where practice lines will come from has been solved. It appears that LeafsPR is perfectly capable of sending out the line rushes all by themselves, without the help of 20 or so Leafs beat writers. Today’s @MapleLeafs practice lines and defensive pairings: Nylander-Matthews-HymanMikheyev-Tavares-MarnerRobertson-Kerfoot-KapanenClifford-Engvall-SpezzaPetan-Gauthier-Malgin Muzzin-HollRielly-CeciDermott-BarrieSandin-MarincinRosen-Liljegren#LeafsForever — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) July 27, 2020 For…

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Is Laurence Gilman a potential fit for the Coyotes job?

For once when asking a question in the header of a post, the answer isn’t no. Unfortunately Leafs fans probably should want the answer to be no, as keeping Laurence Gilman is likely the better outcome for the Leafs. Yesterday it was announced that John Chayka has left the Coyotes organization. An interesting story unto…

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Breaking down who the Blue Jackets are bringing into the bubble

Teams made their rosters official over the weekend, deciding who will be coming with the team into the bubble in Toronto. While we’ve already covered the Leafs bubble roster, the other team that concerns us is our newly fierce rival, the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here is the roster for #CBJ as they head into the…