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LEAFS POSTGAME: BRUINS OUT OF PLAYOFF PICTURE (FOR NOW)

Embed from Getty Images It’s that time of year when the Leafs have nothing to lose, and all the teams they are playing have everything to lose. It couldn’t have been truer Saturday, as Detroit’s playoff hopes are entirely in their own hands for the rest of the season.

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LEAFS POSTGAME: LEAFS 1-0 WITH GAUTHIER IN LINEUP

Embed from Getty Images Another game, another debut. Tonight saw Frederik Gauthier slot in as the third-line centre, which is – in a way – Babcock throwing him to the wolves. “Hey this is what we envision you as in the future, get used to it.” But because Gauthier is big and good at faceoffs,…

The Leafs Should Send Nylander Back to Junior #MyColumn

Embed from Getty Images Same. The last week or so has been the funnest to be a Leafs fan in a really long time. As expected, Lou and co. sent out a bunch of vets at the trade deadline, and promptly filled the lineup with the future – young kids who will be fixtures on…

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LGD: Bitter, Miserable Rivals

Embed from Getty Images With just two days left until the trade deadline, the only purpose to tonight’s battle between the Leafs and Habs is to see some players in their respective uniforms for the last time. Both teams are sellers: for the Leafs, this was the expected course of action all season long, but the…

Top Five Trade Destinations for Jake Gardiner

Embed from Getty Images Every player has a price. As much as Gardiner has been impressive this season – most notably, in his single-handed ability to make Dion Phaneuf tradeable – he still has his detractors. Do any of those detractors sit amongst Leafs management? All signs would point to no. Even Babcock seems to…

Top Five Trade Destinations for Nazem Kadri

Embed from Getty Images What a year it’s been for Nazem Kadri; The missed practice; the “reading between the lines” of Brendan Shanahan’s statement afterwards; the presumably long-term commitment the Leafs were at one point willing to make turning into a one-year contract extension. But then Mike Babcock came along. And Lou Lamoriello. And the…

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TLN Monday Mailbobby: January 25th

It me, Bobby Cappucino taking over the mailbag from Jeffler because TLN overlord Justin Fisher is tired of Jeff’s BS (bad stuff).  As such, I asked for questions on Twitter for the first ever #Mailbobby and here are the questions I got. There are some good ones and some bad ones, but I answer them…

Should the Leafs Acquire Jake Virtanen? #mycolumn

Embed from Getty Images Should Canada’s Team make a play for Jake Virtanen? With each passing day, we get closer to the NHL trade deadline. It’s no surprise then, that possible trade targets are starting to emerge more regularly. What is surprising, however, is the quality young talent that is apparently available. In the last…

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The Maple Leafs are boring and I have analytics to prove it #MyColumn

View image | gettyimages.com Most people look back as the Carlylera (that’s “Carlyle era” conveniently shortened to make it more efficient) as a negative. “The team played in an unsustainable way”, people say. And sure, that’s probably true (although we’ll never know, as Carlyle’s time was unfortunately cut short). But there is something the Carlylera…

You won’t believe how Paul Hendrick owned this “fan”

View image | gettyimages.com Paul Hendrick aka Henny is known as a nice guy, and is a great source for all things Leafs. Even at the worst of times, you see Henny tweeting about the positives of the team and players.  That’s why we were so surprised to see him roast this fan on line earlier…

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Argos Vs Leafs: What team provides the better experience?

View image | gettyimages.com Last week, I attended two (2) Toronto sporting events. The first was on Monday night, when the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Stars of Dallas. The second was on Friday night, when I got to see the last Rogers Centre home game the Toronto Argonauts will ever play. Moment of silence…