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Leafs look to increase division lead in first visit to Montreal

For the first time since opening night, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens go head-to-head in a battle of the top two teams in the North Division. After closing out their three-game set against the Vancouver Canucks with a 3-1 win on Monday, the Leafs are on an eight-game point streak, going 7-0-1…

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The Leafs by the Numbers: Jake Muzzin

For quite some time the Toronto Maple Leafs, despite having a litany of defensemen who possessed tremendous offensive instincts, always seemed to lack one capable of playing in their top four who had a truly rounded out defensive game. Sure, there were attempts to remedy this. Many men who were lauded for their defensive acumen…

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Leafs by the Numbers: Jason Spezza

As Iron Maiden proclaims on Only the Good Die Young, the closing track of their 1988 album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, time, it waits for no man. The passage of time is inescapable (Eat Arby’s) and is especially noticeable in the field of sport. If you follow any professional sport for an extended…

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Leafs by the Numbers: Jimmy Vesey

Jimmy Vesey’s number is 17, which represents his career high in goals, a mark he hit twice while playing with the New York Rangers. Now, 17 is not an eye-popping number, but it is a respectable number of goals. 17 goals would have been good enough for fifth on last year’s Maple Leafs team. It…

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Ian Scott is the Leafs 15th ranked prospect

Ian Scott was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the last draft with Scouting Guru (citation needed) Mark Hunter at the helm. Scott spent his entire WHL career with the Prince Albert Raiders, who selected him ninth overall in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, making…

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King in the North: Lundqvist to the Leafs?

Could the end of one era in New York be the start of a new one for Toronto? Yesterday morning, the New York Rangers announced that they would be buying out the final year of Henrik Lundqvist’s contract, bringing an end to his 15 year tenure with the boys on Broadway. The man they called…

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On Us.

If you haven’t already, I urge you to read Matthew Henriques’ Open Letter to the NHL before reading this article. If you have, I urge you to read it again. For over half of my life, I have been a metalhead. It all started for me around the age of twelve when I was gifted…

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Five Potential Trade Partners for Frederik Andersen

With the playoffs officially underway and the Toronto Maple Leafs once again sent home early, we can begin to truly look forward to what could be considered a monumental offseason for the organization. And while most of the attention may end up (rightfully) focused on the pricey offensive group that was shutout twice by Joonas…

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So It’s Come to This: Another Leafs Elimination Game

Well, here we are. After Friday night’s historic comeback, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets will square off one more time, only this time both teams face the win-or-go-home reality. Welcome to Game Five. Game Four was a wild ride for Leafs fans, watching the team fall behind early and never really…

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Breaking Down Columbus’ Goaltending

For as much as we hear about how teams need to Grind It Out™ and Dig Deep © in order to win in the playoffs, more often than not, series are won and lost on the backs of goaltending. Run into a hot goaltender (Jaroslav Halak with the Habs in 2010 against the Capitals being…

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Leafs Roster Down to 30

The Toronto Maple Leafs have shortened their playoff roster down to thirty. The #leafs official roster now stands at 30 players: pic.twitter.com/rsZ03OtMGD — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 25, 2020   Andreas Johnsson and Timothy Liljregen, who have yet to participate in practice with the main group but have been skating, are listed, along with rookie…

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What to expect from Andreas Johnsson this summer

What can you say about Andreas Johnsson’s 2019/2020 campaign other than “Well, he was there.” #Leafs have recalled Nic Petan, Martin Marincin and Pontus Aberg from the Marlies. Andreas Johnsson going on LTIR with a leg injury that will be reevaluated after Christmas. He didn't return for the third period of Wednesday's loss after blocking…