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LGD – Game 60: Canucks @ Leafs – Last stop

The number one movie the last time the Leafs defeated the Canucks. Seriously. So the Maple Leafs hit Game 60, going into the Olympic break, comfortably in a playoff position and with a chance to really take a big lead against a struggling opponent that’s just been devastated by injuries. Living out in Vancouver, you…

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LGD – Game 59: Leafs @ Lightning – Stamkos out, St. Louis in

The big story in the hockey world today is that Steven Stamkos will not be playing for Team Canada in the Winter Olympics, replaced by Martin St. Louis. A somewhat surprising statistic is that since the start of the 2010-11 season, Martin St. Louis has more points than anybody else in the NHL. Second? Claude…

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Leafs postgame – What the hell was that?

Shot clock in Florida midway through the second period Well, I suppose Jeffler posted the above photo across social media for a reason. For those of you who never saw Space Jam, log off right now and go watch the movie, and THEN come re-join us in the postgame thread. For those that need a…

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LGD – Game 58: Leafs @ Panthers – Still hungover

*cackles maniacally* Tomorrow morning I’m going to take a bus down to Seattle to watch a friggin championship victory parade. I can say with absolute certainty that I would not have enjoyed the Superbowl victory as much as I would have had I not sat through some awful, awful years and monumentally heartbreaking losses (remember…

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Leafs postgame – Toronto paint Picasso, defeats Florida

wtf is going on here An early 2-0 deficit to the Florida Panthers turned into a decisive win—the last time Florida was in town, Scott Clemmensen stopped 28 of 29 shots for a 3-1 Panther victory—and that wasn’t exactly the case Thursday night. Despite going down 2-0 early, the Maple Leafs rallied in typical Maple…

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LGD – Game 56: Panthers @ Leafs – I miss Scrivens

Little late today. In all our talk about how great Jonathan Bernier has been this year for the Toronto Maple Leafs, can we really overlook what Ben Scrivens has done this season? Scrivens has a .937 save percentage on the year, leading the league among goalies with 1000 minutes of action. A night ago, he…

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Charron: What’s happened to Joffrey Lupul’s production?

Between 2012 and 2013, only nine players could boast the following statement: “I played at least 80 games over those two seasons, and registered at least one point per game.”  Those players? Nick Backstrom, Glaude Giroux, Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeni Malkin, Jason Spezza, Martin St. Louis, and, of course, Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul. Looking at…

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Leafs postgame – Leafs outshot; win. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Any other team, and we might suggest that the winner of the Tampa Bay and Toronto game taking place on Tuesday night was lucky—that the winning team benefit from four goal posts and a memorable goaltending performance from their starting goalie. But this is the Toronto Maple Leafs were talking about, and they’ve managed to…

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LGD – Game 55: Lightning @ Leafs – Barbaro

When Steven Stamkos went down, I think too many people were willing to write off the Tampa Bay Lightning. Stamkos is many things: he’s a generational talent, probably the best scorer in the game, a deserving Olympian and, as it turns out, pretty inconsequential to the success of the Lightning. Not to say the Bolts…

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Nazem Kadri: Friend of complacency, friend of his teammates

Not a whole lot to get to today. I’m skeptical that the Maple Leafs have truly improved lately, even after getting points in seven of the last eight games. They’re still a floundering team, possession-wise, and I think the difference in results between now and every game since November is related to shooting or save…

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Leafs postgame – Toronto come back from three down, lose in OT

I didn’t get a great look at this hockey game, juggling cooking dinner during play (quesadillas!) with running errands during intermissions, so I can’t really go too in depth tonight other than what my eyes (somewhat) told me and also what the statistics say. Basically, the CBC has led me to believe that the Winnipeg…