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Let Babcock be Babcock

Photo Credit: John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports Mike Babcock is a Starbucks guy, I’ve been told. This detail was mentioned to me at some point during the summer, and made me laugh. It’s just so perfect. Babcock talks like a Tim Horton’s guy – whether it’s his Saskatoon Philosopher’s King style of speech (with a light and charming Michigan…

Rich Clune assessed boarding major for hit on Penguins’ Scuderi

RIP Rich Clune’s chance to be on the Leafs October 29th 2015 – October 31st 2015 pic.twitter.com/d52woPYIPf — The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) October 31, 2015 Newly signed Toronto Maple Leafs forward Rich Clune didn’t waste any time making an impact for the team that decided to promote him from the the AHL this week. It just…

VIDEO: Leafs fans boo Kessel’s first touch of the puck in Toronto return

(Courtesy: Hockey Night in Canada) The Toronto Maple Leafs were desperate enough to deal star winger Phil Kessel this summer that they agreed to retain salary to facilitate the deal. And it would seem that at least a smattering of the Toronto faithful were cool with that decision. On Saturday night the Maple Leafs hosted Phil Kessel’s…

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How excited should Maple Leafs fans be about Andreas Johnson?

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson is off to a stellar start to his age-21 campaign with the SHL’s Frolunda Indians. The 20-year-old forward, who will turn 21 next months, is second on the team in points with 14, and is second to ex-Marlie Spencer Abbott in shots on goal with 42….

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5 reasons the Maple Leafs are losing despite obvious improvements

Photo Credit: Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Maple Leafs are not a good NHL-level hockey team, but they’ve looked like it for long stretches this season. Yes the record is ugly, but if you’re tuning in regularly you can see the team carry the play at five-a-side much more often than they have in the recent past. You…

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Why John Tortorella landed another NHL job before Randy Carlyle

Photo Credit: Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports The last time we saw John Tortorella behind an NHL bench, he was tuned out by a veteran Vancouver Canucks team as they faded down the stretch and missed the playoffs by a mile. Following the dismissal of a coach who was suspended for five games that season for basically…

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Leafs sabotaged by special teams in historic loss to unbeatable Canadiens

Photo Credit: Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Maple Leafs served as the latest foil to the unbeatable Montreal Canadiens, who set an NHL record on Saturday night by defeating a harder working Toronto side 5-3. The Canadiens have won nine consecutive contests in regulation to start the season, which is completely insane. Montreal didn’t play well…