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GIFs: 17th overall pick Timothy Liljegren

For the fifth edition of “look at all these fun GIFs of Maple Leafs,” I’m going to cover a player who hasn’t actually played a game for the team yet and has only been in the organization for about a month. No, not Patrick Marleau, try somebody younger. Much younger. He went 17th overall in…

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Hit ’em with the GIFs of Auston Matthews

It’s time for some more GIFs, folks. Auston Matthews is the fourth player I’ll be covering in this fashion. In case you missed the first three you can go to my author page here to find similar pieces on Jake Gardiner, Mitch Marner and William Nylander. Let’s get right into it because I’m excited for this….

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Wonderful GIFs of Wonderful William Nylander

This is the third edition of what I’ve decided to turn into a series of sorts. Earlier this week I covered Mitch Marner and Jake Gardiner, so it is now time to share with you all of my best William Nylander GIFs. I have a lot of them because he is my son and I love him…

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Let’s celebrate our favourite newlywed: Jake Gardiner

It’s the middle of July and I think it’s safe to say the hockey community as a whole is going through it’s annual NHL hockey withdrawals. In order to counteract my symptoms I occasionally go back and dig up some of my favourite clips from the 2016/17 season and re-post them on twitter. The threads usually…

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What can Dominic Moore bring to the Leafs’ fourth line?

Of the three old guy, new acquisitions the Maple Leafs have made so far since free agency began on July 1, the least discussed has been Dominic Moore, and for good reason. Moore is a soon-to-be 37-year-old who signed a one-year deal for one million presumably to assume the role of fourth line centre for…

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Why the Leafs should consider a trade for Colin Miller

When looking at each team’s protected list for the expansion drafts a lot of decisions stood out to me as inexplicable and one of those decisions was the Boston Bruins protecting Kevan Miller over Colin Miller. In Kevan you have a 29-year-old defender with virtually zero offensive upside, who doesn’t drive play and who makes…

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Presenting the Leafs’ All-Vanity Team

Not only is it the offseason for everybody except the Penguins and the Predators, it’s the offseason and corsica.hockey is offline for the summer. What better time to create a Leafs lineup based solely on attractiveness? For this exercise, I will be using players on the Leafs and Marlies, as well as prospects who are…

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Andrew Nielsen: actually good?

Defenceman Andrew Nielsen had a big year in his D+1 season with the WHL’s Lethbridge Hurricanes, registering 18 goals and 70 points in 71 games after being drafted 65th overall by the Maple Leafs in the 2015 NHL draft. He then went on to crack the Toronto Marlies in his D+2 season (aka this past…

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Using data to quantify the Leafs’ offensive playing style

On Monday, Ryan Stimson (@RK_Stimp) of hockey-graphs.com and creator of the passing project released a new piece with some great new data which utilizes passing data to quantify team playing styles both offensively and defensively. On the offensive side of things, Stimson broke teams up into four categories based on their offensive tendencies: low to…