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LGD: To Take Total Control of the Series

You don’t need me to tell you again that the Leafs couldn’t have better-executed a road win in game one in Boston. We all saw it with our own eyes. Toronto will try to play with that same tenacity tonight in a game with absolute monster implications if they can take it down. I’d assume…

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Calle Rosen to be recalled by Leafs for Monday

Though he narrowly missed making the Leafs out of camp, and has 46 points in just 54 games from the Marlies’ back end, Calle Rosen has yet to suit up for a single NHL game this season. That’ll change Monday night when Toronto recalls him for the game against the Islanders. Calle Rosen joining Leafs…

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Leafs working out new-look powerplay units

To say people are nervous about Toronto’s powerplay going into the playoffs would be a bit of an understatement. What was supposed to be an absolute destroyer of worlds when the season began has seen the Leafs’ conversion rate sink to 8th in the league to this point at 22-percent. That’s not exactly bad, but…

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Gardiner practicing more, Dermott taking contact, Rosen to be recalled

They might seem relatively minor, but there are plenty of updates to pass along regarding the Leafs’ lineup as it hopefully shapes into form before the playoffs. With 16 days until the postseason gets rolling, it looks as though this roster could get up to three substantial boosts with defencemen coming back off injury, as…

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Dermott joins Leafs for practice, Gardiner back skating

We’re about 20 days from the Leafs’ series opener against the Bruins, presumably in Boston with the way the standings are shaking out, and it looks like Toronto is on its way to at least getting one of its key blue-liners back before then. Jake Gardiner in black. Travis Dermott in red. pic.twitter.com/94TpVJ1RBb — Chris…

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The “what ifs” in this supposed Dubas vs Babcock fiasco

In case you haven’t heard, Mike Babcock and Kyle Dubas are not on the same page. Or something. Maybe all of this talk about the team’s off-ice problems are completely made up for clicks, or perhaps this team is actually at a more critical moment than most of us believe. Personally I think things are…

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It might not feel like it, but these are the problems you want

“The best reality television going” is what Chris Johnston called the Leafs after their week from hell that eventually saw them get run over by the team with the best chance to win the draft lottery (for the Avalanche). And he wasn’t wrong; Last week was one of the most bizarre stretches of hockey I’ve…

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The Leafs can go ‘heavier’ on left wing without sacrificing skill

There’s been a lot of overblown opinion about the Leafs not being able to survive the playoffs in the way they’re currently constructed because they aren’t ‘heavy’ enough, or lack the toughness to make a deep run. Whether there’s a shred of substance to that or not, expect that type of talk to get even…

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A guide to what the Leafs could do before the trade deadline

Trying to get a handle on just how good the Leafs are this season has proven tricky to this point, as we sit just over a week from the trade deadline. Sure, they’re likely a contender as far as any team in that next tier under Tampa Bay can be, but you could argue that…