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Luongo-ing to Toronto?

Now that the Canucks have been eliminated from the playoffs **chuckles**, the talk is that Vancouver needs to blow it up, start over, the window is closed, etc. That’s a bit ridiculous, considering the age of their very good starting goalie, Corey Schneider, and their twin leaders, the Sedins. Perhaps the coach could go, as…

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How I learned to stop worrying and fix the draft

Now that the draft lottery is done with, and the playoffs have begun, talk has shifted from how the draft is broken to how the Canucks and Penguins are broken. Fair enough. But the draft system is still the same. If you believe that teams should not be rewarded for poor performance – even if there…

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Tank Schmank!

The season is over. Next up for Leafs, Jets, Flames and Oilers fans is the draft lottery. There’s been a lot of griping over the last month of the season about how the way the NHL draft is set up encourages teams to “tank” that is, to purposely try to lose games. I am not…

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This Is The End, My Only Friend…

"Be more specific," I told him. No one got it. If you want a more specific recap, it’s after the jump. But I understand if you are not interested. I won’t take it personally. It gets kind of weepy.

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Who should you cheer for now, Leafs fans?

I have a theory about alternate universes. It’s sort of a combination of Stephen Hawking and Steven King. The short version is that they exist, and chances are, somewhere in one of them, the Leafs are going to win the Cup this year. In fact, there are so many alternate universes out there (10 to the power…

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Should the Leafs employ a shootout specialist?

No. Oh, you want more? Ok. Bear with me because this is a very rudimentary statistical analysis, but it’s my first time with graphs and stuff. I don’t even know how many of them will make it into the post, but here we go!

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Rangers fail to foil Leafs attempt to tank

…or something like that. My fiancée was watching Whitney, and somehow that was more compelling than the Leafs game tonight. Then because my laptop is from the mid-2000s, it crashed while trying to load some game video. Both of these events were more fulfilling than watching the Leafs tonight. Across the jump I will explain why.

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Beat ’em in the alley, and beat ’em on the ice

It’s not a good time to be a Leaf fan. The current situation really calls into question your reasons for being a fan, and for watching hockey. The way I see it, there are two ways to watch: macro and micro. What am I on about? Jump the jump to find out!