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Maple Leafs Milestone Watch: January 2022 Edition

In this monthly Maple Leafs Milestone Watch column, we’ll be recapping the milestones of the previous month and setting up which milestones are likely (or even farfetched) to occur in the upcoming month. Last Month December was one of the strangest months the Leafs have seen in a while. The Leafs played just 7 of their…

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Leafs Milestone Watch: December 2021 Edition

In this monthly Leafs Milestone Watch column, we’ll be recapping the milestones of the previous month and setting up which milestones are likely (or even farfetched) to occur in the upcoming month. Last Month November was a busy month for milestones. Pierre Engvall (100), Jack Campbell (100), Alexander Kerfoot (300), TJ Brodie (700), and Jason Spezza…

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Auston Matthews is shooting his shot, differently

Two truths can co-exist when it comes to Auston Matthews’ start to this season: He remains one of the most talented hockey players in the world He has, by his established standards, had a slow start to his season in the goal-scoring department The second point is not meant as a criticism: just an observation…

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Jack Campbell may be playing his way onto the U.S. Olympic team

A quick look atop the NHL’s save percentage leaderboards is a trip down memory lane. In fourth is Danish prince Frederik Andersen, the long-time Maple Leafs starter from 2016-2021. In second is James Reimer, the affable homegrown talent who performed admirably behind some truly flawed Leafs teams in the early 2010s. Lastly, but also firstly,…

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Dion Phaneuf deserves respect for his time as a Leaf

January 31, 2010, was one of the most exciting moments of the early 2010s for Maple Leafs fans. On the heels of a six-game losing streak and with the 29th-place Leafs in jeopardy of relinquishing a lottery pick to Boston from the Phil Kessel trade, Brian Burke pulled off two blockbuster moves in a single…

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Leafs look to prey on Predators

The Leafs enter Tuesday night’s matchup against the Nashville Predators as one of the NHL’s hottest teams, having collected 16 of a possible 20 points over their last ten games. Their 8-2-0 record over those ten games matches the Carolina Hurricanes and Vegas Golden Knights for second-best in the league, behind the *checks notes* 8-1-1…

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Leafs Milestone Watch: November 2021 Edition

In this monthly Leafs Milestone Watch column, we’ll be recapping the milestones of the previous month and setting up which milestones are likely (or even farfetched) to occur in the upcoming month. Last Month October 2021 saw a couple of prominent Leafs cross off important milestones. On October 18th against the Rangers, John Tavares notched his…

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It’s only been six games… of the same old habits.

I think there’s merit to both sides of the arguments being presented by a fractured and discordant Leafs fan base right now. On one hand, yes, this team is due for a reversal of fortune. On the other hand, these 2021-22 Leafs have not given us much indication that they have learned from past mistakes….

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Nick Robertson has fractured fibula, will miss at least 10 weeks

Some news from Marlies practice today, courtesy of The Leafs Nation’s Nick Barden: #Marlies announce that Nick Robertson suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right fibula in Sunday’s game. Surgery isn’t expected and he’s out for 10 weeks or more. — Nick Barden (@nickbarden) October 19, 2021 Robertson suffered the injury on the following play:…

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Leafs make additional cuts as tougher roster decisions loom

The Leafs announced five fresh cuts after Tuesday night’s 6-2 preseason win over the Montreal Canadiens. The moves, coming on the heels of the announcement that Josh Ho-Sang had signed an AHL deal with the Toronto Marlies, push the Leafs closer to what their opening night roster will look like. The following players have been…