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Instant Analysis of the Toronto Maple Leafs 2021-22 Schedule

The NHL regular season schedules were released tonight, so let’s crack into it and see what the next 9 months have in store for the Toronto Maple Leafs. As previously announced, the schedule that has been currently made public has both an All-Star Week break and a break for the 2022 Winter Olympics, if the…

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Report from the Rock: Drama in St. John’s

While the entire hockey world locks its eyes on the looming Seattle Kraken expansion draft, a situation is brewing in St. John’s, Newfoundland that could have serious repercussions on the Toronto Maple Leafs minor league development system if it boils over. But first, since is the first Report from the Rock in several weeks, we…

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Thanks Ken Holland, the Leafs can now afford to re-sign Zach Hyman

Last week, the Edmonton Oilers locked up Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to a contract extension worth $5.125 million per year over a max-term of eight years with a full no-movement clause. Most members of the Edmonton media and the team’s loyal fanbase see the deal as a win-win. A former 1st-overall draft pick and core member of…

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Jason Spezza deserves so much better

The Toronto Maple Leafs don’t deserve Jason Spezza. In the final episode of TLN’s Year In Review coverage, we look at a living legend who, despite watching this team utterly and completely crumple under pressure not once, but twice now, and is still willing to come back for more at way less than market value….

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In Jack Campbell, the Leafs finally have consistent goaltending

Coming into the season, Jack Campbell’s role with the Toronto Maple Leafs was clear- be the best and most reliable backup Frederik Andersen has had since Curtis McElhinney. The amazing story that played out couldn’t have been more different than what had been drawn up, in the best way possible, because Jack Campbell finally hit…

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TLN Three Stars: Stars Missing

I hate this team. I truly, deeply hate this team. The Toronto Maple Leafs, once again, show no killer instinct in an elimination game and come up completely flat. The regular-season kings of the North Division, the Rocket Richard winner, a top-3 points producer. The amazing story of a late-blooming starting goaltender. All for what?…

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Day After Thoughts: Soupy shutouts and the Alex Galchenyuk Revenge Tour

Josh Anderson said of the Montreal Canadiens coming into Game 4 against the Toronto Maple Leafs “you’ll see a hungrier team tonight,” and in hindsight, the Habs should not have skipped their pregame meal. An air of uncertainty hung over the Leafs in the leadup to Game 4. Sheldon Keefe didn’t appear in front of…

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Practice News and Notes: 4 Days Until Playoffs

Now freed from the constraints of the salary cap, the Toronto Maple Leafs have seemingly decided on their playoff lineup for Game 1 on Thursday. At practice today, the Leafs skated with the following lineup: Zach Hyman – Auston Matthews – Mitch Marner Nick Foligno – John Tavares – William Nylander Alex Kerfoot – Riley…

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My friends, Jack Campbell is an NHL starter

With three games remaining in the regular season, there’s still a large amount of discourse among the Toronto Maple Leafs fanbase and prominent members of the media regarding which goaltender should get the nod in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs although, to me, the correct choice is as clear as day. Even if…