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Will Nick Robertson be in the Leafs lineup on opening night?

I’ve gone back and forth in terms of what I think about Nick Robertson and what type of player he can be. For now though, I know what player he is. A fast, skilled and strong shooter who belongs in the NHL, not the AHL. Here’s a video where I discuss my reasons behind this…

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Why the Wayne Simmonds signing makes sense

After Wayne Simmonds’ wrist injury, he wasn’t the same. We all know it. This time around, he’ll be healthy and at a cheaper price tag — for two years. There’s a lot of reasons to like this deal, and there are some question marks in terms of where he’ll play in the lineup. Everything and…

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Toronto Marlies report cards: Goalies

One of the fascinating parts to this season for the Toronto Marlies was their goaltending. The team had eight goaltenders dress for them this season, which is likely a record for Toronto. In the midst of it all, we saw Joseph Woll take a massive step this season. We even got to see Frederik Andersen…

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An open letter to Martin Marincin

So, I guess this is goodbye, huh? Obviously this isn’t the circumstances I wanted, but hopefully you’re happy with them. You probably don’t know who I am — but I definitely know who you are. You’re great person. A mysterious man. An elite highlight-reel goal-scorer. It all started back on February 29th, 2020 when you…

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Toronto Marlies report cards: Defence

It’s time to grade the defencemen. One of the most exciting parts of this past season was the Marlies’ defence core. There were so many players coming in and out of the lineup with a lot having some real potential. Similar to the forwards, there were a lot of rookie defencemen in this group — seven…

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Marlies to play 72 games in 2021-22 season

The AHL announced today that the Toronto Marlies will play 72 games in their upcoming season which will begin on October 15th. The AHL Board of Governors has approved a schedule unification plan that will see every team play 72 games beginning in 2022-23. Alignment and schedule lengths for 2021-22 have also been set. Details:…

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Looking forward after Leafs locker clean out day

There was a lot said from the players, management and fans over the last few days. Some good, some not so good. But after today, you sort of have a sense of where the Toronto Maple Leafs will be going when they move forward. It really seems like they won’t do much this off-season, but…

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Toronto Marlies report cards: Forwards

The Toronto Marlies 35-game season came to a close on May 20th. It was an eventful last few weeks as the team played their final 13 games in the last 20 days of their season, due to AHL COVID-19 protocols. No playoffs, no Calder Cup — nothing. I’d suppose the correct word for this season…

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The Leafs lose in game 7, again

The Leafs have been eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens, that’s it. Do I have any words? Not really. Every year, it feels like we have the same conversation and nothing changes. Absolutely nothing. Thanks for following along with this season, and I hope you enjoy the final video of the year on the Leafs.

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The only reason why the Leafs could win game 7

Listen, I know you don’t want to hear it. The Leafs lost in overtime and are back in another game seven. It sucks, yes, but there’s something you have to think about here and why it may be good. There is so much on the line. Somebody will likely get traded if they lose on…

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Forget about losses like these because this Leafs team is different

The Leafs lost, yes. But they showed resiliency, they showed heart, they showed that they care. This isn’t like other losses. Sure, they made us believe it was possible, but what were they supposed to do? Would you have rather them just say, “na, we’re not good enough to come back”? Because I wouldn’t. All…

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Jack Campbell has his first-career playoff shutout

Well, well, well, the Toronto Maple Leafs are one win away from sending the Montreal Canadiens golfing. In this game, where the Leafs won 4-0, Jack Campbell played good (first-career playoff shutout), William Nylander scored again, Alex Galchenyuk played great and both of Jason Spezza and Joe Thornton had goals. An incredible effort from them,…