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Setting Sights on a 2 to 1 Play-in Series Lead

The 2020 play-in round series between the Blue Jackets and the Maple Leafs continues tonight with Game 3. The play-in series’ are just five-game series, so the winner of tonight’s game puts themselves one win away from the true 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. Story lines going into this game are aplenty, as is usually the…

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Getting a Win by Wearing Them Down

For the high-octane Maple Leafs to lose Game 1 by a score of 1-0 had to have been torturous. In this Game 2, surely their plan was to get out the gate chasing that rabbit, and put plenty of goals on the board by exercising the skill that everyone knows they have, even if they…

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A Slightly Less Early Look at the Leafs and the Seattle Expansion Draft

Today, finally, the 32nd team to join the NHL has a name. group chat blowin up rn pic.twitter.com/go0xCOveLk — Seattle Kraken (@NHLSeattle_) July 23, 2020 While many are taking the time to discuss how sweet those jerseys are, or how awesome it is that the front office staff is 49% women and 24% are persons…

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Toronto Six sign top CHA defender Lindsay Eastwood

Toronto’s NWHL franchise added a prominent player today in signing former Syracuse Orange captain Linsday Eastwood: NEWS: We’ve signed the 2019-20 @CHAWomensHockey best defender award winner and @CuseIce captain @LindsayEastw00d đź—ž: https://t.co/PN9lREFPFT pic.twitter.com/8KxvYO41AQ — Toronto Six (@TheTorontoSix) June 11, 2020 As noted in the tweet from the team’s Twitter account, College Hockey America (a D-1…

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Toronto’s NWHL Team Has A Name, and It’s The Six!

Toronto officially has a new professional women’s hockey franchise, with a name and everything (official announcement). As the much-awaited answer to the question of “what franchise will replace the Toronto Furies?”: today, we have The Six. On April 22 of this year, the National Women’s Hockey League announced that it would be expanding into Toronto…

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Kyle Clifford: “We like our chances”

As I’m sure is the case for many of us, Kyle Clifford wants the Leafs to be back in action. In a conference call interview on May 14, Clifford made his case for getting back to playing for the Stanley Cup. “Just speaking with the guys on our team, there’s a real strong appetite to…

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5 Thoughts Ahead of the Finale in Cali

In what almost certainly will be the last time the Maple Leafs play in California, tonight the Leafs will take on the Anaheim Ducks in the third contest of this West coast road trip. The results so far have not been very inspiring, despite these three teams being shadows of their recent greatness. In a…

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Leafs Postgame: Big Swing for the Real Thing

Tonight, the Leafs were in sunny Florida to take on the team on their heels, the Florida Panthers. This game was a huge test for Toronto against an opponent just 2 points back with a game in hand in the battle for third spot in the Atlantic Divison heading into tonight. The Leafs held on…

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Getting a Defender on Short Term Loan

There’s a mechanism in professional soccer whereby a team can loan a player to another team, either to send a young player to a lower league to gain development experience, or to address a position of weakness temporarily, or to cover for an injury. The AHL also has this function. Since the Leafs’ defense is…