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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…

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Why are we trying to trade Tyson Barrie?

There’s something distinctly strange about the clamor I’m seeing to trade Tyson Barrie away from Toronto. It seems the primary target at this trade deadline for Toronto is a top 4 RHD — and yet it’s our prerogative to trade away a top 4 RHD? One we literally just acquired this offseason? It’s clear that there’s some…

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Leafs Postgame: Road Trippin’ Down the QEW, Leafs @ Sabres

Tonight the Leafs were down the Queen Elizabeth Way in Buffalo, NY to take on the Sabres. The game was their 60th of the season, as we enter the third third of the season and well into the playoff hunt. Here are some of my thoughts from this game. Thanks for nothing, Zebras The referees…

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Leafs Postgame: Big D in Town

Our Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Dallas Stars for the hockey game on this Tuesday night for what could easily have been touted as a tight competition. The Stars are just 1 point ahead of the Maple Leafs (with 1 fewer game played, mind you). The game saw the return of Frederik Andersen to the…

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The Leafs Should Absolutely Bring PK Subban Home (for the right price)

Heading into the 2020 NHL trade deadline, it’s a perfect opportunity to eye up some trade possibilities to try to improve the Maple Leafs. There’s a laundry list of qualities (aside: what is a laundry list? –who makes lists of the laundry they need to do?) that the Leafs should be searching for in a…