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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…

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Leafs Postgame: Chicago Blackhawks at Toronto Maple Leafs

Tonight the Leafs were facing the aged Chicago Blackhawks, who while still spearheaded by Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, and Patrick Kane, have reshaped their team through a re-build/re-tooling effort. Below are some thoughts on how the game went. I’ll warn you – there’s no clips of the Leafs goals below because there wasn’t anything worth…

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Maple Leafs Postgame #45: Leafs vs Jets

Tonight the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Winnipeg Jets for Wednesday Night Hockey. The Leafs are coming off of a frustrating loss against Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, but they’ll be hoping to rebound against a Winnipeg team that they’ve had success against in the past. The Leafs lost the game in a shootout, 4-3….

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Leafs recall Mason Marchment from Marlies

The title pretty much says it all, folks. The Leafs called up Mason Marchment from the Toronto Marlies, adding to a slew of transactions with the farm team recently. The @MapleLeafs have recalled forward Mason Marchment from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL). pic.twitter.com/oAlRedBmZY — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) January 1, 2020 Marchment was added to the Toronto…

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Adam Brooks called up to the Maple Leafs on Emergency Basis

It’s not clear exactly who he’s coming up to replace, but Leafs PR informed us that Adam Brooks received a call-up to the Toronto Maple Leafs from the Toronto Marlies, on “emergency basis”. The @MapleLeafs have recalled forward Adam Brooks from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL) on an emergency basis. #LeafsForever — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 17,…

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Leafs Postgame: Getting rid of the Blues

Last night the Maple Leafs took on the reigning champion St. Louis Blues on the road in a difficult match up. The Leafs got off to a great start, scoring the first goal within 3 minutes of the opening puck drop on a great read by Mitch Marner, leading to a goal by Zach Hyman:…