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Freddy Andersen also gets the second start on the back-to-back

The Leafs confirmed to Yahoo Sports reporter Justin Cuthbert that Frederik Andersen will get the second start in the second game in two nights tonight. Let’s get a little selfish: Freddie Andersen gets the start versus Colorado, Keefe confirms. — Justin Cuthbert (@jccuthbert) December 4, 2019 Andersen was hung out to dry last night, holding…

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Revisiting the Nazem Kadri-Tyson Barrie Trade

Heading into tonight’s matchup against the Colorado Avalanche, which will be Nazem Kadri’s first playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, it seems prudent to take a look at the trade to see how it’s shaking out early on for both teams. The Leafs swapped Nazem Kadri and minor-league Swedish defender Calle Rosén to…

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Keefe’s Leafs Run a Unique Skills-Focused Practice

Yesterday, there was a bit of hubbub about the Leafs’ new practice style under Sheldon Keefe. It’s his first real opportunity to get a full practice session as the newest head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. His time has been limited thus far because of coming on board during a busy part of the…

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Some Appreciation for Mike Babcock, Please

Yesterday, the Leafs fired their four-and-a-bit year head coach Mike Babcock. For all the negativity surrounding Toronto regarding their recent poor play (just 2 regulation wins in 16 games… yikes), there is always a way to look at things in a positive light. One could easily be happy for the future, with the rookie head…

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Postgame: 5 Thoughts From the Leafs’ Energetic Win Over the Bruins

The Leafs took on the Boston Bruins tonight in a re-invigoration of a long-lasting rivalry between the two Original Six teams. Boston and Toronto have been in lockstep for the last couple years, as the Leafs soar up from the basement-dwelling years, and the Bruins slowly deflate after their 2011 Stanley Cup winning team ages….

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5 Thoughts From Beating Detroit in Detroit

The Leafs were across the border tonight (barely) in a contest against their Original 6 and Northeast Division rival Detroit Red Wings. On Hockey Night in Canada, the Leafs had some pressure on them to perform after a miserable 7-3 loss at home on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here are some thoughts from…

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5 Thoughts from Tonight’s 4-1 Win in Columbus

Tonight the Leafs took on the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road for the second game of the 2019-20 season, and it was quite a thrilling win for them. They took this game 4-1 and mostly looked in control, other than some scrambly defensive zone shifts. But it wouldn’t be the Toronto Maple Leafs without…

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2019 Leafs Prospects Rankings – The Maybes: Adam Brooks

POSITION: C/LW PHYSICAL: 5’10” / 178 cm, 181lbs 82 kg AGE: 23 2018 TLN PROSPECT RANKING: #12 DRAFT INFO: 2016 4TH ROUND, 92ND OVERALL Adam Brooks has been an interesting prospect in the Leafs’ ranks. He’s never really gotten a ton of hype, even back when he was absolutely destroying the WHL with 120 and 130 point seasons….

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Fence Sitters: Ian Scott

Position: Goaltender 2018 TLN Top 20 Rank: Not Ranked How Acquired: 2017 4th Round (110th Overall) Why is Scott in this Tier? Ian Scott is one of a two pretty good goaltending prospects in the Leafs’ prospect pool – the other being Joseph Woll who will be covered later in this series. To call Scott a “Fence Sitter”…

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings — The Fence Sitters: Teemu Kivihalme

Biography Name: Teemu Kivihalme  Position: LHD Physical: Height: 6’0″ / 183 cm, Weight: 181 lbs / 82 kg TLN Top-20 Ranking From Last Year: N/A Acquired: Signed as unrestricted free agent in 2019 (Drafted in 2013 by Nashville Predators Round 5 #140) Statistics Kivihalme is an American-born Finnish international player who developed through the USHL and NCAA systems in…

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Long Shots: Filip Kral

Biography Name: Filip Král Position: LHD Physical: Height: 6’1″ / 185 cm, Weight: 172 lbs / 78 kg TLN Top-20 Ranking From Last Year: #15 Acquired: 2018 NHL Draft, Round 5, 149th overall Statistics Král has been a good offensive producer for Spokane, while being held to defensive responsibilities as well. He scored 35 points…