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Postgame: Goliath Vs a Slightly Smaller Goliath

This was the heavyweight title if there ever were a title match in the middle of the regular season. Tampa Bay Lightning. Toronto Maple Leafs. Two of the most potent offenses in the game. Two of the best goaltenders in the game. It was Monday Night Raw but better. It was Monday Night Football, but…

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Goal Differential’s Great, But How Did You Get There?

In the course of rebuilding the franchise, the Toronto Maple Leafs have built something special. Watching as they have amassed the quality players that are deployed each night, and even the ones that are only deployed some nights, has been a joy to witness. This season, this carefully-crafted roster has enough points to sit 3rd…

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LGD: Firefighting

Tonight, the Leafs will take on a difficult opponent in the Calgary Flames. The Flames share the honors with Toronto of being among the best teams in the League this season. While the Leafs are 3rd in the Atlantic Division with 84 points, the Flames sit 1st in the Pacific Division with 89 points. This…

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Travis Dermott to be sidelined for 4 weeks or more

After receiving a late, and somehow not penalized hit from the Oilers’ Brad Malone, Travis Dermott is expected to miss some extneded time as per the Leafs’ Public Relations Twitter account: Maple Leafs defenceman Travis Dermott is expected to miss at least four weeks with a shoulder injury. #LeafsForever — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 28,…

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Leafs Postgame: Dermott Injured, Leafs Dominate

Tonight, the Maple Leafs played the Edmonton Oilers tonight at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. This game was billeted as a fierce boxing match between McDavid and Matthews, two of the brightest stars in the NHL today. However, in truth, there’s more than two players in this game and ultimately, the rest will have more…

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Postgame: Blues Blues

The Leafs were in St. Louis tonight taking on the Blues for the second time this season. The Blues have been on an absolute roll lately, with 10 straight wins. The last time the Leafs played the Blues, it was a 4-1 defeat in one of very few early-season wins for St. Louis on October…

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Kadri leaves St. Louis game with a Concussion

The Maple Leafs announced that Nazem Kadri has left tonight’s game with a concussion. He took a massive hit by Vince Dunn partway through the first period, that ultimately ended his night: Vince Dunn with a huge hit on Kadri pic.twitter.com/EHOOwb6PZ1 — Flintor (@TheFlintor) February 20, 2019 Kadri actually played out the rest of the…

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Better Know a Seller: The Edmonton Oilers

The hockey calamity in Edmonton, Alberta has endured for so long that it’s almost becoming exhausting. Having recently fired their coach, Todd McLellan, and GM, Peter Chiarelli, the Oilers are likely patching together a long term plan. What that might be is anyone’s guess, but certainly it will involve some moves at this year’s trade…

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Identifying a Good, Heavy Defender for the Leafs to Add

One of the most obvious issues that the Leafs have is a lack of effective physicality. The joy that Jake Muzzin added when he joined this team was palatable. He pleased a more traditional crowd because he plays with an intent to hit people. He also pleased a more non-traditional crowd because shot metrics and…

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Tyler Ennis Activated off of Injured Reserve

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that Tyler Ennis is being activated off of the Injured Reserve today. The @MapleLeafs have activated Tyler Ennis from injured reserve. #LeafsForever⁠ ⁠ — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 10, 2019 His injury was a broken ankle, as suffered on a December 22nd game against the New York Rangers, by…

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Auston Matthews and the Pittsburgh Penguins Model

Have you heard the news? It would be very hard not to, unless you live under a large boulder like Patrick Star. Yes, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Auston Matthews, their superstar center, for 5 years and $11.634M. Queue up Sweet Victory! What the Leafs have done here is risky, but that can be…

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LGD: Shaking off the Rust

Tonight, the Leafs are taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Toronto for their second game back from the All-Star Break. Their first game back was yesterday against the Detroit Red Wings and ended in an unfortunate 3-2 overtime loss where the Leafs looked completely flat for most of the game. They will aim to come…