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Leafs by the Numbers: Ilya Mikheyev

The surprise emergence of Ilya Mikheyev last season seems like it was fun for everyone involved (except the goalies he scored on). Coming over from Russia, he immediately found a role as a top-6 forward playing a more energy role, like Zach Hyman does on whatever line he’s playing on. At 5-on-5 last season, Mikheyev…

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Toronto Six have signed All-Star Forward Emily Fluke

The Toronto Six are making waves and getting ready for the 2021 NWHL bubble season to begin by signing Emily Fluke to the team today, as the NWHL announced on its Twitter page: As @TheTorontoSix roster grows so does their rivalry with Boston 😉 @FlukeEmily has signed with the Toronto Six for Season Six! 📰…

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Timothy Liljegren is the Leafs’ 4th ranked prospect

Having been around these parts for quite a while now, Liljegren has garnered a reputation of being a more veteran player than the rest of this year’s prospect ranking cohort. However, at just 21, he’s still a young potential bright spot in this organization’s future. Liljegren joined the Leafs after having been widely projected to…

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The Toronto Six will be playing hockey soon!

FINALLY! The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) announced a plan to play out its 2021 season, and the Isobel Cup. The new season will start on January 23rd. I can’t wait to see what the Toronto Six twitter page will meme about now! The National Women’s Hockey League today announced a plan to play the…

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Artur Akhtyamov… Better than Yaroslav Askarov?

In the 2020 NHL Entry draft completed yesterday, a healthy number of goalies were selected, with 20 of the 216 players being netminders. That’s 9.2% percent of the selections, while they represent 10% of your dressed roster in each NHL game. The Leafs chose one of those 20, in Artur Akhtyamov, a Russian comrade to…

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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…