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5 Atlantic Division Teams That the Leafs Should Worry About

While you should always be worried about every team in the league regardless of division or conference, inner-division rivalries are always the most significant. After all, you not only play these teams the most, but you are also competing with them for the playoff spots, or at least in the top three. For the Leafs,…

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Were the Leafs Lucky to Make the Playoffs?

The 2016-17 Leafs were a team that exceeded the expectations of just about everyone. After all, it’s rare to see a team go from last place to a playoff spot in just one year. Of course, this massive jump in position usually causes suspicion from the people who doubted the team, since history usually suggests…

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Recap of the Leafs Smashfest Performances

The annual charity ping-pong tournament Smashfest was in Toronto yesterday, and it was as fun as it’s always been. Now in it’s sixth year, the tournament is hosted by one of the newest Leafs, Dominic Moore, and sees 25 NHL players and several hundreds of guests play some ping-pong for charity. Some of the players…

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The Leafs became a “place to win” destination this summer

Patrick Marleau is a Toronto Maple Leaf. Let that sink in for a minute. Sure, he’s not exactly an elite player anymore, but he’s still very good. He still had 46 points in 82 games, 27 of them goals, which put him in 106th in the NHL among forwards. Not elite, but that still puts…

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Leafs officially sign Ron Hainsey to 2 year, $3 million contract

After reports were coming out earlier about the Leafs pursuing Ron Hainsey, it has been confirmed that the Leafs have signed Ron Hainsey to a 2 year, $3 million contract. The #Leafs announced today the signing of free agent D Ron Hainsey to a 2-year contract with an AAV of $3 million in each season…

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5 Ways the Leafs Can Address Their Hole At Centre

With the NHL draft in the rearview mirror, it’s time to shift our focus from the future to the present. As of now, the Leafs currently have a hole in their centre depth from when they last played, with the potential of Brian Boyle leaving the team to free agency. They currently have Auston Matthews…

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Looking back at Frederik Andersen’s contract, a year later

Goaltenders are the toughest position to evaluate in the NHL. Part of it is due to the lack if advancement in statistical analysis for goalies, and part of it due to the fact that goalies are extremely unpredictable, making it difficult to get a clear idea as to how good a goalie is. This also…

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2016-17 Leafs Season in Review: William Nylander

Unlike the other two big rookies on the Leafs, fans already had an idea of what they were getting from William Nylander, as they got a taste of what he brought to the team in the 2015-16 season after the deadline, where he, and many other rookies, replaced the veterans that had been traded. He…