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LGD: Battle Of The Losers

View image | gettyimages.com For all the talk lately about how bad the Leafs have been, the Coyotes have been just as terrible. Well, almost as terrible. Both of these teams are on seven game losing streaks, but the Coyotes have two shootout loses versus the Leafs one, so “take that Toronto!” say all 50 Coyotes fans.  With…

LGD – Goalzak to the Rescue

#466719045 / gettyimages.com Ever since the consecutive debacles against the Sabres and Predators, the Leafs have been world beaters. They’ve won four of their last five games, their only blemish being an overtime loss to the Penguins. They’ve also scored at least three goals in all of those games, including five or more in three of those…

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Leafs Post Game: Red is Hotter than Blue

          We entered Friday’s game with plenty of storylines. James Reimer was getting his third consecutive start, Jake Gardiner was re-entering the lineup after two games in the press box and the Leafs were looking for their third win in a row after starting the year with two straight losses.  Unfortunately,…

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Leafs Roster Preview – Joffrey Lupul

#466723325 / gettyimages.com Isn’t Joffrey Lupul sweet? He’s a good looking man, he’s got Lupe’s troops and he can score goals. Hell, my girlfriend loves him. You know what else? He gets injured a lot. When he’s healthy, he’s productive and when he’s not . . . well, he’s not. And far too often lately,…

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Leafs Roster Preview – Jake Gardiner

#480094889 / gettyimages.com Remember when the Maple Leafs had Francois Beauchemin and traded him for Jake Gardiner and Joffrey Lupul? Well, that’s a laugh (thank you Burkie). Gardiner was the big off-season winner in Hogtown, getting the long term contract he deserved. The Leafs went the smart route and signed him for five years with…

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RUN LEAFS FANS RUN

Being a Leafs fan sucks. It really really sucks. Like, it REALLY sucks. If you’re in your early 20s, you’ve experienced pure heartbreak and sadness for your entire teenage years. And things seemed like they were just about to change. Tim Leiweke was brought in to run MLSE. Brendan Shanahan was brought in to run…

LGD – Game 78: Bruins @ Leafs – Big Bad Bruins Are Back In Town

Every time the Bruins and Leafs play each other, the Kessel comparisons come out. It doesn’t matter if Kessel is playing at an MVP level or not, or even that Tyler Seguin is no longer part of the Bruins organization. Those comparisons aren’t fair, but the Leafs need to compete with the Bruins if they ever plan…

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LGD – Game 69: DC Matinee

For the first time in a long time, the Leafs didn’t play Saturday night, instead shifting their schedule to a Sunday matinee with the Washington Capitals. It’s the Leafs first game back from their California road trip, and the Capitals last game before they visit California (sorry, Washington).  The season series is 1-1 between the…

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Bernier gone, but not for long . . . Hopefully

Jonathan Bernier left Thursday’s game against the Kings after the first period with a “lower body injury”, opening the door for James Reimer to produce a gym, leading the Leafs to victory.  Since the Leafs label every injury as either an upper or lower body injury, we don’t know what Bernier’s injury is yet. And we…

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Peter Holland, Cody Franson are both questionable tonight

About 15 minutes ago, Mark Masters tweeted that Peter Holland missed this morning’s skate with the flu, staying at the team hotel instead (gives him more time to do the sprinkler dance). He also tweeted that Cody Franson isn’t feeling 100 per cent yet, but is hoping he will be able to play tonight against…

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Leafs Postgame – Lupul Wins it in OT, Flyers Fans Cry

Every time the Leafs and Flyers meet, a few things come to mind. One, the whole Luke Schenn/James van Riemsdyk dynamic (Schenn was a minus-1 . . . sucker). Two, fights. With David Clarkson injuring himself in Friday’s practice, Frazer McLaren found himself back in the lineup, which meant a physical game against the Broadstreet…