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Second night of a back to back goes predictably bad for the Leafs

The Leafs are coming off of three hard played decisive victories over the second place team in the division, so it seemed somewhat inevitable that some level of fatigue might catch up with them, and the banged up Leafs fell flat against the Canucks, in what was a bit of a freebie scenario for Vancouver…

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Where there’s smoke there’s probably Granlund

There doesn’t seem to be much escaping the idea that Mikael Granlund is the primary target of Kyle Dubas over the next month and a half leading up to the trade deadline. This really seems to mirror a lot of the past Dubas key acquisitions as there was plenty connecting the Leafs to Muzzin, Clifford…

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Leafs recall two Marlies and demote Galchenyuk and Marincin

It’s a minor shuffle, but still a significant one as the taxi squad and the Marlies will both have new looks soon. Looking at the demotions first, Galchenyuk’s trip to the AHL is by far the more interesting part of the moves as he has never played a game in the league before. The decision…

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Trying to understand why Jimmy Vesey plays every night

Okay, so I went into looking at Jimmy Vesey’s stats fully expecting that there would be a huge difference between the eye test on him and the numbers. My eyes when it comes to Vesey are strained. Generally it’s hard to tell that he’s even in the lineup, but at some point he’ll find himself…

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Rumours: A short introduction to the rental market

Nothing gets you thinking about bringing in players quite like having Jake Muzzin, Zach Hyman, Joe Thornton, Jack Campbell, Frederik Andersen, and Wayne Simmonds out of the lineup. Last time I checked missing four key players and your top two goaltenders is a bad thing, and while it’s exciting to get a look at @Mikko…

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What can be learned from the Leafs comically bad losses?

All and all this was another really good week for the Leafs. They just picked up 7 points out of a possible 8, and remain at the top of the both the North Division and the league at large. Things are going really well. Still, there’s something to be said for giving up 5 straight…