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LGD: A Shutout So Nice Let’s Do It Twice

The Leafs close out their first set of back to back games of the season tonight, and that means despite Freddie Andersen quelling our fears about the start to his season, the numbers (and the coach) say it’s better for him to sit. Since Calvin Pickard or Garret Sparks haven’t caught a bus over from…

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LGD: Round One Rematch

It didn’t take long into the season for the Leafs to get a rematch against their playoff rivals and a little revenge would nice. Personally I wouldn’t mind Matt Martin getting some of that revenge on Tom Wilson’s face, but also winning a game of hockey would be nice. Alexander Ovechkin has been reminding everyone…

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LINE BLENDER!!!: 4th Liner Mitch Marner

Nothing like practice line rushes to spice up an off day. Thank Babcock for giving us something to: A) Joke about B) Analyze C) Watch people lose their marbles over As tweeted out by Kristen Shilton: So, since twitter is for joking and blogs are for #analysis, we’ll focus on why this has happened. The…

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TLN Roundtable: We Need the D

We’re four games into the season. The Leafs are 3-1-0, but hey, let’s panic about something and thing worth panicking about is probably defense. The Leafs averaged 4 goals against so far and as much fun as it is to put that all on the goaltender, we’ll spread it around a little here because the…

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LGD: The Devils Rejects

When you’re 3-0 and just came off a tough win against the Blackhawks, few teams are more of a welcome sight than the New Jersey Devils. I’m also pretty sure that’s the first time welcome sight and New Jersey were used in the same sentence. The Devils will spend the season living and dying by…

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TLN Canadian Team Power Rankings

We’re a week into the season and we are already seeing Canadian teams shake out the way we expected them to. The Leafs are unstoppable force that cannot be defeated, the Flames are okayish, thanks to the savvy addition of Tanner Glass, and the rest of Canada is 8,891 km of suck. Periodically we’ll have…

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Pickard is a Leaf (Marlie) and Lindberg is not

Few things bring me the same joy as a Leaf trade. I guess one thing that brings me more joy is a trade that I’ve been pining over for a couple of days. That trade is the acquisition of Calvin Pickard from the Vegas Golden Knights, and all for the low, low cost of Tobias…

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Marincin Clears, Rosen Recalled

This post is about closure and as it often does, waivers has played out in the most boring fashion. Marincin has cleared waivers and is Marlies bound. This is good news as he’s definitely still an asset within the organization, and they didn’t lose him for nothing. It’s also good for those of us who…

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Martin Marincin On Waivers

We all thought this could happen, but then it didn’t. Then the Leafs seemed to do fine without him last night and now he’s gone. Martin Marincin is now on waivers. Normally there’s nothing surprising about a team waiving a seventh defenseman, and waivers have certainly been active at this point in the season, but…

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Vegas Wants to Trade. I Want to Speculate

The first thing you should do after the Leafs win a game 7-2 is start thinking about what players you should trade away. Wait, that’s in no way true, and the Leafs have a very good roster that doesn’t need a whole lot done to it. In fact, while defense may not be a point…

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TLN Monday Mailbag: October 2nd

It’s mailbag time! What a wonderful thing to get to do right before the season starts and right after the Leafs just cut half their roster on their way down to the 23 man opening night lineup which needs to be set by tomorrow night. I might be alone on this but I’m awfully excited…