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LGD: We’re Halfway There

Okay, so maybe we’re only half way there for this series, but one time ACC banner haver Jon Bon Jovi never wrote any songs about being being 1/8th there. If he did I’m sure it would be a banger. Anyways, there’s more Bruins and Leafs tonight and damned if the series hasn’t run the gambit…

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I think I like Nikita Zaitsev* (*so far in this series)

I think this site has more than enough content on it speaking ill of Nikita Zaitsev that we probably owe the guy a post talking about the things he seems to be doing well. That thing is doing well just so happens to be holding his own against the best line in hockey. That’s pretty…

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Replacing Kadri

So it looks like the annual tradition of Kadri getting suspended for the majority of the first round is alive and well. Not all traditions are good ones I guess and that’s something to reflect on while watching Coach’s Corner. But I digress. Kadri is likely done for the first round and Mike Babcock’s immediate…

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LGD: Shipping Up to Toronto

Listen, we can all sit here and be miserable and debate Game Two, hold grudges over who was suspended and who wasn’t or we can be pleased that the Leafs took one game in Boston and enjoy that Toronto holds the home ice advantage in the series now. There is silver lining. There is also…

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LGD: Leafs vs. Bruins Again

It’s been a long four nights without Leafs. I’ve taken the time to rewatch some Game of Thrones, spend a bit of time with my kids, generally take care of business. Now the time for family and responsibilities is over… IT’S PLAYOFF HOCKEY TIME, BABY!!! Before we get into talking Bruins and Leafs I think…

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A Brief History of John Tavares vs. the Bruins

Same as it ever was. The Leafs face the Bruins in the first round and Leafs fans begin their internal debate over which team they are going to bandwagon after the first round. If history has taught us anything we should be happy because the Bruins will at least give us seven games, not like…

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Roundtable: Absolutely, the Broon’s

Like it or not the Leafs are facing the Bruins in the first round of the playoffs again. We’ve known about this for sometime, but soon it will be happening on your very own TV set. A lot of people aren’t looking forward to this, and for good reason, it will be challenging, and hard,…

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Garret Sparks to rediscover his technique, cue montage

The recall of Michael Hutchinson this morning had all the necessary elements required to throw Leafs Nation into its far too common state of panic. Personally I went through four stages of goaltender grief. Stage 1: LOL, Sparks is scratched Stage 2: OMFG!!! What if something is wrong with Andersen Stage 3: Is Woll ready…

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LGD: A game as meaningless as existence itself. Eat Arby’s

It’s hard to get pumped up about game 81. The Leafs have their playoff spot clinched. They know who their opponent will be. They know that they are the third seed. The Lightning have clinched the President’s Trophy. Nothing they do will have any impact on who they face. They know they get home ice…

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Marlies sign Justin Brazeau to a two year AHL deal

Nothing like a good AHL signing to get you going in the morning. Well, as far as AHL signings go this probably is a good one, as there were a number of NHL teams interested in Justin Brazeau, but as Darren Dreger reported this morning, he’s signed a two year deal with the Marlies… Justin…

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Leafs Getting Some D

Good News Everyone! It looks like the Leafs will have help arriving shortly. Jake Gardiner is reported to be feeling well. It’s hoped he can get into a couple of games next week. Dermott plays in Ottawa, Sparks is confirmed starter. #LeafsForever — Paul Hendrick (@HennyTweets) March 29, 2019 Both Gardiner and Dermott are going…

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Rest for Andersen benefits both goaltenders

Mike Babcock has a plan for Andersen and Sparks usage down the stretch. That might comfort a lot of people, but it doesn’t really comfort me. You see, I’d really like Andersen playing as little as possible, since, I dunno, when he’s in he’s often looked like a guy who needs a night off, and…