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Freddie Hasn’t Been Freddie

If there was one thing made abundantly clear over the past two seasons, it’s this: as Freddie Andersen goes, so do the Maple Leafs. Through the first four games of Toronto’s opening-round series against the Bruins, he has not gone well, and neither have things for the Leafs who find themselves mired in a 3-1…

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Auston Matthews’ mom wins parent of the year

There were a lot of great things that went down last night. Matthews got his first point of the series, the Air Canada Centre was fired up, the Leafs did the hockey, and Auston’s mom Ema came to the arena wearing a tee shirt with his face on it. 

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Maple Leafs potential playoff path is an unenviable one

Ahhhhhhhh, it’s parade-planning season in Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs finished 2017-18 with a franchise-best 49 wins and 105 points en route to a second straight playoff appearance, and the club was rewarded with a murderous draw and an unenviable potential path to the Stanley Cup Final. Yeah, let’s maybe hold off on that parade…

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Potential first-round rendezvous: Breaking down the Bruins

The National Hockey League’s playoff format is a cruel, snarling beast. Rather than the Maple Leafs being rewarded for their best-ever regular season with a chill, cake-walky first-round opponent when the playoffs get going next week, the team will find itself staring down either the Boston Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning in their opening series…

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Potential first-round rendezvous: Sizing up the Lightning’s storm

The National Hockey League’s playoff format is a cruel, snarling beast. Rather than the Maple Leafs being rewarded for their best-ever regular season with a chill, cake-walky first-round opponent when the playoffs get going next week, the team will find itself staring down either the Boston Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning in their opening series…