Leafs Talk

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SPEED (AND CONFIDENCE) KILL

Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre, as Marcel Goc laid a shorthanded, stick-side deke on J-S Giguère (after a ghastly Brett Lebda) giveaway, to make the score 4-1 in favour of the Nashville Predators, there was absolutely no indication of what was to come. Without warning, the Predators imploded.

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs v. Predators

         Record 5-8-3, 13 points 7-5-3, 17 points PP % 11.8%, 26th 12.1%, 25th PK % 74.6%, 27th 81.8%, 20th Goals For 35 38 Goals Against 47 43 Once upon a time, the Toronto Maple Leafs were looking to hire the best executive available to return to team to its rightful spot atop of the…

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THE LEAFS ARE DEFINITELY IMPROVED

So the Toronto Maple Leafs are struggling a bit. The last few weeks haven’t been exactly relaxing for Leafs’ fans. We can agree on that. But are the Leafs worse than they were last year? Are they going the right direction, or would you rather have the team that lost 5-2 to the Calgary Flames…

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs v. Canucks

    Record 5-7-3, 13 points 9-4-2, 20 points PP % 11.1%, 24th 26.8%, 2nd PK % 76.5%, 26th 85.4%, 11th Goals For 32 46 Goals Against 42 36   “This is the team I grew up with. Punch Imlach was the last coach who won. That would be just the coolest thing in the world. I’m…

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WILSON’S TIME IS UP

OK, Leafs’ fans, the time has finally come to discuss something. Should Ron Wilson continue as the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs? Is he the right man to control this hallowed bench “moving forward” (my favourite John S. Ferguson cliché)? Does he possess the tools and skills to ensure that this club, no…

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Leafs Call Up Kadri

That day is finally upon us; Nazem Kadri has been called up by the Toronto Maple Leafs. It doesn’t feel like the right time to bring up Kadri for an extended stay and personally I’d prefer he stay in the AHL to work on his game. However with 5 goals and 9 assists in his first…

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In The Video Room: Where’s Lebda?

This is the story of Florida’s third goal which put the nail in the Leafs’ coffin Wednesday night. It is unfortunate that you cannot see the beginning of this play in the highlight packages. A nice play by Luke Schenn to delay and then release Brett Lebda sends the Leafs on a rush. A pass by John Mitchell…

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THE QUEBEC CUP?

La Presse is reporting that the Quebec Hockey Federation is working on hosting the Quebec Cup in the first week of August in 2011. The National Quebec team will be made up of Quebec-born NHL players and they will play the National teams of France, Switzerland and Italy. Yes those hockey powerhouses Italy and France…

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