Leafs Talk

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HOMECOMING KING

With 3 big wins in the past 8 days for the Blue and White, including beating the hated Habs and coming from behind to beat the surprisingly flailing Washington Capitals, the Leafs are actually building some positive momentum. These wins correspond with the return of the heavy browed Captain my Captain Dion Phaneuf. Playing big…

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UP THE MIDDLE, LEAFS AIN’T CUTTIN’ IT

Ahhhh, one of the great books of my childhood. Without solid centremen, a team is nothing. I’m not entirely sure I accept that as a truism, but it’s hammered into my head enough by half-baked hockey fans that it’s starting to stick. Twenty-nine games into their season, the Maple Leafs’ are embarking on a three-game…

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Greg McKegg’s Production

With 24 goals and 26 assists for 50 points only 33 games into this OHL season Greg McKegg is looking like a steal for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Drafted 62nd overall he’s carrying the offense for the Erie Otters and looking good doing it. Season Age GP G A Pts 2008 – 2009 16 64 8 10…

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Leafs vs Habs – Return of the Waffles

Looking back on the past 7 days of hockey, the journey of the Leafs has been eerily similar to that of the Rebel Alliance in Star Wars. At first, they faced down what seemed to be insurmountable odds; the Rebels the Galatic Empire with their Death Star, the Leafs with the 5 best teams in…

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QUIT WAFFLING, LEAFS’ FANS!

In light of Thursday night’s post-game, waffle-throwing fiasco, it’s time for an open letter to Maple Leafs’ fans. I get that you are unhappy. I get that you are completely tired of the home squad turning in far-less-than-stellar efforts. I get that Brett Lebda and Mike Komisarek are the subject of your continuing wrath. But…

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Does Gustavsson Need a Vacation?

On November 22nd against the Dallas Stars Jonas Gustavsson stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced to raise his season save percentage to 0.922. Since then he’s played six games without stopping 90% of the pucks he’s faced.

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Leafs vs Flyers – Guess Who’s Back? Back Again.

Dion’s back. Tell a friend. After missing 16 games with a lacerated leg and cut MCL due to a freak accident against Ottawa, Captain Dion Phaneuf makes his triumphant (?) return to the ACC ice tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. Because of the Captain’s return, Keith Aulie, the only waiver exempt defensive currently on the…

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Game #27: Toronto @ Pittsburgh, Dec. 8/10 (5-2 Loss)

The Leafs can’t expect to win games when they give up all of the following: 3-on-1, 2-on-0, breakaway, 2-on-1, among a good quantity of other high percentage chances.  By my count, the Penguins had 12 such high-quality chances to score (these are cashed in roughly 33 % of the time) in total, which is extremely excessive.  11…

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Leafs vs Penguins – Sidney Crosby is the Buds’ Budd

Entering Friday’s game, the Leafs were set to face a Murderer’s Row of Eastern Conference powerhouse teams: Boston, Washington, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Montreal.  Two-fifths of the way through this gauntlet the Leafs have 2 shootout victories that were built on hard nosed play leading to late game comebacks; something that was all but thought an impossibility in…

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SCHENN HAS DONE ALL HE’S BEEN ASKED

Twenty-six games into a Maple Leafs’ season in which few expect anything good, the boys in blue and white are in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night to try and top the best player in the NHL. Sidney Crosby (leading league with 24 g, 48 pts in 29 GP) will likely see a lot of Luke Schenn…

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