Leafs Talk

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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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AROUND THE LEAGUE: WEEK FIVE

The Converse All-Stars are all the rage with the kids nowadays, and I can see why when they have super cool designs like a cast of video game all-stars sewn on them. Mario and Luigi automatically up the cool factor of any sneaker. But can the NHL connect the dots and up the cool factor of their All-Star game?

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Goodbye Sweater

After Florida scored to make it 4-0 the Panthers feed showed something that TSN chose not to; a Leafs jersey thrown onto the blue line by a presumably disgruntled fan.

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs at Lightning

         Record 5-5-3, 13 points 7-4-2, 16 points PP % 13.2%, 20th 22.8%, 8th PK % 79.6%, 21st 89.8%, 3rd Goals For 31 39 Goals Against 32 39 The Toronto Maple Leafs are slumping. Every loss is raising the temperature on Ron Wilson among the fans even as the media are beginning to ask Burke…

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PP SUCCESS MEANS NOTHING

On this here very new website, my viewpoint has recently come under attack. I had written down some literary gold as per usual and this came back from the comments section: “Well you see, if the Leafs special teams score more the Leafs will win more.”

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs v. Sabres

             Record 5-5-2, 12 points 3-9-2, 8 points PP % 13.7%, 21st 12.5%,26th PK % 78.0%, 24th 77.6%, 25th Goals For 29 34 Goals Against 31 46 The struggling Toronto Maple Leafs host the struggling Buffalo Sabres. Normally I’d assume that means that the Leafs would be the one to continue struggling however…

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Leafs Special Teams

I threw together two charts on the Leafs special teams play. The dots are their performance in that single game and the line is their season average at that point. Notice any disturbing trends for the Leafs PP and PK?

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