Leafs Talk

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IT’S DO OR DIE FOR LEAFS

So, that was a pretty good way to begin a four-game, do-or-die road trip, right? Frankly, I can’t think of a better one. By blowing out the Atlanta Thrashers in Georgia, the Maple Leafs have shown they clearly understand the magnitude of this trip. As I have preached since the beginning of this season, this…

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Leafs vs Thrashers – Win One For the Reimer

Last time the Thrasher and Leafs shared the ice, Atlanta hung 6 on Gustavsson forcing Wilson to pull him and give James Reimer his first taste of NHL ice. Reimer stopped all 14 shots he faced in the 3rd, and left us all hoping he’d get the next start. He didn’t as Gustavsson got the next…

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LEAFS MUST WORK FOR EVERYTHING THEY GET

Remember that kid in your math class? The one who, in order to pass even the simplest test, had to work and work and work. You could almost see the sweat pouring down his forehead as he tried to solve for x in 17x + 4×2 + 14 = 329. And, if he was really…

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Leafs vs Blues – The Return of Mr. Glass

The St. Louis Blues love playing in Toronto. In their last 10 games playing there, St. Louis has a record of 8-0-2. Ho boy. That’s some bad juju tonight for the Leafs, something they’ve had too much of this season. Added to the bad vibes, it’s the first time former Leafs Alex Steen and Carlo…

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Canada vs. Russia Postgame: Collapse

Three games were played tonight, one in each period. In the first, we saw the Canadian team we had seen throughout the tournament: a powerhouse, offensively capable and much too busy threatening to allow opportunities against. In the second we saw relatively boring hockey, punctuated by the occasional flurry. Finally, in the third period, we…

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Go Canada Go!

This is Jordan Eberle scoring one of the most famous goals in the game’s history. The timing (perfect) and the degree of difficulty (impossible) add to the appeal of this photo. Tonight in Buffalo, a new chapter will be written.

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Leafs vs Bruins – I’m Watching the WJC

Let’s be honest here. The Bruins are in town. Phil Kessel will be invisible. Boring hockey will be played. Colton Orr will fight either Milan Lucic or Nathan Horton. No more than 4 goals total will be scored. I hate watching game when the Leafs play the Bruins.

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FATE HAS A HAND IN EVERYTHING

Fate is one of the biggest factors in our lives. That said, I’m not a big fan of “what ifs.” Whatever happens, happens. Frankly, we can only take one path. Life just leads us to believe there is more than one trail available. So cruel. And that’s what got me thinking about Darryl Boyce and…

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James Reimer Impressive in Debut

James Reimer made his first NHL start last night, his previous experience being 14 minutes of relief work against Atlanta where he only saw four shots. Reimer’s start came in Ottawa which is probably a great idea for new Leafs goalies: it’ll be a pro-Leafs crowd without the microscopic scrutiny of playing in Toronto. Reimer played a…

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FOUR THINGS THAT MUST CHANGE IN LEAFLAND

It’s the Maple Leafs’ new team mission statement! Seriously, any time something isn’t working, it has to be changed. I think anyone between Fort Frances and Peterborough would agree that the Toronto Maple Leafs are not working (double entendre intended). So changes will be made. They have to be. On any hockey team, in any…

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