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The Trade Deadline, the Expansion Draft, and the Leafs

One of the overblown narratives heading into the trade deadline is the impact of the expansion draft. There seems to be a belief that teams like the Leafs will only look at rental players because of the burden of having to protect that new asset or to pay a ransom to Seattle in order to…

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How the Kyle Palmieri trade affects the Leafs

It’s taken a while, but the NHL finally did something interesting. Even if it was a trade a player (Kyle Palmieri) that we knew was going to be traded, alongside a player that the GM had been lusting after (Travis Zajac) for a 1st round pick in an underwhelming draft, and two minor league players…

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Should the Leafs become a slower team?

As much as Mike Babcock was criticized in his time in Toronto, one thing we can all agree on is when the team finally took off after the Matthews lottery, they were a team that played with a ton of pace. Hell, even in the year they finished in dead last, they were at least…

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The Leafs will probably sign T.J. Brodie if he hits the market

There’s been a lot of talk about the Leafs’ ability to take a big swing at fixing their defence corps this offseason, usually in the form of a run at Alex Pietrangelo in free agency or moving a substantial name up front to get help elsewhere. Then beyond that, the sort of B-squad gets a…

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It really looks like Nick Robertson has fast-tracked his way to the Leafs

Next weekend the Leafs will be playing in playoff games. Call it the “play-ins” or “play-downs” or whatever, but for all intents and purposes, when Toronto goes up against Columbus on August 1st, they’re in do or die mode. Lose 3 of 5 and go home. It’s as important as any other postseason matchup they’ve…

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Leafs trade for Riley Nash for LTIR purposes, more shenanigans likely to ensue

Kyle Dubas has made his first move at the deadline. TRADE: We’ve acquired forward Riley Nash from Columbus in exchange for a conditional seventh-round selection in 2022. #LeafsForever Details » https://t.co/IMZ9IimxhL pic.twitter.com/vEFKLdGn4x — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 9, 2021 The Leafs announced that they had acquired Riley Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets for…

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Leafs look to keep up hot streak against slumping Flames

If there was ever a game with two teams going in different directions, this is it. The Toronto Maple Leafs currently find themselves on a 5-0-1 stretch, or as Pierre LeBrun would call it, a “lossless” streak. In fact, the last time the Leafs lost in regulation was against the Flames, and also Frederik Andersen’s…

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Leafs look for another dominant performance against the Jets

The Leafs and Jets are squaring off for the second game of this series in Winnipeg, and the Leafs are not only looking for another win to pull them even further ahead of the pack, they’re also looking to put up another dominant performance against the Jets. Based on the Leafs xGF% in each game…

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Maple Leafs’ trade chips beyond the top prospects

Powered by InStat Hockey It is no secret that Kyle Dubas has been working the phones in an effort to upgrade the Leafs’ roster ahead of next Monday’s trade deadline and he made headlines just a few weeks ago when he confirmed that Toronto’s top prospects were on the table if it meant adding the…

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William Nylander isolating after possible exposure to positive COVID case

Just hours before the Leafs were set to take on the Canadiens on Wednesday night, the team announced that William Nylander would be held out of the lineup for precautionary reasons after being exposed to a possible positive COVID case with a close contact outside the team. For precautionary reasons, William Nylander will not play…

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Should the Leafs pursue Nikita Gusev?

At noon EST today, the New Jersey Devils placed Nikita Gusev on unconditional waivers for the purpose of mutual contract termination. Nikita Gusev on unconditional waivers for purposes of termination. Has not played since March 20, as young players take over in NJ. Was on waivers 9 days ago, but hit of $4.5M made it…

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How much Cap Space do the Leafs have?

At this point most fans are aware that the NHL trade deadline falls on April 12th, and it’s no secret the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to add. The mystery is who, and we have some parameters on that. The general consensus is that the Leafs are targeting a middle 6 forward, most likely on…

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Top KHL Free Agents in 2020-21

The 2nd best hockey league in the world just wrapped up their regular season, 60 Kontinental Hockey League games for teams in Russia, Finland, Belarus, Latvia, Kazakhstan, and China. The usual suspects sit atop the league with CSKA Moskva and SKA St. Petersburg leading the West, Ak Bars Kazan and Avangard Omsk tops in the…

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Leafs look to make it two in a row against Flames

The Leafs are rolling through the prairies right now, stacking their wins column in all three games of the road trip so far. Though they needed OT for the first two, last night’s defeat of the Flames came in regulation, with Michael Hutchinson in net. The wins might not be as pretty as they were…

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Page 6ix Wednesday, March 31st: A little too quiet…

Happy Wednesday, gossip fans. Spring has sprung…and things have been relatively quiet on the hockey gossip front. Weird, eh? As we approach the trade deadline, all’s quiet – is it maybe the calm before the storm? Let’s see what we can dig up from the past week, shall we? Leafs Land The goalie carousel continues…