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Mike Babcock addresses the media after Game 7 of the ECQG vs Boston Bruins

Mike Babcock Post Game: Bruins 7 vs. Leafs 4

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 7-4 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7. On his level of disappointment about letting the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 7

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – ECQF Game #7 Preview, Analysis & Projected...

After an up-and-down, back-and-forth first-round series for the ages, it all comes down to this: Game 7 in Boston. Down 3-1 after four games, no...
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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 7 Montage courtesy of Callum Fraser

It's all on the line tonight in Boston, and if we're being honest, almost no one who frequents this site is getting any work...
Mike Babcock ahead of Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 7

Mike Babcock on coming back to tie the series up: “Because we had a...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Tuesday, discussing his team's come back in the series, preparing for Game 7, Tomas Plekanec's role...
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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Seven

It always felt like it was going to come down to this – Leafs versus Bruins in a Game 7 winner-takes-all. And yet it...
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ECQF Game #6 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Boston Bruins 1

We're going 7. Your game in ten: 1.  Ron Hainsey says it better than we ever could here: https://twitter.com/timandsid/status/988555968890851328 Thoughts and prayers to victims, the victims’ families, and...
Mike Babcock addresses the media after Game 7 of the ECQG vs Boston Bruins

Mike Babcock Post Game: Leafs 3 vs. Bruins 1

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 3-1 win to force a Game 7 on an emotional night at the Air Canada Centre. On...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 6

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – ECQF Game #6 Preview, Analysis & Projected...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the tragic incident at Yonge and Finch and their families. A statement from the Toronto...
Mike Babcock after Toronto Maple Leafs Game 5 win

Mike Babcock on the fans: “They’re so fired up about their Leafs… but they...

Mike Babcock addressed the media on Sunday, discussing forcing a sixth game, the penalty trouble in Game 5, the pressure on the team at...
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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Kadri returns, Andersen steps up, Johnsson earning trust, Hyman providing spark...

The bottom line when it came to Game 5 was this: The Maple Leafs needed to win, and it didn’t matter how. This was a...
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ECQF Game #5 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Boston Bruins 3

The series is going back to Toronto after the Leafs gutted out a 4-3 win despite a bunch of tough bounces and calls going...
Mike Babcock addresses the media after Game 7 of the ECQG vs Boston Bruins

Mike Babcock Post Game: Leafs 4 vs. Bruins 3

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team forced a Game 6 with a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins. On whether the line changes...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – ECQF Game #5 Preview, Analysis & Projected...

Desperation sets in for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they try to claw back in Boston tonight amid endless debate about how and why...
Mike Babcock addresses the media

Mike Babcock on forcing a Game 6: “We want to play in front of...

Mike Babcock addressed the media on Friday, discussing the team's do-or-die situation in Game 5 on Saturday, Nazem Kadri's return, Tomas Plekanec's play and...

Leafs Playoff Notebook: Pushed to the Brink

We almost exclusively focus on the Toronto Maple Leafs and their perspective of things in this space, but let’s take a few minutes here...
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ECQF Game #4 Review: Boston Bruins 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Despite controlling the better part of the first 40 minutes, the Toronto Maple Leafs made the costly mistakes, fell behind, and couldn't manufacture enough...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 4

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – ECQF Game #4 Preview, Analysis & Projected...

Tonight at the Air Canada Centre, the Maple Leafs will attempt to hold serve at home and send the series back to Boston all...
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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins: Keys to Game 4

After a day off on Tuesday and a practice day yesterday, the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to defend home-ice advantage tonight and turn...
Mike Babcock addresses the media

Mike Babcock on the Auston Matthews line: “That line can get to a whole...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Wednesday, discussing Tomas Plekanec's new role, Mitch Marner's play in the series, Kasperi Kapanen's contributions, the...
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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Home Cooking

Well, we now have a series. That was closer to the Toronto Maple Leafs team fans were expecting when the series got underway. And what...

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