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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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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...

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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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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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Mike Babcock under the microscope after Game 2 adjustments

After Game 1, we touched on the Leafs’ poor bench management after the team missed challenging a goal that was offside, put their fourth...
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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Special Teams Swing Game 1

Game 1 will be remembered for the Nazem Kadri hit, and the score will show that it was a blowout, but the real story...

Toronto Maple Leafs Systems: What to look for versus the Boston Bruins

Structure, not systems. The NHL is a copycat league. Most teams implement deviations of similar systems in all three zones – variants of different formations...
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Leafs vs. Bruins Round 1 Preview: Matchups, Special Teams, Players to Watch

The media narrative for the Maple Leafs vs. Bruins round one series is going to revolve around whether the Leafs can redeem the infamous...
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Season Wrap-Up: Leafs finish strong, Andersen sets franchise record, Power Play Rolling, Marleau elevating

The Toronto Maple Leafs put the exclamation mark on a historic regular season last night by sweeping the season series against the Montreal Canadiens...
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Leafs Notebook – Playoff Preparation, Fourth Line Decisions, D-Zone Draw Set Plays – April...

It’s an extended notes edition of the Leafs Notebook this week. Let’s get right to it! Notes -  I was playing with some leading/trailing stats looking...
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Leafs Notebook – The Bruins vs. Lightning Question; Andreas Johnsson’s first NHL stint; Preparing...

For at least a month – probably longer – we’ve known the Toronto Maple Leafs are making the playoffs and will finish third in...
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Leafs Notebook – Franchise records within reach; Marner, Kadri and JVR red hot; Power-play...

With an awkward division format in place and the team still on the rise, it has been pretty easy to lose sight of the...

Leafs Notebook – On line balance, measuring Nikita Zaitsev’s impact, scheduling madness – ...

Since signing a seven-year deal last summer, Nikita Zaitsev has been one of the most polarizing players on the Toronto Maple Leafs roster. This season,...
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The keys to success for the Toronto Maple Leafs penalty kill

Sometimes, the greatest thing that comes out of analyzing the game is what you learn about yourself. I’ve begun to really appreciate the element of...
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Leafs Notebook – Playoff brackets, Nikita Zaitsev’s play, Tomas Plekanec’s arrival – March 5

In the 2003-04 season, the NBA reorganized the league into a six-division alignment wherein the top seed in each division automatically received a top-three...

Leafs Notebook, Trade Deadline Edition – On Ryan McDonagh, Luke Glendening, Pat Maroon, and...

Happy trade deadline day eve, everyone! There’s a lot to unpack as the deadline approaches, so let's get right to it. Clearing Contracts Over the past couple...
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The Eric Fehr Trade: How the Toronto Maple Leafs turned waiver claim Frank Corrado...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired a seventh-round draft pick in 2020 from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for veteran forward Eric Fehr,...

Leafs Notebook – What should the Toronto Maple Leafs do with James van Riemsdyk?...

At the intermission of Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night, the panel had a few interesting notes regarding the trade deadline and the...
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On Kasperi Kapanen’s emergence and the Bruins vs. Lightning Round 1 question

Mike Babcock nailed it when he said Kasperi Kapanen makes a difference when he’s on the ice.  Be it as a penalty killer or a quick...

Leafs Notebook – Observations at the All-Star Break, Early returns on lineup changes, Jake...

With All-Star weekend complete, the start of the stretch drive now begins. The trade deadline is under a month away. From there, it’s a...

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