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Deadline passes with core largely in tact

It could fairly be depicted as a seller’s market this past deadline season, but only in the context of cap uncertainty going forward, with...

Game 63 Scoring Chances: Capitals 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0

Toronto had a tough turn around, with the second game of a back-to-back coming against Washington. They had a terrible start, giving up a...

Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0

Montreal had a strong start, getting six of the first nine chances, and a pair of goals in the first thirteen minutes (the second...

Game 61 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 3 vs. Flyers 2

The Clarkson-free Leafs had a strong first twenty-five minutes, out-chancing the Flyers and opening up a 2-0 lead on a pair of goals from...

Leafs Notebook – February 23rd

The NHL is officially a week away from the NHL trade deadline. Leafs fans in seller mode rejoice. I’ve written before about selling high and...

Game 60 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Jets 3 (OT)

The first period didn't have a lot of even strength action, as the two teams combined to generate just three ES chances. Most of the...

Game 59 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

The opening period was an offensive, back-and-forth one, as Toronto and Carolina traded chances. The Leafs had the better of it, out-chancing the 'Canes 10-6...
Phil Kessel vs LA Kings

The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract

I’ve been listening to more hockey talk radio than I usually do in the past week or so – as a Leafs fan, trade rumours...

Game 58 Scoring Chances: Panthers 3 vs. Maple Leafs 2

Toronto got an early power-play goal to take the lead against the Panthers, but Florida dominated the second half of the period, and got...

Leafs Notebook – February 17

The Maple Leafs completed their first trade of the season with something expected: Moving out a couple of pending UFAs they were in tough to...

Game 50 Scoring Chances: Coyotes 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1

In the first half of this game, the Leafs were impressive, limiting Arizona's chances and actually getting an even strength goal, from Phil Kessel. The...

Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

In their first game back since the All Star break, the Maple Leafs showed the type of defensive effort that new coach Peter Horachek...

Game 48 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3

The Leafs had another disaster of a first period in Ottawa, as after getting the first two chances, they were out-chanced 10-2 the rest...

Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

In their return home, the Leafs had a bad first period, giving up two goals in forty seconds to fall behind again. They then compounded...

Game 45 Scoring Chances: Sharks 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1

Toronto again had an unfortunate start in California, falling behind 2-0 against San Jose after a pair of goals in an eleven second stretch. The...

Game 44 Scoring Chances: Ducks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0

The Maple Leafs were a little unfortunate in the opening period, as they out-chanced the Ducks 6-3 at ES but found themselves behind after...

Game Review: Game #44, Anaheim Ducks 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Four straight games with under 30 shots against – something the Leafs never achieved under Randy Carlyle. Two games in a row getting shutout –...
Peter Horachek, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook – January 13

When Peter Horacek was hired in the summer, it was a reasonably safe bet that at some point the man who served as interim...

Game 43 Scoring Chances: Kings 2 vs. Maple Leafs 0

The Maple Leafs' West Coast trip got off to a poor start, as they had a bad first period, falling behind in the opening...

Game Review: Game #43, Los Angeles Kings 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

The Maple Leafs made one crucial misstep by being asleep to start the game, and ultimately paid for it in a hard-fought and tightly-contested...

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