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Leafs Notebook – December 2

The question for the Leafs right now is pretty simple: Is this the kind of slump that every team goes through over an 82-game season,...

Game in 10: Game #27, Habs 4 vs. Leafs 2

Murphy’s Law is gripping this Leafs team at the moment. The performance wasn’t terrible in this one; it wasn’t exactly great, but there is...

Game in 10: Game #29, Sabres 3 vs. Leafs 2 (OT)

Splitting the points with the Sabres over three games is far from a sign of promise headed into a tough December. Two of the...
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Toronto Maple Leafs Systems – Defensive Zone

INTRODUCTION I've always had an keen interest in systems, the X's and O's technical side, with a desire to document team systems across the entire...

Game in 10: Game #25, Pens 6 vs. Leafs 5 (SO)

The stuff of cardiac arrests. Please keep the 4-1 jokes to yourself. What a crazy game of momentum swings and refereeing-fuelled rage. 1 - The...

Rogers Closes in on ‘Game Changing’ Broadcasting Deal

Good morning MLHS, First off, let me start by thanking Alec, Michael and Michael for inviting me to participate in Maple Leaf Hangout Episode #17...

Leafs Notebook – November 26

- Losing to a young, inexperienced goalie that fought every puck, like in the loss against Nashville, is the kind of loss that really...

Game in Ugh: Game #24, Blue Jackets 6 at Leafs 0

1. Countless odd man opportunities against. 2. Dreadful defense. 3. Bad breakouts vs. the trap. 4. Turnovers at the blueline. 5. Soft on the puck. 6. Too...

Game in 10: Game #23, Leafs 2 vs. Capitals 1 (SO)

Lower scoring than one might have expected, this game was more entertaining than the scoreline suggests. The Leafs won the special teams battle and...

Game in 10: Game #22 – Predators 4 at Leafs 2

A promising first period went badly astray as the Leafs had their five-game home winning streak snapped by four unanswered goals from the Nashville...

Game in 10: Game #21: Leafs 5 vs. Islanders 2

Jake Gardiner dazzled in his best game of the season, David Clarkson FINALLY scored his first goal of the season and Jonathan Bernier was...

Leafs Notebook – November 18

You have to give Dave Nonis credit: The Leafs needed a center, so he went out and got one. It was only a few weeks...

Game in 10: Game #20, Leafs 4 vs. Sabres 2

Less convincing than it should have been thanks to an atrocious third period, the Leafs grabbed a much-needed two points and split their home...

Peter Holland & First Round Picks ranked by AHL Points Per Game (2004-2010)

Peter Holland made his debut for the Leafs last night, playing 12 even strength minutes next to JvR and Kessel. Obviously it was...

Leafs Acquire Peter Holland for Jesse Blacker (with other parts involved)

Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri could return as early as the 21st, but the Leafs needed to add some center depth regardless with Dave...

Game in 10: Game #19, Sabres 3 vs. Leafs 1

Not unexpected, the Leafs couldn't score and lost the game. Tough one to watch. 1 - The Leafs controlled play at even strength throughout much...

Should Kadri have been suspended?

Nazem Kadri will attend a hearing with league discipline czar Brendan Shanahan this afternoon. The hearing is reportedly about the collision with goaltender Niklas...

Game in 10: Game #18, Wild 2 vs. Leafs 1 (SO)

Game in 6 Highlights | Randy Carlyle Post Game | Kadri's Controversial Hits The Leafs move to 11-6-1 with a 2-1 shootout loss after giving...

Leafs must bank points over next 10 games

The Leafs dropped their sixth game of the season against the Bruins on Saturday night, but the optimistic take is that maybe a lineup...

Leafs Notebook – November 11

No appetizer today. Straight into the main course: - Last season, one of the biggest strengths of the Leafs penalty kill was its health and...

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