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Game in 10: Leafs Clinch Leafs Clinch Leafs Clinch Drought Over

IT’S OVER. The Maple Leafs are playoff bound after 9 years on the outside looking in as the clinch has been sealed with a...

Game in 10: Game #44, Isles 5 at Leafs 3

Toronto gave up five goals for the second consecutive game as John Tavares and the Islanders took tonight's tilt decisively.  The Leafs built a...

Leafs Notebook – April 17

I hope to have an article up later in the week, but for now I thought I’d share some notes. - Make it...

Game in 10: Game #43: Capitals 5, Leafs 1 (BLERRRG!)

A Leafs win and a Jets loss would mean the Leafs are officially post-season bound. Oh my god, it’s been so long I don’t...

Phaneuf the Contender: An Analysis of Norris Trophy Nominees

As the Toronto Maple Leafs skip along to their first playoff berth in eight seasons, Dion Phaneuf’s play is forcing his name to be...

Game in 10: Game #42, Reimers 2 : Devils 0

The Leafs are now 24-13-5 and after five shots in the first two periods and on the back of James Reimer’s stellar performance, escaped...

24:33 without a shot

Against the Rangers, the Leafs went 24:33 without a shot. Considering that’s nearly half of regulation, I went back and watched the tape in...

Game In 10: Game #41, Leafs 5 vs. Habs 1

The Leafs and the Habs met for the fourth time this season. In what was potentially a preview of the first round playoff matchup,...

Game in 22 – Game #40, Rangers 3 vs. Leafs 2 (SO)

Post game Stats: Kessel now has his 14th of the season and with a hot streak incoming, should be able to hit 30 goals...

Leafs Notebook Part 2 – Notes, Quotes and ‘5 Things I Think I’d Do’

Notes - We haven’t discussed the PK nearly enough in this space so I thought now would be a good time to. Last year, I...

Leafs Notebook Part 1 – Randy Carlyle

The Leafs are all but set to make the playoffs for the first time in nine years, yet there is an inordinate amount of...

Game in 10: Game #39, Leafs 4 vs. Rangers 3

Phil Kessel scored twice as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 4 – 3 on Monday night.  The game was never...

Game In 10: Game #38, Leafs 2 vs Devils 1

Tonight's game offered the second of the three seasonal meetings between these two teams. The Leafs were without Joffrey Lupul and they had to...

Game in 10: Game #37, Flyers 5 vs. Leafs 3

Trade deadline in the rear view, let’s hope this game doesn’t set the tone for the Leafs’ finish this season. Between a 5-3 loss...

Post-Trade Deadline Roundtable, Leafs Stand Pat (Mostly)

Trade Deadline 2013 is in the books. The Kiprusoff scare is over.  Leafs are still 5th in the East. “Sometimes the best moves are the...

What to expect from Ryan O’Byrne

Dave Nonis and co. made a cheap, depth addition to their blueline today by adding Ryan O'Byrne. You would almost think the ghost of...

Leafs Notebook – April 1

After looking at potential trade targets in last week’s preamble, it only makes sense to look at the Leafs potential trading chips for the...

Game in 10: Game #36, Leafs 4 vs. Sens 0

The Leafs played the Sens in the fourth of five meetings between these two teams. This Battle of Ontario offered great value as the...
Jake Gardiner

The Carlyle Approach to Jake Gardiner and the Leafs Defence

Thanks to @mORRganRielly for the following submission: Jake Gardiner sucks. No, just kidding.  He's pretty awesome.  He is an immensely gifted, up-and-coming defenseman, but he does have...

Game in 19 (for Lupul): Game #35, Leafs 6 vs. Canes 3

That. That was the win that cemented the Leafs as playoff worthy. 1 - The Leafs started nice and bright, carrying the pace early....

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