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Season in Review: Top 6 Forwards

One little note: The terms top 6 and bottom 6 are thrown around rather frequently, but they—re anything but that simple in reality. Lines...

Talking Point: NHL Playoffs Preview and Predictions

It's a tough pill to swallow, watching from the outside as sixteen teams that aren't the Leafs battle it out for the Stanley Cup....

Last Word: Leafs v. Canadiens GDT

It's all over now but the crying. Except there won't be any tears shed on my behalf. Tonight the Toronto Maple Leafs will ice a...

What should the 2011-12 Maple Leafs look like?

The days following the Maple Leafs' elimination from the playoffs are always upsetting and/or depressing. However, now that I'm done looking back at the...

Ron Wilson Deserves Some Respect

If the NHL handed out awards for half seasons, would there be any doubt that Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson would be among a...

Player Performance Before, Under and After Wilson

Brian Burke's endorsement of Ron Wilson's work behind the bench this season and his confirmation of Wilson's return next season sparked some debate in...

The Return of Nazem Kadri

With just seven games left on the schedule for the 2010-2011 NHL season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are still in the hunt for the...

Captain’s Log – Dion Phaneuf at 82 Games

Dion Phaneuf has played some of his best hockey as a Toronto Maple Leaf over the past few months and it appears he is...

The Three-Headed Goaltending Situation

While there's no debate that James Reimer has risen to assume the mantle of starting goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, his...

GDT: Leafs v. Bolts, The New Must Win

With the Leafs looking to stay within distance of the eighth and final playoff spot, tonight sees the team hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning....

Desperate Times for the Maple Leafs

Last night's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers combined with the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 (OT) victory over the Boston Bruins has nearly sunk the...

Colby Armstrong, Intangibles and Measuring Hidden Value

While the NHL and game of hockey in general is harder to quantify overall player value than an almost purely numbers based game such...

GDT: How will the Maple Leafs respond?

The Maple Leafs and James Reimer look to bounce back tonight against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (7pm, Sportsnet Ontario). The Leafs...

Maple Leafs Jersey Flowchart

Still need a Leafs jersey to wear to the bar for the playoffs? After seeing this baseball flow chart from Interpretation by Design, I...

GDT: Penguins visit Maple Leafs, again

Despite the Maple Leafs current 7-game point streak where they have gone 4-0-3, they currently sit six points back of the final playoff spot...

Keep quiet, keep winning

With another trade deadline behind us, the NHL season truly enters "crunch time" as rosters are set (for the most part) and the push...

Post Game: Optimus Reim, playoff hopes injured in Atlanta

Hot on the heels of a shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Pengiuns Saturday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs were given no time to rest...

Projecting James Reimer

According to the good folks at Sports Club Stats the Toronto Maple Leafs have approximately a 5 percent chance of making the playoffs.  Yeah,...

GDT: Big two points up for grabs as Leafs host Pens

What was once a distant dream now appears to be inching closer to reality.  The Toronto Maple Leafs, considered by many in pre-season polls...

Step by Step: Leafs gain ground with win against Islanders

Another night, another game where James Reimer puts on a show for Leafs fans. On Tuesday night the Toronto Maple Leafs moved to 7-2-2...

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