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The Toronto Maple Leafs’ biggest X-Factor, possible lineup tweaks, and standouts on the Marlies

Life is good at the top of the NHL standings for the Toronto Maple Leafs. In this Sunday edition of Leafs Musings, we'll cover Joe...
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Leafs Musings: On the TJ Brodie, Wayne Simmonds, Joey Anderson & Jimmy Vesey acquisitions,...

It's been a busy start to the offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs thus far, so there is plenty to get into today. I didn't...
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Why I like the Rodion Amirov pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs

With the 15th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Russian winger Rodion Amirov from Ufa of the...
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Leafs Musings: Thoughts on the Jack Campbell trade, what Kyle Clifford brings to the...

Welcome to this week's edition of Leafs Musings. If this article is anything like how the Toronto Maple Leafs play, you'll enjoy the first...
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Mike Babcock out, Sheldon Keefe in: How did we get here?

Brendan Shanahan has now hired and let go of Lamoriello and Mike Babcock in his time as Toronto Maple Leafs President. Let that sink in...
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Maple Leafs Have Holes to Fill Before Being Declared True Stanley Cup Contenders

Nine games into the NHL season, the Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves near the top of the Atlantic Division standings. Sitting 3rd in the...
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Mike Babcock to return as Toronto Maple Leafs head coach, per Kyle Dubas

After a few weeks of rampant media speculation, Kyle Dubas said on Monday what he wouldn't say directly in his end-of-season media availability: Mike...
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The Auston Matthews Contract Extension: Thoughts on the deal and the path forward

For a deal that ensured a legitimate superstar center is going to don a Leafs jersey for the next five and a half years,...

On Auston Matthews, Lou Lamoriello, and the entry-level bonus debate

Another report has surfaced suggesting -- this time more directly -- that Lou Lamoriello's anti-bonus policy is stalling contract negotiations between the Maple Leafs and 2016 first overall...
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Toronto Maple Leafs fans got the Bloo Bloo Blues about the 2016 Offseason

Apparently everybody’s gone sad because Brendan Shanahan’s Leafs aren’t making the decisions we’d like to see. You know, the Leafs went and picked all those...

Recapping 24 months of Brendan Shanahan

For the first time in a very long time, everything is coming up roses for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Back on May 8th, 2014 --...
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First Thoughts on the Dion Phaneuf trade

Being a hardcore hockey fan in the cap era can do funny things to one’s head. For one, I haven’t once caught myself caring about the...
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Brendan Shanahan: He’s Changed – Part VII

So, let's take Brendan Shanahan in 1987 in Piestany — whaling away on some Russian kid in the dark — and freeze him in...

Nikita Zaitsev: Part of the new Maple Leaf Russian 5? Part VI

So, back when Scotty Bowman was putting together his Russian 5 in Detroit, he needed a big, puck-moving defenceman. And he got one who...

Shanahan and Soshnikov – The Kid Who’s Scared of Nothing – Part V

So, Brendan Shanahan signs this high-end, goal-scoring, young Russian prospect. Intense kid. He’s got some speed and a nice shot, but mostly he’s a real...

Nylander, Kapanen and Shanny’s Fancy Foreign Friends – Part IV

So, want to see Shanahan’s secret list? The one that’s going to speed up the Leafs’ rebuild? Sure you do. It’s Brendan Shanahan’s list of his former European...
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Shanny listens to his Leaf gut – Part III

In which Brendan Shanahan listens to his Leaf gut So, Don Cherry trashed Brendan Shanahan after the 2014 draft, saying: “Brendan, I know you’re watching, President...

Reversing the curse – Part II

IN WHICH BRENDAN SHANAHAN REVERSES THE CURSE OF HAROLD BALLARD So, back when Brendan Shanahan hired Mark Hunter from London and Kyle Dubas from the...

Brendan Shanahan gets “puck possessed” – Part I

So, a year ago, a Toronto sports reporter broke the story that Brendan Shanahan was only into “puck possession” because it was... trendy. Trendy. Maybe...
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Which prospect makes the Toronto Maple Leafs?

The common theme among the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office and coaching staff, when asked about young players making the team, is that they'll...

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