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Tag: 2013 Playoffs

Those Seven Games…

Crushed. I keep repeating that word in my head. Just letting it marinate until I can chew on it and get it through my system. My body is shaking from emotional exhaustion. This is the...

Preview and GDT: Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game #7, Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (7...

Strap yourselves in. The biggest Leaf game in nearly a decade is just a few hours away. Do the Leafs have the momentum, is Boston frustrated, does Boston feel the pressure more, did their delayed...

Playoff Notebook – May 13

We’re going seven. How many Leafs fans would have gladly accepted a one-game winner takes all scenario for the Leafs at the start of this series? That’s where Toronto finds itself today. Few people gave the...

Everything is happening: Game 7 Game Day!

After such a critical shortage of meaningful moments in the last decade for this hockey club, these last few days have been almost too much, too fast. Last night, the Leafs earned their first...

Morning Mashup: Game 6 Game Day

The Leafs are back in Toronto down 3-2 in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. One more win and it is back to Boston to determine the winner of what has already been an excellent...

Playoff Notebook – May 11

If you have been following along with my Notebooks since the playoffs started, you’ll know that I’ve continually asked if James Reimer was going to steal the Leafs a game at some point in...

Game in 10: ECQF Game #5 – Leafs 2 at Bruins 1

We're headed back to Toronto for Game 6. The book isn't yet closed on this team's 2013 story as the Leafs continue to prove to their detractors that this season was no 48-game fluke....

Thursday Morning Leafs Roundtable – Playoffs Edition: Leafs Go Toe-to-Toe with Bruins

I remember it like it was last night. An ill-timed pinch, two Bruins streaking out of the zone, and a "dagger" into the heart of Leafs Nation after an overtime in which the Leafs...

Playoff Notebook – May 7

If the story of game 2 was the Leafs' excellent line-matching and the great performances from their stars, the story of game 3 was the Leafs shooting themselves in the foot. The simple fact...

Morning After: Down but not yet discouraged

I was one of the more deflated Leafs fans after witnessing game 1 of this Leafs-Bruins playoff series. I knew Boston previously matched up like kryptonite against the Leafs, and the game went pretty...

Happy Playoff Home Opener Day!

Lee Stempniak, Andrew Raycroft, Vesa Toskala, Jonas Gustavsson, Brett Lebda, John Ferguson Jr. Those and others like them have plagued the Maple Leafs for the past eight seasons and gave us fits of hopelessness,...

Playoff Notebook – May 5

Seems nobody told the Leafs this wasn’t supposed to be much of a series. Toronto stole home ice advantage from Boston with a thrilling 4-2 win last night and if the first playoff game back...

Playoff Notebook – May 3

Well, that was a rude awakening wasn’t it? Here we were all were excited and pumped up about playoff hockey… Only to come crashing back to Earth watching the Leafs play like that. After the...

GDT: Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 1, Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (7 p.m., CBC)

We are within 2 hours (update: 1 hour, 50 minutes) (update 1 hour, 49 minutes) (update 1 hour, 48 minutes) of the moment we've all been waiting for - Leafs playoff hockey. No official word...

Leafs Notebook – Playoff Edition

Since when do the Leafs do things the easy way, anyways? The truth is the Leafs made their bed on this one. All they had to do was beat Montreal at home on Saturday...

Game in 10: Game #48, Habs 4 at Leafs 1

The Leafs finish the season at 26-17-5 (57 points) and not on the note we were hoping for headed into the playoffs. Their round 1 opponent is now up in the air and will...

Leafs Notebook – April 22

The Toronto Maple Leafs are officially in the playoffs. I hope that felt as good to read as it did to write. It has been a long nine years since Jeremy Roenick broke Leafs Nations’...
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