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GDT: Game #44, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings (10:30 p.m., SN)

The Maple Leafs look to keep building on the positive possession performances of the past two games against one of the best teams in the League at possessing the puck. The Kings have recently been...
Phil Kessel

Game 42 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. Blue Jackets 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs had their first victory in the post-Carlyle era, as a great opening period powered them past the Columbus Blue Jackets. In that twenty minutes, they went out to a 4-1 lead...

GDT: Game #42, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

Reasonably happy with the team's possession performance versus the Capitals, Peter Horachek's message will be to stick with it while cracking down on some of the avoidable errors of last game. The Leafs will also need...

Randy Carlyle Firing: What Changes Moving Forward?

Randy Carlyle’s inevitable firing brought about as crazy a day in Leafs land as any in recent memory. Phil Kessel and Dave Feschuk arguing, with Kessel calling Feschuk disrespectful and an idiot. Ex-coach Ron Wilson suddenly...
Dion Phaneuf, Nazem Kadri

GDT: Game #40, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets (7 p.m., HNIC)

The banged-up Maple Leafs will look to salvage something out of a back to back after a tough loss to the Minnesota Wild last night. "They're pretty strong in back-to-backs, the skate well and they can...
Dion Phaneuf Panthers

GDT: Game #36, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers (5 p.m., SNO)

This will be the third week in a row with a Sunday game for the Maple Leafs, something we should probably get used to as Rogers pushes their new Hometown Hockey Sunday night program...

What Does the Future Hold for Jake Gardiner?

And what should the Leafs do with the polarizing young defenceman? The answer isn't an instantly-gratifying one: Continue to be patient. There is currently no bigger riddle or lightning rod on the Maple Leafs than the...

GDT: Game #34, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks (7 p.m., CityTV)

The Maple Leafs take on the Blackhawks in a quick turnaround following an embarrassing defensive effort last night against Philadelphia. It's the second weekend in a row where the Leafs play Saturday-Sunday, with the second...

GDT: Game #32, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., TSN4)

The league's hottest team pays a visit to its coldest tonight in Carolina. The two teams are riding opposite streaks, the Leafs winners of six straight and the Hurricanes losers of six consecutive. With Alex Semin,...

JVR, PDO and the Leafs Defense

I didn't have any particular topic I wanted to write about this week, so yesterday morning I asked my twitter followers what they wanted me to write about as far as a statistical analysis of...

Game 29 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Red Wings 1

Over the last couple of seasons, these types of games from the Leafs have been rare; they were the better team and carried the play against Detroit. This season, they've been much more common, a...

Game 28 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 2 vs. Red Wings 1 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs had one of the worst chance performances I've seen, almost as bad as the game that Buffalo played against them in October. Toronto were out-chanced 19-3 at ES after two periods,...

GDT: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (8 p.m., SN)

The Toronto Maple Leafs (6-3-1 in their last 10) are in Detroit to take on the Red Wings (8-2-0). Detroit has been one of the hottest team's in the League since they were defeated...

Game Review: Game #27, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Calgary Flames 1

If you're Randy Carlyle, in terms of process, you're probably only really happy with the middle 20 minutes in this game (and of course Jonathan Bernier's performance). That sounds bizarre after a 4-1 win, but...

GDT: Game #25, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

The struggling New Jersey Devils are in Toronto to take on the warm-getting-warmer Maple Leafs. “They’re playing with confidence, a lot of speed, a lot of depth. I think they’ve won four or five in a...

Game Review: Game #24, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Dallas Stars 3

The high-scoring Maple Leafs won a game over a reeling opponent in mostly-convincing fashion, extending their points streak to five games and improving their record to a solid 13-8-2. The way Dallas is playing has...

GDT: Game #24, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars (7:30pm, TSN4)

For the disappointing -- relative to off-season hype -- Dallas Stars, the key to victory has been quieting/limiting Seguin, Spezza and Benn. After that, the Stars have been dealing with a pretty big drop off in terms...
James Reimer

GDT: Game #22, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals (7 p.m., HNIC)

In the battle of the middling teams, Washington (10-8-4) is in Toronto to take on a Maple Leaf squad (11-8-3) looking to build on three solid games (2 wins & 1 OT loss). The Leafs...

Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

A point out of a visit with the league's best and highest-scoring team (15-4-2 with a +27 goal differential after this win) is something any team in the League will take, no questions asked. Especially if you...
Dion Phaneuf

GDT: Game #22, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins (7:30, SN)

The Maple Leafs are in Pittsburgh taking on the hottest team in the league for a true 'measuring stick' game. Looking at the table below, it's easy to see why the Penguins have reclaimed the...
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