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GDT: Game #47, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7:30pm, TSN4)

The Maple Leafs return home to host the Hurricanes after a miserable trip down South. "I think everybody knows that is a dangerous lineup and those are dangerous players and at any point they can...

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,...

Should Joffrey Lupul or James van Riemsdyk play on Phil Kessel’s line?

One of the more interesting developments in the beginning of Maple Leafs training camp has been the notion of reuniting Joffrey Lupul with Phil Kessel, which would drop James van Riemsdyk down a line. Would...
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What’s Ailing the Maple Leafs’ Penalty Kill – Part 1

One of the more head-scratching themes of the Toronto Maple Leafs' 2013-14 season was their penalty kill dropping from second best in the league the season prior to third from the bottom. It was a...

Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak

In my first post here at MLHS, I wrote an introduction to advanced statistics which generated some good discussion in the comments. A number of the comments were with respect to WOWY analysis and...

Troy Bodie re-signed to one-year deal by the Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs have brought back depth winger Troy Bodie on a one-year contract. Signing Tim Leiweke’s son in law, and his inclusion in the 22-man opening night roster in October, brought about some skepticism...
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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes

Some real Toronto Maple Leafs news is desperately needed, but in the meantime here is what is being said about the Leafs. From Chris Johnston at Sportsnet: Nikolai Kulemin is set to become an unrestricted free agent...

Maple Leafs’ Bottom Six Forwards

A mess, but an opportunity for improvement When a team bottoms out the way the Maple Leafs did, naturally there is going to be a lot of anger directed towards the team and its players....

Maple Leafs’ Free Agents: Who stays and who goes?

We looked at options with the Maple Leafs under contract last week. Today, let's take a look at the UFAs and RFAs. UFAs Dave Bolland Quick Thoughts: Had a hot start with the Leafs before getting hurt and...

Decisions facing Carlyle in the Leafs bottom six

What a much more enjoyable month of hockey that was from the Maple Leafs, the latter half in particular. Toronto has seven regulation wins in their last 10 games, and are 9-1-1 in their...

Game in 10: 2014 Winter Classic, Game #42, Leafs 3 at Red Wings 2

Usually, HBO's 24/7 beats the actual Winter Classic in fanfare and expectation. This year, it has simply been a welcomed preview. The Big House in Ann Arbour, Michigan gathered a record number of bodies...
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Maple Leafs Systems – The Penalty Kill

There isn’t much I can add to the powerplay analysis that wasn’t in the write up by JP Nikota describing the Leafs use of the 1-3-1. They adopted this system in 2012-13 while more...

Game in 10: Game #22 – Predators 4 at Leafs 2

A promising first period went badly astray as the Leafs had their five-game home winning streak snapped by four unanswered goals from the Nashville Predators. The Leafs move to 13-8-1 on the season. 1 -...

Game in 10: Game #8, Canes 3 at Leafs 2

A bizarre loss for the Leafs in game eight of the regular season. The bigger concern may be who the Leafs lost. 1 - We were one shift into a low-key first period before...

Preview and GDT: Preseason Game #3 – Maple Leafs at Senators (7:30 p.m., TSN)

Based on the personnel on offer, preseason could become at least a little more interesting tonight. Randy Carlyle will be icing a few line combinations of intrigue, including a potential "shut down line" combination of...

What to Expect: David Clarkson

Heading into free agency, nearly every Leafs fan knew that Nonis wanted to bring in David Clarkson, considered your prototypical Carlyle guy. Well, I’m sure you all know that Nonis got his man, and...

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 remember how to feel. What boggles my mind is how...

Making a case for Hardware in TO

A Toronto Maple Leaf hasn't won a major NHL award in an embarrassing amount of years. This year, however, it looks as if there could be a case made for 3 award nominations —major or...

Preview and GDT: Hurricanes at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., LeafsTV)

In a matchup with big playoff implications, the Leafs could move ten up on the 10th-placed Carolina Hurricanes with a win in this four-point swing game. A loss in regulation puts the Hurricanes within...

Game In 10: Game #26, Leafs 4 Pens 5 (SO)

The Leafs welcomed the Penguins in what was their second meeting of the season. A win in the first game in Pittsburgh certainly felt good, but this was a Penguins team that has 7...
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