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Morning Mashup: Leafs Nation=Best Nation, and a Thank You

Just a little over 24 hours since the Game 7 letdown, it’s become clear to me I am way too emotionally involved with a damn hockey team; so much so that I start to...

Leafs vs. Bruins – Round 1, 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

It’s official. The Leafs will face the Bruins in round one. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping for the Habs on Tuesday. As much as the last four games against the Habs...

Maple Leafs Hot Stove Playoffs T-Shirts!

Can't wear your jersey 24 hours a day? Get this Beatles-inspired T-shirt exclusive to Maple Leafs Hot Stove just in time for the PLAYOFFS!!!There are a limited amount of these tees left, so act...

Leafs Notebook – April 17

I hope to have an article up later in the week, but for now I thought I’d share some notes.- Make it three straight years in which a player other than Phil Kessel...

Phaneuf the Contender: An Analysis of Norris Trophy Nominees

As the Toronto Maple Leafs skip along to their first playoff berth in eight seasons, Dion Phaneuf’s play is forcing his name to be included in discussion for the Norris Trophy.  The Norris is...

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...

Game in 19 (for Lupul): Game #35, Leafs 6 vs. Canes 3

That. That was the win that cemented the Leafs as playoff worthy.1 - The Leafs started nice and bright, carrying the pace early. JvR, contrary to pre-game line projections, started on the top line...
Joffrey Lupul

So close you can almost taste it

What an impressive showing by Joffrey Lupul last night. Re-united with 2011-12 running mates Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel after an in-game audible by coach Carlyle, he led the Leafs to a not-always-convincing 3-2...

Game in 10: Game #34, Leafs 3 vs. Panthers 2

Toronto overcame a slow start on the second night of a back-to-back set to close out the league-worst Florida Panthers at home.  The game featured the return of Joffrey Lupul to the Kessel line,...

Leafs Notebook – March 26

‘Tis the season for Leafs trade rumours. Now, I’m not about to dig up every rumour out there on the internet and go through it, but I do want to provide some thoughts on...

Preview and GDT: Bruins at Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

Tonight, Randy Carlyle will stick with James Reimer seemingly in an effort to give Reimer a chance at staking a number one's claim to the crease. Carlyle has stated his preference to have one...

Four for Friday

With the boats now foolishly burnt and the season 31 games old, the Toronto Maple Leafs sure look like they’re reeling into form.  Since starting the season with a record of 15 – 9...
Mikhail Grabovski

It’s Time For Grabovski to Center Kessel & Lupul

After a good comeback/confidence-building game against the Tampa Bay Lighting, the Toronto Maple Leafs  have perhaps created more questions than answers. The Penalty Kill keeps improving (now 6th in the East) and, even as...

Leafs Notebook – March 18

It’s like déjà vu all over again.And no, I’m not talking about “The Slide.”Last season, the Leafs went into the year with moderately low expectations. Many had hoped the Leafs would be able to...

Leafs Notebook – March 11

Among certain members of the mainstream media covering the Leafs, there seems to be this idea that won't go away where Tyler Bozak will name Mikhail Grabovski's $5.5 million as his starting point if...
Corey Perry

The Advent of Silly Season

With just over three weeks to go until the trade deadline, I feel as if I can get away with a rosterbation post without too much scrutiny. I’ll do my best to not go...
Tyler Bozak

There’s worse ways to lose

I took in what felt like a one-point win last night at the ACC. I of little faith was thinking “blow out” after the bang-bang goals in the first, but there seems to be...

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...

Leafs Notebook – March 5

Since we are almost at the halfway point, I thought now would be a good time to write some notes on each individual player thus far. Here is the close-but-not-quite-halfway Leafs Notebook:GoaltendersJames Reimer...

Morning Mashup: Pondering the Big Questions

On Wednesday, Wade Arnott, Phil Kessel’s agent, indicated his client’s apparent desire to spend the rest of career playing hockey for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  This, despite being disappointed in the club’s performance last...