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What’s the biggest positive for you at this point in the season?

We asked our staff the question in the title. Here’s what they said. Jon my lice went away That’s Kappy The Leafs have looked good twice now against the league ‘s top team, and just beat them in regulation. Frederik Andersen looks up to the task to go head-to-head against Andrei Vasilevskiy at this point,…

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LGD: Straight-To-DVD Sequel In Sunrise

It’s Game Day! Fresh off an impressive 4-2 win against the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning, the Leafs are in Sunrise tonight to take on the lesser Florida team, in a lesser arena, with a (much) lesser camera angle. It’s fun all around on a rare Friday night game. Leafs Lines LW C RW Forwards ANDREAS JOHNSSON…

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What do the Leafs have in Jeremy Bracco?

I am a sucker for same fancy footwork. From Jeff Skinner to Travis Dermott, edges win my heart. This is no different when it comes to Jeremy Bracco. From when the Leafs drafted him, I have always been hoping that he could live up to the hype that I’ve set in my mind. The thing…

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Postgame: Lights Out

The Leafs walked into Tampa on a downward spiral, and walked out two huge victories – one moral, and a beautiful W in the win column. We’ve got your breakdown of the Leafs’ 4-2 victory right here. 1st Period The game got out to a great start, pace-wise. With Nikita Kucherov in the box for…

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LGD: Leafs clash with division leading lightning

Tonight the Maple Leafs are taking on the Atlantic Division leading Tampa Bay Lightning in what promises to be an exciting matchup. Tampa Bay has been dominating this year, with a 36-9-2 record, leading the NHL by a wide margin. The Leafs aren’t trailing too far behind, despite their recent struggles. Toronto is in second…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 14: Talking Leafs prospects with Scott Wheeler

This week, Jake and Mike welcomed on Scott Wheeler of The Athletic to discuss all things Maple Leafs prospects. Scott dived into the upside of Jeremy Bracco, whether the Leafs could trade a prospect at the deadline and so much more. Plus, the guys dive into the upside of Carl Grundstrom and Mason Marchment, along…

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Zaitsev’s name is out there as a trade candidate, and for good reason

We’ve documented the Leafs’ need for help at defence more times than I can count, so let’s just cut the preamble and I’ll share a quote from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet about whether the team can change the way that group is deployed, if they can improve internally, or if they’ll have to look elsewhere….

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5 “Heavy” Hockey Players the Leafs Could Add

After a couple of losses, and some “soft play” from the Leafs, there’s been an overwhelming outcry from the “Old Guard” for the Leafs to “man up” and become a heavy hitting team, that’s hard to play against in the playoffs (or at the least the second round, because that’s usually how long these kind…

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It’s your ticket and you can boo if you want to

Let me just say this up front: I’ve been a fan of Jake Gardiner during essentially his entire time with the Leafs. Yes, I realize he’s made a blunder or two and been on the wrong end of some high-risk plays, but when arguments over his value to the team get going I’m far more…