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So, can the Leafs actually win this series?

Last night was ugly. So we asked our staff: What can we do to fix it, and can the Leafs actually win this series? Connor Bromley The PK was poor last night and that needs addressing quickly. I did not enjoy the performance of the fourth line either. With Kadri’s likely suspension I would put…

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Zach Hyman’s goal last night was classic Zach Hyman

You couldn’t necessarily say the same thing about every Leaf, but Zach Hyman showed up to play last night. Scoring the Leafs’ only goal late in the first period, his 1-1 marker gave the Leafs a shining. Of course, they’d concede the game’s next four goals, leaving Game 1 of the first round with a…

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Roundtable: For game one of the playoffs, what do your ideal d-pairings look like?

We love to speculate about things we can’t control. So we asked our staff today, for game one of the playoffs, what do your ideal d-pairings look like? Dylan Fremlin gardiner-rielly dermott-carrick hainsey-zaitsev hell yeah lets get weird That’s Kappy! Rielly-Hainsey Gardiner-Dermott Carrick-Zaitsev. Yeah, Mike Babcock likes his lefties on the left and righties on…

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LGD: Let’s hope there’s a fault in the Stars

The Leafs are back again tonight in spectacular fashion. Leafs Lines LW C RW ZACH HYMAN WILLIAM NYLANDER MITCH MARNER PATRICK MARLEAU NAZEM KADRI LEO KOMAROV JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK TYLER BOZAK CONNOR BROWN ANDREAS JOHNSON TOMAS PLEKANEC KASPERI KAPANEN   DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS MORGAN RIELLY RON HAINSEY JAKE GARDINER ROMAN POLAK TRAVIS DERMOTT CONNOR CARRICK The…

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Monday Mailbag: Tuesday edition

The Leafs played last night and also were allegedly in the mix for a bunch of trades until only a few hours before gametime, so we didn’t think it was fair to toss you a mailbig in the mix of it all. Anyway, it’s now Tuesday and here’s the mailbag with a bunch of random…

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Morning-after recap: Keepin’ it simple

We’ll keep this one short, because, well, the goalies were the story of last night. After doing the same against the New Jersey Devils and Edmonton Oilers earlier in the season, it was the Leafs’ third 1-0 victory of the season so far. That  Prior to this season, the Leafs last won a game 1-0…

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WWYDW: What would you look to add before the trade deadline?

WWYDW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ARCTIC SPAS Arctic Spas is a proud partner of the Nation Network. Looking for a way to stay warm during hockey season? Check out a local dealer near you. Another day out here in Leafs Nation, and it’s another quote from Mike Babcock that we’re left wondering what he’s talking…

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Morning after-recap: Serving up justice

Here’s a good recap from last night: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *takes breath* WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO The Leafs haven’t been winning a whole lot recently and even less in regulation. They didn’t win in regulation, even though they probably should have and deserved to after uh, a questionable call. It was a dumb game, and frustrations have been high in recent…

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Auston Matthews only Leaf named to all-star game

For the second time in as many seasons, Auston Matthews was named to the NHL’s all-star game, representing the Atlantic Division. And that was it, from the Toronto contingent. No other Leaf was named, which is a clear-anti Toronto bias, or something. In 34 games, Auston Matthews has put up 19 goals and 14 assists…

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Morning after recap: Sore?

The Leafs came out flying in the first period, and won in the shootout over an expansion team. In October, that would’ve seemed like a disgrace. But for now, a win’s a win, two points are two points, and let’s discuss it. Auston Matthews was playing despite reportedly being “sore” earlier in the day, and…

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WWYDW: Should the Leafs make changes to their lineup?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are ROLLING right now. Sure, it’s only three games. But besides falling behind 2-0 against the Chicago Blackhawks (and then dominating the rest of the game, and winning in overtime)… what more could you want from this team? But ALSO… we haven’t been in an argument about Josh Leivo recently. Also,…