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The Atlantic Division is a shitshow

The Maple Leafs’ division is very good. Said division is also horribly, horribly bad. It’s very confusing. Ripe with Stanley Cup contenders at the top, but stuffed with egregiously terrible squads at the bottom, there may be no whackier division in all of sports right now than the NHL’s Atlantic. Shit’s been getting extra weird…

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Freddie Hasn’t Been Freddie

If there was one thing made abundantly clear over the past two seasons, it’s this: as Freddie Andersen goes, so do the Maple Leafs. Through the first four games of Toronto’s opening-round series against the Bruins, he has not gone well, and neither have things for the Leafs who find themselves mired in a 3-1…

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Maple Leafs potential playoff path is an unenviable one

Ahhhhhhhh, it’s parade-planning season in Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs finished 2017-18 with a franchise-best 49 wins and 105 points en route to a second straight playoff appearance, and the club was rewarded with a murderous draw and an unenviable potential path to the Stanley Cup Final. Yeah, let’s maybe hold off on that parade…

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Potential first-round rendezvous: Breaking down the Bruins

The National Hockey League’s playoff format is a cruel, snarling beast. Rather than the Maple Leafs being rewarded for their best-ever regular season with a chill, cake-walky first-round opponent when the playoffs get going next week, the team will find itself staring down either the Boston Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning in their opening series…

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Potential first-round rendezvous: Sizing up the Lightning’s storm

The National Hockey League’s playoff format is a cruel, snarling beast. Rather than the Maple Leafs being rewarded for their best-ever regular season with a chill, cake-walky first-round opponent when the playoffs get going next week, the team will find itself staring down either the Boston Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning in their opening series…