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LGD: Back to Back

The Leafs had a moment of sweet, sweet victory on Saturday evening, taking home a 4-3 overtime win over Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens when Noted Canadiens Call Refuser John Tavares netted the final tally of the night in extra minutes. It was a nice call-back to Tavares’ first game as a Leaf, where…

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LGD: The Price is Right

The Toronto Maple Leafs have finally started to turn things around, squeezing out a few wins after struggling through the meaty part of January. They still sit just one point ahead of the next-highest team in the Atlantic Division, though, and that makes their Saturday evening game an especially-crucial four-point matchup – because the game…

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LGD: Bernier v. Sparks no more

The last time the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs squared off this year, the teams opted to deploy the Tandem of PTSD and Sadness in Garret Sparks and Jonathan Bernier, letting the team’s most controversial duo from the 2015-16 season face off in their respective redemptive roles. It was supposed to be…

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Report: Elliotte Friedman suggests Leafs and Matthews aiming for 5-6 year deal

When the Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves constantly making headlines for a to-the-wire contract negotiation with forward William Nylander this fall, it seemed inevitable that they would do just about anything to avoid a similar situation with 2016 first overall pick Auston Matthews. The team all but confirmed that on Tuesday, with general manager Kyle…

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Dubas hoping for Matthews extension in the near future

The Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves dominating headlines through the first few months of the 2018-19 season, garnering as much attention for their play as for their contract stand-off with forward William Nylander. The deal was finalized just minutes before the deadline on December 1st, but the damage caused by the entire ordeal has sent…

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LGD: Matthews’ team vs Matthews’ team

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a mediocre month, dropping to a 4-6-0 record in their last 10 games while their fellow Atlantic Division standings-toppers have each been on a bit of a tear. The Leafs will get what seems like an easy chance to get things going again with their Sunday night game, where…

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LGD: Flu-bug Freddie

The Toronto Maple Leafs as a team have been limping along in net for the last handful of weeks, first losing Freddie Andersen to a groin injury and then following that up with a concussion for backup Garret Sparks. The team has been surviving with Michael Hutchinson in net, who has been up and down…

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Kasimir Kaskisuo gets sent down as Leafs goaltending remains in turmoil

It’s not a season without the requisite January league-wide goaltending disaster circus, with teams scrambling to ice healthy tandems in net during the tough doldrums of the mid-season. The Leafs managed to avoid that with moderate success during their 2017-18 season, when they had two debatably NHL-caliber goaltenders being iced as an AHL tandem for…

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LGD: The Michael Hutchinson Show

The Toronto Maple Leafs have one of the NHL’s best goaltenders in Frederik Andersen, a competent backup in Garret Sparks, and a sky-high record at the moment. So naturally, January – largely considered to be the do-or-die month of the season for teams as they head towards the trade deadline and start to solidify their…

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LGD: The return of the Bernier v. Sparks debate

In 2015, the Toronto Maple Leafs had bottomed out about as much as they were going to in today’s NHL. It took their starting goaltender until December 19th to record his first season win. They set a franchise record for number of single-season losses with a whopping fifty-three. And while the misery paid off in…