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Which Maple Leaf will Babcock overuse this season?

Mike Babcock is known for being a stubborn coach. We as fans of the Leafs have been infuriated in the past when he has given ice time to guys like Roman Polak or Leo Komarov over younger roster players. This season will likely be better for that since there is less dead-wood in the team,…

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LGD: Redemption

Well, the opening two games of the playoffs have not quite went to plan so far have they? The Buds got out-thought, out-battled and more importantly out-scored against Boston. The series is now in danger of ending in a sweep unless Toronto can sort out their play at home over the next two games. So…

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LGD: Canada’s finest

Tonight the Leafs welcome Winnipeg to Air Canada Center as both sides prepare for the playoffs. Toronto won last night against the Islanders 5-4 in an exciting game and the Jets picked up an L against Chicago on Thursday. The Leafs passed the 100 point mark with their win last night and they will be…

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LGD: Playoff rest

The Leafs are going to the Stanley Cup playoffs! Which means we have five games to play that mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. Tonight’s game at the ACC features the New York Islanders and quite possibly the last time John Tavares comes to Toronto with his current team. The Islanders currently sit…

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LGD: Sabe our Souls

Game three of our season series with the Buffalo Sabres as we welcome them to the right side of Niagara Falls. The Buds won last time out against Detroit in rather unconvincing fashion as the team threw away a lead and nearly fell to a defeat. The performance was not great but the two points…

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LGD: I want Buffalo Wings

Toronto travel to KeyBank center tonight to face off against the lowly Sabres. The two side met just last week as the Buds lost 5-3. Last night Toronto defeated Dallas 6-5 in a thrilling encounter. JVR took all the headlines as he netted a hat-trick but it was Tyler Bozak and Mitch Marner who scored…

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Andreas Johnsson is a ready-made JVR replacement

The Toronto Marlies are currently sat at the top of the AHL North Division and look like a sure fire bet to go on a deep Calder Cup run this year. The Marlies are stacked in every department. But the one player catching everyone’s eye is 2013 7th round pick Andreas Johnsson. The Swede had…

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Leafs weekly review: Triple Edition

Leafs week review X3 Such was the busyness of my schedule and the Buds schedule I have not got around to writing my weekly review for three weeks! Oooops. But here we are again with a bumper edition. I have fortunately been gifted some time off from my studies because of a snowpocalypse in England…

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Which Atlantic teams are worth worrying about next season?

This season, the Atlantic Division has been split into the have and have nots. Tampa, Boston and Toronto are three of the best sides in the NHL and have all sat comfortably in a playoff spot pretty much since puck drop in October. Florida and Detroit are in this murky middle ground of being average…

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It’s time to complain about the NHL playoff format

It is time for the NHL to change the playoff format into something that makes sense. This silly division and wildcard format makes virtually no sense and is just going to hurt the league in the long term and turn fans off the product. If the season ended today, the Eastern Conference playoffs would look…

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Should the Leafs target John Carlson this summer?

This summer all the free agency talk should be about John Tavares, provided he does not sign a new deal in Brooklyn. But the player I am more excited about is Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson. The Caps are in a salary cap nightmare. They have spent $62 million on 14 players next season –…