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WWYDW: Let’s get Erik Karlsson to Toronto

On the heels of a pretty serious scandal, the Senators traded Mike Hoffman to the Sharks yesterday. A few moments later, he was on the move again to the Panthers, and what came out in the wash is that Pierre Dorion was essentially ordered to send him out of the division. Obviously Florida found an…

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The Ryan Merkley conundrum

When the Leafs were terrible, I’d usually spend most of the second half of the season looking at draft content, seeing who might go in the top ten, who could be a steal later, and so on. Since they got good, admittedly my interest in the draft has been pushed back to a quick catch-up…

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A brief history of trading late first-rounders at the draft

If things stay the way they are currently, the Leafs are set to step to the podium and pick 25th overall next Friday. But they probably won’t. If recent Leafs’ history is teaching us anything, that draft pick is very likely going to be moved out for a couple later ones, and a deal like…

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The Leafs might do a whole lot of nothing this summer

There’s a lot of expectation and excitement around the Leafs going into this summer, and understandably so. Cap space? They have it. A new-looking front office that seems it’ll be ahead of most of the league gives us all hope that some of the wheel-spinning moves and slight missteps over the last couple years are…

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This is the most confident in the Leafs I’ve ever been

I’m going to start this off by giving you a quick rundown of how writing about the Leafs in this space has gone over the last number of years. Initially when I got into turning my obsession with this team into a little hobby, I think we were starting out in the Burke years, and…

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Dubas has to be allowed to do his own thing

The Leafs have turned the corner more than any franchise in the NHL over the last three seasons, but with the recent announcement of Kyle Dubas going to the general manager’s chair, it still seems like there’s another slightly-less sharp one to get around. For a team where even modest success is entirely new, everything…

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Time For the Leafs to Pick a Path and Go Down It

When it comes to the Leafs’ general manager situation, count me as someone who isn’t firmly in the camp of either Kyle Dubas or Mark Hunter. I mean, from the impression I get of each of them, I’ll always lean toward Dubas based on simply more exposure to what he’s all about, but there’s zero…

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What Babcock will probably do versus Boston’s best line

It’s approaching game one, and everyone is starting to talk about what the Leafs need to do to beat the Bruins. The common theme is shutting down the Bergeron trio, but that’s much easier said than done considering that might be the strongest line in all of hockey. That said, when Toronto goes up against…

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But seriously, why not the Leafs?

If you’re a fan of the Leafs, in the next few days or weeks (many of them hopefully) there’ll be no way to avoid hearing a bunch of reasons why a team that hasn’t been to the Finals in 51 years isn’t capable of winning it all this year. (I guess when I put it…

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How much would you trade for Erik Karlsson?

Let’s cut right to it: The Sens are garbage and got cooked again last night by the Blues, so their season is about as close to done as it could be on January 19th. Did I mention they’re 16 points behind the Leafs, a team that itself seems like it’s been on a 2-month slide?…

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The Leafs aren’t just mediocre, they’re boring

The Leafs haven’t won a game in regulation since December 28th, which is also the last time they scored more than three goals in a game. Perhaps surprisingly, this hasn’t bitten them like you’d think it would, and they still sit well ahead of the next team in the Atlantic standings (Detroit as of now),…