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Adding to the Superteam

Yesterday it was announced that four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was signing a one-year, $5 million deal to join the Golden State Warriors. The addition of Cousins gives Golden State, the reigning NBA Champs, a five-man All-Star starting squad with Cousins, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green. Now, you might be wondering,…

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Our staff’s Conference Finals picks

This is honestly a pretty nice Conference Final, all things considered. I mean, Boston didn’t get past Tampa Bay, which is great. Washington finally got past Pittsburgh, which is great, though I can always enjoy Phil! winning a Stanley Cup. Vegas is a hell of a team to watch and Winnipeg being this far in…

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Mailbag: Peace out, Boston

Good afternoon. The Boston Bruins have been eliminated from the playoffs. Does that make you feel better? Worse? Think any free agent D-men like Jack Johnson, Sustr, de Haan, Hickey would be targets at the right price? — Ryan Golubski (@freddy2toes) May 7, 2018 In a way too simplistic analysis, no x4. It’s no surprise…

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Monday Mailbag: Anything but Lou out edition

Lou Lamoriello’s out as Leafs GM! No one asked about it though, probably because we sent out our call for questions before that news broke. So here’s some rambling on some other stuff that really doesn’t matter too much. Which Marlies player besides Derm and Johnny do we see in the nhl for an extended…

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Tonight is not a time for moral victories

Even if you predicted the Leafs would win the series, even if you predicted the Leafs and Bruins would be playing seven, there’s probably not a likelihood that you predicted it to go down like this.  There’s the obvious eerie parallels with the Leafs-Bruins series from 2013. After falling behind 3-1, the Leafs won consecutive…

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LGD: Let’s force a seventh

A year ago today, the Toronto Maple Leafs had the chance to force a Game 7 against the Washington Capitals. Despite one highlight-reel goal from Auston Matthews, the Leafs were unable to force that seventh winner-take-all game. Today, they get a second chance in their second consecutive do-or-die matchup. Leafs lines (Via DailyFaceoff.com) LW C…

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Ugly victory as the Leafs force a Game 6

Saturday night. A big road game in the playoffs, where if they lose their season is over. How did the Leafs play? Let’s start by looking at this: Shots on goal by Toronto 6 10 5 – 21 Boston 15 10 20 – 45 Kind of ugly right? How about this? First Period Penalties – Bozak…

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Auston Matthews has top-selling jersey on NHL.com this season

Take the wins where you can get them. If they’re not on the ice, they might as well be in the stores. The NHL announced today that our very own #34 has topped the NHL’s best selling jersey list for the 2017-18 season, or at least those purchased through Shop.NHL.com, NHLShop.ca and Fanatics.com. Here’s the…

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LGD: Don’t get mad, get even

Well, we’re finally here. Game Four of the Leafs’ first round series against the Boston Bruins goes tonight, with the mission alarmingly simple: go out and get the W. With the Leafs having dropped the first two games of the series before storming back for a 4-2 victory in Game 3, their clearest path to…

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There’s now a Polish rap song about Auston Matthews (VIDEO)

The content you didn’t know you needed, but you’ll welcome anyway. We all remember the song “Auston Matthews” by SVDVM, but now it looks like Auston’s musical influence has gone international. Earlier this week, the Polish rapper SEPT. dropped a track called… “Auston Matthews”. If you don’t speak Polish, have no fear! SEPT. was nice enough…

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8 p.m. start time announced for Saturday night’s Game 5

Well, this will definitely boil some blood! The start time of Game 5 of the First Round Series between the @MapleLeafs & Boston Bruins has been set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 21, in Boston. #TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) April 18, 2018 As it was last Saturday, the Leafs and Bruins face…