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Morning-after recap: Bring Back the Fun Leafs

That game was, to put it kindly, A SNOOZER. The Leafs were outshot, out-attempted, and somehow still managed to go into the final minute of the game with the lead. Unfortunately, that didn’t last. But hang on, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s begin with the first (and only Leafs) goal of the game. 1-0…

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Leafs Postgame: Over and Dunn With

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! And they’re back to driving us up the wall, which is how you know we’re really back. Corsis (via corsica.hockey) The Blues are like, a good hockey team this year. They were good tonight. The Leafs were out-Corsi’d for much of this game, including the back half of the…

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Leafs Recall Dermott, Gauthier

As expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled defenseman Travis Dermott and forward Frederik Gauthier to the big boys’ club. Dermott and Gauthier had been returned to the Marlies during the Leafs’ NHL-mandated bye week, but they’re back, present at practice, and ready to go. .@SportChek Player Alert: @MapleLeafs recall Travis Dermott and Frederik Gauthier…

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Morning-after-recap: This game was okay but not great

We’ve thought about this loss, we’ve gotten to sleep on it, and you know what? It wasn’t the worst. The Leafs have won games that felt worse than this one, so we’ll just go ahead and ignore that they’ve lost four of their last five! Here’s all of the scoring from last night, just in…

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Leafs Postgame: Mitch Has His Groove Back

No matter what happened today, it wouldn’t have been as beautiful as yesterday, so we were just set up for disappointment from the start. Like, I’m a glass-half-full person, but facts are facts. And as it happened, it was a pretty unremarkable game overall. Both Leafs goals were very nice, but there were only two…

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LGD: The Magic School Lum-bus

Remember how, around 36 hours ago, Leafs Nation was in disarray at having lost three straight games? Well, we’re over that now, because yesterday’s game was a cure-all. Seriously, my skin has cleared, my crops are flourishing, William Nylander scored a goal, all is well in Leafs Land. Welcome to the next century, heck yeah. Meanwhile,…

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Morning After Recap: Lucky Bounces Lead Leafs to Win

Good morning, Toronto! In just a few days, you’ve snatched the Grey Cup out from under Calgary’s noses, then turned around and handed a loss to the Flames. Not bad, not bad. Here’s how last night’s win went down. 1-0 Leafs (Roman Polak pinball goal) Look… When I say pinball, I mean pinball. The puck…

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Leafs Postgame: Roman Polak — Elite?

Happy Western Canada swing! This is evidently the Leafs’ first run-in with the Flames this year, and it goes pretty well, all things considered. The Leafs start off the road trip with a solid 4-1 win, which is not a bad way to open any road trip. Corsis (via corsica.hockey) 1st Period The game gets…

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Evaluating the Leafs’ performance over their four-game win streak

Coming into the season, expectations for the Leafs were (understandably) high. A playoff appearance — and one in which they acquitted themselves well — left fans optimistic and hungry for more. And then the Leafs started the season 7-2-0 and you could practically see the parade route getting planned. Then, as one might have expected,…

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LGD: Let’s Look Better Than Last Time

It’s gameday! Okay, okay. Let’s address the elephant in the room. I know it’s been addressed several times already on this site, but, uh. The Leafs are playing the still-undefeated-in-regulation Los Angeles Kings, and they’re doing it with Roman Polak in the lineup. And, uh, the last time they played the Kings at the ACC,…

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Morning After: still sucks

In case you’ve forgotten, we’re doing morning-after goal-by-goal recaps here at The Leafs Nation dot com this season. Last night saw the Leafs’ first loss of the season, which stinks. If you wanted to relive all the goals though, knock yourselves out. 1-0 Leafs James van Riemsdyk, he of the perpetual “trade him or keep…

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Leafs Postgame: Cory’s Glory

Now normally, the New Jersey Devils aren’t exactly my favorite team to watch. This is nothing against the team, and everything against the systems they deploy (from a fan perspective… KILL THE TRAP WITH FIRE.) However, it’s a brave new world, and these Devils are different. These Devils are fast, they’re skilled, and they’re really aggressive…