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RFAs, the Series: Connor Carrick

Today, the RFA (restricted free agent) series rolls on with a post about the expiring contract of Connor Carrick, and just what the Leafs may be planning to do about it. Possibly you have seen the format already, but today we will take a look at who Connor Carrick is, what his time with the…

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RFAs the series: Miro Aaltonen and Frederik Gauthier

As you may have seen already, this series is dedicated to making predictions for the Leafs’ upcoming restricted free agents (RFAs). Last time we took a look at Andreas Johnsson and the several possibilities there. Today’s post is dedicated to both Miro Aaltonen and Frederik Gauthier, two of the main centers playing for the Toronto…

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RFAs, the Series: Andreas Johnsson

The next featured player in this year’s RFAs series is some new blood within the Leafs players who actually play with the big club: Andreas Johnsson. So far we’ve covered William Nylander two days ago, and Martin Marincin and Justin Holl yesterday. The Player Who is Andreas Johnsson? The Swedish left winger was drafted by the Maple Leafs way…

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RFAs, the Series: Justin Holl and Martin Marincin

Over the last couple days, I’ve gotten partway into my annual series of predicting RFA contracts. Here’s the “kick-off” post to explain the concept, and collect some predictions as well. Feel free to head over there to chime in for your predictions as well, and to get an idea of the format here. To start –…

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RFAs, the Series: William Nylander

This year’s RFAs series is starting out with a big one: William Nylander. The goal of this series is to take a look at what we’ve seen from Nylander so far, what what we expect to see from him in the future, and how that should translate to his contract, which is due to be…

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RFAs, the Series: 2017 Review and Self Grading

As I kicked off yesterday, the first step I want to take in this year’s RFAs series is to look back to last year and see just how I did. The hope is that this helps me to improve on my guessing ability. It also, I hope, shows some accountability for all of you that…

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RFAs, the Series: 2018 Kick-off Post

For the last two years, I have done a review of all of the Leafs’ Restricted Free Agents (RFAs) to see what the Leafs might do with them. This is a fun exercise to test just how well I understand what’s going on with the Leafs, the current environment for signing short- and long-term contracts…

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Kyle Dubas named Maple Leafs General Manager

This morning, Brendan Shanahan finally announced the decision of the Leafs new General Manager. After the contract of Lou Lamiorello expired and was not renewed, the question of who the next team’s GM would be was left unanswered at first. Now, the decision has been made: Brendan Shanahan, President and Alternate Governor of the @MapleLeafs, announced…

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2017-18 Leafs Season in Review: Nikita Zaitsev

For this installment of the Season in Review series, we’ll be taking a look at the somewhat disappointing year that Nikita Zaitsev had. The primary disappointment, especially for Zaitsev himself, is the amount of time missed this season. He first dealt with a foot injury suffered in mid-December, and then in March he was dealing…

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Leafs Postgame: Leafs WIN!!!!

An elimination game, in Toronto, on this Monday night. That was the scene. With the series on the line, the Leafs needed to put everything they had into this game. Could they do it? Let’s track how it went. 1st period The first period seemed to fly by, no goals were scored by either team,…

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LGD: Leafs Entering Elimination Nation

Tonight the whole season hangs in the balance for the Maple Leafs. Game 5 tonight against the Bruins, and a loss means heading to the golf course in this (finally) nice-ish weather. The puck drop is at 8 p.m. Eastern, not 7 p.m. for some reason. The game tonight can’t be understated, but at the…

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Coming back from 2-0: History and Hope

For the Toronto Maple Leafs, losing the first two games of a series is far from an enviable position. To add salt to the wound, they’ve lost two key players for Game 3 in Nazem Kadri (suspension) and Leo Komarov (injury). Leafs fans need some semblance of hope in these trying times, so I opened…