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Josh Leivo requests a trade from the Maple Leafs

It was announced tonight on Hockey Night in Canada’s segment Saturday Night Headlines that Josh Leivo has, as the title states, requested a trade. Nick Kypreos broke the news, and while his analysis is usually questionable, when he shares insider information like this it’s usually reliable. Leivo has only played 12 games for the Maple Leafs…

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Ironing Out The Wrinkles of a Shea Weber Trade

No, not the wrinkles of Shea Weber’s face. He’s only 32, give the guy a break. Lately, there have been some rumblings about the possibility of the Maple Leafs acquiring Shea Weber from the Montreal Canadiens. The reality of it is pretty complicated and unlikely to happen (the Leafs don’t have a P.K. Subban to offer…

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Prepping for the Seattle expansion draft

Last night, Cobourg native Chris Johnston confirmed that the expansion draft rules for a new Seattle franchise will be the exact same as they were for the Vegas Golden Knights. Gary Bettman indicates that the NHL’s 32nd team — Seattle — will get the same expansion draft rules as Vegas did. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris)…

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Post-game: Maple Leaf regiment beats Blackhawk Division in sudden death OT

Tonight, two World War I inspired Original Six teams faced off against each other: Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Chicago Blackhawks. The Leafs unveiled a shiny new forward lineup for this game in Chicago. Here’s Mark Masters’ tweet confirming the lines: Leafs lines in warm-up Hyman-Matthews-Nylander Marleau-Kadri-Marner JvR-Bozak-Brown Komarov-Moore-Kapanen Gardiner-Hainsey Dermott-Carrick Borgman-Polak Andersen starts —…

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Morning After Recap: Leafs Stung By Blue Jackets

Last night, the Maple Leafs faced the Columbus Blue Jackets in Toronto, lose 3-2 in overtime. This was a pretty slow game, especially in the 1st period, but 2 goals late in the 2nd for the Leafs, and 2 goals late in the 3rd for the Blue Jackets, made it a competition. This was a very…

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LGD: Leafs take on Canucks at 4pm Pacific Time

Vancouver Canucks (16-19-5) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (24-16-2) — 7 p.m. ET, CBC Tonight (or this afternoon if you’re in Vancouver), the Leafs will take on the Canucks at the Air Canada Center. The Canucks have been on quite the skid lately, with a 2-7-1 record in their last 10 games. The Leafs haven’t fared…

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Morning After Report: Leafs Win a Close Game Against San Jose

Last night, the Maple Leafs took on the San Jose Sharks in Toronto, pulling out a win in a shootout. This was a very close and entertaining game against a good west coast team. Check out last night’s post game for goal gifs and the like!   Goaltending The goaltending in this game was excellent. A gigantic gaffe from Andersen directly causing…

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Postgame: Close Game Against Sharks; Leafs Win in Shootout

The San Jose Sharks were in town tonight, facing the Maple Leafs for the 2nd time this season. The Leafs lost the prior matchup in San Jose, by a score of 3-2. Tonight, the Leafs will be facing a challenge, having only won 3 of their last 10 games. A win here would be a…

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LGD: New Year’s Eve against a New Year Team

The Leafs will take on the Vegas Golden Knights on New Year’s Eve Day, at 3:30 pm ET. An interesting way to end the year. This game will feature one of the six most historic teams in the NHL, against a team who has only been around since September. Lines The lines for Vegas have…

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Morning After Report: Leafs Beaten in Mile High Country

Last night, the Maple Leafs took on the Avalanche in Colorado and suffered an overtime loss. This was the second night of a back-to-back, and a road game. Generally, that’s a recipe for a loss. The Avalanche as a team are lower quality than the Leafs thus far this season, as noted in last night’s post…

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Leafs Postgame: You’ve Got To Be Mac-Kidding Me

The Maple Leafs were in Denver tonight facing the Colorado Avalanche. Post-Matt Duchene, the Avs are looking to bring about positive change and growth with a re-tooling and an insurgence of previously-acquired youth, like Compher, Raantanen, Jost, and Zadorov, and newly-acquired youth, like Girard, Yakupov, and Kerfoot. The lines tonight for the Avs and for…