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Thoughts on Game 3: Goaltending, Plekanec, and Matthews

Hey, remember when Auston Matthews was a terrible leader, Babcock should be fired, and the Bruins were this unstoppable behemoth and would easily sweep the Leafs. Yeah, me neither. After a very poor showing in Boston, the Leafs went home with a chip on their shoulder, and had a much better performance in the six….

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Monday Mailbag: Apocalypse Edition

It’s the end of the world in Leaf land, and yet, the mailman still has to do his job. Let’s get right to it with this week’s  mailbag. Why would Babcock not insert strength and experience in the lineup last night? Matt Martin instead of Andreas Johnsson? Connor Carrick for Travis McDermott? — Go4it (@GoCSports)…

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Kadri Suspended Three Games For Hit on Wingels

Nazem Kadri has been suspended for three playoff games for his hit on Tommy Wingels. Toronto’s Nazem Kadri suspended three games for boarding Boston’s Tommy Wingels. https://t.co/YKyNt1Kcu0 — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 13, 2018 The NHL’s reasoning behind this suspension was the combination of the fact that the hit was reckless, and Kadri had…

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Thoughts on Game 1: The PK, line matching, and the blueline

In a series where the Leafs are attempting to exorcise their demons against a team that, for the last five years, has dangled the “It was 4-1” memory over their heads, they did a terrible job of trying to get everyone to forget that series, as they started it the exact same way the 2013…

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What do the Leafs need to do to beat Boston?

Let’s not kid ourselves here. The Leafs got completely screwed by the NHL this season. Instead of facing the fifth best team in the conference, the Leafs will instead be facing the second best team in the Boston Bruins. In a league that actually made sense, that wouldn’t happen, but this is the NHL, so…

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Monday Mailbag: Playoff Edition

After a long, grueling, and quite frankly, boring regular season, the playoffs have finally begun. We now know the Leafs will have to take on the Bruins in the first round, so that’s out of the way, and now it’s just a matter of if the Leafs can actually do the thing or not. Anyways,…

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Morning After Report: Can We Just Start the Playoffs Already?

Alright, so that was an insufferable hot mess. But, it was also an understandable, insufferable hot mess. So, let’s just get tomorrow night over with, embarrass the Habs, and get ready for the playoffs, shall we? 1-0 Leafs from Will Ny the Hockey Guy’s 20th Jake Gardiner makes a nice play off the faceoff to…

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Leafs Postgame: The Buds Took a Hall-iday

So yeah, that was a game. A game that you could tell the Leafs were pretty much mailing it in for the playoffs, and the Devils were doing the exact opposite so that they could get in the playoffs. Looks like we’re waiting til Saturday to see Freddy set a new wins record for Leafs…

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THE LEAFS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS, BABY!

Last year, the Ottawa Senators failed to win the big game, after losing in game 7 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals. This year, they did win the big game, as their 3-2 overtime win over the Florida Panthers helped secure the Toronto Maple Leafs a playoff spot. That’s right, the Leafs…

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Morning after recap: Are you surprised we beat the Wings?

The Buds continued their home game winning streak, and tied franchise records for wins and home wins in a season. And they beat the Dead Things, so all in all, a good evening. 1-0 Leafs (@ThatsKappy) Despite the fact that a million holding calls were missed, Bozak decided to not shoot in a prime scoring…

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Postgame: Lucky Number 13

The best part about regular season hockey is the games down the stretch that mean so much to all of the teams fighting for their playoffs lives. So, prepare for this big Saturday matchup between the team that is mathematically eliminated from the playoffs vs. the team that has all but mathematically clinched a playoff…