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Auston Matthews seen skating, shooting at Leafs practice facility

Is everything a news story in Toronto? Auston Matthews is back on the ice ahead of #Leafs practice today. Darryl Belfry, Hayley Wickenheiser and therapist Jon Geller out there with him. Some shooting involved in today’s drills. pic.twitter.com/b7zZwUa8DN — Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) November 5, 2018 You’re darn right it is. Auston Matthews, the crown jewel of…

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The top four scorers in the NHL are all Leafs

Well, chief. This is it. NHL scoring leaders:1. Morgan Rielly1. Auston Matthews3. Mitch Marner3. John Tavares — Jonas Siegel (@jonassiegel) October 12, 2018 To be simply put, we’ve never quite seen an offence like this one. What’s possibly the craziest is that we’re still missing two key pieces. Nazem Kadri’s yet to score yet, while…

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Frederik Gauthier replaces Andreas Johnsson in tonight’s lineup

The goat is back. Based on this morning’s lineup at practice, it appears that the always smiling, but constantly frustrating Freddie Gauthier will indeed play a game for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. Looks like Johnsson will be scratched tonight. Kapanen sticking with Matthews. Ozhiganov also back in. Leafs projected lineup: Marleau-Matthews-KapanenHyman-Tavares-MarnerLindholm-Kadri-BrownLeivo-Gauthier-Ennis Rielly-HainseyGardiner-ZaitsevDermott-Ozhiganov Andersen…

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Matthews, Tavares, add to Leafs on Sportsnet’s top 100 players list

Yesterday, Sportsnet continued their top 100 list of players for the upcoming season, and two more players joined the three Leafs named earlier in the Leafs. Three Leafs crack Sportsnet’s Top 100 list (in the 100-50 range) Auston Matthews, #16 A transcendent Calder Trophy–winning season for Matthews gave way to somewhat of a mixed bag in…

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Three Leafs crack Sportsnet’s Top 100 list (in the 100-50 range)

Sportsnet today released the first half of its annual Top 100 NHL player rankings, which might actually not be annual but we can’t be bothered to check. Three Leafs cracked the 100-51 list, with their write ups attached below. (Full/half list available here). Morgan Rielly, #85 He has been a consistent strength on a blue…

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Remembering when John Tavares was introduced to the hockey world

If you watch him in the NHL today, there’s one thing that’s abundantly obvious: John Tavares is an exceptional player. He’s outscored everyone in his draft year by nearly 150 points, scored 30 goals four times, 80 points or more three times, and has consistently risen to the challenge of making everyone who touches the…

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Are you content with the Leafs’ D as it stands heading into the season?

Death, taxes, and getting angry about the Leafs’ defence. So we argued: are we okay with the Leafs’ D heading into next season? First, some short answers: Evan Presement Yes Hayley Hendren I’d much rather have things the way they are than give up something to change it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Megan Kim Yeah it’s fine Jon…

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WWYDW: Name your ECHL team

Yeah, we’re in that point in the offseason. It was announced yesterday that the Leafs’ newest ECHL affiliate would be called the Newfoundland Growlers and feature a big ‘ol dog on their logo. There aren’t enough hockey teams named after dogs, and honestly, dogs are fantastic. All hockey teams should be named after dogs. But the…

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WWYDW: Captain Auston?

Look, Auston Matthews is most likely the next captain of the Leafs. Look around to other recent #1 overall picks in the league: John Tavares, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin and they’re all rocking the “C” on their respective teams. And while Morgan Rielly (and occasionally Nazem Kadri) have been most associated…

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So, who do you want to win the Cup?

The Leafs won’t be winning the Cup this year, as we all know. And while we were banking on a deep playoff run out of the Raptors to get this city fired up, a 0-2 start at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers has made believers anything but. So we might be forced to continue focusing…

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Zaitsev, Andersen, McElhinney, Kapanen likely off to World Championships

It’s always nice for some extra hockey involving Leafs’ players, even if it comes at the end of a tiring season. Today, the intentions of two separate Leafs heading off to the World Championships were announced: Frederik Andersen tells TV2 in Denmark that he wants to play in the IIHF World Hockey Championship. It’s being…