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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…

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Our staff’s second round predictions

Apparently the NHL playoffs don’t stop just because the Leafs are out. Things get underway tonight, and our staff has predictions on how it’ll all go down. #Jon Hayley Hendren That’s Kappy Megan Kim Adam Laskaris Scott Maxwell Thomas Williams Ryan Hobart Tampa Bay/ Boston TB in 4 TB in 5 BOS in 6 TB…

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What’s your biggest gripe with the Leafs this series?

The Leafs are down 3-1. This sucks. We’re complaining about it. We asked our staff: what’s your biggest gripe with the team this series? Scott Maxwell My biggest gripe with this team was their play in the first two games in Boston. They had never played that bad all season, and to suddenly play like…

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The Leafs will play the Boston Bruins in the first round of playoffs

After their defeat at the hands of the Florida Panthers on Sunday night, the Boston Bruins secured second place in the Atlantic Division, and the opportunity to play the beloved Toronto Maple Leafs in first round of the 2017-18 NHL playoffs. In the final game of the NHL regular season, a goaltending duo of James…

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LGD: C’est la finale

Well, they’ll be playing this one for hits and giggles. With Montreal well eliminated from the playoff run and Toronto just trying to avoid injuries, the most tangible result that could come out of this game would be Montreal either jumping up a few percentage points or dropping down, based on Vancouver and Arizona’s results,…

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WWYDW: Playoff lineups

WWYDW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ARCTIC SPAS Arctic Spas is a proud partner of the Nation Network. Looking for a way to stay warm during hockey season? Check out a local dealer near you. Well, we’re almost there. Game 81 of 82 goes into action tomorrow night, while the playoffs get underway a week from…

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More positive news: looks like Dermott should be playing Saturday

After an injury scare this past weekend from a blocked shot, many were frantic and panicking about the golden child of the Leafs’ defence: rookie Travis Dermott. On Monday, we got the first news: nothing broken, but no full prognosis after that. Positive Travis Dermott news! At today’s practice, we got another update. First, Travis…

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The Leafs have tied their franchise points record

Who else but Buffalo to grant the Leafs a couple points? After a fun 5-2 victory on Monday night, the Leafs have now tied their single-season points record at 103. A pair of goals from each of William Nylander and Auston Matthews pushed the Buds towards victory, and well, that’s the way to do it!…

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Monday Mailbag: Get the show on the road edition

We had a few questions come in about Travis Dermott’s injury, but it looks like that’s since been cleared up. However, we did have a suggestion for, well, this. Do we trade gards this season now that we know Dermott can step into top 4 role — Seen (@SeanRed26) April 2, 2018 It goes without…

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Postgame: 1 Hunna (and one)

Even though their body rhythms may have been thrown all out of whack by playing on a Friday night, they were able to push the needle just enough and win a fun back-and-forth against one of the league’s best teams at completely hemorrhaging an outstanding offence.  We’ve got nine goals in this one to get…