The Toronto Maple Leafs Can Change Their Playoff Narrative

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Fans of the Toronto Maple Leags have to be feeling a little deja vu at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday night. The Leafs were hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning n an all-important Game 5. It was not yet the midpoint of the first period and the home team was trailing 2-0. Much-maligned winger William Nylander had […] READ MORE



Stanley Cup Playoffs Need Excitement After Long, Uneventful Regular Season

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The longest regular season in National Hockey League history has thankfully ended. Training camps and preseason games started as usual in September. Yet, the pandemic would hover over Gary Bettman’s league like a dark cloud. A pause or cancellation of games seemed inevitable. Sure enough, numerous games had to be postponed and rescheduled starting in […] READ MORE



Toronto Maple Leafs Face More First Round Pressure

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One loss doesn’t seem like much. Throughout an 82-game regular-season schedule, all teams are going to have the occasional dud. But it can set off the alarm bells when it’s a blowout against the 2 times defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and your potential first-round playoff opponent. Add this to the fact that […] READ MORE


Mark Giordano Proving There Is “No Place Like Home”

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The clock was ticking. As the National Hockey League trade deadline neared the finish line it appeared that general manager Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs were perhaps content to do little to improve their roster. While Atlantic division rivals the Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, and Tampa Bay Lightning added established players like Marc-Andre […] READ MORE


Sheldon Keefe Making the Right Decisions Down the Stretch

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The debate began as soon as the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched their spot in the playoffs last week. What decisions should head coach Sheldon Keefe about his lineup approaching the start of the playoffs? Keefe had much to consider as soon as his team punched its ticket for the right to compete for Lord Stanley’s […] READ MORE


Plenty of NHL Storylines To Follow Despite Lack of Playoff Races

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During the stretch run of most National Hockey League seasons, the lack of playoff races would be a cause for concern for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. When the calendar turns to April, many distractions take viewers away from following NHL games. For an avid sports fan, there is a smorgasbord of options to get their […] READ MORE