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Lessons from a Maple Leafs loss

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2016-12-09

When the Maple Leafs return to practice on Friday at the MasterCard Centre, the focus will be preparing for a road game on Saturday night in Boston against the Bruins.Don’t think, however, that a 3-2 loss against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday will be forgotten completely. There were lessons for the Leafs in the game that they will take forward.

Duchene gets 10th goal; Avalanche beat Bruins

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-12-09

BOSTON — Matt Duchene scored his 10th goal and John Mitchell got his first, lifting the Colorado Avalanche over the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Thursday night. The Avalanche won for the 10th time in 11 visits to Boston, where they haven’t lost since 1998. Duchene’s goal 5:30 into the game was the first of three unassisted tallies for Colorado, which shut down Boston in the third period after David Pastrnak scored twice in the second to pull the Bruins within 3-2. Former Bruin Carl Soderberg added a goal for Colorado in the third and Nathan MacKinnon also scored for the Avs. Boston, coming off an overtime loss the night before at Washington, ended a streak of six straight games wit

Leafs’ funk no reason to eye trades, GM says

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2016-12-09

A 2-4-2 funk has sunk the Maple Leafs to last place in the Atlantic Division, but GM focused on building team.

Maple Leafs experiencing necessary growing pains: Lamoriello

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2016-12-09

Funny thing about patience for Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello.

Luke Richardson named Canada head coach for 2016 Spengler Cup

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-12-08

Former NHL defenceman Luke Richardson has been named the head coach of Canada’s National Men’s team for the 2016 Spengler Cup, Hockey Canada announced on Thursday. #NEWS | Luke Richardson has been named head coach of Canada’s National Men’s team for the 2016 #SpenglerCup. MORE: https://t.co/gg6sSx4DhQ pic.twitter.com/cuNsVsgQPd — Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) December 8, 2016 Dave King and Gordie Dwyer will join Richardson behind the bench as assistant coaches for the tournament held this year in Davos, Switzerland. “This coaching staff has experience at many levels of the game, and we are thrilled to have the leadership as we look to recreate the success from las

A Review of ‘100 Years in Blue and White’ & Damien Cox One-on-One

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-12-08

The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most storied and iconic franchises in the entire National Hockey League. They have a century of history that spans all the way back to the early 1900s. When you have an organization as venerable as the Maple Leafs, chances are there have been a multitude of important moments and players to recognize. In the book, 100 Years in Blue and White: A Century of Hockey in Toronto, some of the most incredible moments in Maple Leafs history are documented through the eyes of Toronto Star columnists. Some of the writers who contributed articles are legendary names within the Canadian journalism scene including the likes of Lou Marsh, Red Burnett, Milt Dunnell and

Leafs’ funk no reason to eye trades, GM says

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2016-12-08

A 2-4-2 funk has sunk the Maple Leafs to last place in the Atlantic Division, but GM focused on building team.

Watch Roman Polak fire a slapshot straight off an official's knee

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2016-12-08

Either Roman Polak really needs to work on his slapshot accuracy or he's got a serious vendetta against NHL officials.Polak inflicted some serious agony Wednesday night when the veteran Maple Leafs defenseman fired a slapper straight to the knee of innocent linesman Steve Miller, who was standing just a few feet away. Miller was clearly in serious pain after taking the puck, and was tended to by medical personnel from both teams. He ultimately left the game and didn't return.As of right now, there's no update on Miller's status. Hopefully there's no significant damage. 

How Good Are The Leafs: November Edition

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2016-12-08

Photo Credit: John. E Sokolowski/USA TODAY SPORTSWe're now in the third month of the season, so it's time to get an update on just how good this Leafs team is. I know some people are getting more pessimistic with each passing game as the Leafs dropped a winnable game to arguably the league's worst team and then came up short again last night against a decent Wild team.I understand the frustration and while I don't think (right now at least) that #TheLeafsAreActuallyGood, I do think they are at the very least Actually Average and much better than their current 82 point pace would suggest. Let's take a mini dive into their November and then check in on how good they really are.

LFR10 – Game 25 – Mild

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-12-08

Wednesday’s Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Minnesota Wild game had “frustrating loss” written all over it… annnd it was!

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