The bandwagon-hopper’s guide to the (real) playoffs

Source: Down Goes Brown
Date: 2020-08-11

Welcome to the playoffs. Well, the real playoffs. Was that last round the real playoffs too? I think it might have been, but nobody’s quite sure. This has all been very confusing. One thing we do know: Half the league has been eliminated, which means there are a lot of fans out there who might be looking for a bandwagon. That’s always a bit controversial, but we’re not here to judge anyone. You waited five months for the playoffs, if you need a team to invest some emotion in then you do w

Puck Soup: The way the ball bounces

Source: Down Goes Brown
Date: 2020-08-11

In this week's episode of the Puck Soup podcast:- We react to the draft lottery, which was rigged- Thoughts on the Leafs losing when it matters, again- Greg and Ryan make their picks for the next round- And probably lots more, but I left early because I'm on vacation this week >> Stream it now: >> Or, listen on The Athletic or subscribe on iTunes. >> Get weekly mailbags and special bonus episodes by supporting Puck Soup on Patreon for $5.

3 Moves the Toronto Maple Leafs Need to Make in the Off-Season

Source: Editor in Leaf
Date: 2020-08-11

After yet another series clinching game for the Toronto Maple Leafs that ended in heartbreak we ask ourselves what is next with this team heading into the off-season? The Toronto Maple Leafs lost yet another series but this time to the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hats off to Columbus they played a great […] 3 Moves the Toronto Maple Leafs Need to Make in the Off-Season - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NHL Rumors: Do The Toronto Maple Leafs Break Up Their Top Four Or Do They Wait Another Year

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-08-11

NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on Sportsnet: “I do believe in a perfect world Kyle Dubas would give his big 4 one more year…this has been a bit of a strange finish, I think that’s what he would like to do. However, after this and the team as a whole having 3 5v5 goals the entire series. There’s going to have to be a long conversation whether that still is the plan.” Chris Johnston of Sportsnet: The Toronto Maple Leafs are top-heavy upfront and after another quick knockout out it might

Separating emotion from reality in another lost season for the Leafs

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2020-08-11

Well, here we are again. Lamenting another disappointing finish to a Leafs season in which they failed to live up to the lofty expectations bestowed upon them. The repeated failures are enough to wear on anybody that cares about this franchise, whether it be the die hard fan base or the people within the organization. Hockey is an emotional game for all parties involved and it’s only natural to have emotional reactions to what happens on the ice in any given moment. All the reasons we

Top 3 Most Disappointing Toronto Maple Leafs During the Playoffs

Source: Editor in Leaf
Date: 2020-08-11

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost another opening series and have yet win a playoff round since 2004. The Toronto Maple Leafs may be legal drinking age by the time they actually win a playoff series. It’s been 16 years since anyone has seen the Leafs advance past round one. Every single year, especially for the […] Top 3 Most Disappointing Toronto Maple Leafs During the Playoffs - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tuesday’s FTB: Goodbye, Leafs

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2020-08-11

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports We have our summer back. Well that’s it for the Toronto Maple Leafs. They lost their qualifying series, they lost the draft lottery, they lost their first round draft pick. The Leafs are have no more scheduled events until the October where the 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled to take place on October 9th and 10th. They could do plenty of things in the meantime however. They could trade a player, they could fire a coach, they could fire a GM. They have a hole

NHL Rumors: Big changes for Maple Leafs, Rangers offseason, Panthers eyeing Chiarelli

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2020-08-11

NHL Rumors for August 10, 2020 are centered around the expected fallout from another disastrous postseason for Toronto. Also in the rumor mill, Jesper Fast should be hitting the UFA market as the Rangers just don’t have room for him.

Back to Excited Episode 115: Leafs vs Blue Jackets Postmortem

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2020-08-11

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports 90 minutes of ennui Welcome to another episode of Back to Excited. Today, we go 90 minutes deep on the Leafs series against Columbus and break it all down, discussing what went wrong, the Leafs overall level of play, and the questions it raises going forward. As always, you can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Thanks to everyone who listened over the last season. It’s a lot of fun to do these and we’re really lucky to be able to do

Dave Feschuk: The Leafs might make the smart play and fix their defence. But first they have to admit the process failed

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2020-08-11

What Will Dubas Do? If the Leafs GM is as flexible and as forward-thinking as his supporters will tell you he is, you have to believe he’ll see that there’s plenty more wrong with his team than a case of rotten puck luck, Dave Feschuk writes.

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