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Toronto Maple Leafs Defeat Lame Ducks

November 28th, 2011 4 Comments

Heading into Sunday nights tilt against the Anaheim Ducks there was a lot of talk about the return of Joffrey Lupul and Jake Gardiner, the two players Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke received from the Ducks in the Francois Beauchemin deal. While Gardiner never really got a taste with the Ducks organization, Lupul watched as numerous players moved up the Ducks depth chart while injuries and a lack of belief in the former Anaheim first round (seventh overall) pick conspired to put Lupul on the back burner in Anaheim. As the saying goes, “one mans garbage is another mans treasure” and Lupul and Gardiner have been just that for the Maple Leafs, treasure. Heading into Sunday nights action Lupul had 11 goals and 27 points through 23 games, while Gardiner has slowly established himself as a legitimate top-four

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Game Day: Toronto Maple Leafs Vs. Dallas Stars

November 25th, 2011 No Comments

Several members of the Toronto Maple Leafs were in attendance when the Dallas Cowboys gutted out a 20-19 win over the Miami Dolphins in Dallas yesterday. Watching the game, it appeared as if a few of the players were caught taking pictures of the legendary Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and who could blame them, right? The Maple Leafs were in town awaiting Friday nights match with the Dallas Stars, who, not unlike the Leafs, have gotten off to a surprisingly great start to the 2011-12 season. Toronto enters tonight’s tilt with a record of 12-8-2 while the Stars have been equally good at 13-8-0. That said, both teams have struggled of late, with Toronto going 4-5-1 in their past ten, while Dallas owns a 5-5-0 record in their past ten games. These two teams last met November 22nd of 2010, with

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Buffalo Sabres Come Up Small Against The Boston Bruins

November 24th, 2011 No Comments

Buffalo Sabres fans were up in arms after their starting goaltender Ryan Miller collided with Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic a little more than a week ago. The result was Miller being put on the injured list with a concussion. After the incident Sabres fans and players alike were embarrassed by the teams lack of response to what many felt was a despicable act predicated by Lucic. Despite a call for action by the good people of Buffalo, NHL chief disciplinarian Brendan Shannahan rightly deemed the incident unworthy of a suspension, which once again caused Sabres fans to protest loudly. Whether you agreed with Shannahan’s decision or not, one thing was clear, everybody agreed that the Buffalo Sabres’ players did next to nothing in response to the collision, which had Sabres fans shaking their heads, while rival NHL players and fans

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Maple Leafs Hammer Capitals, No New Injuries To Report!

November 20th, 2011 No Comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs stunned the hockey world Saturday night as, with seven regulars out of the lineup, the Blue and White throttled the Washington Capitals by a score of 7-1. The win improved the Buds overall record to 11-7-2 on the season, giving them sole possession of fifth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Oft-injured Tim Connolly scored his second of the season at 01:39 of the first period, giving the Maple Leafs the quick lead many suspected the team would need to compete with the offensively gifted Caps. Washington responded less than a minute later when Brooks Laich registered his third of the year at 02:30 of the first. The Maple Leafs would go ahead for good when rookie forward Matt Frattin notched his first goal of the season at 19:16 of the first. Frattin has been one

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Ice cold Capitals and Maple Leafs Set To Do Battle

November 19th, 2011 2 Comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs will play host to the Washington Capitals Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. Both teams enter tonight’s tilt on a low as the Capitals have gone 3-6-1 in their past ten, while the Maple Leafs have registered a 4-5-1 record in their past ten games. For the Maple Leafs, injuries have been a big part of their woes as starting goaltender James Reimer has been out for upwards of a month, while Colby Armstrong—a defensive specialist and physical force along the boards, has also been missed. Off-season acquisition Tim Connolly has played in just seven of the Blue and Whites first 19 contests, registering one goal and three assists for a total of four points. Connolly was brought in to firm up the Maple Leafs first line, but with so little game action, he has

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Toronto Maple Leafs Look Like A MASH Unit

November 18th, 2011 No Comments

Heading into Thursday night’s tilt against the Nashville Predators the Toronto Maple Leafs were already dealing with an assortment of injuries to goaltender James Reimer and forwards Colby Armstrong, Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur. Given the injuries to those four players and the importance of the roles each of those players has with the team, nobody was surprised when the Buds took it on the chin by a final score of 4-1 Thursday night. Going forward, it would appear as if the Maple Leafs will be hard-pressed to rack up the Wins as news has now surfaced that defenseman Mike Komisarek and forward Matthew Lombardi will be out for up to three weeks after succumbing to injuries against the Preds. Both Komisarek and Lombardi left Thursday’s game with what are being called “upper-body injuries.” Nothing is written in stone, but

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