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Editor In Leaf Dec 7, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs: Atlantic Division Power Rankings November

Welcome to a new series here on Editor in Leaf. For the rest of the season, myself and my colleague Wilbert Timmermans will be working together on a monthly segment where we rank the teams in the Atlantic Division. I wrote about the top four teams and posed a question that Wilbert answered, and vice […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Atlantic Division Power Rankings November - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sportsnet.ca Dec 7, 2019
Quick Shifts: Keefe looking into a troubling Maple Leafs trend

Quick Shifts: Keefe looking into a troubling Maple Leafs trend

Why the Toronto Maple Leafs are the worst at drawing penalties, Cale Makar making a case for three (?!) major trophies, the Rangers should look to Toronto for trade relief, plus nine more NHL things. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
On the Forecheck Dec 7, 2019
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Marquee Return

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Marquee Return

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Yeah, you know it. Nashville Predators News & Notes Laviolette says he's never challenged a player to 'go out there and fight' | Sportsnet.caPersonally—not as an editorial comment; right now as a site I don’t know that we have much to say—I really hope he's telling the truth on both of these (what Daniel Carcillo said about pressuring players to fight, and the Ville Leino incident). It's not exactly a secret that I've had some opinions about the Preds' coaching, but it's not a coaching situation I want resolved with Laviolette having done...
Pension Plan Puppets Dec 7, 2019
Can the Leafs win the line brawl for playoff spots in the Atlantic?

Can the Leafs win the line brawl for playoff spots in the Atlantic?

Photo by Tim Larson/Icon Sportswire via The Bruins can’t hold down all three spots, so two teams will win out in the end. The Atlantic Division belongs to the Boston Bruins, and even if when they regress in shooting, they will still own the division. They’ve got too many points in the bank already to blow this, and they’re only a little meh at five-on-five. Oh, and they have two goalies at the top of the goalie charts, so they’d need a plague to fall out of a playoff spot. Their biggest problem now is making sure they don’t get bored. Photo by Kirk Irwin/ ...
Eyes On The Prize Dec 7, 2019
Syracuse thumps Laval in a feisty Friday night showdown

Syracuse thumps Laval in a feisty Friday night showdown

Club de Hockey Canadien Tempers flared as the Crunch rolled over the Rocket in Keith Kinkaid’s Laval debut. After a big win over the Cleveland Monsters on Wednesday night, the Rocket rolled into snowy Central New York for a match with the Syracuse Crunch. A strong showing by Charlie Lindgren earned the Rocket a win over the Crunch in their previous meeting this year; a game they played minus several of their veterans. The Rocket were as close to full strength as they could be with injuries at the NHL level, as just Alex Belzile was missing. Starting in net was Keith Kinkaid, his first...
Silver Seven Dec 7, 2019
Where Will Andy Finish the Season?

Where Will Andy Finish the Season?

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via It’s Weekly Question time! Craig Anderson is unquestionably the greatest goaltender in Ottawa Senators history. The franchise’s all-time leader in games played, wins, and soon-to-be shutouts, he has been the undisputed starter since he arrived in 2011. For almost nine years, Andy has been a consummate pro, and the backbone of the Ottawa Senators. Even when his wife, Nicholle, was diagnosed with throat cancer in late 2016, Anderson returned to the team to lead them to the Eastern Conference Final. His performance during that season was nothing short of...
Editor In Leaf Dec 7, 2019

Analyzing the Toronto Maple Leafs Crucial Road Trip Ahead

The Toronto Maple Leafs have some serious work to do Despite finishing with back-to-back losses, the Toronto Maple Leafs played about 55 minutes of good hockey in both contests against the Philadelphia Flyers and Colorado Avalanche. While there are lots of positives to take away from each game, the time for moral victories has run […] Analyzing the Toronto Maple Leafs Crucial Road Trip Ahead - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Detroit Free Press Dec 7, 2019
Darren McCarty: Mike Babcock cost Detroit Red Wings the Stanley Cup in 2009

Darren McCarty: Mike Babcock cost Detroit Red Wings the Stanley Cup in 2009

Former Detroit Red Wings player Darren McCarty says Mike Babcock's coaching tenure in Detroit was marked by disrespect that was personal and crossed the line.        
PensBurgh Dec 7, 2019
Game 30 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings; 12/7/2019: lines, how to watch

Game 30 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings; 12/7/2019: lines, how to watch

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via There’s no nice way to say it: the Red Wings are the worst team in the NHL Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (16-9-4, 36 points, 4th place Metropolitan Division) @ Detroit Red Wings (7-20-3, 17 points, last in division, conference, league) When: 7:00 p.m. eastern How to Watch: AT&T Sportsnet in Pittsburgh viewing area, Fox Sports Detroit Opponent Track: The Red Wings just had a four day break. They needed it, having lost their last 10 games overall (the last eight coming in regulation). Detroit’s last win was all the way back on November 12th. In...
Pension Plan Puppets Dec 7, 2019
Saturday’s FTB: At least it’s the weekend

Saturday’s FTB: At least it’s the weekend

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports What’s there to be afraid of with the reigning champs anyways. I hope everyone enjoyed their two days off from Leafs hockey, because we’re back at it tonight baby, and who knows what that means any more! There’s been some roster shuffles and some intriguing lineups being tested at practice, so stay tuned for more info on what we can expect tonight in the game preview. Auston Matthews, Frederik Andersen, and Cody Ceci also went to the Raptors game on Thursday night, so hopefully they managed to take a thing or two away from watching a championship...
Eyes On The Prize Dec 7, 2019
Recap: A late push earns Habs a win

Recap: A late push earns Habs a win

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ They could have settled for one point, but the Canadiens willed themselves to two. With several players forced into higher roles than they’re used to, the Montreal Canadiens went into Friday night game on the latter half of a back-to-back, and a fifth game in seven days. The players were surely taxed from both of those situations, but they couldn’t afford to let another result slip away. It was important to avoid the defensive lapses that had plagued them all through their eight-game losing streak, and that had crept into the start of the game the previous...
New York Daily News Dec 7, 2019

The tax man: Heastie thinks higher levies are the only way to close a deficit

If Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie meant to embody the worst stereotypes about Democratic politicians’ tax-and-spend tendencies, he succeeded this week when he suggested raising taxes to close New York’s troubling, sudden $6 billion state budget deficit. “For us in the Assembly, we would always rather...
Eyes On The Prize Dec 7, 2019
Links: The Canadiens need to strengthen their blue line

Links: The Canadiens need to strengthen their blue line

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via In today’s links, Canadiens need to add a number one defenseman, how much longer Marc Bergevin has with the team and Connor Hellebuyck’s Vezina odds. Montreal Canadiens news and notes The Montreal Canadiens’ most pressing concern is shoring up their blue line. [Montreal Gazette] Mattias Norlinder is following in the footsteps of some pretty significant NHL stars. [La Presse] Nate Thompson will never forget playing at Madison Square Garden. [NHL] How much longer does Marc Bergevin have with the Canadiens? [TSN 690] Carey Price and Shea Weber are...
Sportsnet.ca Dec 7, 2019
Oilers win over Kings shows team can win with defence too

Oilers win over Kings shows team can win with defence too

It’s no secret that the Edmonton Oilers have been beating other teams with some high-flying offence. But their grinding win over the L.A. Kings showed they can win defensive battles too. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
The Hockey Writers Dec 7, 2019
Vrana’s Goal Gives Capitals 3-2 Victory over Ducks

Vrana’s Goal Gives Capitals 3-2 Victory over Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal less than two minutes into the third period and the Washington Capitals beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in a physical battle Friday night. Travis Boyd and Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for Washington. Br... The post Vrana’s Goal Gives Capitals 3-2 Victory over Ducks appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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