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Pension Plan Puppets Oct 20, 2019
Mike Babcock leaned on Auston Matthews against the Bruins

Mike Babcock leaned on Auston Matthews against the Bruins

Photo by Claus Andersen/ Matthews played more and tougher minutes than any Maple Leafs forward. How did it go? With John Tavares out, the Leafs presented one set of lines at practice and used a slightly different tactic in the first game against the Boston Bruins. The nominal lines: Andreas Johnsson - Auston Matthews - William NylanderIlya Mikheyev - Alexander Kerfoot - Mitchell MarnerTrevor Moore - Jason Spezza - Kasperi KapanenDmytro Timashov - Nick Shore - Frederik Gauthier The plan: Babcock said Leafs settled on lines strategy v Bruins two days agoMatthews-Nylander - Offensive...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 20, 2019
Back to Excited Episode 77: Leafs Usage, Evaluating Kerfoot + Barrie

Back to Excited Episode 77: Leafs Usage, Evaluating Kerfoot + Barrie

Photo by Claus Andersen/ How does the trade look nine games in. Welcome back to another episode of Back to Excited. Today we discuss: [0:37] The Leafs game in Boston and the particular usage the forwards saw. We also discuss the Leafs usage over the course of the entire season, for both offense and defense. [36:50] We go over the first nine games of Alex Kerfoot and Tyson Barrie and discuss how they’ve performed relative to our expectations. As always, you can find us on iTunes and Soundcloud. Thanks for listening!
Sportsnet.ca Oct 19, 2019
Hrudey’s Take: Kerfoot needs to focus on play in defensive zone

Hrudey’s Take: Kerfoot needs to focus on play in defensive zone

Kelley Hrudey talks about Alexander Kerfoot’s recent play and why he needs to work on his play in the defensive end of the ice. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 19, 2019
Game Preview: The Boston Bruins roll into town

Game Preview: The Boston Bruins roll into town

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Can the Leafs stop the bleeding on a Saturday night? Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs: 7:00pm Watch on: Sportsnet/CBC Opponent’s site: Stanley Cup of Chowder After a loss on the road to the Washington Capitals, the Leafs have had two days to reflect and prepare for the incoming Bruins, who are 5-2 on the season. Maple Leaf Lines Forwards Andreas Johnsson - Auston Matthews - William Nylander Ilya Mikheyev - Alexander Kerfoot - Mitchell MarnerTrevor Moore - Jason Spezza - Kasperi KapanenDmytro Timashov - Nick Shore - Frederik GauthierScratched: Nic...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 18, 2019
Alexander Kerfoot gets the nod with John Tavares out

Alexander Kerfoot gets the nod with John Tavares out

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via This is the most logical Plan A for life without Tavares. With John Tavares out for at least two weeks, and Zach Hyman not available yet, the Toronto Maple Leafs have to make a roster that will work right out of the gate against the Boston Bruins. After the Bruins on Saturday, the Leafs face the tight-checking Columbus Blue Jackets, and then, and this hardly seems fair, the Bruins again. Oh, and those two games are back-to-back. After that is San Jose and Montreal, followed by Washington. All of those teams have some very tough top lines. Glances at...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 16, 2019
Game 8 Preview: Maple Leafs vs Capitals

Game 8 Preview: Maple Leafs vs Capitals

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Leafs look to keep the momentum going in Washington. Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals: 7:00pm Watch on: Sportsnet Opponent’s site: Japers’ Rink After successfully taking advantage of a tired Wild team at home last night, tonight is the Leafs’ turn to be the team on the road as they face the Washington Capitals for the first time this season. Maple Leaf Lines Forwards Andreas Johnsson - Auston Matthews - William NylanderKasperi Kapanen - John Tavares - Mitchell MarnerIlya Mikheyev - Alexander Kerfoot - Trevor MooreDmytro Timashov -...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 15, 2019
Tuesday FTB: Dealing with that post-Thanksgiving food hangover

Tuesday FTB: Dealing with that post-Thanksgiving food hangover

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Ranking the traditional Thanksgiving dishes from best to worst, What a nice weekend. The Toronto Maple Leafs won, Leafs fans are still filling their diapers about it because they won due to Nick Shore, Dmytro Timashov, Frederick Gauthier, Alexander Kerfoot, Ilya Mikheyev and Trevor Moore instead of their top 2 lines or something, we had beautiful weather, and we got to consume a gross amount of food. Speaking of Thanksgiving, there’s always a debate about the best parts of the dinner. I am here to put the debates to rest. Notes: I know there are tons...
The Hockey Writers Oct 14, 2019

Turning Pro vs. Playing College Hockey: Which Is Better?

Not every player is in a rush to play professional hockey. Some elite-level talents are able to prioritize other endeavors ahead of getting an NHL career started. Patience can be rewarded. Such was the case for Alexander Kerfoot. He was born into a privileged household (His father bought the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League […] The post Turning Pro vs. Playing College Hockey: Which Is Better? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 13, 2019
Sunday FTB: Leafs win! So stop complaining.

Sunday FTB: Leafs win! So stop complaining.

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ The Leafs bounced back after a tough loss Thursday with a big win against Detroit on Saturday night. It’s Thanksgiving weekend and we are all thankful for the Maple Leafs forward depth. They came up big last night with Alexander Kerfoot, ,Ilya Mikheyev, Nick Shore and Trevor Moore scoring goals along with Jake Muzzin in a 5-2 win over the Red Wings. It was a solid bounce back after the big loss to the Lightning on Thursday. Let’s all watch this one by Mikheyev again. New team, New role … Same Kerfoot – Centre Of Leafs NationAlex Kerfoot has been nothing...
Sportsnet.ca Oct 9, 2019
What’s allowed Kerfoot to gel so well with Moore and Mikheyev

What’s allowed Kerfoot to gel so well with Moore and Mikheyev

Maple Leafs forward Alex Kerfoot joins Hockey Central to discuss how much he’s loving the city of Toronto so far, which teammate has surprised him most, and why his line has gelled so well together. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 7, 2019
Recap: Maple Leafs play like champions; Blues capitalize on mistakes to take the win 3-2

Recap: Maple Leafs play like champions; Blues capitalize on mistakes to take the win 3-2

Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via That was the real Maple Leafs out there, though, and that was good to see. It’s time to play the Cup champs. Will the Blues be tired and still hungover? Or are they ready to try to repeat? Let’s see what happens. First Period Alexander Kerfoot gets the first Ooooh from the crowd when he gets a post when he’s got Jordan Binnington just barely beat. So far this is the good third line, not the bad one from the Columbus game. Mickey sets up Kerfoot in front rather nicely #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/8hfdfHLAaR— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) October 7,...
Toronto Star Oct 6, 2019
The Leafs’ third men in are off to a first-rate start to the season

The Leafs’ third men in are off to a first-rate start to the season

The line of Alexander Kerfoot, Ilya Mikheyev and Trevor Moore has been the Leafs’ most productive after three games, while doing a lot of the little things that winning teams also need.
Sportsnet.ca Oct 5, 2019
Kerfoot scores first with Maple Leafs after Moore steals puck

Kerfoot scores first with Maple Leafs after Moore steals puck

Watch as Alexander Kerfoot scores his first goal with the Toronto Maple Leafs after Trevor Moore steals the puck. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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