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Pension Plan Puppets May 16, 2018
2018 IIHF World Championships: quarterfinal preview

2018 IIHF World Championships: quarterfinal preview

The dates and teams are set for Thursday’s quarterfinal action. Tuesday was the final day of the preliminary round at this year’s World Championships. The day had some heartbreak and some big successes. But now that’s over, there are eight teams left and they will play single-elimination games until only one is left to take the gold medal. Denmark lost a heartbreaker to Latvia 1-0 on Tuesday, so their run is over. Frederik Andersen was stellar, but his team couldn’t score on Elvis Merzlikins, who was also excellent. Latvia earned the fourth spot in Group B. The reward for winning...
Pension Plan Puppets May 14, 2018
2018 IIFH Worlds: The final days of the preliminary round will decide many fates

2018 IIFH Worlds: The final days of the preliminary round will decide many fates

Can Denmark make the quarterfinals? If Frederik Andersen and the hometown crowd have anything to say about it, they will. The preliminary round at the 2018 IIHF World Championships are wrapping up with two more days of games Monday and Tuesday. All teams have either one or two games more to play, so the standings picture is a little clearer. In Group A in Copenhagen, Sweden and Russia are dominating group play, with Sweden undefeated and Russia only down one game (to the Czechs, of course, who can always find a way to trouble the Russians). The Czechs are almost guaranteed third place...
Editor In Leaf May 13, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs: Andersen Slighted out of Vezina Nomination?

It’s a tough pill to swallow, but Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender, Frederik Andersen, did not fit the Vezina candidate criteria this season. Frederik Andersen proved to be a key piece in the team’s success this season. The 28-year-old Dane was often regarded as a possible nomination for the Vezina Trophy. Even having many fans go […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Andersen Slighted out of Vezina Nomination? - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets May 10, 2018
Denmark makes things interesting, but Kasperi Kapanen and Finland are rolling at the World Championships

Denmark makes things interesting, but Kasperi Kapanen and Finland are rolling at the World Championships

Frederik Andersen ruined Kapanen’s day, but there’s more games to come. Finland took to the ice in blue to face the host team in their white and red jerseys, backed up by a crowd that was nearly all decked in red and white themselves. In Herning, Denmark, sprinkled in the Danish crowd, were the occasional bits of blue on the Finnish fans who were very much in the minority. There was one other touch of blue in all the red and white: the mask and pads on Frederik Andersen — Leafs blue To offset the Danish lion on the white ground of his national team jersey. Photo...
Pension Plan Puppets May 10, 2018
Thursday’s FTB: Andersen beats Kapanen in Copenhagen

Thursday’s FTB: Andersen beats Kapanen in Copenhagen

It’s like a poem! A hockey poem. While some of the Toronto Maple Leafs are undoubtedly lying on a beach somewhere wearing not nearly enough sunscreen (I worry!), several of them are currently in Denmark competing at the World Championships. Kasperi Kapanen and the Finnish team have spent the tournament so far beating up their opponents (their lowest-scoring game was a 7-0 defeat of Norway, and they hung eight goals on both Korea and Latvia). Denmark had the home crowd behind them, and Freddie Andersen, which turned out to be enough. Frederik Andersen @f_andersen30 leads Team Denmark...
Tip of the Tower May 7, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs: Pair of Buds goalies set to do battle at IIHF Worlds

It’s not often you get to see a goalie tandem face one another in international competition, but that’s exactly what’s going to happen for the Toronto Maple Leafs when Canada faces Denmark. Curtis McElhinney and Frederik Andersen aren’t really used to being foes. Prior to McElhinney being claimed by the Toronto Maple Leafs last season, […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Pair of Buds goalies set to do battle at IIHF Worlds - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Last Word on Hockey May 5, 2018
Examining Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltending Options

Examining Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltending Options

The Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending was sporadically great this season, including in the post-season. They have a potential top-ten goalie in Frederik Andersen, had excellent backup goaltending from veteran Curtis McElhinney, and they have two of the best goaltenders in the AHL in Garret Sparks and Calvin Pickard. With a glut of netminders looking for NHL games next season, the Maple Leafs will need to make some decisions this summer. Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltending Decisions To Be Made Frederik Andersen Will Still Be The Starter Andersen stole the show in Games 5 and 6 of their first-round...
Sportsnet.ca May 3, 2018
Maple Leafs’ Frederik Andersen’s new world championship mask unveiled

Maple Leafs’ Frederik Andersen’s new world championship mask unveiled

Frederik Andersen will debut a fresh look when he suits up in front of the home crowd in Denmark at the 2018 IIHF World Championship. The post Jets-Predators Notebook: P.K. Subban doesn’t hear your boos appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Pension Plan Puppets May 3, 2018
Four Maple Leafs in the 2018 IIHF World Championships beginning Friday

Four Maple Leafs in the 2018 IIHF World Championships beginning Friday

The potential for an Andersen - McElhinney showdown in Andersen’s home town is just one thing to look forward to. The 2018 IIHF World Championships begin Friday, May 4, and there are four members of the Toronto Maple Leafs on four different teams. Group B Frederik Andersen jumped at the chance to backstop his national team in an arena a few kilometers from where he grew up. Denmark is never a top team at Worlds, but they are often a persistent and annoying giant killer who play with enough structure to beat better teams. Add in an NHL starter, and their chances to wreak havoc in Group B...
Tip of the Tower May 3, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs: Who should backup Frederik Andersen next season?

Frederik Andersen has been a workhorse for the Toronto Maple Leafs but who should be his backup next season? When the Toronto Maple Leafs traded for Frederik Andersen, they were invested in him being the long-term starting goaltender. If he stayed in Anaheim, he would have been a part of a tandem with John Gibson. […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Who should backup Frederik Andersen next season? - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Pension Plan Puppets Apr 27, 2018
Frederik Andersen wants to play for the hometown crowd

Frederik Andersen wants to play for the hometown crowd

With the IIHF World Championships in Herning, Denmark this year, Frederik Andersen wants to go home to play for his country. Some other Leafs might join him. Frederik Andersen has expressed his desire to play for Denmark at this year’s IIHF World Championships, and barring any medical issues, it’s likely he will go: Frederik Andersen til @TV2SPORTdk : "Jeg vil gerne spille VM med drengene." Afklaring ventes i dag. #isdk #nhldk https://t.co/qJsydcWKCZ— Jimmy Boejgaard (@jimmyboejgaard) April 27, 2018 “I want to play in the World Championships with the boys.” The last time...
The Hockey Writers Apr 26, 2018

Why The Leafs Need to Trade for Drew Doughty

The Toronto Maple Leafs have done several things right over the course of the last few hockey seasons. They have drafted phenomenally, brought in the right hockey people to the front office and made some key trades at critical positions such as goaltending. The trade for Frederik Andersen is the main reason the Leafs have […] The post Why The Leafs Need to Trade for Drew Doughty appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Tip of the Tower Apr 25, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs: The Recipe for Success

Frederik Andersen had another spectacular game for the Toronto Maple Leafs while Tomas Plekanec and co. shut down Patrice Bergeron’s line, to force a Game 7. The Toronto Maple Leafs live and die by Frederik Andersen. The three Maple Leafs wins came when his save percentage was .952/.933/.970 and the three losses came when his […] Toronto Maple Leafs: The Recipe for Success - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Sportsnet.ca Apr 25, 2018
How Mitch Marner has led the Maple Leafs to another Game 7 vs. Bruins

How Mitch Marner has led the Maple Leafs to another Game 7 vs. Bruins

Frederik Andersen may be Toronto’s MVP as they’ve charged back from a 3-1 series deficit to force Game 7, but Mitch Marner has been the key up front in the face of one of the most difficult defences in the NHL.
www.bostonherald.com Apr 25, 2018
Maple Leafs hope for new ending in Game 7 against Bruins

Maple Leafs hope for new ending in Game 7 against Bruins

BOSTON — This is where the Toronto Maple Leafs try to change the ending.After beating the Bruins in back-to-back elimination games to force their first-round playoff series to the limit — just like they did in 2013 — the Maple Leafs are hoping to finish the job on Wednesday in Game 7 in Boston.Thats something they couldnt do five years ago, when they became the first team in NHL history to blow a three-goal, third-period deficit and lose a Stanley Cup playoff game.Weve got some more work to do, said goalie Frederik Andersen, who stopped 32 of 33 shots in Game 6 on Monday to help Toronto...

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