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Why Maple Leafs need to put Hutchinson in position to succeed

Why Maple Leafs need to put Hutchinson in position to succeed

Former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes joins Good Show to discuss the Maple Leafs goaltending situation, what the magic number is for Frederik Andersen starts and why they have to put Michael Hutchinson in better position to succeed. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Pension Plan Puppets Dec 3, 2019
Tuesday’s FTB: The Maple Leafs visit Philly tonight

Tuesday’s FTB: The Maple Leafs visit Philly tonight

“There’s only room for one defenceman who can’t defend in this relationship, Travis.” | Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via It’s the first of a back-to-back game. Again! The Maple Leafs are off to Philadelphia to see the Flyers tonight. It’s the start of another set of back-to-back games, everyone’s favourite on the schedule! The second game will be against the Avalanche in Toronto on Wednesday. No Mitch Mariner for #Leafs tomorrow. Frederik Andersen will start vs. Philly, Michael Hutchinson to go vs. Colorado.— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) December 2, 2019 We’ll...
Editor In Leaf Dec 2, 2019

In Defense of Toronto Maple Leafs Back-Up Michael Hutchinson

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 0-6 when Michael Hutchinson starts. The calls for the Toronto Maple Leafs to go out and get a new goalie are getting really loud. But old’ Hutchy deserves another chance. Although I agree that he has played terribly, and that he has cost the Leafs at least two games, the […] In Defense of Toronto Maple Leafs Back-Up Michael Hutchinson - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets Nov 30, 2019
Leafs beat Sabres in OT; It wasn’t pretty, but at least it was entertaining

Leafs beat Sabres in OT; It wasn’t pretty, but at least it was entertaining

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports 2-1 with Nylander and Tavares getting their 10th goals of the season. Last night the Toronto Maple Leafs were defeated by the Buffalo Sabres 6-4 after giving up four goals in the second period to blow a two goal lead. They almost made it back, but alas, they gave the Sabres faithful something to be thankful for. Tonight however..... Tonight’s big change is that Frederik Andersen is the starter, a huge change from Michael Hutchinson in net (sorry Mike). Also Jason Spezza was scratched as Alexander Kerfoot makes his return to the line up. The first five...
Pension Plan Puppets Nov 30, 2019
5 Goalies the Leafs should consider and 1 they really shouldn’t

5 Goalies the Leafs should consider and 1 they really shouldn’t

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Some days you just go for the listicle with no apology. As the Leafs are about to play the second half of their seventh back-to-back game, everyone’s minds turn to backup goalies. Again. The magic trick of playing the struggling Michael Hutchinson in the first game instead of the second did not yield a win. The team did not play well, and he did not save them: The players and the coach can trot out the talking points about how they’re behind him, and we sure could tell they weren’t in front of him doing much, but this isn’t about him or if he...
Pension Plan Puppets Nov 30, 2019
Saturday’s FTB: Maple Leafs players and coach are still behind Michael Hutchinson

Saturday’s FTB: Maple Leafs players and coach are still behind Michael Hutchinson

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Casey Mittelstadt #37 of the Buffalo Sabres (not shown) scores a goal against Michael Hutchinson #30 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of an NHL game on November 29, 2019 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. | Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Are there any signs of this marriage breaking? The fanbase has written off Michael Hutchinson for the second time this season. After yet another game giving up four goals or more in a loss, this one on the front half of a back to back (FIGABABA?), the internet is desperately searching for outside help....
Sportsnet.ca Nov 29, 2019
Tavares disappointed Maple Leafs couldn’t get win for Hutchinson

Tavares disappointed Maple Leafs couldn’t get win for Hutchinson

John Tavares spoke about the Maple Leafs not playing well for Michael Hutchinson, and his disappointment that they couldn’t get a win for him. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Toronto Star Nov 29, 2019
The Leafs’ first loss under Sheldon Keefe exposes backup plan in Buffalo

The Leafs’ first loss under Sheldon Keefe exposes backup plan in Buffalo

Goalie Michael Hutchinson, starting the first game of a back-to-back for the first time this season, was beaten five times by the Sabres. They’ll meet again Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena.
Pension Plan Puppets Nov 29, 2019
Preview: the Michael Hutchinson redemption game

Preview: the Michael Hutchinson redemption game

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 09: Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie Michael Hutchinson (30) in warmups prior to the regular season NHL game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs on November 9, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON. | Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Don’t forget, this is a 4pm start! Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres: ***4:00 p.m.*** Watch on: TSN4, and MSG-BuffaloOpponent’s site: Die By The Blade The Toronto Maple Leafs are mad. They’re mad at themselves for how they treated Michael Hutchinson in his first stint with the team this season....
Pension Plan Puppets Nov 29, 2019
Friday FTB: Getting ready for the weekend

Friday FTB: Getting ready for the weekend

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Fingers crossed for a Black Friday deal on Leafs’ goals. It was a quiet American Thanksgiving here at PPP, but that’s fine because the rest of the internet has content aplenty to make up for it. With a big asterisk about sample size leading the piece, Maple Leafs Hot Stove takes a look at the numbers three games into Sheldon Keefe’s tenure as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs: Speaking of Keefe, Kristen Shilton covers his decision to start Michael Hutchinson on the front half of this weekend’s back-to-back: Sportsnet takes a look at William...
CBC News Nov 28, 2019
Maple Leafs coach Keefe says backup Hutchinson will play 1st of back-to-back vs. Buffalo

Maple Leafs coach Keefe says backup Hutchinson will play 1st of back-to-back vs. Buffalo

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe says backup goaltender Michael Hutchinson will start the first of back-to-back games when Toronto visits the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.
Sportsnet.ca Nov 28, 2019
Leafs’ Keefe says Hutchinson will start opener of back-to-back

Leafs’ Keefe says Hutchinson will start opener of back-to-back

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe says backup goaltender Michael Hutchinson will start the first of back-to-back games when Toronto visits the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Nov 28, 2019
Why Sheldon Keefe is giving Hutchinson a second chance

Why Sheldon Keefe is giving Hutchinson a second chance

Kyle Dubas is giving Michael Hutchinson a second chance this weekend to seize the Toronto Maple Leafs’ backup goalie job and rewrite his narrative with a fresh start under new head coach Sheldon Keefe. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Pension Plan Puppets Nov 26, 2019
Recap: Marlies sweep weekend series against Moose

Recap: Marlies sweep weekend series against Moose

Christian Bonin/TSGphoto.com The Marlies win streak is extended to 6ix. The Toronto Marlies extended their winning streak to six (their second streak that long this season) with back-to-back wins over the Manitoba Moose. Rasmus Sandin returned to the lineup Saturday after missing two games, and Michael Hutchinson stopped 32 of 34 shots on goal for the win. It was his second straight win with a big performance. Adam Brooks, Matt Read, Timothy Liljegren, and Garrett Wilson all scored to give the Marlies a four-goal lead that they held till the end. In the second game, the Marlies...
Pension Plan Puppets Nov 25, 2019
Maple Leafs swap their backups again: Hutchinson up for Kaskisuo

Maple Leafs swap their backups again: Hutchinson up for Kaskisuo

Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via The goalie door is revolving again. The @MapleLeafs have recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).Kasimir Kaskisuo has been loaned to the Marlies. pic.twitter.com/ULqSqYeXwM— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 25, 2019 Michael Hutchinson, who has started three games in the AHL this year with a great deal of success (.942 save %), has been recalled, and Kasimir Kaskisuo has been sent back to the AHL. Kaskisuo was not on the roster long enough to require waivers to return to the AHL. He played in one...

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