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Toronto Star Mar 20, 2019
Nylander vs. Nylander matchup may be derailed as Maple Leafs’ winger battles flu bug

Nylander vs. Nylander matchup may be derailed as Maple Leafs’ winger battles flu bug

The Sabres’ Alex Nylander was looking forward to playing against older brother William when the Leafs play in Buffalo Wednesday night.
Toronto Sun Mar 19, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres gameday

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (43-24-5) at BUFFALO SABRES (31-32-9) 7 p.m., KeyBank Center, Sportsnet, The Fan 590 BIG MATCHUP William Nylander vs. Alexander Nylander While it might not be a true matchup per se, you can bet there will be some extra incentive for the Nylander brothers as they face each other for the second time […]
Editor In Leaf Mar 18, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs: Broadcasters Crazy About William Nylander

The Toronto Maple Leafs star forwards William Nylander got off to a slow start after his holdout ended. With fans already frustrated at the player for his hold out, the media covering the Toronto Maple Leafs focused heavily on his inability to score after his return to the lineup. Many in the media were openly […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Broadcasters Crazy About William Nylander - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets Mar 16, 2019
Maple Leafs Fantastically Frustrate Fans in dismal loss to Sens.

Maple Leafs Fantastically Frustrate Fans in dismal loss to Sens.

William Nylander was the opposite of Garret Sparks tonight. I did a poll, asking people if they hated the Leafs who blew leads more than the team who started games slowly. The blown leads team won by a landslide. I would like to add a column after this team’s 6-2 loss against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. I hate the team that shows all the dynamism, talent, speed like the one we know and love, but refuses to put together a full mental effort and allows rudimentary mistakes cost them games. I also hated seeing Garret Sparks give up a goal within three minutes of the Leafs...
Sportsnet.ca Mar 16, 2019
Hrudey’s Take: Defensively Maple Leafs aren’t in the game

Hrudey’s Take: Defensively Maple Leafs aren’t in the game

Kelly Hrudey joins Ron MacLean to offer up his take on the defence of the Toronto Maple Leafs including the play of William Nylander. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Toronto Star Mar 16, 2019
Matthews and Nylander create matchup nightmares for Leafs’ opponents

Matthews and Nylander create matchup nightmares for Leafs’ opponents

Contracts and injuries played a part in delaying this season’s launch. Now Auston Matthews and William Nylander are making up for lost time on what might soon be the Leafs’ top line.
Editor In Leaf Mar 16, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs: Matthews and Nylander Will be League’s Best Duo

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock finally reunited Auston Matthews and William Nylander this week. The duo have been tearing it up for the Toronto Maple Leafs ever since Auston Matthews came into the NHL, but had not gotten much time together this year due to Nylander’s holdout and subsequent struggles. Leafs fans have been […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Matthews and Nylander Will be League’s Best Duo - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tip of the Tower Mar 16, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs: Babcock needs to keep Matthews and Nylander together

Auston Matthews and William Nylander have been playing the past couple of games together and they are starting to regain their chemistry. Jake Muzzin helped jumpstart the Toronto Maple Leafs comeback against the Philadelphia Flyers but it was Auston Matthews and William Nylander who sealed the deal. The duo combined for two goals and two assists […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Babcock needs to keep Matthews and Nylander together - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Sportsnet.ca Mar 15, 2019
Stunning play by Nylander leads to Matthews goal

Stunning play by Nylander leads to Matthews goal

William Nylander makes a ridiculous play behind the net before setting up Auston Matthews for the goal. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Editor In Leaf Mar 7, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs Return to Normal: William Nylander Has Spectacular February

The Toronto Maple Leafs William Nylander sat out for the first three months of the season. When the Toronto Maple Leafs got back one of their three franchise player building blocks, he struggled to keep up and struggled for a few weeks.  When his play turned around, he was snake bitten by a shooting percentage […] Toronto Maple Leafs Return to Normal: William Nylander Has Spectacular February - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets Mar 5, 2019
Nazem Kadri will be back in the lineup eventually, and someone will be out of a job

Nazem Kadri will be back in the lineup eventually, and someone will be out of a job

The music is going to stop and three exciting wingers will be scrambling for the last spot on the Leafs bench. Nazem Kadri is currently not playing, and has not yet practised with the Leafs on their road trip, but he looks due to come back sooner rather than later. When he does, and William Nylander converts back to a winger and pushes Connor Brown back to the fourth line, someone is coming out of the lineup. The three contenders for exciting scoring winger on the fourth line all look promising, and maybe even more than just promising. This isn’t an easy decision. But this game of...
Pension Plan Puppets Feb 27, 2019
Travis Dermott injured in 6-2 Maple Leafs win over tasteless Edmonton Oilers

Travis Dermott injured in 6-2 Maple Leafs win over tasteless Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers injuring our young stars won’t stop us from beating them 6-2 again. The Toronto Maple Leafs scored six unanswered goals (where have we seen that before) against the Edmonton Oilers in a massive four-goal second period (also familiar) en route to a 6-2 victory. The game brought good news and bad news. Which do you want first? Good news: Andreas Johnsson led the way with two goals. His teammate Mitchell Marner picking up three points, while resident pyjama-wearing snake John Tavares notched a goal and assist. It was also a big night for William Nylander, who should’ve gone home...
Pension Plan Puppets Feb 26, 2019
Two things the Leafs didn’t do at the deadline

Two things the Leafs didn’t do at the deadline

Discussing a player that didn’t move, and the defence that wasn’t changed Brown Leaving Town I sincerely hope Connor Brown doesn’t search his name on Twitter. I mean, aside from the regular reasons why an NHL player should never do that, Brown has been in the unenviable situation of being the player who is included in every fantasy trade proposed by Leafs fans. It’s easy to see why. Brown is clearly inferior to Mitch Marner, William Nylander, and Kasperi Kapanen on the right side. He can play left wing, though I don’t think he can play it well; certainly, I don’t think he...
Pension Plan Puppets Feb 24, 2019
Back to Excited Episode 52: Beating the Habs

Back to Excited Episode 52: Beating the Habs

No cat shit was ingested in the making of this podcast. Welcome back to another episode of Back to Excited. Today we discuss: [0:47] The Leafs/Habs game, including: [2:37] William Nylander’s strong showing [5:33] Connor Brown offensive ineptitude [10:45] The duality of Auston Matthews [18:00] Leafs defenders and usage [26:45] Cat shit guy [32:48] What should the Leafs do (if anything) as a result of Nylander’s excellent play as a centre [47:25] What’s up with Mitch Marner [53:00] Deadline deals around the league As always, you can find us on iTunes, Soundcloud, and anywhere...
Editor In Leaf Feb 24, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs Make Great Comeback Against Montreal

The Toronto Maple Leafs resilience and heart after overcoming a 3-goal deficit against Montreal. It wasn’t William Nylander’s lucky bounce of the boards or Zach Hyman’s two goals that defined the Toronto Maple Leafs comeback. No, the comeback was defined by Kasperi Kapanen and John Tavares who showed the Canadiens some well-placed gestures from the bench […] Toronto Maple Leafs Make Great Comeback Against Montreal - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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