Jake McCabe

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3 Reasons To Be Optimistic About the 23-24 Maple Leaf Season

Doom and gloom. No, wait, actually, this might be our year. We’re done. We’re so back. Up and down are the emotions of Leaf fans every Summer. It is very similar to southern Ontario temperatures lately.  A mantra often pushed by coaches and athletes alike is to not get too high in the high moments […]

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Sam Bennett skating for the Florida Panthers

Sam Bennett, What Are You Doing?

The NHL playoffs are full of shenanigans and dirty plays, but Sam Bennett has done it again. In the four games that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers have played so far, Sam Bennett has done two questionable things. The first was his play on Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Matthew Knies which resulted in […]

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Leafs Forward John Tavares Directs Puck on Net Vs. Panthers

Post-Game Analysis: Panthers Defeat Leafs 4-2 in Game 1 at Scotiabank Arena

The Florida Panthers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 in Game 1 of the second round. The Panthers, who came into tonight off an incredible Game 7 victory on Sunday against the Bruins, continued their impressive run stealing Game 1 on the road. The Cats were helped by a dazzling performance from their goaltender Sergei […]

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Leafs vs. Panthers (Game 1) Three Stars

For the first time in 19 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs were set to play in a second round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was a matchup that I’m confident not many people had in their playoff bracket; Leafs vs. Panthers. The Leafs defeated the powerhouse that is the Tampa Bay Lightning in […]

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Leafs celebrate after a game 5 OT win

Leafs RD1GM5: The First Chance to Close Out The Series

Tonight marks Game 5 and the first opportunity the Leafs have to close out this series and advance to the second round for the first time in 20 years. Tampa is bound to bounce back after giving up two third period leads in a row, so the Leafs will need to play a strong complete […]

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NHL Player Safety Must Send Message by Coming Down Hard on Playoff Headshots

The NHL Playoffs are less than a week old, and already there’s been three players helped off the ice dizzy and out of it. That’s too many, especially considering the league has been trying to cut down on such hits. While it’s true that players own much of the responsibility to avoid contact when possible […]

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Shuffling the Deck: Tampa Bay Lightning Lineup to Look Different as Injuries Mount

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are a war of attrition; teams quite literally grind each other down in the hopes of being the last team standing with the Stanley Cup hoisted high above their heads. Not many teams know this better than the Tampa Bay Lightning. They have played in the last three Stanley Cup Finals […]

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoff Eastern Conference Round One Preview with our expert picks

It is that time of year again. The one all hockey fans wait for. It’s Stanley Cup playoff time! Let’s take a look at the matchups schedules and our staff picks for the first round. (1A) Boston Bruins 65-12-5, 135 points vs. (WC2) Florida Panthers 42-32-8, 92 points Here is the Schedule Mon., April 17: Panthers […]

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Leafs Get Back In The Win Column With 4-2 Victory Over Columbus

The Leafs were coming into this one off of a disappointing 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings Sunday night. With just six regular season games remaining, the Leafs’ primary focus is to iron out any wrinkles and get everyone healthy down the stretch. Before this one, Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe mentioned he’s wanted […]

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Ned Stands Tall As Red Wings Defeat Leafs 5-2

It’s officially official. For a second straight year, the Toronto Maple Leafs will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  The Leafs were returning home to take on the Red Wings after coming off a 3-0 victory over the Senators in Kanata last night. With just two […]

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