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Leafs’ series against Capitals shines light on Toronto’s bright future

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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The Toronto Maple Leafs gave the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals a scare in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs and that's reason enough for the franchise to be proud at this stage.

For all the talk of rookies, it’s Andersen who is key to Leafs’ success

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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The Toronto Maple Leafs woudn't be in the playoffs without the stellar play of goaltender Frederik Andersen, and they won't go far if he is anything but.

Kadri, Bozak among Leafs veterans showing they’ve got game, too

Monday, April 17th, 2017
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The Maple Leafs have been all about the rookies this season, but the team's veterans are proving every bit as worthy in these playoffs.

Frederik Andersen saves the day for Leafs

Saturday, April 15th, 2017
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No other NHL team has received the sort of critical contribution as the Toronto Maple Leafs have from their freshmen, but at the end of the day, it must also be stated, Toronto would not have made the playoffs without the monumental performance of goaltender Frederik Andersen.

Even a loss has value for young Leafs

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Every new experience the rookie-laden Maple Leafs have is a building block in the foundation Mike Babcock is trying to build.

Doug Gilmour has some playoff advice for the Leafs

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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Beloved ex-Leaf Doug Gilmour offered a few words of wisdom for the youngsters who will try to topple the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals in the first round of the post-season.

Lindros, Pronger take different stances on NHL’s Olympic decision

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Two-time Olympic gold medallist Chris Pronger believes the distance to Pyeongchang would leave players susceptible to injury due to a crammed schedule leading up to the Olympics, while Hall of Famer Eric Lindros sees things differently.

Why the Leafs won’t trade William Nylander

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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He's been mentioned as trade bait for acquiring help on the blue-line, but with each passing game William Nylander makes himself more and more of an untouchable commodity for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Will Mike Babcock finally win coach of the year?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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It may hinge on an improbable Leafs playoff push that seems destined to go down to the wire, but this could be the year that Mike Babcock wins a long-overdue Jack Adams Award.

Boyle hopes to give Leafs a lift vs. Lightning

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Thursday night's game against his old team would be a great time for Brian Boyle to start displaying some of the veteran savvy (and perhaps even a little offence) the Maple Leafs were hoping for when they acquired him from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline.