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Author: Joe DeClara

Mike Babcock’s Mistakes Are Hurting The Toronto Maple Leafs

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 24: Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock talks to his players during a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 24, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost the first two games in their first-round Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup against the Boston Bruins. The Bruins have taken advantage of a weak Toronto defence; the Maple Leafs forward group has not generated enough offence; and Boston is just a better team. But it’s not just...

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Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs: First-Round Series Preview

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 03: Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) keeps close tabs on Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) during a game between the Boston Bruins and The Toronto Maple Leafs on February 3, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs 4-1. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference will face off in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year – the Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins narrowly missed finishing first in...

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Examining Potential Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff

There has not been an abundance of Toronto Maple Leafs playoff games in recent years. But for the second year in a row, the team is heading to the post-season, and they are healthy to boot. That means healthy scratches. It also means the Leafs have depth and options at both forward and defense. It’s easy to predict who Mike Babcock is going to play to start the playoffs. How things will progress from there is much more interesting. Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Roster Options Babcock’s Starting Lineup Most of the lineup is not in question. Auston Matthews will...

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Tomas Plekanec Will Help The Toronto Maple Leafs

TORONTO, ON – MARCH 17: Tomas Plekanec #19 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Montreal Canadiens during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on March 17, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens 4-0. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) Tomas Plekanec has exactly zero points in his first ten games for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had 24 points in 60 games for the Montreal Canadiens before being traded on February 25th. The points are sure to come for the veteran center, but whether they do or not is not a concern...

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