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Throwback Thursday: Cujo & Ovi

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While the notion of standing in front of a net as a shot comes flying from Zdeno Chara seems insane to me, it also garners my utmost respect. One because I’d never do it and two because of the sheer fact that the game is literally in (or out) of their hands and that’s a big responsibility. Soft goals, good goals, ‘shouldn’t have been’ goals, ‘he never would have stopped that’ goals….it all comes down to the goaltending. As Jacques Plante put it….“Goaltender is a normal job. Sure! How would you like ...

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Kadri Set To Return Thursday

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The Leafs were on the ice at MasterCard Centre as they prepared for Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators. Nazem Kadri will be back in the lineup following his three-game suspension for his hit on Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom.

Tyler Bozak and Mark Fraser both practiced but they remain doubtful to return to the lineup against the Predators.

Here is how the Leafs lines and defence pairings  looked on Wednesday.

All of the practice video with Randy Carlyle, Kadri, Bozak, Kulemin and Trevor Smith is below.

Randy Carlyle

Nazem Kadri

Tyler Bozak

Trevor Smith

Nikolai Kulemin

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The Leaf Premieres November 21st

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Over the last century, the sweater of the Toronto Maple Leafs has had – at different times – different stripes, different points and different fonts.

One thing has remained.

The Leaf.

On Thursday, November 21st, after the Predators/Leafs game on Leafs TV, the first episode of our new show, The Leaf presented by BlackBerry will air.

Over the course of this season The Leaf will look at what it means to be a Toronto Maple Leaf from every perspective: players, fans, the community, our partners and the people of MLSE who work with, for ...

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Throwback Thursday: Turnbull

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As the Leafs headed to Minnesota on Wednesday night to face the Wild we look back to this photo of Leaf Ian Turnbull surrounded by Minnesota North Stars at Maple Leaf Gardens. While the Wild have had a home in Minnesota since 1997 the original North Stars franchise actually became the Dallas Stars in 1993 after 26 seasons in Minnesota.

From the 1978/79 season to 1980/81 the Leafs and North Stars were Adams Division rivals and would later become Norris Division rivals until 1992-93. And you can tell by Turnbull’s intense glare ...

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Bozak Skates Ahead Of Practice

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The Maple Leafs practiced Tuesday at MasterCard Centre prior to departing for a two-game road trip to Minnesota and Buffalo.

Tyler Bozak skated prior to the main group as he works his way back from a hamstring injury. He is not eligible to come off IR until November 21st.

According to head coach Randy Carlyle, Bozak could skate with the main group as early as this Saturday.

The Leafs lines were shuffled at Tuesday’s practice. Check them out here.

Post-practice video with Carlyle, Joffrey Lupul. Dion Phaneuf, Jake Gardiner, Carter Ashton and Cody Franson.

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Experimental drug helps Leaf alumni Paul Henderson rally against cancer.

An experimental drug has helped Paul Henderson rally against lymphoma chronic leukemia.

Gravely ill 15 months ago, Summit Series star Paul Henderson has returned to an active speaking schedule.

Paul Henderson was dying of cancer when he journeyed to Maryland in August of 2012 to try an experimental drug.

“I was down to 160 pounds from 184,” he said. “I had a growth the size of a grapefruit in my stomach. My spleen was enlarged to three times its normal size. My bone marrow was 86 per cent cancerous.”

Fifteen months after that journey, Henderson has regained nearly all the lost weight. He has ...

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All Access With Raymond & Bernier Next Monday

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The only Leafs Nation All Access powered by Real Sports for this season is taking place on Monday, November 18th from 4-5pm at Gate 6 at Air Canada Centre with Jonathan Bernier and Mason Raymond.

Take part in our largest ever Leafs Nation fan Q&A where 100 lucky fans will have the opportunity to attend the autograph session. Wrist band policy is in effect as they will be given out starting at 10am at Real Sports Apparel.

There will prize giveaways and special offers during the event so stay tuned for more details.

Have a ...

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Throwback Thursday: Breaking Records

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Two of the most recognizable and storied Leafs of recent generations. Former captains of the Blue and White, Darryl Sittler and Doug Gilmour. Both have their numbers hanging in the rafters at Air Canada Centre, were inducted in to the Hockey Hall of Fame, and hold franchise records. And just over 20 years ago one of Darryl Sittler’s franchise records was broken by none other than Doug Gilmour.

With an assist against the Oilers on March 27, 1993, Doug Gilmour broke Darryl Sittler’s record for points in a Leafs single season. ...

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Fraser Ready For Action

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Maple Leafs defenceman Mark Fraser deemed himself ready to go following Wednesday’s practice at MasetCard Centre.

Fraser is hopeful to play against his former team, the New Jersey Devils Friday at the ACC. He has been out of the lineup since October 2nd against Philadelphia with a knee injury.

The Ottawa native has been skating and practicing with the team but wasn’t quite ready for action during the recent three-game Western Canada road trip.

It will now be up to head coach Randy Carlyle to decide when Fraser returns to the lineup and who comes ...

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Movember Is Here!

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Halloween has come and gone and now it’s time to take part in Movember and grow your mo!

Several Leafs players have joined Team MOple Leaf Sports & Entertainment this year including James van Riemsdyk, Mark Fraser, Cody Franson and Colton Orr.

Fans are encouraged to support or join Team MOple Leaf Sports & Entertainment to raise awareness by prompting conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

In addition to the awareness and fundraising, the Maple Leafs will host a Movember Awareness Night on November 19, 2013 when they play host to ...

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