Facebook Poll Infographic

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We asked our Facebook fans who they wanted the Leafs to select with the 21st overall selection in the June 30th NHL Draft. We gathered the numbers and made the below infographic.

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What Should The Leafs Do With Twenty-First Pick?

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Who should the Maple Leafs pick at the 2013 entry draft?

Maybe no one.

Or as Mel Lastman, a member of a long line of colorful Toronto mayors used to say: noooobody.

It’s a reach. Indulge me.

First, a proviso. This piece is for entertainment purposes only. Read it in the fun spirit in which it is intended. I like to spitball as much as the next guy.

Okay, here goes.

If Leafs GM Dave Nonis wants to flip choices to dramatically improve his draft standing he will likely have to trade a core young player: ...

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Gardiner Calls Fool Me Once In North America Cup

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Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner was in Toronto on Tuesday as he took to the ice with skating consultant Barb Underhill before being the drawmaster for the 30th annual North America Cup at Mohawk Raceway.

Gardiner will be in town for a few days working with Underhill before returning to Minnesota where he will spend his offseason.

Prior to the draw at Mohawk, the young Leafs blueliner was asked who he thought was the Leafs MVP this past season. He had two names that came to mind. “I would have to say (James) ...

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The Leafs And The Liberation Of France

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69 years ago today Canadian, British and American troops stormed the beach at Normandy to begin the liberation of France. Our beach (Juno Beach) was the first one to fall… way to go Canada. The next day the siege of the town of Caen began. The allies suffered massive casualties. One of the units tasked with taking Caen was the 30th Battery or Sportsman’s Battery. The battery was raised in Toronto by Major Conn Smythe who had taken leave from the Maple Leafs for the duration of the war. This ...

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The Matthew Kostuch Story

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15-year old Matthew Kostuch was sidelined by a severe concussion at the age of 10 and was forced to retire from hockey. He became a referee to stay involved in the game and help make it safer for other young players.

The Leafs found out about Matthew’s story from their partners at Hockey Canada and invited him to be an “honourary official” on March 28th as the Leafs took on the Hurricanes. Follow Matthew’s story below as he experiences stepping onto NHL ice.

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Life beyond Game 7.

The more you win, the more you stand to lose. I think there’s a country song about it.

Let me tell you a story.

The captain was inconsolable.

“I don’t know if we could have played better,” he said. “We played pretty well, defensively. But we let them come back to tie it, then beat us, so I guess maybe we didn’t play our best.”

No, it wasn’t 27-year-old Leaf captain Dion Phaneuf.

It was the Red Wings’ 27-year-old captain Steve Yzerman.

Twenty years ago Nikolai Borschevsky scored in the seventh game as the Leafs upset ...

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Six games in, the series belongs to Carlyle.

Six games in, Randy Carlyle has established himself as the key figure in the Leafs

Randy Carlyle has established himself as the key figure in the Leafs’ fortunes.

Thirteen days into this glorious circus, we are but hours away from knowing how it ends.

What has become obvious is the identity of the ringmaster.

The series between the Leafs and Bruins has belonged to Leafs’ coach Randy Carlyle.

He has tinkered, line matched, played hunches and held grudges.

He has been the constant in a wildly-fluctuating two weeks.

It was Carlyle, remember, who guided the Leafs to a record of 26-17-5 and their first playoff in nine years. He reconfigured ...

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Phaneuf shoulders the burden of leadership

Dion Phaneuf played just over 21 minutes in Game 5.

Dion Phaneuf wasn’t available for conversation yesterday which fits in a funny kind of way.

There is always talk about him regardless.

One game after a marathon 31:39 in Game 4, Phaneuf played a more manageable 21:38 in Game 5.

All of that, it seemed, came in the last moments as the Bruins mounted a furious but ultimately futile charge as the Leafs held on 2-1.

Dion Phaneuf played just over 21 minutes in Game 5, a whopping 10 minutes less than in Game 5.

Game 4, you might have heard, ended famously after ...

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#TMLtalk Game 6 Ticket Giveaway

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We know you want to be at the ACC to watch the Leafs-Bruins Game 6 on Sunday. Well we are having a #TMLtalk Twitter contest to win playoff tickets on Saturday, May 11th to win them.

Here is what you need to do:

Make sure you are following @mapleleafs on Twitter and be on the lookout Saturday at 10am for instructions.

There are a few rules so please read them here

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Kadri, Gardiner two 22-year-olds in contrast

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A lack of success in the face-off circle hasn’t helped Nazem Kadri. He is 10-17 in the circle in the playoffs.

More and just as much.

That’s what the Maple Leafs need from a pair of 22-year-olds going into Friday’s Game 5 in Boston.

In the more category: center Nazem Kadri.

Kadri has just an assist, albeit a sweet one to Phil Kessel in Game 2,  to show for his work in the series.

He has had dangerous periods –he stood out in the Game 4 overtime – but Kadri was nearly a point ...

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