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Kulemin Out With Broken Finger

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The tough season for Nikolai Kulemin continued Thursday when it was announced that he will be out for three weeks with a broken finger suffered in the loss Tuesday against Florida. Kulemin joins Mike Brown and Joffrey Lupul on the injured list.

This season has been the worst of Kulemin’s career as he has recorded just seven goals and 28 points one year after being a 30-goal scorer. Prior to his injury, Kulemin had recorded three points in the last 10 games.

With the injuries to Kulemin and Lupul the Leafs top two ...

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Goo-Goo-Kachoo Mrs Robinson and other hockey truths.

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Korbinian Holzer has twice represented Germany at the World Championship but he is anxious for his first North American playoff.

“Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.”

Forty-two years after Paul Simon penned those rueful lyrics, the words to Mrs. Robinson have a new spin. With the big club’s playoff hopes crippled by a disastrous February and early March, Leafs Nation is turning its gaze to the AHL Marlies.

The Marlies have won 31 of 62 games and taken points in seven shootout or overtime ...

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What to do when all seems lost

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Barring a magnificent, barely imaginable miracle, the Maple Leafs will not qualify for the post-season.

They have won just two of their last 16 games in regulation.  It’s tough to gain ground when you bank only six of a possible 32 points.

After a heady early and mid-season, the team and the millions of people who follow it have returned to walk the same barren patch of ground for the seventh straight year.

The bitter taste of seasons lost is back: one part disappointment, one part resignation, one part bile. Look not to ...

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Win A Jersey Tonight!

During tonight’s #TMLtalk you could win a Maple Leafs jersey by having the RE/MAX #TMLtalk Tweet Of The Night.

You can also enter to win a RE/MAX road hockey game on your street with nine of your friends and members of the Maple Leafs.

To be eligible tonight make sure that you are following @mapleleafs on Twitter and include #TMLtalk in your tweets to have a chance to win.

There are some rules and regulations for the RE/MAX #TMLtalk Tweet Of The Night that you need to know so please read them.

 

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Good news, bad news: Marlies sure bet to make playoffs…

Joe Colborne could go a long way in erasing the memory of his up and down regular season.

 

Good news, bad news, good news.

Brian Burke has long asserted that his team needed to stride manfully into the playoffs and bloody some noses when it got there.

The Toronto Marlies are playoff bound. Despite a month-long pattern of just treading water the Marlies lead the AHL’s North Division with a 34-21-4 record.

They may be the only one of Burke’s teams to bloody an opponent. Perhaps you’ve heard:  the Leafs have won just one ...

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Grabovski signing great for team, bad for stick-makers

You figure to be seeing a whole lot more of this.

What you need to know about Mikhail Grabovski can be summed up in the following story.

When he was a kid, maybe eight years old, Grabovski was gifted with a hockey stick. It was a new Titan. The white paint was soon worn off from use.

Hockey sticks didn’t fall from the skies for a kid from a working class family in Belarus. His parents waited until Christmas to give him the stick.

“I had it for a year and I was ...

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Why the Toronto Maple Leafs are so much fun.

The new guy...Randy Carlyle.

The new guy…Randy Carlyle.

Brian Burke and Randy Carlyle met the media Saturday and it was delicious.

Carlyle hit the sweet spot when he observed coaching the Leafs was a wonderful opportunity and then used a tone suitable for talk of palliative care to describe the conversation he had with his family about taking the job.

You could almost hear a trembling voice from the corner of the family’s big Amish-style kitchen table say ‘well, Dad, if you feel you must.’

Gloriously indiscreet, Burke said Marlies coach Dallas Eakins was strongly considered for ...

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Wilson out, Carlyle in as Leafs shuffle deck

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Coaching the Maple Leafs was in Ron WIlson's blood. He will work again.

There is a rule when a coach gets fired.

Write about the new guy. The guy heading out the door is known all too well.

The new guy is Randy Carlyle, in case you haven’t heard.

Indulge me for writing about the old guy.

Ron Wilson will work again. It’s in his blood.

He’s a father, a brother, a grandfather and a husband and he is Larry Wilson’s son and Johnny Wilson’s nephew.

Ron Wilson is  a hockey guy the way a Kennedy ...

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Travel Day For Leafs

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The Maple Leafs had the day off Wednesday as they flew from Chicago to Montreal where they will practice Friday at Noon.

The stretch over the next two weeks has the Leafs playing six of the next eight games on the road including back-to-back games next week against Boston and Pittsburgh and also Philadelphia and Washington.

Prior to the team leaving Chicago, Leafs TV spoke with assistant coach Scott Gordon. Check out the interview below.

Check out the Leafs TV feature, Road To The Show with Joe Colborne as he talks about his childhood, ...

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Win Tickets To The Sold Out Players Gala!

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On March 25th the MLSE Team Up Foundation along with the Maple Leafs, Marlies, Raptors & Toronto FC will be hosting the Players Gala at Real Sports Bar & Grill. While the event is sold out, tonight’s #TMLtalk TOTN wins two tickets to the Players Gala!

It is your chance to mix and mingle with over 80 of Toronto’s pro athletes. This is your chance to talk with Dion Phaneuf, Joffrey Lupul, James Reimer and more. All proceeds from the event will benefit the MLSE Team Up Foundation.

To enter all you ...

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