Tonight’s Projected Lines

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Watch the Toronto Maple Leafs return to action as they visit their rivals Montreal Canadiens on Hockey Night in Canada (7PM, CBC, TSN 1050).

 

 

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#MusicMonday: Pre-game Playlists

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Whether in the dressing room or during warm-ups it’s music that plays a big role in getting in to game mode. For the Leafs, the pre-game playlist is very important. In fact, the team handpicks the songs that will flow through the sound system at Air Canada Centre as they take to the ice prior to the game.

The 15 minute warm-up features a mashup of upbeat songs and while I’m not sure who has the ultimate stamp of approval in the dressing room, their selections get two thumbs up from ...

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Throwback Thursday: All-Star Game

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What we’ve seen over the past few weeks is the very best of the worlds hockey players representing their countries and competing against each other in the Olympics. Now that opportunity only comes once every four years but on a yearly basis since 1947 we’ve seen the best of the National Hockey League showcased in an All-Star Game.

In the early years of the All-Star Game the defending Stanley Cup champions would play a selection of players from around the league. That format has changed over the years, to East vs. ...

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Ten pressing questions as the Leafs look at the last 22 games.

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Now, where were we?

The Maple Leafs renew their season Thursday with a road date against the New York Islanders followed by another road engagement with Montreal on Saturday.

Here are 10 questions facing the club as they approach the last 22 games of the regular season.

Can Phil Kessel maintain his torrid pace? Kessel, a five-goal scorer during the Olympics and the tournament’s top forward, banked 27 points over his last 15 Leaf games. In that stretch he scored 11 times and did not go more than two games without a goal. ...

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Twitter Reacts To Canada’s Gold

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Throwback Thursday: 15 years at Air Canada Centre

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Fifteen years ago today and after a long tenure filled with many memories at Maple Leaf Gardens the Leafs would move further south to a new arena constructed at Bay St. and Lakeshore Blvd. called Air Canada Centre. Occupying a site that previously housed Canada Post’s Toronto Postal Delivery Building, the new arena would retain some of the original building’s facade while the inside featured all the new bells and whistles.

In it’s first week, the building would host a Leafs game, a Toronto Raptors game, and soldout concerts of the ...

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Join Us for the Sport Chek Outdoor Practice

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Leafs Nation, you’re all invited to the Sport Chek Outdoor Practice!

Join us at Greenwood Rink (150 Greenwood Ave., Toronto) on February 21st from 10:00 – 11:00 AM as the Leafs take their practice out into the community. The rink at Greenwood Park is Toronto’s first covered outdoor rink and was recently revitalized with over $300,000 in support from the MLSE Foundation.

The event will feature all the excitement and action of a full practice with the entire Leafs team (minus our 3 Olympians) hitting the Greenwood Rink ice. Members of the ...

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Valentine’s Day Cards: #TMLTalk Edition

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Download the Valentine’s Day Cards: #TMLTalk Edition to your computer, print them out and send it to your special someone!

Phil Kessel’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

 

Colton Orr’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

 

Morgan Rielly’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

 

Jonathan Bernier’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

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Throwback Thursday: 1985

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1985. Mullets, acid wash jeans, Wham, Madonna, and Foreigner topping the charts, Back to the Future and The Goonies at the movies, and The Cosby Show, Family Ties, and The Golden Girls on TV but more importantly Wendel Clark is chosen first overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The defenceman from the Saskatoon Blades transitioned to left-wing in the NHL and quickly stole the hearts of Leafs fans with his passion, fist, and bodycheck.

Here’s a look back to the day he was drafted….

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#MusicMonday: Black Sabbath

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For a hockey team, music can be relied on to set the tone, pump you up, or celebrate after a big win. And with the Leafs being one of the youngest teams in the NHL it’s easy to see why their playlist features a lot of top 40′s, rap and techno.

However, as we learned in the 2nd episode of HBO’s 24/7, Leafs Head Coach Randy Carlyle’s taste in music is quite different. Carlyle is more of a classic rock guy and specifically favours the musical stylings of one of the best ...

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