Category Archives: The Leafs Nation

THIS IS BEYOND EXPLANATION (AND POOR PHIL KESSEL)

Title: THIS IS BEYOND EXPLANATION (AND POOR PHIL KESSEL)
Date: May 9, 2014
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: This article raged against the Leafs’ decision to retain head coach Randy Carlyle and lamented the wasting of Phil Kessel’s prime.
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HOW AND WHY A FAN RUNS ON THE ICE

Title: HOW AND WHY A FAN RUNS ON THE ICE
Date: March 31, 2014
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: Some goof ran on the ice at a Leafs game. I tracked that goof down and interviewed him.
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MURPHY: WHERE ARE THE CRITICS OF THE CRITICS OF THE CRITICS OF DAVE NONIS NOW?

Title: MURPHY: WHERE ARE THE CRITICS OF THE CRITICS OF THE CRITICS OF DAVE NONIS NOW?
Date: January 21, 2014
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: This was a satirical article that faux-criticized certain segments of the Leafs fanbase. Some really enjoyed it, others had the satire lost on them. Your usage will vary.
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IN REALITY, PHIL KESSEL IS THE CHAUFFEUR

Title: IN REALITY, PHIL KESSEL IS THE CHAUFFEUR
Date: January 15, 2014
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: This article examined how Phil Kessel is able to produce at an elite level despite a lack of quality linemates and how he brings up their production level.
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DOUBTING THE MEN IN CHARGE

Title: DOUBTING THE MEN IN CHARGE
Date: January 13, 2014
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: This article examined the growing disdain for Randy Carlyle and Dave Nonis, including five-word takes from fans on Twitter.
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LEAFS POSTGAME – A REVERSAL OF FORTUNES IN 2-1 LOSS TO COLORADO

Title: LEAFS POSTGAME – A REVERSAL OF FORTUNES IN 2-1 LOSS TO COLORADO
Date: October 8, 2013
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: This article broke down the October 8 game between the Leafs and Avalanche.
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WHO SHOULD PLAY WITH KESSEL AND BOZAK?

Title: WHO SHOULD PLAY WITH KESSEL AND BOZAK?
Date: August 11, 2013
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: With the safe assumption that Tyler Bozak would center Phil Kessel, this article looked at who may be a good fit as the third man on the top line.
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HOW THE LEAFS HAVE SHIFTED ASSET ALLOCATION FOR 2013-14

Title: HOW THE LEAFS HAVE SHIFTED ASSET ALLOCATION FOR 2013-14
Date: July 31, 2013
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: This article compared how the Leafs spent their cap space in 2012-13 to how it looked like it would be spent in 2013-14.
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EXPLAINING THE GRABOVSKI-BOZAK “STATS” DEBATE IN SHINNY HOCKEY TERMS

Title: EXPLAINING THE GRABOVSKI-BOZAK “STATS” DEBATE IN SHINNY HOCKEY TERMS
Date: July 6, 2013
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: A personal favorite, this article explained some of hockey’s “advanced stats” in the context of pick-up hockey to make the concepts easier to grasp.
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BREAKING: LEAFS RE-SIGN FRAZER MCLAREN

Title: BREAKING: LEAFS RE-SIGN FRAZER MCLAREN
Date: July 5, 2013
Original Source: The Leafs Nation
Synopsis: This article relayed the news that the Leafs had re-signed Frazer McLaren and quickly broke the signing down.
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