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How the Leafs Can Land Alex Pietrangelo (it’s not what you think)

This isn’t about who they’d have to trade and what kind of contracts will be available to their RFAs and UFAs. That’s all just math and there are plenty of smart enough people in the org to figure that out. We know what Pietrangelo is worth on the open market, which can be anywhere between […]

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The Leafs Skill Gap

Yup, it happened again. The Leafs lost by blowing another “playoff” 3-0 lead. I’m not going to talk about the same stuff everyone else is talking about e.g. mental toughness, resilience, maturity, etc… The one thing I really noticed was the talent gap between players on the Leafs. You have Martin Marincin, who – god […]

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Columbus is by No Means Unbeatable

Boston beat Columbus in 6 last year and Toronto took Boston to 7 two years in a row. Columbus is by No Means Unbeatable. There are things that will work against them. Columbus was overloading, so if the Leaf forwards even it out a bit and get the puck back there will be open looks. […]

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Columbus Should Franchise Their Playbook

Hockey is back. HALLE-FUCKING-LUAH! Unfortunately, my beloved Leafs just lost 2-0 (empty netter) to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kyle Dubas often talks about “the process”, which I gather to mean something along the lines of: draft and develop well, keep improving in all areas, put in your best effort and when you lose, learn what […]

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Arrival

I’ve been thinking about what word would describe how the Leafs need to be to be winners in this Stanley Cup playoffs. I think they need to show they have arrived. The Leafs are a young team. So believe it like it is past tense and already happened, arrive, show your arrival like it was […]

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What Would the Model of a Stanley Cup Winner Look Like?

Roughly the scientific method reveals to us how to go about finding and replicating outcomes that work. Here are the steps: Despite the lack of simple linearity in reality, the method has often been codified into stages that make it easier to understand. Essentially, the following five steps make up the scientific method: Observe – Look at […]

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“Dave Feschuk is an Idiot”

I can see why Phil “Hot Dog” Kessel called him an idiot. Personally, I’d call him an asshole. In his latest article on The Star, he laments Kyle Dubas tweeting out this Chinese parable read by the late meditation guru Alan Watts about the Chinese Farmer: The parable teaches, in Feschuk’s words, ” Don’t overreact […]

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Maintain Perspective and Get the Mental Game Back Leafs

I think it’s a mental game now for the Leafs. Keep things in perspective, professional hockey is an entertainment sport. In the Carolina game it turned into a spectacle and a really strange story. The team needs a reset and recharge, channeling whatever energy they can in the right moment. If it means being fired […]

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Leafs vs. Hurricanes 20/02/22

Kyle Dubas now owes MLSE approximately $21.875 million dollars after zamboni driver David Ayers secured his first ever NHL win:

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Keep to Momentum Against the Canes

The second half of the two game segment with the Penguins really showed what this Leafs team is capable of. This is THE turning point for the season and the team. That was winning hockey. I would describe the way they played with the words dogged determination, focused, driven, full of hustle, hard on the […]