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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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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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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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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 […]