Category Archives: Leafs

Hot starts and Gordie Drillon

Much has been made of the hot start of the Leafs in general and Phil Kessel* (*still not really Mike Bossy despite all appearances to the contrary) in particular.  Kessel’s start (now 21 points in 13 games) is certainly the … Continue reading

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We* Won! (*not really “we”)

I didn’t expect the Leafs to win last night.  It was a mid-week game against an opponent from the Southeast (which now includes Winnipeg, apparently) and these have long been the situations in which the Leafs tend to go for … Continue reading

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My favourite Tim Horton story (and his RC)

Shows what I know. Skinny Reimer was every bit as effective as not-quite-so-skinny Reimer and I’ll enjoy this moment of him leading every conceivable goaltending category while it lasts. He even mimicked the Belfour shutout I alluded to yesterday. Good … Continue reading

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Fearless Predictions (and a ’58-59 Terry Sawchuk)

Having gone to the drug store and perused the various hockey publications and all their expert predictions, I am now in a position to make my own.  Interestingly, my take is exactly the same as everyone else’s and it won’t … Continue reading

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Leafs by the numbers – who was the best for each sweater number?

Hockey’s back! It’s the first game of the preseason and you can’t tell the players without a program.  Actually, you probably can’t tell most of them with a program either, given there are 70 different players in camp including 30-odd … Continue reading

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