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After last weeks untimely pinch by Dion Phaneuf in game 4 that led to an overtime goal and the Bruins taking a 3-1 lead in the first round series there was a lot of evaluation of Phaneuf as a defenseman both good and bad. I was intending to write an article to discuss the relative [...]The post Dion Phaneuf when protecting a lead vs when playing catch up appeared first on

Toronto Maple Leafs called out by Toronto Sun for choking

The Toronto Maple Leafs completed the biggest choke job in the history of third period of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey. Yes, the Leafs blew a 4-1 lead in the third, gave up two goals in 31 seconds, and lost to the Boston Bruins 5-4 in overtime to lose Game 7 of their Eastern Conference series on Monday night. The local paper, the Toronto Sun decided to put the joke err choke on them...

Man breaks TV watching Maple Leafs, selling it

This was posted online at Kijiji, which is basically the ebay classifieds, shortly after the Toronto Maple Leafs blew a 4-1 lead and lost in overtime in game seven to the Boston Bruins.  The description is hysterical and I wish there was video of the TV being broken which looks like it was beaten repeatedly with either fists or a bat. [@JimmyTraina]

Kick the Toronto Maple Leafs when they're down

That is what a lot of folks did in the Twitterverse. Here is a sampling of the conversation: Howard Bryant, “ ‘The Toronto Maple Leafs, unless they suffer a colossal collapse, are going to eliminate the Bruins.’ -- Jack Edwards, 14:10 left 3rd period.”Gerry Callahan, WEEI radio: “How do you line & shake hands if you're Leafs? You just completed one of...

Dejected Faces of Toronto Maple Leafs Fans

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t made it to the NFL Playoffs in nine years, so when they went into the third period of game 7 against the Boston Bruins, with a two goal lead and 90 seconds lwft, the fans partying on the streets of Toronto had a lot to cheer about. Then one of the most epic collapses in hockey history occurred and the Bruins pulled off a come from behind victory...

Leaked CT scan of puck injury a fake?

Mark Fraser suffered one of the worst hockey injuries to date during Toronto's Game 4 loss to the Bruins. The Maple Leafs defenseman took a Milan Lucic shot to the forehead and required surgery to repair a broken bone in "his cranial area." Days after the surgery rook place, a Reddit user uploaded a photo of what he or she claims to be Fraser's CT scan from St...

Joffrey Lupul: Game 7 loss ‘will haunt me until the day I die’

Joffrey Lupul does not tweet very often. He has tweeted just over 1,100 times, and he hadn’t tweeted since April 23. The playoffs began on April 30. Lupul finally broke his three-week Twitter silence by sending this emotionally-charged message on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after his Toronto Maple Leafs blew a 4-1 3rd-period lead in Game 7 against the Boston Bruins: That hockey...

Toronto Maple Leafs choke Game 7, now the memes choke the internet

Unfortunately for Maple Leafs fans, Toronto pulled a Sergio, choking in Game 7 against the Boston Bruins. Now, naturally, the memes choke the internet.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Their luck ran out

Did you hear that moaning and groaning the other night.  That was Leaf fans witnessing the biggest collapses in the team’s history. The Toronto Maple Leafs built themselves a 4-1 lead in the third period in game seven of the Eastern Conference quarter finals against Boston.  Unfortunately, Toronto let it slip away.  As a result, the Leafs lost the game in overtime 5-4. To...

Stunned Maple Leafs: A Compilation

  Holy ********* what a third period. Part of us feels a little bad for these Leaf fans, mostly 'cause growing up in Boston we've totally been there. You're day will come one day, Toronto... maybe. But for now, here are some great pics/video fo stunned Maple Leaf fans and players. Enjoy. Not sure if crying or taking a ****... ...

Joffrey Lupul Says Game 7 Loss to Bruins Will ‘Haunt Me Until the Day I Die’

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul had himself a solid first-round series against the Bruins. He scored three goals and added an assist, but it wasn’t quite enough as the B’s won Game 7 in overtime. The forward was held pointless in the deciding game, a game in which the Leafs blew a 3-1 third-period lead. Lupul had a chance to change the nature of the game, but he was...

Milan Lucic gives Dion Phaneuf cup check in handshake line (Video)

After the Boston Bruins pulled off a miracle comeback in game seven against the Toronto Maple Leafs,  both teams congratulated each other in the customary handshake line. Keep an eye on the hand of Boston's Milan Lucic as he gives Toronto's Dion Phaneuf a little bit of a lovetap on the groin: (Courtesy of It's Always Sunny in Detroit)

Toronto, Go F yourself. Love Cleveland

So the Toronto Maple Leafs choked harder than Bob from Bill Swerski’s Superfans, blowing an insurmountable 4-1 lead with 10 minutes to go to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. You have to feel for Toronto right? A city and nation starving to get back to the playoffs for the first time in 9 years, on the verge of a huge come from behind series victory upset...

Milan Lucic Gives Dion Phaneuf A Dick Tap In Handshake Line

Milan Lucic and Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf must go way back. How else can you explain Lucic going dick tap on Phaneu…

Milan Lucic Gives Dion Phaneuf A Post Game Junk ‘Love Tap’

    A.B. Post-playoff-series handshakes are one of the greatest parts of the NHL. After beating the crap out of each other for 7 straight games for the right to advance one more round closer to the cup, grown men put aside their hatreds and shake hands at center ice. And as surprising as the Boston Bruins comeback tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs was, there was something...


from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star, Defeat, in the end, came with abrupt finality, with a sense of shock and surprise and even momentary disbelief that what seemed to be the start of something special was over. What, no more games? That’s it? Oh my word. They lost it how? The Maple Leafs, and their legions of fans, had dared to dream that this might become a unique...
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