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Joffrey Lupul may not be all that far from making his way back into the Toronto lineup. According to Michael Traikos of the National Post, the 29-year old forward was taking one-timers prior to practice today and looks "real close" to returning to action. He later noted that Lupul was taking turns skating with a line of Nikolai Kulemin, Mikhail Grabovski and Leo Komarov. That sounds like someone who's nearly recovered from the broken forearm that has kept him out since the third game of the season. And the initial prognosis was that Lupul would be back in six to eight weeks, which essentially would have had him making his return right about now anyway. The Maple Leafs have been cruising this season, netting 3.04 goals per game (No. 7 in the entire league) while vaulting into fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Adding Lupul -- fresh off a 67-point effort in 2011-12 -- can only help matters.The Leafs are once again at the 23-man roster limit, however, meani...
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Yesterday I posted an article on comparable players to Tyler Bozak so today I thought I’d tackle the Maple Leafs other key free agent forward, Clarke MacArthur. As with Bozak, I first looked at the offensive stats Goals/60, FirstAssists/60, Primary Points/60 and Primary Points % (percentage of goals scored while on the ice that the player [...]The post Clarke MacArthur Comparables…...
There has been a fair bit of talk recently about Tyler Bozak and what the Leafs should do with him as he is clearly not suited for his #1C role but is set to be a UFA this summer and if the Leafs intend to keep him he’ll need a new contract. To get an [...]The post Tyler Bozak comparables… appeared first on HockeyAnalysis.com.
When I heard that the Toronto Maple Leafs lost a thriller to Pittsburgh in a shoot out, I was quite pleased that they got at least one point. After all, their next opponent would be the Winnipeg Jets. A team that has been struggling lately.
I thought for sure that Leafs would get an easy two points off the Jets. Wrong.
At a time where I didn’t want Winnipeg’s goalie, Ondrej...
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
This is NOT an attempt to stir up a new round of Roberto Luongo-to-Toronto rumours. Honest. Just spitballing, noodling on a scrap of paper, so everyone relax.
Just thinking, however, that nobody's fooling anybody here anymore. Vancouver, falling in the Western Conference standings, needs help at positions more than they need a backup goalie...
Early in the first period of the Toronto Maple Leafs-Winnipeg Jets game on Tuesday night, Colton Orr and Chris Thorburn got into it. This was a true heavyweight tilt with Orr weighing in at 6’3″ 222 lbs and Thorburn checking in at 6’3″ 230 lbs. Thorburn did a good job of keeping Orr at bay early, but once Orr was able to wriggle his arm free by getting his sleeve off...
Scott Cullen has notes on the Maple Leafs' defence, Columbus' goaltending, the top-scoring lines in hockey and money well-spent in Colorado.
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Leave it to a three-game losing streak and an article doubting that they can maintain their strong start for controversy to find the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jake Gardiner's agent, Ben Hankinson, took...