Dion Phaneuf suspended two games (plus his response)

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Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf has been suspended for two games for his hit on Boston’s Kevan Miller in the Leafs 5-2 loss to the Bruins on Monday night. It is the first suspension of Phaneuf’s career. The Toronto captain will

Couch’s Corner: Struggles, NHL Hearing, Rumours

Maple Leafs Struggles

No game today.  Leafs host the Kings tomorrow night. There stands to be a neat stand-off.  Jonathan Bernier hopes to face his former team.  And LA’s goaltender Jonathan Quick is injured, setting up a possible match of the Leafs playing

Couch’s Corner: Boston Loss, Phaneuf, More

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Another loss for the Leafs, who played host to the Bruins Sunday evening.  It was a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Boston. The Leafs actually had a decent first period, but their play weakened as the game went on. 

Phaneuf Facing Hearing

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Dion Phaneuf will meet with the NHL Department of Player Safety following a hit from behind on Bruins forward Kevan Miller Sunday evening. Phaneuf hit Miller into the boards behind the Bruins net. There was no penalty on the play.

Leafs come out on top in Battle of Ontario

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Although overtime periods have proved to be a struggle for the Leafs this season, it seems that the extra hockey has helped them win during their most recent slide. After a rare overtime win against the Dallas Stars on Thursday

Fifty Ways To Leave Your Goalie

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You rarely see the number ‘50’ on the Air Canada Centre scoreboard any more, unless you’re at a Raptors game. I don’t think the Tragically Hip have ever it used for a visual presentation for their song “Fifty Mission Cap”.

Couch’s Corner: Leafs Edge Stars, More

Leafs Nazem Kadri

It was a close one at the ACC last night.  The Leafs managed a 3-2 overtime win against the Stars. Nazem Kadri, who was playing with a  heavy heart over the passing of his grandfather, scored a pair of goals. 

Orr and Bozak Out

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Leafs have placed Tyler Bozak and Colton Orr on the injured reserve.

Gretzky To Join Leafs?

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There’s speculation that the Leafs are courting the Great One.  Best guess has him joining at a high level ambassador type role. I’d rather him lace up his skates and slide into the center of Kessel’s line.  Sweet.  I bet

D’Amigo and Leivo Recalled

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The Leafs have recalled Jerry D’Amigo and Josh Leivo from the Marlies.

Couch’s Corner: Stars, Stats, Gameday

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Dallas is in to town tonight to take on the Leafs at the ACC.  It’s on Leafs-TV. Kari Lehtonen is likely starting in net for Dallas. My crystal ball shows Bernier in net for Toronto. Apparently Kessel is banged up, but

Smithson on Waivers

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The Leafs have placed Jerred Smithson on waivers..