Tag Archives: playoffs

Trying to get over “it”

Whatever you want to call “it”, a choke, meltdown, collapse, disaster, blowing it, hitting the wall, running out of gas, whatever — we’ve all come to deal with the Game 7 loss to the Bruins in our own way. But tonight, it … Continue reading

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All on the line tonight in Game 7 showdown

Game 6: Leafs 2, Bruins 1 Maybe in our wildest dreams we were willing to go there but didn’t dare to given the way things started with that beating in Beantown. But here we are: Game 7. Tonight. Boston. Win and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the playoffs show in town

Time now for a quick inventory of some small trends and observations as we get set for a crucial Game 4 tonight at the ACC. Of course every game going forward will no doubt qualify as the biggest of the … Continue reading

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Long wait between games could benefit Leafs

With the Canadiens tying their series with Ottawa after an inspirational 3-1 win following the ugliness of the Lars Eller incident, it got me thinking: Was it better to play another game the next night and plough straight ahead despite the controversy … Continue reading

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Somebody help Kessel – please!

You have to feel for Phil Kessel. The reluctant star finds himself thrust into the limelight as these playoffs progress. The bright lights and inquiring media minds who want to know only make his eyes squint and mouth utter those … Continue reading

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Leafs pounded in playoff debut

After a nine-year wait, it wasn’t a very auspicious start to the playoffs for the Leafs. The Leafs went down 4-1 to the Bruins who outplayed, outmuscled and mercilessly pounded the youthful upstarts, supplying a stark reality check. Mikhail Grabovski … Continue reading

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Let the show begin: Leafs Nation ready to rock

A warm hello to all the readers who’ve stumbled upon my little blog where I put in my two cents worth about hockey, mostly Leafs. This is a special time of course for die-hard Leafs’ fans as they are in … Continue reading

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