Calvin

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  • joined May 13, 2008
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
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I've been a fan since I could crawl. I lived through Allan Bester's fivehole. I saw grown men cry when Gretzky scored a hat-trick in THAT game 7. I drove 160km/hr to get to a Yonge Street parade. I remained a Leafs fan even though Ottawa got a team. I spent an entire paycheque to see Game 3 against the Canes in 2002. I'll make it through these bad times and it'll make the successes that much sweeter.

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A Poem For The Raptors

I'll be up front and say that I'm a huge bandwagon Raptors fan now. I've been soured by a lot of the history from T-Mac and VC and all of the circus around the tenure of those two and then Chris...

What Is The Point Of Colton Orr?

A season full of awful storylines also included one where Colton Orr is good at hockey.

Can Shanahan Succeed In Toronto?

What do we know about Brendan Shanahan's executive history and what does it mean for the Maple Leafs?

Shot Volume Matters

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Here is a simple table of five teams that have the same save percentage this season as well as the goals allowed by each. Approximately every 5.8 goals represents one win. That means that only based on shot volume the Leafs gave up 10 wins or 20 points compared to the Minnesota Wild.

Another Collapse: The Maple Leafs' Identity

How did the Bruins once again easily wipe out a Maple Leafs' third period lead?

Tim Murray And Great Analytics Debate

Tim Murray reads us! And he has some thoughts on the role of analytics and how they can help a team.

Here Come The Oilers!

Lead by one awful, awful fan...

Leafs' Season In A Nutshell

When things are going poorly sometimes you have to find a way to lighten the mood. These Leafs fans, watching their team drop an 8th straight game, decide to have a little fun with one of their friends by first making him stay in the bathroom for good luck and then pretending that the Leafs tied the game up. The fake goal is a favourite gag of mine but the look on the poor bastard's face is priceless. Via @josiahcyoung

Weekend Links Roundup

Some things to peruse!

2048: Maple Leafs' Excuses Edition

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Courtesy of Down Goes Brown, here's the Maple Leafs' Excuses Edition of 2048. Good luck not playing this non-stop.

Kessel 2048

Hey, you know that 2048 game that I'm always tweeting about? The one that has the stupid variations on it? Well, this one is amazing: All Phil Kessel. Via @D8rlene via Reddit

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James Reimer: Number One

Listen to Bloge Salming's latest joint.

Toronto Media Update: Still Mostly Stupid

Boy, what could go wrong when you source an article through begging for replies on Twitter?

James Reimer's Agent Is Not Happy With Randy Carlyle

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Oh good, in case you were wondering how Randy Carlyle's comments about James Reimer being "ok, just ok" went over in the Reimer camp... The good news? He's an RFA this summer. Ha! You're trapped sucker!

Clarkson vs. Kessel

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Which one of these two is the power forward that is supposed to get shots from in tight?

Phil Kessel Snipes

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Watch as Phil Kessel pots the Leafs' third goal from Saturday night. Budaj thinks it's going high glove but Phil knows otherwise.

Trade Kessel

Phil's act is wearing thin

Homemade Air Hockey Robot

Jose Julio makes a pretty awesome air hockey playing robot. Bet I could beat it though. More details here.

Let's All Laugh At The Oilers

It's not just THAT the Oilers lose, it's HOW the Oilers lose that makes them so much fun.

PPP Podcast Episode 21!

We're back! With a slightly dated but still valid discussion on everything Leafs related.

Ben Scrivens Has Endless Potential

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The Oilers upgraded in net today as you can see by this statistical examination of Scrivens' current development path. via @BSH_EricT

Oilers Lowlight Video

This video is an amazing collection of Oilers' low lights set to a sappy love song. The video title "It's funny because we're awful" couldn't be more appropriate.

Jake Gardiner Is Afraid!

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What could possibly have been on the back of his stick that scared Jake Gardiner so much? Dave Nonis sent him a message. Via @DaveedGamboa

When Will Randy Get Canned?

Give us your best guess as to when Randy gets his marching orders

When Will The Leafs Get Their Next ROW?

Make your best guess as to when the Leafs will win their next game without having to resort to an idiotic gimmick?

Rielly And Gardiner: Trend Setters

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Turns out that back in November, the Leafs' young blueliners were ahead of the fashion game. That's yesterday's Daily Telegraph. Guess the empire needs help from the colonies to look good. Via @Conwayze

Leafs' Allow Shots At Same Rate As Worst Expansion Teams

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The Leafs give up roughly as many shots per game as 1972-73 Islanders (12-60-6), 1974-75 Capitals (8-67-5), and the 92-93 Sharks (17-58-5). This is the outcome of Carlyle's tight defensive systems.

[Leafs Links] 24/7-palooza

Get all of your 24/7 links and more

Diagram of Leafs Loathing

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Recently, DGB posted the Venn Diagram of Hockey Hate which was pretty well made although there were some obvious misses (Corey Perry?!). MF37 wanted to create his own to highlight some of the more contentious Leafs forwards and how to categorize them.

[Leafs Links] Leafs Lose, 24/7, and Line Brawls

Some links to get you through this frozen morning.

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