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Sportsnet.ca
Connor McDavid and the most dominant, pointless show on Earthnever got within chirping distance of an assignment too fast for him, for all o
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 2 hours ago
never got within chirping distance of an assignment too fast for him, for all of us. “He can flat out fly,” Leafs coach Mike Babcock confirmed. Two weeks ago, we watched McDavid in Buffalo. He was solid but far from the guy you want to write... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
McElhinney makes 41 saves, Maple Leafs beat Oilers 1was really good, our penalty killing was outstanding and, in the end, we spent
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 3 hours ago
was really good, our penalty killing was outstanding and, in the end, we spent too much time in our own zone," coach Mike Babcock said. "But, it's a big night on a back-to-back and a big win for us." Laurent Brossoit made 22 saves for the... Read more
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New York Daily News
Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews held out against Oilersagainst the Edmonton Oilers because of an upper-body injury. Matthews was orig
New York Daily News / Posted 7 hours ago
against the Edmonton Oilers because of an upper-body injury. Matthews was originally listed as a game-time decision, with Mike Babcock saying at the morning skate that the 20-year-old forward was: "One of those guys with bumps and... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Auston Matthews a game-time decision for Maple Leafs vs. Oilersplayers might be down one of its star attractions. "He’s one of those guys tha
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 13 hours ago
players might be down one of its star attractions. "He’s one of those guys that’s bumped and bruised here today," coach Mike Babcock said Sunday morning. "So we’ll just go through it. We’ve had a couple guys that are – you know, it’s the season,... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Nylander benched for third period of Leafs' win over Penguinsunclear whether Nylander’s limited late-game ice time was due to injury or a me
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unclear whether Nylander’s limited late-game ice time was due to injury or a message from head coach Mike Babcock. However, he was on the ice for Pittsburgh’s first goal of the game, reaching out and failing to disrupt a pass... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Leafs' 3rd line steps up on special night for Torontoto bring the Pens within one. “They have the experience, they have the rings,
Sportsnet.ca / Posted yesterday
to bring the Pens within one. “They have the experience, they have the rings, they have the pedigree,” Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. “We’re trying to become what they’ve been. They don’t look like a team that wants to give it away anytime... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Quick Shifts: Leafs dad Patrick Marleau adopts Matthews, Marner38 going on 20. It’s fun hanging out with him.” No one is more pleased with ho
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 2 days ago
38 going on 20. It’s fun hanging out with him.” No one is more pleased with how the club’s A.M./P.M. connection than coach Mike Babcock. “It’s a home run for us,” Babcock says. “I had Nick Lidstrom and now I have Patty Marleau. Those are fine,... Read more
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CTV News
Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk banned 1 game for spearingbut I guess if he's going to do stuff like that he should make it count," said
CTV News / Posted 3 days ago
but I guess if he's going to do stuff like that he should make it count," said Martin. "It's child's play." Leafs coach Mike Babcock called it "junior hockey stuff." "He'll learn over time," Babcock said of the 19-year-old player. "You've got... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Flames' Matthew Tkachuk suspended one game for spearingbut I guess if he’s going to do stuff like that he should make it count," said
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 3 days ago
but I guess if he’s going to do stuff like that he should make it count," said Martin. "It’s child’s play." Leafs coach Mike Babcock called it "junior hockey stuff." "He’ll learn over time," Babcock said of the 19-year-old player. "You’ve got... Read more
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SportingNews
Flames' Matthew Tkachuk suspended for 'junior-hockey' spearing incident vs. Maple Leafsa reputation as one of the NHL's most reviled agitators. Martin called the inci
SportingNews / Posted 3 days ago
a reputation as one of the NHL's most reviled agitators. Martin called the incident "child's play" while Toronto coach Mike Babcock also condemned the sophomore Flames' edgy style. “That’s junior hockey stuff,” Babcock said. “So he’ll learn... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Flames' Matthew Tkachuk molding into both lovable and hatable pestif he’s going to do stuff like that he should make it count,” shrugged Martin.
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 3 days ago
if he’s going to do stuff like that he should make it count,” shrugged Martin. “It’s child’s play.” Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock agreed, calling Tkachuk’s act, “junior hockey stuff.” “He’ll learn over time,” said Babcock, adding: “He played... Read more
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CBC.ca
Matthew Tkachuk to have NHL hearing for spearing Matt MartinI guess if he's going to do stuff like that he should make it count," said Mart
CBC.ca / Posted 3 days ago
I guess if he's going to do stuff like that he should make it count," said Martin. "It's child's play." Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock called it "junior hockey stuff," adding, "he'll learn over time. You've got to give Tkachuk credit, he played a... Read more
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SportingNews
Maple Leafs react to Matthew Tkachuk spear: 'It's child's play'suspended – for the second time in his career – for one game due to unsportsman
SportingNews / Posted 3 days ago
suspended – for the second time in his career – for one game due to unsportsmanlike conduct. Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said he admires the type of game Tkachuk plays between the whistles, but that he sees no place for the extra... Read more
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CTV News
Leafs coach Babcock calls Tkachuk spearing incident 'junior hockey stuff'but I guess if he's going to do stuff like that he should make it count," said
CTV News / Posted 3 days ago
but I guess if he's going to do stuff like that he should make it count," said Martin. "It's child's play." Leafs coach Mike Babcock called it "junior hockey stuff. "He'll learn over time," Babcock said of the 19-year-old player. "You've got to... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Flames' Matthew Tkachuk to have hearing for unsportsmanlike conductfor actions during last night’s game against Toronto. You can watch the play a
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 3 days ago
for actions during last night’s game against Toronto. You can watch the play at the top of this page. Toronto coach Mike Babcock called the play “junior hockey stuff” when asked about it post-game. Martin said he didn’t feel the spear at the... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Andersen clutch again for Maple Leafs on another busy nightsneak-spearing Leafs tough guy Matt Martin from the bench. Martin sloughed it
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 4 days ago
sneak-spearing Leafs tough guy Matt Martin from the bench. Martin sloughed it off as “child’s play,” and Leafs coach Mike Babcock dismissed it as “junior hockey stuff.” Tkachuk was not made available to reporters. But the most important... Read more
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New York Daily News
Andersen makes 47 saves, Leafs edge Flames 2-1 in shootoutvery good legs. We looked like a team that came back from a road trip even thou
New York Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
very good legs. We looked like a team that came back from a road trip even though we had days to recover," Toronto coach Mike Babcock said "I thought we'd get traction and take over but that didn't happen. ... In the end our goalie was... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Intelligent Matthew Tkachuk 'plays in the guts of the game'Maple Leafs. Toronto crash-and-bang winger Leo Komarov said Tkachuk reminds hi
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 4 days ago
Maple Leafs. Toronto crash-and-bang winger Leo Komarov said Tkachuk reminds him of younger Uncle Leo, but Leafs coach Mike Babcock is quick discard that parallel. “Leo, that’s his job. To play in the league and stay in the league, he’s got to... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Leafs' Bozak battling through slump at critical point in careerright here today and you multiply it by three, that tells you who you are — unl
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 5 days ago
right here today and you multiply it by three, that tells you who you are — unless you do something about it," coach Mike Babcock said. "The guys who are off to a great start wanna replicate it. The guys who aren’t wanna fix it." Bozak... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Toronto Maple Leafs Prospect Report: Which 2017 picks are worthy of WJC?Toronto Marlies (18-5) are the toast of the American Hockey League. “They’ve g
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 5 days ago
Toronto Marlies (18-5) are the toast of the American Hockey League. “They’ve got an unbelievable team,” says Leafs coach Mike Babcock. “They’ve got an elite D down there. They do a good job and they win games and they develop players for... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Marcus Stroman's Twitter tactics getting tiresomeNylander get old, but that’s part of work being performed. And, your successors
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 6 days ago
Nylander get old, but that’s part of work being performed. And, your successors were smart enough to hire as guy like Mike Babcock who can put out those fires, unlike Ron Wilson and Randy Carlyle who’d come into each post-game media... Read more
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CBC.ca
Ready to 'Roar': Canada's curling stars begin Olympic pursuit in Ottawasaid about keeping the nerves and stress at a minimum. He points to a conversat
CBC.ca / Posted 8 days ago
said about keeping the nerves and stress at a minimum. He points to a conversation he had with Team Canada hockey coach Mike Babcock while preparing for competition in Sochi about how to handle expectations. "He told us at the Olympics that we... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Can Oilers survive Battle of Alberta without Cam Talbot?pick to mild bust to breakout star and then back to disappointing problem child
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 8 days ago
pick to mild bust to breakout star and then back to disappointing problem child. But he seems to have found his role under Mike Babcock, and that role is the underrated two-way centre who can score at one end, match up with the other team’s top... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Era Adjusted: Shea Weber vs. Chris CheliosAt six feet and 190 pounds, Chelios was on the small, yet tenacious side while
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 9 days ago
At six feet and 190 pounds, Chelios was on the small, yet tenacious side while the 6-foot-4, 230 pound “Man Mountain” — as Mike Babcock likes to say — that is Shea Weber is a different physical specimen. In terms of career-bests, Chelios was far... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Quick Shifts: Paul Coffey wanted to be traded to Maple Leafsis a good team, but that shows you about the NHL now. The parity in the NHL is
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 9 days ago
is a good team, but that shows you about the NHL now. The parity in the NHL is unbelievable,” Leafs coach Mike Babcock said of the Knights. “The other thing about it is they’ve got a whole bunch of free agents. They could trade... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
5 NHL players thriving or stumbling after switching positions this seasonveteran winger Patrick Marleau was forced to dabble in some positional musical
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 9 days ago
veteran winger Patrick Marleau was forced to dabble in some positional musical chairs this season as well, as head coach Mike Babcock has relied on Marleau’s prowess at centre for a key chunk of games this season. Marleau’s role in the Leafs’... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
6 reasonable reactions to Drew Doughty's free agency commentsKarlsson will discuss their approach to the open market, and he opened up about
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 10 days ago
Karlsson will discuss their approach to the open market, and he opened up about how much he loves Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock. Juicy stuff, all of it. Honest? Harmless? Flirtatious? Insulting? Strategic? Disruptive? There are several... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Top 18 RFAs of 2018: Latest on big contract yearshas yet to meet expectations. Since taking a few shifts off defensively, Nyland
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 10 days ago
has yet to meet expectations. Since taking a few shifts off defensively, Nylander has spent time down the lineup as coach Mike Babcock tries to get him rolling. A fall-off in numbers and a decreased shooting percentage could save the Leafs a few... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Elite status means McDavid, Matthews can break through any timeis propelling the Oilers to more victories, and Matthews is again filling the n
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 11 days ago
is propelling the Oilers to more victories, and Matthews is again filling the net. “He’s a shooter,” said Leafs coach Mike Babcock. “He shoots it a ton.” McLellan is the only man on Earth who has coached both young stars. He gained a window... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Drew Doughty plans to ask Erik Karlsson about contract negotiation tacticsof mega 2019 UFA class for defencemen • Believes he and Senators captain shoul
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 11 days ago
of mega 2019 UFA class for defencemen • Believes he and Senators captain should be highest-paid blueliners • How trust of Mike Babcock piques interest in Maple Leafs It’s not often you’ll hear an NHL player speak candidly about upcoming contract... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Leafs' win over Flamesleg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a tra
Barrie Examiner / Posted 11 days ago
leg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a training camp PTO contract. After coach Mike Babcock put some noses out of joint with line changes to generate goals, there has been some love for scoring defencemen... Read more
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Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Leafs' win over Flamesleg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a tra
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted 11 days ago
leg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a training camp PTO contract. After coach Mike Babcock put some noses out of joint with line changes to generate goals, there has been some love for scoring defencemen... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
Leafs' win over Flamesleg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a tra
Chatham Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
leg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a training camp PTO contract. After coach Mike Babcock put some noses out of joint with line changes to generate goals, there has been some love for scoring defencemen... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Leafs' win over Flamesleg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a tra
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 11 days ago
leg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a training camp PTO contract. After coach Mike Babcock put some noses out of joint with line changes to generate goals, there has been some love for scoring defencemen... Read more
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Owen Sound Sun Times
Leafs' win over Flamesleg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a tra
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 11 days ago
leg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a training camp PTO contract. After coach Mike Babcock put some noses out of joint with line changes to generate goals, there has been some love for scoring defencemen... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Leafs' win over Flamesleg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a tra
Sarnia Observer / Posted 11 days ago
leg injury in the playoffs that threatened his career. Polak came back on a training camp PTO contract. After coach Mike Babcock put some noses out of joint with line changes to generate goals, there has been some love for scoring defencemen... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Maple Leafs earn breaks in strong performance against FlamesThey’ll look to keep the good times rolling in Edmonton. “I think we’ve been w
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 12 days ago
They’ll look to keep the good times rolling in Edmonton. “I think we’ve been way better of late,” said Leafs coach Mike Babcock. “In saying all that though, you’ve got to find ways to keep improving. The other teams keep improving and... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
31 Thoughts: Eberle, Hall and how the media really affects NHLersmatters. Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog received two- and three-game suspen
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 12 days ago
matters. Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog received two- and three-game suspensions during the 2015-16 season. 22. Both Mike Babcock and Barry Trotz sparred with their local media last week about line combinations. Babcock kept getting asked why... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Crackdown on slashing has turned Johnny Gaudreau loosethe tipping point for wider change in the NHL. “There’s no sense letting slash
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 12 days ago
the tipping point for wider change in the NHL. “There’s no sense letting slashing on the hands go,” said Leafs coach Mike Babcock. “It made no sense anyway. You’re a better player with your stick on the puck anyway, so why wouldn’t we... Read more
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TSN
Containing red-hot Gaudreau key for LeafsFerland is coming on strong having scored in seven of the last 10 games. "Obvi
TSN / Posted 13 days ago
Ferland is coming on strong having scored in seven of the last 10 games. "Obviously, that line’s on fire," said head coach Mike Babcock. "Two real heavy guys and a guy who’s flat-out fun to watch and actually fun to pre-scout. He’s doing a lot of... Read more
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CBC.ca
Mike Babcock: Mental illness has 'nothing to do' with mental toughness7:26 Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock says making the distinction b
CBC.ca / Posted 13 days ago
7:26 Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock says making the distinction between mental health and mental toughness can help pro athletes to feel more comfortable speaking out... Read more
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TSN
Spirited rally can't lift Leafs past Capitalsplaying well – their turnovers were minimal and the cycle was buzzing – but the
TSN / Posted 15 days ago
playing well – their turnovers were minimal and the cycle was buzzing – but the details ultimately led to their demise. Mike Babcock said after the game the Leafs could have cut Ovechkin off more in the neutral zone or gapped up better on... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
William Nylander slump could save Maple Leafs money in the long termbeing some type of bridge deal instead. Nylander’s recent cold streak has been
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 15 days ago
being some type of bridge deal instead. Nylander’s recent cold streak has been “creating some issues in the near term for Mike Babcock, but in the longer term for the Toronto Maple Leafs this might end up not being the worst thing in the world,”... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Maple Leafs top Hurricanes in goal-scoring affairgames we haven’t been." The win Friday ended a two-game winless streak for the
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 16 days ago
games we haven’t been." The win Friday ended a two-game winless streak for the Leafs, who return home on Saturday. Coach Mike Babcock said the slow starts will be addressed. "We’re just going to talk about it and fix it because the players... Read more
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New York Daily News
Van Riemsdyk and Leafs beat his brother and Hurricanes 5-4games we haven't been." The win Friday ended a two-game winless streak for the
New York Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
games we haven't been." The win Friday ended a two-game winless streak for the Leafs, who return home on Saturday. Coach Mike Babcock said the slow starts will be addressed. "We're just going to talk about it and fix it because the players... Read more
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TSN
Leafs hang on for road win, snap 2-game skidin the second period and dominated that frame, but why it’s taking them until t
TSN / Posted 16 days ago
in the second period and dominated that frame, but why it’s taking them until then to start working is an issue head coach Mike Babcock is eager to uproot. As the game wore on, the Leafs held a three-goal lead twice and saw it evaporate into a... Read more
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TSN
Maple Leafs hold off late rally, edge Hurricanesgames we haven't been." The win Friday ended a two-game winless streak for the
TSN / Posted 16 days ago
games we haven't been." The win Friday ended a two-game winless streak for the Leafs, who return home on Saturday. Coach Mike Babcock said the slow starts will be addressed. "We're just going to talk about it and fix it because the players... Read more
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TSN
Nylander seeks confidence boostchances, I mean, playing at such a high level [in the NHL] you can’t expect to
TSN / Posted 16 days ago
chances, I mean, playing at such a high level [in the NHL] you can’t expect to score all the time," he said. Head coach Mike Babcock is doing his part to try and get Nylander, who has four goals on the year, going again. He's given him new... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Leafs' Matt Martin coming to grips with first-career healthy scratchhopefully they get a win.” It was a decision that came without an explanation.
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 16 days ago
hopefully they get a win.” It was a decision that came without an explanation. Martin had yet to sit down for a chat with Mike Babcock and the Leafs coach didn’t offer up much when speaking with reporters. Asked how Martin was taking the decision,... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Quick Shifts: 'Terrifying' Matt Martin talks Maple Leafs' top-line cameooral history of the Toronto Maple Leafs attending the CFL East final, which fea
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 16 days ago
oral history of the Toronto Maple Leafs attending the CFL East final, which featured Marner’s Toronto Argonauts defeating Mike Babcock and Tyler Bozak’s Saskatchewan Roughriders 25-21. Auston Matthews: “I was pretty tired so I went home [early].... Read more
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