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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: November 13, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, the Toronto Maple Leafs still play hockey games once in a while, and one such rare occurrence will take place tonight. The Leafs will face the Minnesota Wild down in the Land of 10,000 Lakes for a 7:30 game that will be broadcast on TSN. The Wild are one of the more improved teams in the league, with 10 wins and only four regulation losses on the season. The Leafs will need to put forth a much better effort than they displayed for much of their last game against the Boston Bruins to come away with a victory. Stick around the site today for all your game day coverage. In the meantime, here are some links:

Leafs Looking to Trade John-Michael Liles, Acquire Vernon Fiddler

The Carolina Hurricanes keep popping up as a potential destination for Liles, although “nothing is imminent” according to Darren Dreger. Vernon Fiddler would be an upgrade on Jerred Smithson, but probably isn’t worth more than a fourth-round pick. From Alec Brownscombe of Maple Leafs Hot Stove.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Tyler Bozak takes step forward in recovery from hamstring injury

Tyler Bozak is still not eligible to return until the 21st. From Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Joffrey Lupul hopes he is ‘in the conversation’ for Sochi 2014 Olympic team after Steven Stamkos injury

Joffrey Lupul might be a long shot, but you can’t argue with his production. More from Fitz-Gerald at NP.

James Reimer’s athleticism shines through

James Reimer is the best. From Mike Brophy of CBC Sports.

Five Questions: Maple Leafs’ Sittler on state of game

Who was that poor Boston Bruins goalie that was in net for Darryl Sittler’s 10-point game? Taking nothing away from Darryl, but that goalie was horrifically bad. From Dan Rosen of

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