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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: November 25, 2013

The Toronto Maple Leafs close out their five-game home stand tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. With the October 25th loss to the same Blue Jackets still relatively fresh in fan’s minds, the Leafs will need to make work hard that they don’t suffer the same fate tonight.

The Leafs have been far from dominant in their last 10 games as they have only posted a 5-4-1 record. The Blue Jackets however have done slightly worse with a 3-4-3 record. This is a winnable game if the Leafs can solve Sergei Bobrovsky.

Now on to the links.

Toronto Maple Leafs Get Boost From Improved Shootout Record

Last year’s shootouts were horrible to watch the Leafs never won once a game went to a shootout. This year, Leaf fans seem to be getting relief from that feeling. From Michael Traikos of the National Post.

What Are Jonathan Bernier’s Chances To Make Canada’s 2014 Winter Olympic Roster?

I wrote an article not to long ago that including the point that Jonathan Bernier should be given consideration for Canada’s Olympic hockey team. Seems I’m not the only one. From James Onusko of Bleacher Report.

Grinder Jay McClement Is Maple Leafs’ ‘Hidden MVP

This could not be more true. Without McClement, the Leafs penalty kill would not be as good as they are. A UFA on July 1, it is imperative that the Leafs get him signed. From Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun.

Maple Leafs: Reimer’s Hot Hand Makes Carlyle’s Job Easier

None can doubt that James Reimer has been on a tear and is not willing to give up his starts so easily. As long as he’s playing well, the Leafs can play him with confidence. From Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star.

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