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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: November 26, 2013

Well that was embarrassing. Last night’s 6-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets was obviously the Toronto Maple Leafs’ worst loss of the season. On the bright side, it should be a huge wake-up call to the Leafs. They need to step up their game or they will fall down the standings fast. Now hopefully we can get onto some better news. Here’s the news and notes of the day.

Rogers, NHL Reveal Details of New TV Deal

This is gigantic news for the NHL. It also means the death knell for Wednesday Night Hockey on TSN. From The Canadian Press.

Leafs’ Play Forcing Carlyle To Rethink Strategy

The Leafs on and off play in November has come back to bite them in the behind as it looks like Randy Carlyle might revert back to his old domineering ways. From Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.

Leafs JVR, Kessel Looking Good For Team USA

As much as I hate to say it, if Team Canada doesn’t win gold, I want to see the US win it, so Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk can come back with gold. From Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun.

Maple Leafs Lupul Out With Groin Injury

Here we go again. Hopefully Joffrey Lupul can continue being the Leafs version of the six million dollar man and come back better than he was before. With his past history, it’s probably a sure thing. Let’s just hope he isn’t out long. From Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun.

In The Pipeline: Spencer Abbott Playing Bigger Than His Body

A good piece highlighting one of my favorite Leaf prospects and fellow Hamiltonian, Spencer Abbott. I’m hoping he plays for the Leafs one day. From Joe Yerdon of

Toronto Maple Leafs Lead The Way As Canadian Teams Rise On Forbes’ List Of NHL Franchise Values

Not surprising as the Leafs are the only team worth more than a billion dollars.From the National Post.

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