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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: February 4, 2013

If you’re one of those fans who think Phil Kessel is lazy and out-of-shape, do us all a favour and read the latest from James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail and never speak of such things ever again.

Randy Carlyle is going to make Troy Bodie a healthy scratch and play a fourth line of Colton Orr, Jerred Smithson and Frazer McLaren tonight because we’re not allowed to have nice things. How many minutes will probably the worst fourth line in NHL history play tonight in Florida? Cast your vote over at Pension Plan Puppets.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have the fifth highest PDO (team shooting and save percentage combined) and the fifth highest save percentage in the league. As Benjamin Wendorf of Hockey-Graphs shows, history suggest those numbers will gradually start to regress towards the league mean.

The Sochi Olympics haven’t even started yet but there are so many problems with just about everything that this might turn into the biggest train wreck the world’s greatest sporting event has ever seen. Bruce Arthur shares a few of the gory horror stories for

Now let’s forget about how horrible the Sochi Olympics are for a moment and enjoy some funny tweets compiled by Megalodon of Battle of California.

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