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Leafs losing inspirational leader?

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08:27 AM ET 04.05 | It wasn't only the score sheet that brought bad news to Toronto on Thursday night. Also lost was their inspirational leader along with a three-game winning streak in the 5-3 decision taken by the Philadelphia Flyers, who stretched their own win streak to four games. Joffrey Lupul left the game early in the first period after he was crunched along the boards by a couple of Flyers and suffered what is surely a head injury. The latest absence for Lupul does not bode well for the Leafs. ... [Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said Lupul] was "50-50 on practising" on Friday. But it is impossible to make predictions with head injuries and the way Lupul stumbled around the Leaf bench after the hit was not encouraging.

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April 5, 2013  08:46 AM ET

That was a shame, plus losing on the goal that should have been a penalty

April 5, 2013  08:49 AM ET

It was a tough hit but I didn't think there was anything dirty about it.

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April 5, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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It was a tough hit but I didn't think there was anything dirty about it.



Agreed.

April 5, 2013  09:18 AM ET

I agree it didn't look that bad but, it looked like there might have been contact with the head. Hard to tell what the league is going to do anymore.

April 5, 2013  09:19 AM ET

nothing dirty about that hit...you know he got a bell ringer there tho...

April 5, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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Who else thinks that the Leafs are gonna fold again like they always do ??

Just as sure as the Pirates will fold in baseball the Leafs will fold in hockey. Not only that the Flyers are going to make the playoffs.

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April 5, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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LOL one one-goal loss to a streaking Flyers team with what, 11 games left, after going 8 games without losing in regulation, and they're gonna fold huh?

You also did NOT get the memo?

April 5, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Just as sure as the Pirates will fold in baseball the Leafs will fold in hockey. Not only that the Flyers are going to make the playoffs.

They may. They are on a streak. However, there are a few fighting for that 8th spot. It's gonna be a fight to the finish.

April 5, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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LOL one one-goal loss to a streaking Flyers team with what, 11 games left, after going 8 games without losing in regulation, and they're gonna fold huh?

I agree Danny but they do need to watch out for Burkie's Cliff.

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April 5, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Yup their solid history the last 9 years tells that they're gonna flourish down the stretch.

And your team's solid history tells us that unless they face Luongo in the Finals, you can forget about any parades in June, too.

April 5, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Sadly he did not ;-)

What did I tell you about sending that FedEx? ;)

 
April 5, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

LOL one one-goal loss to a streaking Flyers team with what, 11 games left, after going 8 games without losing in regulation, and they're gonna fold huh?

Exactly.

And while we are playing the "let's use one game to ignore everything that has happened all season" logic:

Clowe will score 20 for NYR
Jagr will be the only B to score the rest of the year
Gaborik will carry CBJ to the Finals (oh wait, that might happen)

*sigh*

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