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FTB: Maple Leafs still have six more pre-season games to go plus more NHL news links

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Don’t worry abut the loss to the Senators. There’s plenty more chances to work everything out.

NHL: Preseason-Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

After back-to-back losses to the Ottawa Senators, I’m sure you’re now all ready for pre-season to end and for some real Maple Leafs hockey to begin.

Too bad.

There’s six more games of this pre-season to get through. Yes! You read that correctly. There’s still another six pre-season games to go.

Senators 5 - Maple Leafs 2: Marleau scores, Leafs lose anyway - Arvind
Marleau scores in his debut, but the Leafs fall to the AHL Sens

The Leafs now have two days off. The next pre-season game will be against the Sabres on Friday at the ACC.

Crackdown on faceoff violations presenting steep learning curve - TSN
Despite being penalized for half as many violations Tuesday as on Monday, Babcock felt the calls were still worse the second night.

ICYMI

Maple Leafs prospect Nicolas Mattinen traded by the London Knights to Flint - El Seldo
The Knights defender heads to Flint to play with fellow prospect Fedor Grodeev.

Other News

O’ Captain! My Captain! – Centre of Leafs Nation
Last week Brendan Shanahan announced the Maple Leafs will go into another season without naming a captain.

Leafs great inspires working man’s brew - LFP
The beer Gilmour KLR93 is available in bars in Kingston and the Ottawa Valley and the brewery’s bottle shop, but hopefully by the start of the season will be in wider distribution through the select locations of the Beer Store and some grocery stores.

Brian Boyle Diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - All About The Jersey
Despite the CML diagnosis, Boyle intends on playing in the team’s home opener.

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