Leafs Nation went into summer panic mode after reporter Elliotte Friedman revealed the Colorado Avalanche requested and were permitted to speak with Assistant General Manager (asst. GM), Kyle Dubas, in regards to their open General Manager (GM) position. Coming off a historic season, including an exhilarating run in the playoffs, followed by the additions of Andreas … More Summer Crisis: Kyle Dubas
The Toronto Maple Leafs used their financial clout and open roster spots on the defense to make a double splash by signing two Swedish defenders Calle Rosen and Andreas Borgman. With the likes of Ari Vuori Director of European scouting and Mark Hunter Director of Player Personnel at the helm of scouting for the Maple Leafs these signings provide confidence that these two new additions will provide a positive impact in the Maple Leafs Organization. … More Summer signing frenzy 2017
2016-2017 season captivated Leafs Nation like no other season in recent memory, we witnessed records breaking and a 6 game playoff series against the NHL’s best Washington Capitals and this happened against a backdrop of the most talented and highly skilled rookie class the NHL has ever witnessed. … More Maple Leafs Target: Top 4 Defenseman
This story sort of starts out like any hockey story you have read before. Well, not really. To tell you the truth, I was a Jays/baseball fan long before hockey and the Leafs. I would attend Kitchener Rangers games but never understood the rules, why they made hard passes and so on. … More 28 years a Leafs Fan
Much like our beloved Maple Leafs, Centre of Leafs Nation itself has a lot to be excited about for the future after its rookie season. When I started the blog I had two key goals in mind that I felt were going to be key to the success of the blog. … More Open Letter to Centre of Leafs Nation!
Rapper Drake’s song “Started from the bottom now we’re here” is the perfect anthem for these young Maple Leafs as they too are here! The playoff series against the Washington Capitals to which no one predicted the Maple Leafs could win one game much less two has turned into a competitive, fast paced series in which the Maple Leafs have given the Washington Capitals all they can handle and more. … More Started from the bottom now the Maple Leafs are here!
Six months ago all this would have been considered a pipe dream, the thought of a roster made up of a majority of rookies making the playoffs wasn’t even thought of as possible. Some sports experts didn’t have Marner even making the roster, and some knew Matthews would be good none could have predicted how brilliant his first season would be. But yet here we are on the eve of the Maple Leafs first playoff series in 4 years, and longer if you factor in the last time they made the playoffs in a full 82 game season which was all the way in 2004. … More Dawn of a New Age: Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Edition
In a season where the young Maple Leafs have exceed expectations, We find ourselves biting our nails and full of nervous anxiety as the team faces its most grueling and difficult two games of the year. … More Maple Leafs hold their destiny in their hands
Hi everybody! So happy to officially now be a contributor here at CentreofLeafsNation. My goal is to contribute as often as I can so I can keep talking about my favourite things, hockey and the Toronto Maple Leafs. How often we’ll have to see but anyway I decided to take my first post here to … More What should the Leafs do with their First Round Draft Pick?
One of the main criticisms going into this season with such a young roster was that they would start strong and then hit the inevitable rookie wall which would hinder their chances at making real progress up the standings. … More The Rookie Wall