56 long days before the start of the Toronto Maple Leafs season opener, excitement is ramping up as news of potential defensive pairings slowly break in the news and on social media. … More Crystal Ball: Toronto Maple Leafs 2017-2018 Season Part One
Auston Matthews’ introduction to the NHL came at the NHL Draft 2016. The excitement surrounding his rookie season reached feverish levels when he recorded 4 goals in his debut game, becoming the first player in the NHL’s modern era to do so. This was just a glimpse of things to come as he finished the … More Player Profile: Auston Matthews
The free agency frenzy came and went with The Maple Leafs resigning Curtis McElhinney and Garret Sparks. The Maple Leafs followed up by signing Ron Hainsey on defence and Dominic Moore. These moves help to fill holes on defence and on the 4th line with the departure of Brian Boyle to the New Jersey Devils. … More Summer Seventeen Part Two: Free Agency
The process of drafting in any professional sport isn’t an exact science, a lot needs to be taken into consideration … More Summer Seventeen: Draft Day Recap
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!