Mike Babcock Effect

Coach Mike Babcock celebrated his 600th win as a NHL coach, placing him in a very small group of special coaches including Joel Quenneville, Pat Quinn, Scotty Bowman. Babcock is also the only coach to win six international titles. When Babcock chose to coach in Toronto it marked the first step in turning the Maple … More Mike Babcock Effect

October Madness!

The 2017-2018 season for the Toronto Maple Leafs has started and the early results are promising, but there is still some work to be done. After 5 games, the Maple Leafs’ record is 4-1 and what we have seen in this early stage of the season is both the best and worst this team has … More October Madness!

O’ Captain! My Captain!

Last week Brendan Shanahan announced the Maple Leafs will go into another season without naming a captain. At the Maple Leafs 100TH anniversary game press conference last Tuesday, Shanahan stated “I think it’s important to have leadership… and you don’t need to be a captain to show leadership on the ice or leadership in the … More O’ Captain! My Captain!

Crystal Ball: Toronto Maple Leafs 2017-2018 Season Part Two

The Maple Leafs start this upcoming season with much hype and heightened expectations. The task of making the playoffs again is made harder by the fact that Auston Matthews and company will now be defended tighter. Teams will now adjust their defensive plans around the Maple Leafs speed and highly creative young core. What makes … More Crystal Ball: Toronto Maple Leafs 2017-2018 Season Part Two