For as long as I can remember, every season begins with both the fans and media picking one player to target on the Maple Leafs. In the 90s it was Larry Murphy, 2000s it was Bryan McCabe and during the Brian Burke era it was Phil Kessel. Do you remember the hot dog story? Currently … More Bullseye: Zach Hyman
“Don’t feel sorry for me, if you want to, encourage me. Embrace me. I’m going to be all right-Just like I’ve always been.” July 14th, 2014 will forever have an impact on my life as that was the day I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. I woke up and went to work like every day, … More The Passion That Healed Me
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
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!
Well, after 7 long months of being locked out of the site I am so happy to say that I am able to write again. For anybody who does’t recognize me, my former name is _Rich_Money. Now on to the game at hand, last nights home opener because there is a ton to get through. … More Leafs: 8 Rangers: 5 What the hell just happened?
Well what a statement out of the gate for the 2017/2018 edition of the Toronto Maple Leafs. A 7-2 clobbering of the Winnipeg Jets to start the season is something to be excited about, but let’s keep some perspective as well. This is only game one of a grueling 82 game season. There is a … More Post-Game Analysis: Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets
With game one of the 2017/2018 season tomorrow, the team announced its opening day roster on Monday and there were not any real surprises once the roster was released. A lot of tough decisions were made as preseason standouts Miro Aaltonen, Kasperi Kapanen, Travis Dermott and Nikita Soshnikov were sent down to the Marlies, all … More Game One: Maple Leafs Edition
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!
With all the excitement and hope coming into this season, it is so easy to take for granted what the management team has accomplished in such order. The Maple Leafs organization has one of the most loyal and fanatic fan bases in the entire NHL, and for a time that fan base witnessed a once … More Turning Over a New Leaf: Revisited
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