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
Very decisively Shanahan set out to reshape this organization and the fruits of his labor were on showcase last night. The game was pivotal on a couple of fronts, it gave the Maple Leafs the opportunity to give themselves some breathing room between them and the Islanders/Lightning who were both on the Maple Leafs heals for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. … More The House Shanahan Built
Leave it to the Toronto sports media and some in Leafs Nation to make a shark out of a minnow (Pardon the fishy pun). … More Manufactured Controversy: Part Two
Zach Hyman has come a long way in such a short period of time, a relative unknown to the Toronto hockey market when he was acquired from the Florida Panthers on June 19th, 2015 in exchange for centre Greg McKegg; four days later was signed to a two-year entry level contract with the Maple Leafs. Florida had drafted Hyman 123rd overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. … More Player Profile: Zach Hyman
The Toronto Maple Leafs face a fierce battle to make the playoffs this season, having a stat line that reads 3-4-3 in the last 10 games has done little to help their chances in getting into the playoffs. The Boston Bruins with 76 points, and having played two more games than the Maple Leafs with an … More Target: Boston Bruins
February certainly wasn’t friendly to the Toronto Maple Leafs after a series of bad games and setbacks have now placed their playoff aspirations in jeopardy. With the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders making their push up the standings, these teams have tightened an already tight playoff race around the Maple Leafs. … More 10 games that will define the 2016-2017 Maple Leafs Season
The Toronto Maple Leafs won the day by not doing anything, and remaining patient and sticking to their plan that was started when Brendan Shanahan came in 2014. … More Trade Deadline: Toronto Maple Leafs Edition