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
Exactly one year today Dion Phaneuf was traded along with Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and defence prospect Cody Donaghey to the Senators for defenceman Jared Cowen, Colin Greening, Milan Michalek and Tobias Lindberg as well as Ottawa’s second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. … More Dion Phaneuf Trade:One Year Later
What has become a habit are the slow starts and playing catch up while playing games at home. The Maple Leafs came out flat again, the aggressive forecheck and high octane speed that we have become used to from this team in the last month just wasn’t there yet again. Similar to the game against … More Post Game Analysis: Leafs vs. Rangers
Going into last night’s game, the Maple Leafs had strung together two wins against the N.Y. Rangers and division rival the Ottawa Senators. Last night brought another test for the young Maple Leafs, the Buffalo Sabres. The game had the Matthews vs. Eichel story line to get both Fan bases excited for this one. The … More Post Game Analysis: Maple Leafs vs. Sabres
That didn’t take long after the Maple Leafs picked up Curtis McElhinney from Columbus they trade Jhonas Enroth to Anaheim for a pick in 2018. Enroth’s start in Toronto couldn’t have gone any worse, he allowed many soft goals and couldn’t find his footing playing behind a young defense core. He struggled early and often … More Maple Leafs trade Enroth to Anaheim Ducks
On October 12th our boys start what will be a year of intrigue and hope. So in conjunction with game one and exciting times ahead, I will post the first of a three part blog series called “Turning Over A New Leaf” which will discuss where this franchise has been and where it will go in … More Let’s get talking Leafs Nation!