Toronto Maple Leafs: Opening Night Roster Predictions- Part 1

FINALLY!!! "We can, and we will" was what Kyle Dubas famously said to Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek regarding contract negotiations with his 3 star young RFA's, and this just after landing the biggest UFA in the history of the NHL's cap era. All anyone could wonder was how Dubas going to make it all... Continue Reading →

No, We don’t hate Mitch Marner

Yes, we at Centre of Leafs Nation have been critical of Mitch Marner during the on-going negotiations on a new deal, but no, we don't have a personal vendetta against him. We have, however, grown frustrated with the manner by which things have played out over the last year. Our coverage has always has been... Continue Reading →

Mitch Marner’s Great European Vacation

If you have been following Centre of Leafs Nation on Twitter, it should have come as no surprise that Mitch Marner, Darren Farris and company played the “Europe Card” in this dragged out negotiation process. As I had predicted months ago for this card to have ultimate impact it had to come just before camp... Continue Reading →

Mitch Marner Contract Crisis

The Mitch Marner contract negotiations took a turn to crisis levels after Darren Dreger reported that Marner wouldn't be putting pen to paper before Canada Day and could be visiting rival teams as of June 26th. Truly this shouldn't be a surprise, the seeds to this contract impasse started all the way back when the... Continue Reading →

What to do with Mike Babcock

Lucas did an amazing job in his most recent blog offering his thoughts as to what went wrong in the playoff series against the Boston Bruins. He also correctly highlighted a lot of structural issues that haunted the Maple Leafs right from the regular season all the way through to the series loss to the... Continue Reading →

Maple Leafs: New year, same story

Game 7’s have officially become less fun and entertaining, and more stressful and disheartening. The worst part about this game 7 in particular, was that Toronto sat in the driver seat for most of the series, and could not finish the job. They looked as though they were going to bring home the series and... Continue Reading →

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