There are a lot of raw emotions and differing opinions on the current contract dispute between the Maple Leafs and William Nylander. During this difficult contract situation, there were some in Leafs Nation ready to cast Nylander aside. Trade him! Came the calls from all corners across social media. There is nothing like stats to […]Read More Maple Leafs: The case for keeping William Nylander
There were a lot of questions around the Maple Leafs heading into the 2017-2018 season, Could the dynamic group of sophomores led by Auston Matthews match or better their output from last season and could Frederik Andersen continue on in his development as a starting goalie in the NHL. Just how much growth could be […]Read More Mission Accomplished: Young Maple Leafs Playoff Bound Again
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 […]Read 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 […]Read More Toronto Maple Leafs: O’ Captain! My Captain!
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 […]Read More Crystal Ball: Toronto Maple Leafs 2017-2018 Season Part Two
The free agency frenzy came and went with The Maple Leafs resigning Curtis McElhinney and Garret Sparks. The Maple Leafs followed up by signing Ron Hainsey on defence and Dominic Moore. These moves help to fill holes on defence and on the 4th line with the departure of Brian Boyle to the New Jersey Devils. […]Read More Toronto Maple Leafs: Free Agency, Big Name Hunting