Do the Maple Leafs face an uphill battle without Auston Matthews

Following a rather impressive start to the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs were considered one of the best teams in the NHL over the first 3 weeks. Scoring at an impressive rate, Toronto lead the league in goals for a better part of the month. Majority of the teams scoring came from usual suspects, Auston... Continue Reading →

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Shots Fired: Frederik Andersen

After another poor effort by his teammates after losing to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, Andersen had seen enough and made some interesting comments about his team’s effort in yet another tough loss. In the post game interview, Andersen stated “We’ve got to figure out who wants to commit to playing for the team” coming... Continue Reading →

Bullseye: Zach Hyman

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... Continue Reading →

Mike Babcock Effect

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... Continue Reading →

Game One: Maple Leafs Edition

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... Continue Reading →

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