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Toronto Maple Leafs Fri Dec 15 2017 13:30:18 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Welcome to the NHL’s “Centennial Birthday Weekend,” in which the league celebrates its 100th birthday. It’s not the anniversary of the first ever games, since that’s in December, or of the league offi
The Toronto Maple Leafs arent the first team to eat some humble pie on a west coast road trip, nor will they be the last. Even before the trip, the Maple Leafs were not playing great hockey; they are now 2-6 in their last eight games. On the season,
When I read that Pierre Pilote had passed away a few days ago at the age of 85, I wanted to write something about his marvelous NHL career.You see, Pierre was an absolute standout during what was, for me, the most memorable era of my hockey-following
Far too often this season, the Maple Leafs have relied on their goaltending to bail them out of a potential loss. On Tuesday night, the team didn’t play up to...
It’s time to joyfully reflect on the Toronto Maple Leafs 2016-17 season with videos. I’ve carefully narrowed down my top five Toronto Maple Leafs moments from the 2016-17 season. And I did say with videos, so expect to not only re
Welcome to the first Saturday of the NHL season. And welcome to a new weekly feature. Every Saturday this year we’ll take a look around the league at some of the best games, storylines and head-to-head matchups that we’ll be seein
STATS N STUFF by Stan Nieradka (Twitter: @smn013) When Jake McCabe scored against Colorado on December 5th, it marked the first goal scored by a Buffalo defenceman in 2017-18. All...
The Toronto Maple Leafs closed out their Western road trip at 1-3 and fell to their fifth defeat in their last six games with an ugly loss in St. Louis on Saturday night. Your game in ten: 1. Lets make an effort to start with some positives here. The
I believe that the Toronto Maple Leafs have a semi-hidden gem here. Josh Leivo is that player, the kind of player that the Toronto Maple Leafs are lucky to have. The only problem is that it’s been kind of hard to squeeze him into the lineup
Curtis McElhinney – easily the game’s first star in Toronto’s matchup versus Edmonton on Sunday – could have been named the second and third stars as well. OK, honourable mentions...
Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team’s 6-4 loss in St. Louis, their fifth defeat in the last six games. On where it went wrong after a good start: Babcock: I really thought we did [start well]. The first 10 minutes we were good.
Lou Lamoriello’s rules have carried over to the Toronto Maple Leafs. One thing that I’ve been thinking about lately in regards to Lamoriello’s rules and the Toronto Maple Leafs is, do I really care? My esteemed colleague
The Leafs went in to Pittsburgh Saturday evening and came out with a hard-fought 2 points, winning by a score of 4-3. Early on, Toronto walked out of the first...
Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST |Arena: Scottrade Center |TV:HNIC |Radio: Fan 590 Game Day Quotes Mike Babcock on the challenge presented by St. Louis: I don’t know the Blues as good as I used to. We used to play them 10
The Toronto Maple Leafs All-Time Best Draft Pick Countdown comes to it’s thrilling conclusion today. Over the last couple of weeks, Editor in Leaf has counted down the all-time best draft picks in Toronto Maple Leafs history. We decided tha
It wasnt a pretty win for the Leafs on Wednesday night at Air Canada Centre. But in sports, what matters isnt how, but how many. Frederik Andersen made 47 saves...
The Toronto Marlies took four of a possible six points from divisional rivals this week. Toronto continues to lead the North Division with a 7-3-0 record and owns the best defensive record (2.3GAA) among their rivals. Crucially, the Marlies improved
The Toronto Maple Leafs are something special, aren’t they? Even though I’m technically out in the barren waste land that is northern Ontario, that doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to say about the Toronto Ma
In a game with an entertaining finish, the Leafs came out on the losing end of a 2-1 decision in Vancouver on Saturday night, missing a chance to sweep their...
Nazem Kadri has become quite the hockey player. He exhibits an excellent mix of physical persistence and belligerence that makes him difficult to play against. A force along the boards, he also has the escapability to exploit seams to create offense.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will play their first game of the 2017-18 NHL season in 67 days. While it’s not quite time to dust off our jerseys, the Toronto Maple Leafs offseason remains in full swing. Scouring headlines in hopes of finding a pi
It was a strange game. And it was a strange goal that gave the Leafs the winner in a 6-4 shoot out. The Leafs winning goal was actually scored by...
Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team fell to 8-6-0 on the season with a 5-3 loss in Los Angeles on Thursday night. On falling behind 5-0: Babcock: We gave them the two goals. We had the turnover. We kind of battled our way back. We had the
Today we reach the penultimate post in the Top Ten All-Time Toronto Maple Leafs draft picks countdown. I must admit, I’ve learned a ton doing this series. I had my original list of best Toronto Maple Leafs draft picks, and research made me
The Maple Leafs had no answer for Alex Ovechkin on Saturday night as the Capitals’ superstar registered his 21st career hat trick to lead Washington to a 4-2 victory. Most...
Puck drop: 10:30p.m. EST |Arena: Staples Center |TV:TSN4 |Radio: TSN1050 Game Day Quotes Mike Babcock facing the Kings for the second time in as many weeks: It helps you with the prescout. You know what they’re do
The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Darcy Tucker was a known pest around the NHL. He wouldanger the opposition while putting the puck in their net. Who does that for the Leafs now? Nazem Kadri. Darcy Tucker was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs half-w
The Leafs were strong for, oh about 20 minutes of action on Friday night in Carolina. But thanks to Frederik Andersen, Toronto’s short-term effort was still good enough for the...
Entering the first game of their Royal Winter Fair road-trip, the Toronto Marlies were looking to exact revenge against the Laval Rocket, who won the inaugural matchup between the two teams the previous weekend. The Marlies certainly paid back the fa
The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to fork some serious cash over. When you look at the Toronto Maple Leafs roster, one thing stands out among the rest. They have three potential superstars in Auston Matthews, William Nylander, and Mitchell Marner, al
The Leafs came out with only a point in a goaltending duel in Florida Wednesday evening. The final tally was Panthers 2 Leafs 1. Roberto Luongo and Frederik Andersen both...
The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a three-game losing slide with a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. There is no such thing as a must-win this early in the season, but with a rested and rolling LA Kings team on the docket in a back
The Top Ten Post-Expansion Toronto Maple Leafs All-Time greatest draft picks continues today with #5, #4 and #3. We are officially in rarefied air. The best of the best. We hope. Three Fifths of the top five is based on potential. But what potential
The Maple Leafs’ six-game winning streak came to an end with 4-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at Air Canada Centre on Monday night. A controversial call late in the...
Puck drop: 10:00p.m. EST |Arena: Honda Center |TV:Sportsnet One |Radio: Fan 590 Game Day Quotes Mike Babcock on the need for the forwards to support the defence: The other thing is we can’t turn the puck over. The
Welcome back to another episode of Toronto Maple Leafs player profiles. Last time, we covered a rare gem from the Brian Burke era. The Toronto Maple Leafs sixth round pick in 2012 would turn out to fly under the radar and become a solid middle six fo
Frederik Andersen had a perfect night as he backstopped Toronto to a 6-0 win at the Bell Centre Saturday evening. It was his second shutout in as many games. Coming...
Mike Babcock met with the media after practice on Tuesday, discussing the lineup shuffle, Tyler Bozak’s struggles, shifting Patrick Marleau to center, and more. Over the course of an 82-game season, is it important to tweak your lineup and
The Toronto Maple Leafscould have some stranger things happen. In order for stranger things to occur, the Toronto Maple Leafs will need to do some things that nobodyexpects. And that’s exactly what we’re going to take a look at in
STATS N STUFF by Stan Nieradka (Twitter: @smn013) There is a dwindling group in the NHL this season that is currently down to six players. Those six are the last...
The Maple Leafs dropped their fourth game in the last five with a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Torontos recent struggles have seen them drop to third in their division with Boston and Detroit not far behind. Your ga
After analyzingfour things that could derail the 2017-2018 season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, let’s take a look at four things that could possibly go right. In my last piece I took a negative spin on what might happen during the course of
William Nylander propelled the Leafs to their fifth straight victory, scoring the overtime winner as Toronto prevailed over New Jersey 1-0. The Thursday night affair was uneventful over the final...
Puck drop: 10:30p.m. EST |Arena: SAP Center |TV:Sportsnet Ontario |Radio: TSN1050 Patrick Marleau on the nerves and emotions involved with returning to San Jose: I’m going to try to have a good poker face out ther
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in full offseason mode right now. That becomes an issue for people that write about the Toronto Maple Leafs, but we’re doing our best, even in the offseason. I promise weare. Anyways, I have a few articles lined
The Leafs announced today that the hockey club has loaned forward Frederik Gauthier to the Toronto Marlies (AHL), while forward Nikita Soshnikov has been recalled from the Marlies. Gauthier, 22,...
Maybe October just isnt Frederik Andersens month. Last season, he was the new goalie in town and had the type of slow start that gave Leafs fans bad flashbacks in seven October games, he posted a .876 save percentage and allowed 3.67 goals against pe
The Toronto Maple Leafs Bryan McCabe may have retired back in 2010-11, but the Leafs have a similar player to their former star defenseman…Morgan Rielly. Bryan McCabe joined the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 2nd, 2000 after being acquired
It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but the Leafs beat the Bruins 4-1 in Boston Saturday night. It was the second game in back-to-back action. Mitch Marner, James van Riemsdyk...
The first-ever meeting between Toronto and Laval didnt end well for the Marlies. Despite owning the lion’s share of possession, the Marlies made the critical mistakes and let two points slip away to their relocated division rival. First Per