Toronto Maple Leafs Need Nikita Zaitsev to be a Difference Maker

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With the off-season halfway through and not much more remaining between now and the regular season, it’s easy to guess the majority of players filling in the Toronto Maple Leafs roster on opening night. Leafs fans eagerly anticipate the probable debuts of Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews to give their top six an added boost. […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Backup Options

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With Jonathan Bernier gone and Frederik Andersen locked up, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock wants an established backup goalie to support Andersen. Despite turning 27 in October, Andersen has just three NHL seasons under his belt and only two seasons with more than 40 starts. His career .918 save percentage sits slightly above league average and is, at the very least, […] READ MORE


Toronto Turning Over a New Leaf

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“I’m a big believer in if you do good things, good things happen.” Karma is something Mike Babcock carried with him under his first season as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. If you ask any Leafs fan, karma hasn’t been kind to Toronto through recent years. Even when the rebuild started, Babcock made it clear that pain was on […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Want to Compete Sooner Than Expected

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As people commuted home on Monday, the Toronto Maple Leafs were busy acquiring RFA goalie Frederik Andersen, signing him to a five-year deal worth $25 million shortly after. The trade came as a surprise to many Leafs fans, which is nothing out of the ordinary given GM Lou Lamoriello‘s historic secretiveness. Prior to sending this year’s 30th overall pick and a 2017 […] READ MORE


First Overall Belongs in Toronto

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The Arizona Coyotes are allegedly keen to acquire this year’s 1st overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs, as reported by Jimmy Murphy, even though 1st overall belongs in Toronto. Per reliable source: Arizona already pushing hard to acquire No. 1 pick overall & bring Auston Matthews home to play for Coyotes. #NHLDraft — Jimmy […] READ MORE



Kessel's Playoff Success Relevant to Leafs Fans

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It’s been almost eleven months since the Toronto Maple Leafs shipped Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The reaction by Leafs’ fans varied between those loyal to the Madison, Wisconsin native versus the naysayers who refused to accept his style of play: an elite scoring winger who lacked defensive effort. With a heap of playoff success, though, Kessel has […] READ MORE