Report: Toronto Maple Leafs sign Russian defenseman Igor Ozhiganov

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After the reported signing of Swedish centre Par Lindholm, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made another addition from the European free agent market. Igor Ozhiganov is a 25-year-old right-handed defenseman who has spent parts of the last eight seasons in the Kontinential Hockey League (KHL). Since 2015 he has been a big part of a successful […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Game 7 is not an Underdog Story

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The Toronto Maple Leafs went down three-to-one in their series against the Boston Bruins, after they failed to beat a team missing their best centre, on home ice. Things seemed bleak, as the Leafs had to win three in a row to keep their cup dreams alive. Two of those games would be in Boston, […] READ MORE


Revisiting Toronto Maple Leafs and Joe Thornton

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Just over a year ago, I wrote about the Toronto Maple Leafs and possibly signing Joe Thornton. The idea was to sign a free agent, in order to trade a pending unrestricted free agent in Tyler Bozak. The Leafs could trade Bozak, for picks and/or prospects. At the time, Thornton was not just a replacement for Bozak, […] READ MORE



Expansion Draft Effects on the Toronto Maple Leafs

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The NHL has allowed Seattle to submit paperwork for an expansion team, most likely coming in the 2020-21 NHL season. Since then, Seattle has had alarming success with their ticket drive, indicating the market would be suitable for an expansion team. Gary Bettman has indicated this team would have the same expansion draft rules as the […] READ MORE


Olympic Games: A Unique Scouting Opportunity

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As the 2018 Winter Olympic games quickly approach, we are reminded over and over that National Hockey League players are not attending. This will be the first time it has happened in over 20 years, and the game has changed a lot since then. Besides the many rules and stylistic changes, the off-ice element has […] READ MORE


Depth Solidifies Toronto Maple Leafs Blueline

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The Toronto Maple Leafs were already struggling before the loss of their best defenceman. When Morgan Rielly fell awkwardly against the Philadelphia Flyers, the outlook was dim. Already missing a member of the Leafs definitive top three defencemen in Nikita Zaitsev, the team was looking down their depth chart. The Toronto Marlies had already offered […] READ MORE


Finding the Next Toronto Maple Leafs Call-Up

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After Travis Dermott was called up by the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 5th, the Toronto Marlies had graduated their fifth player to the big club this season. He is accompanied by Kasperi Kapanen, Frederik Gauthier, Nikita Soshnikov, and Calvin Pickard. That’s not including Martin Marincin or Calle Rosen because at the time they hadn’t been […] READ MORE