No Toronto Maple Leafs Surprises So Far

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There have been no Toronto Maple Leafs surprises early in the season. The team is doing what just about everyone expected of them. From MVP performances to bottom of the barrel defensive woes, the Maple Leafs have shown both ends of the spectrum so far this season. No Early Season Toronto Maple Leafs Surprises Three […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for […] READ MORE




The Toronto Maple Leafs Off-Season Plan; Be Patient

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The Toronto Maple Leafs off-season has just begun. After they were eliminated in the first round by the Boston Bruins, it left their biggest blemishes exposed, and fans furious. As a result of the crushing defeat, there has been a call for massive changes. From trading William Nylander to dumping Jake Gardiner, there’s a belief that this team […] READ MORE


The Toronto Maple Leafs Problems Can Be Solved

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The Toronto Maple Leafs problems have solutions. Some of them are easier to solve than others. Toronto pushed the Boston Bruins to seven games in their first-round playoff series, but they didn’t play nearly as well as the Bruins. Boston controlled the play for much of the series and if Tuukka Rask had been his […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Defence Targets

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As the Toronto Maple Leafs were bounced from the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Boston Bruins in Game 7 on Wednesday night, the team’s needs couldn’t be more clear. The Maple Leafs defence played below-average hockey the entire series and were caught wandering around aimlessly on many occasions. This proved detrimental to the Leafs hopes to […] 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



Toronto Maple Leafs Defence Must Improve

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There has been much speculation this off-season on the Toronto Maple Leafs, which is not unusual. What is unusual, is that the media and the fans are starting to believe that this team might be close to being a Stanley Cup contender. Most would agree that the Toronto Maple Leafs defence must be improved. Finishing […] READ MORE