We’ll Miss You, Team North America

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From Last Word On Hockey – By Matthew Sanzo They provided just what the game needs – entertainment. Team North America, the young guns that are the future of the NHL and the darlings of the World Cup of Hockey 2016, will be missed so dearly. Prior to the tournament, many fans of the game were skeptical of the format. […] READ MORE


Connor Brown’s Place on the Toronto Maple Leafs Roster

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From LastWordOnHockey.com – By Matthew Rodrigopulle   With the 2015-16 NHL season almost here, teams are beginning to shape up their rosters. The Toronto Maple Leafs, a young team using this season to initiate many prospects, have a bit more to think about than other teams. The Leafs system is full of young players ready to make a […] READ MORE


Brooks Laich Mentoring Maple Leafs Rookies

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From LastWordonHockey.com, By Aaron Hamilton At first glance, it looked like Lou Lamoriello was only targeting picks and prospects when he sent Daniel Winnik and a 2016 fifth-round pick over to the Washington Capitals before last year’s trade deadline. In return, the Toronto Maple Leafs received defenseman prospect Connor Carrick, Washington’s 2016 second-round pick and veteran forward Brooks Laich. For a team that’s in the […] READ MORE



Ranking The Top NHL Affiliated Prospects: Part 4 (Top 25)

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the […] READ MORE



Elvis Merzlikins Named NLA Goaltender of the Year

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The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation has named Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Elvis Merzlikins Goaltender of the Year at the Swiss Ice Hockey Awards. Merzlikins, goaltender for the Swiss National League A’s HC Lugano, received the award in a ceremony held August 5, 2016, in Berne, Switzerland. The other nominees for this award were Robert Mayer […] READ MORE


The Toronto Maple Leafs Summer of Love

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Far removed from a summer of some discontent, the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans are enjoying a summer of love. The Toronto Maple Leafs Summer of Love The Muskoka Five It’s hard to believe that only eight summers ago, the core of the team were snidely labeled the “Muskoka Five”. Leafs fans will remember the group […] READ MORE


TSP: Toronto Maple Leafs Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will follow the order of […] 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