Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres Look to Revitalize Rivalry

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The Buffalo Sabres always seem to get lost as a rival for the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is true even though they are in a closer proximity than Montreal; who is considered to be the number one rival for most Maple Leaf fans. Buffalo doesn’t have the sexiness of the Canadiens, recent playoff history like the […] READ MORE


Leafs Draft: Party Like it’s 1981

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From the possible moment the Toronto Maple Leafs draft Auston Matthews first overall, the team’s fans might hope to start partying like it’s 1981. READ MORE


NHL Schedule Release: Intriguing Home-Opening Matchups in 2016-17

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Roughly a week after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup, the NHL looked ahead to their 100th season of operation with a sneak peek of the 2016-17 slate. Here is a full list of the #NHL Home-Opener dates pic.twitter.com/yJtHEFvsHW — SiriusXM NHL Network (@SiriusXMNHL) June 20, 2016 NHL Releases 2016-17 Home Opener […] READ MORE


Congrats to Phil Kessel on Penguins Cup Victory

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As the Pittsburgh Penguins enjoy their Stanley Cup victory, the post-championship narrative in Toronto now shifts, oddly, to Phil Kessel. Far more than a passenger in Pittsburgh, Kessel is now a Cup champion. Congrats, Kessel. Well done. Why Leafs fans are “supposed” to be upset by Kessel’s success is as confusing as it is  inaccurate. Congrats to Phil Kessel on […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Rebuild is Backwards, But Thats Okay

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But it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Toronto Maple Leafs Rebuild is Backwards Conventional hockey wisdom says that you build a hockey team down the “middle”, solidifying the goaltending, defense, and center positions before anything else. Particular emphasis is given to the back end, where elite-level defencemen and goalies aren’t exactly found growing on trees. […] READ MORE


Barrett’s 2016 Positional NHL Draft Rankings: Top 10 Forwards

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With the draft quickly approaching I was inspired to create a mock draft. Though, as I expect a couple of trades at the top of the order I decided to publish my positional draft rankings rather than striking out in a game of let’s make a date right off the bat. I pushed back the release […] 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


Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Options

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Your Toronto Maple Leafs have an impressive twelve draft picks to play with in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. Six of those, including first overall, are found in the first three rounds. Barring an unlikely but altogether possible blockbuster trade announcement, we have a pretty solid idea about who the Leafs, who haven’t had anything resembling […] READ MORE


What Is Jim Benning’s Draft Plan?

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The saving grace to a Vancouver Canucks season which elicited the most frustration since the days of Mike Keenan and Mark Messier, from the fans to management and even the players themselves (how many times have we seen the Sedins dress down their own teammates?), was the potential for a high pick in the 2016 […] READ MORE