Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Options

|

Your Toronto Maple Leafs have an impressive twelve draft picks to play within 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


Maple Leafs News: The Calm Before the Storm

|

Call it the calm before the storm… This lull in hockey news, especially in Toronto, won’t last long. With the NHL Entry Draft just a couple weeks away, it’s about to get very interesting. In the meantime here’s a look at current Toronto Maple Leafs news. Maple Leafs News: The Calm Before the Storm Forward […] READ MORE


Canada's World Cup Roster: No Subban?

|

Canada has an overabundance of right-shooting defensemen available for the World Cup. Guess who draws the short straw? The World Cup of Hockey will be held in Toronto starting September 17, featuring eight teams, including Canada, U.S.A., Russia, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Team Europe and Team North America. Team Canada’s coaching staff will be led […] READ MORE



Rich Clune: Looking Inward in Leafs Search for Toughness

|

The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly going to be adding some toughness to their roster. This hockey “opinionist” says: “look inward”. Toronto native Rich Clune just scored the game seven series-winning goal to send the Marlies to the AHL Eastern Conference finals. Now is as good a time as any to sing his praises… “Cluner” has […] READ MORE


Maple Leafs Tie Loose Ends With Rielly, Kadri Extensions

|

The Maple Leafs extended two of their most important assets on Wednesday, in an obvious effort to tie up loose ends. Restricted free agents Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly both came to terms on long-term extensions with the club that drafted them. Maple Leafs Tie Loose Ends With Rielly, Kadri Extensions The Rielly deal is clearly […] READ MORE


How The Red Wings Extended The Streak

|

It started with an upstart 1990-91 squad that was led by a 25-year old captain by the name of Steve Yzerman, coached by Bryan Murray in his first of three seasons behind the Detroit bench. Taking building blocks like 20-year old Sergei Fedorov, 21-year old Nicklas Lidstrom, 24-year old Vladimir Konstantinov along with Yzerman under […] READ MORE


Durkin's Hump-Day Hits: News and Opinion, Leafs Edition

|

As the Leafs head into the home stretch to close out the inaugural season of the Mike Babcock era, Leafs fans are buoyed with optimism.Unlike other recent campaigns which ended as dreadfully or worse, this one has a remarkably different timbre to it. Imagine if you will a season’s-ending letter from the president which didn’t […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs: a Team in Flux

|

And the deconstruction project in Toronto continues… Last month, we saw the trading away of a number of Toronto Maple Leafs players in exchange for pieces that will benefit the future. Interestingly enough, the quality of hockey being played doesn’t appear to have suffered, at least not without delving deep into the dark arts of fancy stats. […] READ MORE


New-Look Maple Leafs Earn Mixed Reviews

|

This new-look Maple Leafs team shows promise, but earns mixed reviews… Brooks Laich is gold. The newly-acquired veteran centreman brings a wealth of character and leadership that will resonate with both the coach and the kids. He is already making an impact. Great pickup. Nikita Soshnikov could become the Darcy Tucker-type-piece Leaf fans have been […] READ MORE