Starting Six: Toronto Maple Leafs All-Time Lineup

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The Starting Six series comes to you to dive into the best player at each position all-time for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments in franchise history. Here is the Toronto Maple Leafs all-time lineup. Starting Six: Toronto Maple Leafs All Time Lineup With over 100 years of history, the Toronto […] READ MORE




James Reimer’s Ideal Situation

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The process of developing into a starting goaltender in the NHL can be a long journey. It comes with its fair share of ups and downs, but for few it has managed to all pay off one day. In the case of James Reimer, who’s in his first season with the Florida Panthers, it is […] READ MORE


Auston Matthews’ Best Goals of the Season So Far

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When the Maple Leafs announced Auston Matthews’ name as the first overall pick in the 2016 draft, they knew they were getting a special player. Did the Leafs brass expect the 19-year-old to score nearly 30 goals with more than 20 games remaining in his rookie season? There’s a chance. Matthews’ early success hasn’t come […] READ MORE


Contenders and Pretenders: Atlantic Division

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s mini-series that will be distinguishing the playoff contenders versus the pretenders of each division in the Eastern and Western Conferences. In a league full of parity, it seems like everyone is in the race for a playoff spot, but is it a product of the league, or is the […] READ MORE


Lou Lamoriello Deserves Credit

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As we slowly pass the halfway point of this NHL season, we can look back on how far the teams have come since last season. The Toronto Maple Leafs, in particular, are a team who managed to improve drastically, both in standings and their system. The Leafs went from last in the league last season […] READ MORE


Mitch Marner Shining For Maple Leafs in Place of Phil Kessel

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At first, it might sound ridiculous to compare a 19-year old rookie just halfway through his first professional season to a proven NHL-veteran, but Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner deserves that rare comparison. Just two seasons ago Phil Kessel was Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk‘s linemate. Now, rookie Mitch Marner has filled in that spot by […] READ MORE