Training Camp + NHL News

The Leafs open training camp today, but a couple of players won’t be there due to injury: This could leave a couple of spots open on the roster come opening night. Presumably for hopefuls and/or players that have been signed to PTOs (Zach-Aston Reese, Nick Robertson etc) to crack the opening day lineup. It could … Read more

On The Bright Side….

I’m tired of reading idiotic, over-the-top proclamations on Twitter and making fun of it, but I’m also tired of being so damn negative, so, instead, I’m going to join the “It’s Always Sunny In Leaf Nation” crowd and point out a few good things about this team that aren’t insanely out to lunch: Goaltending Yeah, … Read more

The Cap Situation At A Glance

There are a lot of cap numbers being thrown around, but this is basically how things look as of today. If you ice this roster: Bunting – Matthews – Marner Kerfoot – Tavares – Nylander Engvall – Kampf – Jarnkrok ??? – ???? – Aube-Kubel Rielly – Brodie Muzzin – Holl Giordano – Liljegren Murray … Read more

I Can & I Will: Another Kyle Dubas Draft

Welcome to another edition of Kyle Dubas’ draft day, where, outside of Matthew Knies, we’ll hear the names of many a small prospect with big hopes and dreams (those of Kyle and the prospects). For this reason I’m not even going to bother to write up any more draft profiles. It actually seems a little … Read more

The Road Ahead Pt 1: NHL Entry Draft

Congratulations to former Toronto Maple Leaf, Nazem Kadri, on winning the Stanley Cup last night. An even bigger congratulations to Alex Newhook, who will bring the Cup to Newfoundland for another tour. It’s been a few years since the trophy of all trophies landed on The Rock, so it’ll be nice to see it happen … Read more

Value Free Agents

Talk around the water cooler these days seems to revolve around what players the Leafs can sign for cheap and gain maximum potential from. While this is a tough ask for any GM, Kyle Dubas did well last season by signing the likes of Michael Bunting, Ondrej Kase and David Kampf to cheap contracts and … Read more

Is Big Change Finally On The Way?

This tweet seems to have Leafs Nation talking: Which is hilarious to me because nobody seemed to pay attention when I said this exact same thing 5 months ago. They didn’t pay attention when I said it every 2-3 days since then either, but big shot Chris “hey look at me and my hipster beard” … Read more

Trade Deadline Review and Playoff Outlook

This is it. This is your Toronto Maple Leafs playoff roster. Forward Lines Michael Bunting-Auston Matthews-Mitch Marner Alex Kerfoot-John Tavares-William Nylander Pierre Engvall-David Kampf-Ilya Mikheyev Colin Blackwell-Jason Spezza-Ondrej Kase* Wayne Simmonds Defence Pairs Morgan Rielly-Ilya Lyubushkin  Mark Giordano-TJ Brodie Jake Muzzin*-Justin Holl Rasmus Sandin*-Timothy Liljegren Goalies Jack Campbell*-Petr Mrazek *injured currently  Spares: Nick Robertson, Kyle … Read more