A Tale Of Two Simmonds

First off, I’d like to welcome back the Wayne Train!! I’d also like to explain the title of this (very short) article. Briefly. You all know what it means anyway, I assume. The Wayne Simmonds that start this season with the Toronto Maple Leafs would be a STEAL of a player at 900K per season. … Read more

Hello, Bruce? This is Toronto Calling

Bruce Boudreau, former Toronto Maple Leaf player, former head coach of the Washington Capitals, Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild and long time Leaf fan, is still on the open market. Just sitting there. Waiting. With the news today that Dave Hakstol, also a former head coach in the NHL, having spent parts of 4 seasons … Read more

Where Do The Leafs Go From Here?

The dust has sort of settled on another disappointing playoff performance by the Toronto Maple Leafs. But, there is certainly plenty of anger, bitterness and sadness still out there over this stinging playoff defeat at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens. However, there isn’t much that can be done about it now. The team lost, in … Read more

A Way-Too-Early Look at Bargain Free Agents

For the sake of passing some time and not having to hear about the playoffs, I thought I’d throw out some free agent names that might interest the Leafs this offseason. I won’t preface this with anything. We all know that simply signing bargarin free agents and running into next season won’t change much, but … Read more

Where Is The Skill?

On April 11, 2014 the Toronto Maple Leafs hired Brendan Shanahan as the Toronto Maple Leafs President and associate governor, officially signaling the end of the Brian Burke/Dave Nonis truculence era. Within a few months Shanahan announced that young executive Kyle Dubas would be joining the organization as an Assistant General Manager to Dave Nonis, … Read more

Trials And Tribulations

Luck? I’m not sure we can attribute it to luck but there has to be something going on in Toronto. Game 7 to Washington, then Boston twice and now Montreal? What is the missing ingredient leading to continuous frustration year after year. Right from the 1st period of the 1st game in the playoffs the leafs lose their … Read more

Tinker Tinker

Toronto Maple Leafs fans are beside themselves with anger at the moment. They think, and I agree, that the top end players (specifically Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner) on this team didn’t do enough in the playoffs to warrant their respect and loyalty. Due to this they’re calling for heads to roll. I must admit, … Read more

Random Thoughts: Sandin and Campbell

There are a lot of people out there talking about trading Morgan Rielly in order to give Rasmus Sandin his minutes, essentially freeing up cap space and avoiding giving Rielly a raise at the same time. I hate the idea. I know what Rielly is and I understand the frustration from fans when they see … Read more