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The Toronto Maple Leafs’ change in playing style: Separating fact from fiction

This piece was supposed to be about William Nylander and his defensive game, but it changed as it took shape. We’ll eventually get to him, but the idea morphed as the narrative about the Leafs...
NHL: Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs

[Leafs Links] Friedman on the Leafs: “They’re all in the next two years; if...

Auston Matthews has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Minnesota. That and more in the Wednesday links.Leafs Links Maple Leafs Practice: Mike Babcock - December 13 (MapleLeafs.com) Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on...
Curtis McElhinney of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Game #31 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 1 vs. Edmonton Oilers 0

The Toronto Maple Leafs got out to a very early lead for the second consecutive night before leaning on a first-star performance from Curtis McElhinney the rest of the way, marking just the tenth...
Mike Babcock, head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock Post Game: Leafs 1 vs. Oilers 0

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 1-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night, improving the Leafs' record to 20-10-1 on the season.On getting out ahead early and holding on for...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers – Game #31 Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m. EST  |  Arena: Air Canada Centre  |  TV: Sportsnet |  Radio: TSN 1050A banged-up Maple Leafs team will play their second of a back-to-back against an Edmonton Oilers team that lit up Montreal last night. Lineup changes...
Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock Post Game: Leafs 4 vs. Penguins 3

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 4-3 win in Pittsburgh on Saturday night.On Tyler Bozak's two-goal, three-point night: Things haven't gone as well for him this year, so confidence is always hard. Great...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Game #30 Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m. EST  |  Arena: PPG Paints Arena  |  TV: CBC |  Radio: TSN 1050Game Day Quotes Coach Mike Sullivan on the Toronto Maple Leafs' speed: It just seems like every year teams get faster and speed becomes the ultimate...
Frederik Andersen

[Leafs Links] Andy Chiodo: “Andersen’s season right now is trending in a direction where...

Frederik Andersen dominates the headlines after a 47-save performance that improved his post-October save percentage to .941 with a 10-3-1 record.Leafs Links McKenzie: At some point the Leafs might transition Nylander to centre (TSN1050) Bob McKenzie...

Mike Babcock Post Game: Leafs 2 vs. Flames 1 (SO)

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 2-1 shootout win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.On Frederik Andersen's 47-save performance: I thought he was good. I thought, in particular in overtime, we gave...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames – Game #29 Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

Puck Drop: 7:30 p.m. EST  |  Arena: Air Canada Centre  |  TV: SN Ontario |  Radio: SN 590Game Day Quotes Mike Babcock on the importance of a good start: The team that starts first usually wins. We saw that in Vancouver. That's important...

[Leafs Links] Bob McKenzie on pending UFAs JVR and Tyler Bozak: Leafs more likely...

Bob McKenzie discusses the odds of the Maple Leafs moving one of pending UFAs Tyler Bozak or JVR, Jake Gardiner discusses his partnership with Nikita Zaitsev and working with assistant coach DJ Smith, Leafs...
Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock: “We are fortunate that our defense really helps us generate offense”

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Tuesday, discussing:Tyler Bozak's health status and slow start to the season offensively The importance of hockey-life balance Ron Hainsey and Patrick Marleau's impact on the...
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock after practice

Mike Babcock on Roman Polak: “If you feel safe with a guy out on...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Monday, discussing William Nylander's recent play and whether he'll be a center long-term, Mitch Marner's run of poor puck luck, the team's trip to Sick Kids,...
toronto maple leafs vs. vancouver canucks on December 2, 2017

Game #28 Review: Vancouver Canucks 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The Maple Leafs dug an early hole before dominating the final 40 minutes and coming up just short in Vancouver on Saturday night. 10 thoughts on the game (and a bit of a look-ahead) below:1. ...
Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock Post Game: Canucks 2 vs. Leafs 1

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 2-1 loss in Vancouver to end the Western Canada road trip.On winning two of three on the Western Canada road trip: Well, I'm greedy. The rest didn't...