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The Toronto Maple Leafs After 17 Games: Surprises and disappointments

With the regular season now 20% over, the Toronto Maple Leafs sport a 9-5-3 record and sit in ninth place in the league standings. We...
John Tavares returns to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup

John Tavares is returning: It’s a big deal

Welcome to the Hot Stove Bar, as we listen in on a couple of hockey fans talking about the return of John Tavares to...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Frederik Andersen and Tyson Barrie

Leafs Notebook: A mediocre first 15 games, penalty-killing woes, anticipating the return of Tavares...

For the first time in many seasons, October was not a fun month for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team finished the opening month...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Musings

The Toronto Maple Leafs Special Teams: How much are they holding them back?

The books are now closed on October and it's time we took a closer look at the Toronto Maple Leafs' special teams performance. It was...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, John Tavares

On the Toronto Maple Leafs’ toughness question and their 6-5-2 start

It’s been a not-so-hot week for the Toronto Maple Leafs' perceived toughness level. On Friday night against San Jose, Auston Matthews took a high hit...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Leafs Musings: Panic in Leafs Land, Early Thoughts on the New Power Play, and...

In this week's musings, we'll focus on the mixed bag of results recently and the work-in-progress Toronto Maple Leafs power play. We'll finish up with...
Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Is Mike Babcock really to blame for a 6-5-2 start?

When the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they were signing Mike Babcock in May 2015, it sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world. The team...
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Leafs Notebook: Ilya Mikheyev’s impact play, a contributing fourth line, and roster-crunch decisions

Nine games into their season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are sporting a good-but-not-great record of 5-3-1. With so many changes to the lineup and...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Musings

On Mike Babcock, Auston Matthews’ ice time, and reasonable vs. ridiculous criticism

No shortage of Toronto Maple Leafs fans are seeing red about the coaching job of Mike Babcock — and the latest criticism makes it...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Tyson Barrie

Leafs Notebook: Promising signs from the bottom six, early PK struggles & searching for...

Now that the Toronto Maple Leafs have locked in all of their stars and have no major forwards who are pending unrestricted free agents,...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Musings

Leafs Musings: Takeaways Through Six Games, Finding a Shutdown Pairing, and Rasmus Sandin’s Demotion

Rasmus Sandin is headed to the Marlies, three of the Toronto Maple Leafs' forward lines continue to impress, and the wait continues for consistent...
Alex Kerfoot of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Alexander Kerfoot, the Colorado Gambit

gambit definition: "1. a clever action in a game or other situation that is intended to achieve an advantage and usually involves taking a...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner

Leafs Notebook: Expectations for the 2019-20 season & Analyzing a 2-1-1 start

It is great to have (Toronto Maple Leafs) hockey back! I hope everyone is as excited as I am. Taking a quick look back, I’ve...
Rasmus Sandin of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Musings: Preseason Standouts and Thoughts on the Year Ahead

With the 2019-20 NHL regular season getting underway tonight, it's time to tie a bow on the preseason with a look at who impressed,...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Projecting the Toronto Maple Leafs November Roster & Cap Situation

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a unique predicament in the wake of the $10.893M Mitch Marner deal. They are so stretched within the $81.5M...
Mitch Marner offer sheet rumours, Toronto Maple Leafs

What Mikko Rantanen’s new deal says about the Mitch Marner contract negotiation

The numbers are now in on the Brayden Point, Patrik Laine, and Mikko Rantanen contracts, giving us a more complete picture of how the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Leafs Notebook: Storylines Worth Following at Training Camp

When it comes to the actual hockey-playing part of the discussion, there is no question that the Toronto Maple Leafs had to get Mitch...

Analysis: Kyle Dubas pays up to go long-term with the Mitch Marner deal

The ink has now dried on Mitch Marner’s new six-year, $10.893 million AAV contract. The common reaction to the news: Relieved it’s over, widespread agreement...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner

Analysis: Mitch Marner saga approaches its next “deadline”, Jake Gardiner signs with Carolina Hurricanes

Earlier this week, reports from Pierre LeBrun and Elliotte Friedman suggested a small glimmer of hope in the form of possible common ground between...
Alex Kerfoot of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Musings: The Mitch Marner Negotiation, Scouting Jeremy Bracco, and Early Thoughts on Alexander...

With just over a week remaining until 2019 training camp gets underway, it's time for a new chapter of Leafs Musings. This week, we'll cover...

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