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2020 NHL Draft Rankings

Kevin Papetti’s 2020 NHL Draft Rankings: 1-31

Welcome to my 2020 NHL Draft Rankings. This is a strong draft class, particularly in the top 12-13 or so. An early second-round pick will...
Kasperi Kapanen and Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs add flexibility with the Kasperi Kapanen deal — and now we...

Entering the offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a number of needs and questions in need of addressing. The needs are the priorities, and...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Systems Analysis: Fixing the Toronto Maple Leafs Power Play

The Toronto Maple Leafs power play went through some major changes this past season. William Nylander and Tyson Barrie joined the top unit, Auston Matthews...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators

State of the Toronto Maple Leafs – Position by Position

It’s always best to let the dust settle and reflect a little bit before providing an opinion on this team. It was an emotional...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas jumps to Mitch Marner’s defense, defends $10.9 million AAV contract

Among the juicier quotes to emerge from the end-of-season media availabilities yesterday was Kyle Dubas’ passionate defense of Mitch Marner in wake of the...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose playoff qualifier to Columbus

Game #5 Review: Columbus Blue Jackets 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

A few days ago, if you asked what is the Leafiest thing that could happen, we would all be in agreement – a dramatic...
Toronto Maple Leafs win miraculous Game 4

Game #4 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (OT)

Wow. Wow. Are we actually talking about the Leafs coming back from down three in an elimination game? Yes. Yes, we are. https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1291936376607461376 https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/1291938429337509890 It wasn’t perfect. It wasn’t...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Game 3

Game #3 Review: Columbus Blue Jackets 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

At 3-0, I was ready to go to bed. Instead, the Toronto Maple Leafs reminded us that whether in a strange COVID-era playoff tournament...
Toronto Maple Leafs win Game 2 over the Columbus Blue Jackets

Game #2 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 0

In a five-game playoff series, there is no time to feel sorry for yourself or go through the motions. Down 1-0 in the series,...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose Game 1 to Columbus Blue Jackets

10 thoughts: Adjustments needed from the Toronto Maple Leafs after Game 1 shutout loss...

It's tough to win a game if you don't score. The Columbus Blue Jackets successfully played their brand of hockey on Sunday night, and...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose Game 1 to Columbus Blue Jackets

Game #1 Review: Columbus Blue Jackets 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

A playoff tournament after months off for the league was music to the ears of many Toronto Maple Leafs fans. "Teams will be rusty,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets playoff series preview

KEYS TO THE SERIES: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs were surprisingly even-matched this season despite having significantly different expectations. Artemi Panarin, Matt Duchene, and Sergei Bobrovsky...
Toronto Maple Leafs’ John Tavares and William Nylander

10 questions facing the Toronto Maple Leafs ahead of the return to play

It is a little strange to be writing the words, “Welcome back,” knowing many of us are anxious about how long this will actually...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers

Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: A flat cap, the bottom six playoff lines,...

We've now got a ratified CBA extension, Return to Play protocols, and tentative playoff series schedules. As of Friday, Toronto's selection as the Eastern hub...
Nick Robertsn, Toronto Maple Leafs playoff roster

The advantages and disadvantages of including Nick Robertson in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 28-man...

As the NHL announced its return-to-play plan last week, we learned that each team will be able to carry 28 skaters on its playoff...

How do the Toronto Maple Leafs match up with the Columbus Blue Jackets in...

As we wait for normalcy – and hockey – to return, I have been looking back at the Toronto Maple Leafs' season and ahead...
Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs Suspended-Season Thoughts, Part 2: The Coaching Change and the Future in...

A few weeks ago, I covered some Toronto Maple Leafs questions and observations amid the suspension of the 2019-20 season. Since then, more health regulations...

Toronto Maple Leafs Suspended-Season Thoughts: Travis Dermott’s emergence, the battle for third in the...

Let’s start with the really important stuff: I hope everyone is staying safe and taking social distancing seriously. We all have a responsibility to...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: How much do championship teams load up their top lines with ice...

Over the past few years, fans of this team have been clamouring for the Toronto Maple Leafs to load up their top-line players with...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

How a rising salary cap and Seattle expansion could impact the Toronto Maple Leafs’...

The NHL salary cap may be going up more than expected next season. That news, plus the approach of the Seattle expansion, will feed...

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