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What’s left for the Toronto Maple Leafs to do this offseason?

The rumour mill has picked up in Toronto as we enter the final week of August, with the Toronto Maple Leafs linked to UFA...

Leafs Offseason Notebook: JVR Watch, Sophomore Slumps, Defence Planning

As summer enters the dog days and the Toronto Maple Leafs' offseason looks more or less complete, I can’t help but think of a...

On The Big Three, high-performing NHL rookies, and sophomore slumps

When discussing the addition of Patrick Marleau earlier this month, GM Lou Lamoriello provided an interesting quote on Leafs management’s concern about the difficulty...

Reliving the first 88 games of Auston Matthews – Highlights, Commentary & Analysis

I started out my Auston Matthews video series on a whim. With the palpable excitement surrounding his debut, I recorded the first few games...

What will Patrick Marleau’s role be on the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Now that we've had a few days to digest the acquisition of future Hall of Famer Patrick Marleau, let's take a look at the...

2017 NHL Free Agency: Next-day thoughts on the Patrick Marleau signing

Some thoughts in note form as we digest a wild couple of days for the Toronto Maple Leafs. - Whatever you think about the contract,...

On the Connor McDavid effect, The Big Three, and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ “two-year...

The 2016-17 season featured an exciting turn of events for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans. Led by eventual Calder winner Auston Matthews, the...

Defence Shopping: What’s left for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

With Travis Hamonic – the big fish available in terms of a right-handed defenceman who can play shutdown minutes competently -- now a Calgary...

2017 Draft Notebook: Trends, analysis and thoughts on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ strategy

When Brendan Shanahan cleaned house and began building his management team in 2015, there was a clear connection to the OHL. Kyle Dubas was the...

2017 NHL Draft: On Mark Hunter, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ needs, and Best Player...

As we approach the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs fan base has its sights set on the Liljegrens, Brannstroms, Footes and Hagues...

Examining Colin Miller as a potential trade target for the Toronto Maple Leafs

The protection lists have been revealed and Vegas GM George McPhee has issued a notice to the other 30 front offices that he’s open...

2017 Expansion Draft: Who out of Kerby Rychel, Josh Leivo and Brendan Leipsic should...

The Toronto Maple Leafs will emerge from the expansion draft relatively unscathed, but they will still lose an asset for nothing. It’s looking highly likely...

Analyzing NHL Draft Pick Value: Can a draft really be “weak” after the first...

When the Toronto Maple Leafs traded for Brian Boyle at the deadline this season, I posed a question: When is buying worth it? Should...

Is Josh Manson the missing piece in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top four?

It wasn't long ago that most Maple Leafs fans knew next to nothing about Josh Manson, but the 25-year-old Anaheim Ducks defenceman has quickly...

What are Connor Brown and Zach Hyman going to make on their next contracts?

With defenceman Nikita Zaitsev locked up long term, Connor Brown and Zach Hyman are the two remaining restricted free agents on the Maple Leafs' NHL...

ECQF Game #6 Review: Washington Capitals 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

There was only one way this series could be decided: elimination game overtime. What a game. What a series. What a season. Your game in ten: 1. On...

Playoff Notebook – Pushed to the Brink – April 22

One big reason the Leafs were successful in making the playoffs this season was their special teams. It went under the radar, but they...

Playoff Notebook – Best of Three – April 20

Frederik Andersen summed up Game 4 best: "We didn't play anywhere close to what we're capable of... We beat ourselves." And yet the Washington Capitals...

Playoff Notebook – Leafs take the series lead – April 18

The Toronto Maple Leafs are leading a playoff series for the first time since beating the Ottawa Senators in game 7 on April 20th,...

Playoff Notebook – Reason to Believe – April 16

Before this series started, if I told you that each of the first two games in Washington would go to overtime and Toronto would return...

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