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Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Offseason Game Plan, Part 4: The Matt Murray trade and free agency...

Entering the 2022 offseason, the Maple Leafs’ most pressing question was unquestionably goaltending. Leafs management acted accordingly.  They cleared out Petr Mrazek’s contract, they met...
Matt Murray, Toronto Maple Leafs

First Reactions: Kyle Dubas takes a potentially make-or-break gamble in betting on Matt Murray

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired goaltender Matt Murray (with 25% salary retained) from the Ottawa Senators on Monday night along with future third and...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Leafs Notebook: Thoughts on the 2022 draft, the goalie carousel, and the Matt Murray...

The NHL draft has now come and gone, and while we will continue the offseason gameplan series shortly, let’s pause and review the draft. Prior...
Matt Murray, Maple Leafs trade target

As trade talks intensify with Ottawa, does Matt Murray make sense for the Maple...

There's a good chance that Matt Murray plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. With the Ottawa Senators planning to go forward with a...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights

2022 NHL Offseason Preview: Breaking down the needs of each team in the Western...

With the 2022 NHL offseason officially underway, it seems like we could see a flurry of activity any day now.  This article will preview what...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Offseason Game Plan, Part 3: The Draft

In our offseason game plan series so far, we have evaluated the Maple Leafs' roster as it currently stands - both the depth and...
Kyle Dubas, Maple Leafs

2022 NHL Offseason Preview: Breaking down the needs of each team in the Eastern...

The 2022 NHL Offseason has officially begun, with a couple of big names already on the move in Kevin Fiala and Ryan McDonagh. This article...
Anthony Stolarz, Anaheim Ducks

Exploring the Maple Leafs’ trade options in net: John Gibson, Semyon Varlamov, Antti Raanta,...

There is no doubt that the Toronto Maple Leafs are calling other teams about their goaltenders right now. Jack Campbell is about to hit the...
Darcy Kuemper, Colorado Avalanche

Exploring the Maple Leafs’ free agent goaltending options: Darcy Kuemper, Marc-Andre Fleury, Ville Husso...

The Maple Leafs are once again bound to add a goalie this offseason, whether through free agency or trade. After signing Petr Mrazek to a...
Toronto Maple Leafs, John Tavares, William Nylander

Maple Leafs Offseason Game Plan, Part 2: The Core

In Part 1 of our offseason game plan, we pondered some fundamental team-building questions facing the Maple Leafs this summer. As I outlined, everything starts...
Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Offseason Game Plan, Part 1: The secondary core and team depth

As the dust has settled following yet another short postseason for the Maple Leafs, clearer minds are starting to ask what’s next for the...
Maple Leafs Lose

The Three Faces of Agony

It happened again. The Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 7 and have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

I can’t believe it happened again. I mean, I can, but really, I can’t. I am not entirely sure what to say here. Brayden Point...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 3

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 6 Analysis: Good but not quite good enough

One of the main storylines entering Game 6 was whether the Toronto Maple Leafs would show up to another potential series-clinching game flat and...
Brayden Point, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game in 10: Maple Leafs lose overtime heartbreaker as series vs. Lightning — to...

In your heart, did you really expect anything other than a Game 7? The Leafs never do anything the easy way, and they weren’t about...
Auston Matthews, Leafs legend

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 5 Analysis: Toronto’s stars shine brightest

When a team finds itself in a playoff pickle -- in need of a few big plays to turn things around and regain momentum...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game in 10: Maple Leafs push Lightning to the brink of elimination as core...

We can sit here and debate who should be the Leafs' sixth defenseman or who should play on their fourth line, but let’s never...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The Leafs-Lightning playoff series through four games: What’s gone well, what hasn’t, and the...

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning will now play a best-of-three series to determine which team moves on to the second round. As...
Justin Holl, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 4 Analysis: Burn the Tape

With a chance to put this first-round series in a stranglehold, the Toronto Maple Leafs were instead run out of the building 7-3 by...
Colin Blackwell, Nikita Kucherov, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game in 10: Maple Leafs outclassed in Game 4 as Lightning exert dominance at...

I don’t want to sit here and say this game was simply a case of everything that could have gone wrong going wrong. That would...

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