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Leafs Notebook: Playoff odds, Leafs drawing inspiration from the Seahawks, lineup notes

Approaching the halfway point of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs own a rather mediocre 14-13-4 record with a minus-three goal differential. Naturally, people...
Kyle Dubas

Leafs Notebook: Taking stock of the Atlantic Division, the team’s identity, tweaks under Sheldon...

Now seems like a good idea to take the temperature of the Atlantic Division. There has been so much craziness around the Toronto Maple...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

The early numbers on Sheldon Keefe’s impact

It's only three games, and that's not enough time to properly evaluate a coaching change. But the numbers are surprising and worth looking at, even...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

The Scoring Power of Auston Matthews

"The goal is too small and the goalies are too big." Scotty Bowman said that years ago. It still holds true, and yet somehow there...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Musings: Thoughts on the Babcock firing, Sheldon Keefe, and implications going forward for...

Not only did the Toronto Maple Leafs make a coaching change this past week, but they also actually won a couple of hockey games. There's...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Sheldon Keefe

Leafs Notebook: Dissecting the changes so far under Sheldon Keefe

The Toronto Maple Leafs were tumbling down the standings, desperately in need of a spark. A coach firing and two games later, they have...
Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Marlies

Mike Babcock out, Sheldon Keefe in: How did we get here?

Brendan Shanahan has now hired and let go of Lamoriello and Mike Babcock in his time as Toronto Maple Leafs President. Let that sink in...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs Fire Mike Babcock: Brendan Shanahan goes all in on Kyle Dubas

November is almost over and here’s where the Toronto Maple Leafs stand: 9-10-4 record Zero impressive regulation wins Third last in the Eastern Conference...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Mike Babcock

One good line, two controversial pairs, and one goalie: Can the Toronto Maple Leafs...

Right now, the Toronto Maple Leafs have one forward line, two controversial defense pairs, and one goalie. That's not very deep, is it? I should say...

Leafs Notebook: Urgency rising after 0-4-1 stretch, Mike Babcock’s job security, new lines &...

Let’s start by rewinding the clock a few days. After 20 games, GM Kyle Dubas held a press conference to discuss the state of...
Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Notebook: Is Mike Babcock really putting the clamps on the offense?

While the Toronto Maple Leafs have gotten off to a — let’s call it — less-than-inspiring start, one of the narratives that has sprouted...
Toronto Maple Leafs' celebration

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...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebration

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...

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