Analysis

Analysis

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Former Bruins GM Harry Sinden had a great quote on being a GM in the book Behind the Moves:“I think the bottom line is...

Brendan Shanahan continues to make a lot of sense, at least in the words he speaks to the media.His one action so far, however --...
Sam Bennettvideo

Why it makes more sense than usual for the Leafs to move up for the #1 pick In 2012, Dave Poulin gave an under the...

Maple Leafs fans were promised a culture change, however you may define it, when Brendan Shanahan was hired last month. A few weeks later,...

A mess, but an opportunity for improvement When a team bottoms out the way the Maple Leafs did, naturally there is going to be a...

We looked at options with the Maple Leafs under contract last week. Today, let's take a look at the UFAs and RFAs. UFAs Dave Bolland Quick Thoughts: Had...
Joffrey Lupul

When Brendan Shanahan came aboard, I made a quick passing comment about understanding selling low and selling high with the Toronto Maple Leafs players...

When the media asked who has final say on roster decisions at today's introductory press conference for Brendan Shanahan, there was a pause followed...

Who would’ve thought we would be saying those words in reference to the Maple Leafs just a week ago?There was a palpable air of...

Head coach Peter DeBoer’s three-year contract with the New Jersey Devils is set to expire at season’s end. (Warning: What follows is a long-winded analysis...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs St. Louis Blues

With the rest of the Leafs season boiling down to a formality, the offseason speculation is about to ramp up to (my guess) unprecedented...
Randy Carlyle

There is an old saying that a good coach might only help you win an extra handful games over the course of a season,...
Dion Phaneuf

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. “Personally, I think by a country mile he’s the best defenceman in the league. It’s not even close right...

This quote triggered the thought process behind this post.This is kind of a good analogy. You could go into a zone and take three...

Don Cherry said something nonsensical with no basis in fact, guys. Let's talk about this. 1) Leafs love those College guys. Signed Eric Knodel from...
Jonathan Bernier

“We didn’t seem to be able to break the cycle, and they were using the points. We play with a lot of people down...

When Tim Leiweke officially took over as President of MLSE on April 2013, the Maple Leafs finally made the playoffs after a long drought,...

Just when things were looking comfortable for the Leafs, they had to go and make it interesting again. Really, is there any other way this team...

Alec and I took in the Rotman Sports Industry Conference yesterday, which is of note because the Leafs VP of scouting, Reid Mitchell, was...

For the first time since 2006, the Maple Leafs stood pat on trade deadline day. It was the right move. On a day where pretty well...