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Jordie Benn, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs lose Morgan Rielly to injury, cough up the lead...

The Maple Leafs did not shortchange us on effort in this one and actually played a good game, but they simply could not bury...

Leafs Musings: A Big Weekend for Sandin and Liljegren, Standout Forwards on the Marlies,...

I wasn’t planning on writing about Timothy Liljegren and Rasmus Sandin for my second consecutive article, but they both impressed this weekend, so here...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, John Tavares

Playoff Notebook: Reflections on Game 4 and adjustments for Game 5

Heading into Game 4, there was a lot of discussion surrounding how hard the Boston Bruins were going to come out and the Toronto...
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...
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...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens, preseason, Alex Kerfoot

Toronto Maple Leafs Training Camp Questions, Part 2: The bottom-six makeup, special teams, and...

In Part 1 of my training camp series, we addressed the following questions: Who will flank Auston Matthews (and by process of elimination, Tavares...
kirill semyonov oronto maple leafs

Getting to know new Leaf Kirill Semyonov: Player Analysis, Video & Scouting Report

On Wednesday morning, the Toronto Maple Leafs inked undrafted KHL free agent Kirill Semyonov to a one-year entry-level contract. The 6'1, 176lb center is coming...
Ondrej Kase, Toronto Maple Leafs

Instant Analysis: Maple Leafs make a cheap bet on high upside with Ondrej Kase...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have continued their bargain-bin shopping spree, this time signing high-upside right winger Ondrej Kase to a one-year, $1.25 million contract. The...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Leafs Notebook: How does Toronto measure up against the rest of the Atlantic Division...

With American Thanksgiving now in the rearview mirror, the first official checkpoint of the NHL has come and gone. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, who has...
Brandon Hagel, Maple Leafs trade target

Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Target: Brandon Hagel

In a league with a hard salary cap, finding underpaid players is critical to success. Allocating a $3.85 million combined cap hit to Michael Bunting,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils, Colin Blackwell

Game in 10: Mark Giordano impressive in Toronto debut, Maple Leafs’ PK wins the...

On a night of shiny new objects, the Toronto Maple Leafs integrated trade deadline acquisitions Colin Blackwell and Mark Giordano into their lineup and...
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...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe, Michael Bunting, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner

Leafs Notebook: At the 20% pole, where do the 2022-23 Maple Leafs stack up...

The Maple Leafs are now 16 games into the 2022-23 NHL season, or about 20 percent of the way through the schedule. It’s not enough...

Leafs Notebook – Who to Expose in the Expansion Draft? – December 7

The upcoming offseason will feature an expansion draft for the first time since the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild joined the NHL in 2000. Now...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Mike Babcock

Leafs Notebook: Fully-loaded lineup yet to find its groove

First, we start off with some… basketball. Two summers ago in the NBA, the Boston Celtics made waves with a blockbuster summer, trading for star...

Game Review: Game #32, Carolina Hurricanes 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

It’s not a particularly shocking revelation: The Leafs have enough talent to beat any team in this League, but they can be made to...
Nazem Kadri

Game 3 Scoring Chances and Zone Entries: Senators 5 vs. Leafs 4

The Toronto Maple Leafs got off to a strong start, out-chancing the Ottawa Senators in the first period, but for the third straight game they...

Game 27 Scoring Chances and Zone Entries: Leafs 4 vs. Blues 1

The Maple Leafs fell behind in the first two minutes on the road in St. Louis, but unlike the games we saw early in...

Game 46 Scoring Chances and Zone Entries: Canadiens 3 vs. Leafs 2 (SO)

Toronto fell behind against Montreal inside the first two minutes, and were down by two after the first frame. They managed to wake up after...

Game 72 Scoring Chances and Zone Entries: Leafs 5 vs. Flames 2

Toronto extended its strong recent run with a win over Calgary. After exchanging goals in the first two periods, Toronto took the lead early in...

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