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Analysis

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DOE’S DARE AMERICANS ARE TAKING ALL THE GOOD OL’ CANADIAN BOYS’ HACKEY JABS 

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

Joffrey Lupul: Also confounded by Leafs’ defensive system

“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...

Leafs Notebook – March 24

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

Leafs Notebook – March 19

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...

Leafs Notebook – March 13

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

The Maple Leafs did nothing, and that’s all right

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...
David Clarkson

Leafs Notebook – March 4

It's not time to sound the alarm, but the sense of urgency is heightened across Toronto. The Leafs are still firmly in a playoff spot...

AP’s Mailbag: Deadline targets, bottom 6, “impact” prospects, PK and shots against

Thanks again for all the questions. My apologies if I didn't get to yours.Part 1 can be found here. -wendelsfist: "What one personnel upgrade or...

AP’s Mailbag: Defensive question marks, playoffs, Kulemin, Franson and expiring deals

Thanks for all the questions. Part 2 will follow a little later on in the [email protected]: "Where does management need to advance this roster to...

Mason Raymond: Hold On or Sell High?

Gold is Canada's and the players are on flights back home.  The NHL season starts up again on Tuesday with just nine days remaining...

The Leafs & Top 3 Centers Per Team by Cap Hit

There has been plenty of debate already regarding Dave Bolland and whether or not he should be re-signed, a subject that will only continue...

The 2013-14 Maple Leafs after 60 games

Before the NHL broke for the Olympics, the Toronto Maple Leafs appeared to be playing some of their best hockey of the year at...

Leafs Notebook – February 11

With the hockey world’s attention firmly fixed on the Olympics, it’s easy to forget that the NHL is quickly approaching a significant date: Trade...

Dave Bolland, The Leafs Rebuild & Succession Plans

Having gone through a long and painful rebuild, the Toronto Maple Leafs now find themselves right smack in the middle of a critical time...

Decisions facing Carlyle in the Leafs bottom six

What a much more enjoyable month of hockey that was from the Maple Leafs, the latter half in particular. Toronto has seven regulation wins...

Leafs Notebook – February 3

The sentiment "Thank you Boston" has been never been more prevalent in Leafs Nation as Phil Kessel continues to rip apart the NHL. I'm...

Mark Fraser traded for Cam Abney, Teemu Hartikainen

The Maple Leafs have cleared some cap space with a number of players set to return from IR shortly (Smith, Clarkson, Bolland).Oilers acquire Mark...

Phil Kessel: Absolutely Killing It

This is amazing: With another multipoint game last night versus the Florida Panthers, marking his 18th and 19th points in his past 11 games,...

Leafs Notebook – January 27

Why is the Leafs' PK struggling so heavily? Plus much more on the week that was in Leafland. It's kind of amazing how the Leafs' awful...

Maple Leafs acquire Brandon Kozun for Andrew Crescenzi

According to @themayor, the Maple Leafs have acquired Manchester Monarchs right-winger Brandon Kozun from the Los Angeles Kings. The 23-year-old Los Angeles native was...