Reliving the first 88 games of Auston Matthews – Highlights, Commentary & Analysis

I started out my Auston Matthews video series on a whim. With the palpable excitement surrounding his debut, I recorded the first few games...

What will Patrick Marleau’s role be on the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Now that we've had a few days to digest the acquisition of future Hall of Famer Patrick Marleau, let's take a look at the...

2017 NHL Free Agency: Next-day thoughts on the Patrick Marleau signing

Some thoughts in note form as we digest a wild couple of days for the Toronto Maple Leafs. - Whatever you think about the contract,...

On the Connor McDavid effect, The Big Three, and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ “two-year...

The 2016-17 season featured an exciting turn of events for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans. Led by eventual Calder winner Auston Matthews, the...

Defence Shopping: What’s left for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

With Travis Hamonic – the big fish available in terms of a right-handed defenceman who can play shutdown minutes competently -- now a Calgary...

Timothy Liljegren selected 17th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With the 17th overall draft selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected right-shot defenceman Timothy Liljegren. Originally considered a surefire...
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Auston Matthews is the 2017 Calder Trophy winner

After a 40-goal, 69-point season that ranked first among NHL rookies in both categories and second in the entire NHL in goals, Auston Matthews...

Examining Colin Miller as a potential trade target for the Toronto Maple Leafs

The protection lists have been revealed and Vegas GM George McPhee has issued a notice to the other 30 front offices that he’s open...

Toronto Marlies 2016-17 Season in Review

Shorn of William Nylander, Zach Hyman, Connor Brown, Mark Arcobello, T.J Brennan, Connor Carrick, Josh Leivo and Nikita Soshnikov, the Toronto Marlies of 2016-17...

Is Josh Manson the missing piece in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top four?

It wasn't long ago that most Maple Leafs fans knew next to nothing about Josh Manson, but the 25-year-old Anaheim Ducks defenceman has quickly...

What are Connor Brown and Zach Hyman going to make on their next contracts?

With defenceman Nikita Zaitsev locked up long term, Connor Brown and Zach Hyman are the two remaining restricted free agents on the Maple Leafs' NHL...

Matt Martin – 2016-17 Player Review

Matt Martin, a free agent signing in the 2016 offseason, played his first season with the Maple Leafs in 2016-17. Signed to a four-year, $2.5...

ECQF Game #6 Review: Washington Capitals 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

There was only one way this series could be decided: elimination game overtime. What a game. What a series. What a season. Your game in ten: 1. On...

Playoff Notebook – Pushed to the Brink – April 22

One big reason the Leafs were successful in making the playoffs this season was their special teams. It went under the radar, but they...

Playoff Notebook – Best of Three – April 20

Frederik Andersen summed up Game 4 best: "We didn't play anywhere close to what we're capable of... We beat ourselves." And yet the Washington Capitals...

Playoff Notebook – Leafs take the series lead – April 18

The Toronto Maple Leafs are leading a playoff series for the first time since beating the Ottawa Senators in game 7 on April 20th,...

Playoff Notebook – Reason to Believe – April 16

Before this series started, if I told you that each of the first two games in Washington would go to overtime and Toronto would return...

Playoff Notebook – Capitals take Game 1 – April 14

You never know what you are going to get in the first period of a new playoff series. Both teams had three full days to...

Toronto Maple Leafs Systems: What to look for vs. Washington

An overview of the Maple Leafs' systems in each zone ahead of their first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Even Strength Defensive Zone The Leafs' preferred...

Pre-scouting the Washington Capitals Power Play

The Washington Capitals again owned one of the best power plays (PP) in the regular season this year, finishing tied for third at 23.1%. Their...

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