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GDT: Leafs at Bruins – A Challenge in Net

Update: John Mitchell will step in for Kris Versteeg on the second line, who can't go tonight due to a sore back. Should be interesting to see if Mitchell can bring some size and...

Leafs vs. Isles A.K.A. The Strive for Five

Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs will play host to the New York Islanders as they search for the fifth straight win to open the season. The Islanders are searching for their first road win...

Game Day Thread: Perfect Leafs visit Pens

The Toronto Maple Leafs are set to visit the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at the Consol Energy Arena. The Penguins have yet to win at home this season and get another opportunity to erase that...

Maple Leafs Camp: Day Two On Ice

Day Two of on-ice participation is now in the books .. the sessions all had a purpose, as camp not only winds down, but clear decisions need to be made on who will remain...

Maple Leafs Training Camp: Day One On Ice

The Toronto Maple Leafs held their on-ice portion of training camp today. Players have been split into three squads to accommodate the 63 players invited to camp. Among the contingent of fans outside the ice...

Young Guns II

Alex and I will once again continue the Young Guns prospect draft. We are drafting: 6 9 forwards, 4 defensemen, 1 goaltender Total of 22 young players with a birthday year no later than 1986 (24...

Leafs Young Guns Draft

, Join us in the comments as Alex Tran and I go head-to-head carving up the Leafs youth. (Note**) - for the record I will be making the picks for each of us as Alex...

Maple Leafs 2010-11 Player Predictions

It's been quite the time span since my last post here. But as many of you know, I've been working on the McKeen's Hockey Annual Yearbook. That is in addition to the work on...

Watters’ Sensationalism Proves Some Want Kessel To Fail

It's been a hot topic, and a touchy one at that for the better part of almost a year, since the day the trade was consummated.  The Toronto Maple Leafs, toward the end of...

Ye Olde Rumour Mill: Draft Day Edition

I've been holding off on posting one of these, as the sheer volume of Toronto-borne speculation renders separating the plausible from the impossible a rather difficult task. Without further ado, here we go: There is no...

’09-10 Player Reviews: Tyler Bozak

We’ve partnered up with Pension Plan Puppets to bring to you a Player Review series, where we will be evaluating and grading the 2009-10 season for every Leaf who featured in a significant number...

Wilson: The Man for the Job?

Is Ron Wilson the go-to-guy for a young Leafs team going forward?

Fun With Numbers: Ranking Kessel’s Production

About a month ago, we took a look at Phil Kessel's production, including the on-pace numbers for this season and (theoretically) projected 82-game statistics. With 10 games left to go in the season, perhaps it's time...

Kovalchuk to Leafs – A Clarification

I would first like state that I am addressing this rumor because it is, in fact, circulating around the league that Toronto is interested in the Atlanta Thrashers' sniper Ilya Kovalchuk. Yes, this rumor...

Report: Bozak To Join Top Line

Per the Toronto Star, it appears as though Tyler Bozak may be the latest player to get a shot at centring the Maple Leafs' top line alongside Phil Kessel and Nik Kulemin, beginning tonight...

The Matt Stajan Myth?

As Phil Kessel makes his return to Boston, I can't help but wonder why some people are still asking who the Leafs should get to play with him. Phil Kessel has been playing with Matt...

Phil Kessel Needs Your Help

Phil Kessel is a legitimate star in the city of Toronto.  Per sporting tradition, he now needs a nickname which is catchy, instantly recognizable, and also describes him as a player. In the course of...

Assorted Thoughts and Numbers

Ho hum, a Saturday night without hockey in Toronto. Here are some interesting/random thoughts to consider: - Now with 8 goals on the season, Phil Kessel has more goals in his 12 games than the...

Mitchell Makes the Move

Leafs fans have been waiting for John Mitchell to step up and start burying his opportunities to legitimize himself as a top 6 forward, where depth is lacking. At Wednesday's practice, he received that...

Phil Kessel – The Cure

It's fairly obvious the Leafs are a team that wanders around looking for a win like men in a desert. Once they get close enough to civilization, it turns out to be a mirage. Update:...
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