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Toronto Maple Leafs Updated Depth Chart

We were not sure what direction the Maple Leafs would be heading entering today's free agency period. To some degree, we still don’t. The team appears to be trying to build some depth back up...
Mike Kostka

2012-13 Player Review: Mike Kostka

Mike Kostka: The undrafted 27-year-old rookie defenceman who went from little-known AHL journeyman to, for a while anyway, first pairing defenceman in the spotlight of the hockey universe, soon becoming a lightning rod of...

Morning Mashup: Leafs Nation=Best Nation, and a Thank You

Just a little over 24 hours since the Game 7 letdown, it’s become clear to me I am way too emotionally involved with a damn hockey team; so much so that I start to...

Leafs vs. Bruins – Round 1, 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

It’s official. The Leafs will face the Bruins in round one. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping for the Habs on Tuesday. As much as the last four games against the Habs...

Phaneuf the Contender: An Analysis of Norris Trophy Nominees

As the Toronto Maple Leafs skip along to their first playoff berth in eight seasons, Dion Phaneuf’s play is forcing his name to be included in discussion for the Norris Trophy.  The Norris is...

Making a case for Hardware in TO

A Toronto Maple Leaf hasn't won a major NHL award in an embarrassing amount of years. This year, however, it looks as if there could be a case made for 3 award nominations —major or...

Preview & GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Rangers

Toronto Maple Leafs last 10: 6-1-3, New York Rangers last 10: 5-3-2As the season winds down, The Maple Leafs find themselves in a position to either pull clear of the teams beneath them, or...

Leafs Notebook – April 1

After looking at potential trade targets in last week’s preamble, it only makes sense to look at the Leafs potential trading chips for the deadline that's two days away.Around the trade deadline, eyes always...

Game in 19 (for Lupul): Game #35, Leafs 6 vs. Canes 3

That. That was the win that cemented the Leafs as playoff worthy.1 - The Leafs started nice and bright, carrying the pace early. JvR, contrary to pre-game line projections, started on the top line...

Game in 10: Game #34, Leafs 3 vs. Panthers 2

Toronto overcame a slow start on the second night of a back-to-back set to close out the league-worst Florida Panthers at home.  The game featured the return of Joffrey Lupul to the Kessel line,...

Holzer down, Gardiner up; What to whine about now?

James Mirtle wrote the other day about how the first Pascal Dupuis goal in the crushing 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh last Thursday was the back breaker when it came to Korbinian Holzer's time with...

Game In 10: Game #26, Leafs 4 Pens 5 (SO)

The Leafs welcomed the Penguins in what was their second meeting of the season. A win in the first game in Pittsburgh certainly felt good, but this was a Penguins team that has 7...

Leafs Notebook – March 5

Since we are almost at the halfway point, I thought now would be a good time to write some notes on each individual player thus far. Here is the close-but-not-quite-halfway Leafs Notebook:GoaltendersJames Reimer...

Leafs Notebook – January 28

Randy Carlyle has not been with the Leafs for long, but he’s beginning to put his stamp on this team.Hired on March 2nd 2012, the former Ducks bench boss inherited a team on...
Mike Kostka

Rooting Against the Underdog

One of the more positive stories in Leafland a week ago was Mike Kostka earning a spot on the Leafs blue line coming out of camp. The 27-year-old career AHLer made his NHL debut...

Good start, team

There's no better way to kick off a Leafs season than to beat the Canadiens in their own rink, inspiring some hilarious yet predictable non-blowout booing from the fans and some verbal pleas to...
Randy Carlyle

Rielly returns to junior, Frattin sent down; Connolly clears

It appears, to some degree, the waiver issues prevented the Leafs from giving Morgan Rielly a five-game look, but circumstances as they are, it makes a lot more sense to send down Rielly now...