February 13 2016 08:16PM
Tonight was 'Retro Night' in Vancouver. The Canucks celebrated by wearing their absolutely gorgeous black 'flying skate' jerseys from the early 90's while the Leafs celebrated by playing like a Toronto hockey team from the early 90's. That is to say, the Leafs didn't look totally embarrassing tonight, despite dressing what appears to be an AHL team. Toronto takes it, 5-2.
February 13 2016 07:31PM
It sounds like Toronto's going to be a busy place in the holiday season of 2016-17. While hosting the Canadian group of the 2017 World Juniors in the round robin, another piece of news dropped today about the Leafs organization's second-ever outdoor game, and first at home.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 13 2016 04:42PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs, who currently consist of an active roster that reaches about halfway to the salary cap floor, have called up two forwards to help them be capable of playing tonight's game. Those two forwards? None other than Brendan Leipsic and Jeremy Morin.
February 13 2016 12:02PM
Six years ago today, the Canadian national men's ice hockey team were just three days away from their opening game against the Norwegians in the Vancouver Olympics.
Today, a much worse Canadian hockey team in the Toronto Maple Leafs makes their way to that same arena, as the Leafs take on the hometown Canucks to face their third Western Canadian opponent in a row.
February 13 2016 08:49AM
There's no tip-toeing around it - Joffrey Lupul's contract is ugly as sin. With a cap hit of $5.25M for two more seasons, it's the last of the large, unwanted contracts that the Toronto Maple Leafs have to deal with. Lupul is still scoring - 11 in 46 games so far this season - so he's by definition still a 20-goal guy. At 32-years old, though, Lupul's mobility is beginning to fail him, and he's looking less and less like a consistent contributor. As such, his contract is practically immovable.
Note that I said practically, as dealing Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators may have changed things. One of the most shocking factors of the Phaneuf trade was that Toronto retained zero of his salary, giving the Leafs a significant amount of flexibility going forward. And we already know that no contract is immovable to the Leafs if they are able to leverage their financial might. See: David Clarkson. All Toronto has to do is eat some of that Joffrey Lupul salary.