Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 01 2015 08:09PM
I can just picture it now. The day is January 1st, 2017. The Toronto Maple Leafs are taking on the Buffalo Sabres in the Winter Classic, hosted at the recently renamed and partially renovated Rogers Skydome. Morgan Rielly fires a stretch pass out to Connor McDavid. McDavid pulls a spin-o-rama to get past Jack Eichel, and fires a shot top shelf. Two minutes left in 3-on-3 overtime. Hat trick.
The crowd goes wild. The Leafs improve to 1-36-0. Until then, we're stuck with these two god-awful teams, delivering realistic forms of disappointment to the masses.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 01 2015 07:43PM
Heading into downtown Toronto during rush hour is practically a suicide mission. Everything is so crowded, and you find yourself in a panic, over-thinking every step you make in an attempt to get just a little closer to your destination. As much as that’s a description of my commute to Ricoh Coliseum, it could also be applied to the Toronto Marlies’ playoff push. Tonight, they attempted to further push into the crowd, taking on the Chicago Wolves. However, as the 2-1 result would indicate, it didn't work out.
April 01 2015 02:22PM
YAY! THE LEAFS WON! Uh oh. The Leafs won...
April 01 2015 02:00PM
Diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fans - those unfortunate, sad souls - have been waiting for the club to procure a bona fide, big bodied, first-line centre ever since Mats Sundin left town nearly a decade ago.
Though dreams of landing Connor McDavid continue to dance in the heads of Leafs fans (and surely Maple Leafs management as well), McDavid's Erie Otters teammate Dylan Strome could fit the bill. The six-foot-three centreman, one of the safest picks in recent history based on his tantalizing combination of size and production, might also be available in the likely event that the Maple Leafs do not win the NHL draft lottery and end up selecting fourth.
Will the Leafs look to take Strome based on his size and position? TSN's Bob McKenzie isn't necessarily convinced.
Let's wade into it after the jump.
April 01 2015 01:00PM
Nobody likes the Toronto Maple Leafs. Stephen Brunt called them the least likeable team in hockey, fans aren't showing up to the games anymore, and even the players are beating up on other players.
And if cute movies about love and self-worth have taught me anything, it's that the Leafs are in desperate need of a makeover. They'll never impress anybody by simply being themselves, so something's gotta change!