Relive the 2005-2006 Toronto Maple Leafs Season

Cat Silverman
July 31 2015 10:02AM


If we're being honest with ourselves, this season was really the catalyst that brought about the steaming tire fire Shanahan finally managed to (hopefully) put out this summer. 

Yes, the team finished the season with over .500 pts%. They also missed the playoffs, made a lot of really insignificant trades to jump-start everyone after a season away from the game, and then kind of became embroiled in a lot of Pat Quinn drama (that, if we're honest, has never really ended). Some key injuries kind of derailed the season, but the front office tension caused by John Ferguson's very existence in Leafsland overshadowed what wasn't altogether that awful of a year. 

Oh, and then the Leafs did a thing at the 2006 Draft... but let's not talk about that yet. 

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On the Leafs and escaping the old school

Ryan Fancey
July 31 2015 07:40AM

Now that we've had a little time to absorb the Leafs' addition of Lou Lamoriello to their front office, it might be good to circle back again and discuss how he can fit with the current group. It seems a lot of fans and media who follow the team closely still aren't sure what to think, and many are looking for any excuse to go into all-out panic about what they believe might disrupt a good thing Shanahan's had going.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 31 2015 07:00AM

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Canucks shake things up, pay too much for Sutter, Leafs-Bernier Arb battle, breaking down Lamoriello's past trades, one of the Flames top prospects coming to North America, McDavid, Scrivens, free agents still available for almost free and more in this week's Roundup.

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Relive the 2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs Season

Justin Fisher
July 30 2015 06:01PM

The 2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs represent the last time that the Toronto Maple Leafs were actually a good hockey team. Not sneak-into-the-playoffs-and-lose-to-the-Bruins good, but actually a really solid team (with nice hair, too). A true Stanley Cup contender that loaded up at the trade deadline for a deep run, the Leafs ultimately came up short. It's not a stretch to say that they haven't recovered since.

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Bernier and arbitration...

Pengellyink
July 29 2015 05:52PM

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